• Polearms & Spear
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By Crusader1307

The Lanzalonga is a Class of Long Spear (Pole Arm), popularized in 15th Century AD Italy. Variations were also migrated to Tudor England as well. Often confused with an Infantry Pike (although both weapons were almost identical). Unlike The Pike, The Lazanlonga featured a Bill Axe Head – mounted on a 6 to 12-foot hardened wooden Pole. The Lanzalonga was seen as a means of ''chopping at'' a charging file of Mounted Cavalry. The weapon was effective but still clumsy in Formations and never ''caught on'' widespread outside of Italy. By the 17th Century, The Lanzalonga was seen as obselete and ''ancient'' due to the advanced in Firearms development.