Primary Material: Wood and Steel The halberd was the first medieval polearm to achieve notoriety and was one of the most effective hand-to-hand weapons ever created. Pioneered by the Swiss, it became one of the most popular weapons in Europe and a key infantry weapon of nearly every European army from the 14th-17th Centuries. This heretofore unique weapon was essentially a big meat-cleaver mounted on a pole, with a pointy tip and a back-spike. The early form was really what came to be called a volgue (see Volgue). Gradually the shape of the blade changed to become smaller, pointier and somewhat more axe-like. The back-spike evolved into a kind of armor-piercing can opener and the tip of the blade itself evolved into a reinforced armor-piercing point like a spike. While most halberds made around Europe were iron, Swiss halberds had tempered steel blades, one of very few polearms to ever be made that way (tempered steel halberds have +1 AP).

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Halberd VL 7 0 3 2 - 12 CP CP 3 3 8 6