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Generic Halberd
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Generic Halberd
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 2
Size 2,500.0 mm length
Weight 2,500.0 grams
Cost Cr75
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Halberd

A Halberd (2,500 grams; Cr75; TL-2) is quite an elaborate polearm featuring a pointed, bladed tip. [1]

  • This melee weapon most typically inflicts cutting and stabbing traumas.
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

This weapon may be considered to be a combination between a battle ax and a spear. Length: 2,500mm. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 2,500.0 mm length. Weight: 2,500.00 grams. Base Price: Cr75.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Polearms are among the earliest found weapons, often sticks longer than the typical club, but still effective at dealing blunt traumas. While TL-0 polarms are found objects, by TL-1 most sophonts have learned how to attach various stabbing, cutting, or pummeling heads to the weapon enhancing its usefulness. There is a great variety of types of heads attached to polearms, often each with a different kind of name. Many polearms are simply repurposed farming implements. [3]

Selected Halberd Types[edit]

  1. TL-2 Halberd

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak