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Longspear


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Swiss and Landsknecht soldiers engage in the exceptionally-fierce hand to hand combat known as "bad war." The long spear shafts are their pikes, which became awkward to handle if the push of pike became too disorganized. In that case, halberds and swords became the deadliest weapons. Engraving by Hans Holbein the Younger. Albertina, Vienna.
Miller, Douglas, The Swiss at War (Osprey Publshing, 1979) (reprint of 16th century engraving)

Swiss and Landsknecht soldiers engage in the exceptionally-fierce
hand to hand combat known as “bad war.” The long spear shafts are
their pikes, which became awkward to handle if the push of pike became too disorganized.
In that case, halberds and swords became the deadliest weapons. Engraving by
Hans Holbein the Younger. Albertina, Vienna.

Miller, Douglas, The Swiss at War (Osprey Publshing, 1979) (reprint of 16th
century engraving)

Source:
Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com

A longspear
is about 8 feet in length.

A longspear
has reach. You can strike opponents 10 feet away with it, but you can’t
use it against an adjacent foe. If you use a ready action to set a longspear
against a charge, you deal double damage on a successful hit against a charging
character

Weapon Feature(s): brace, reach





Two-Handed
Melee Weapons (Simple)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Longspear 5 gp 1d6 1d8 ×3 — 9 lb Piercing brace,
reach

Source: Core
Rulebook

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