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Spear (in two hands)

Spear, Polearm, Blade, China, Middle East, Classical, Central Asia, Africa, Latin Europe

Possibly the oldest weapon ever used by man, other than rocks and clubs. Spears come in staggering variety and in many sizes, for game purposes this represents a fairly common type of battle-spear with an overall length of 7’-9’. A spear is a dual purpose weapon, used for both throwing and thrusting or cutting. Spears specialized for thrusting from horseback are called lances, spears specialized for throwing are called javelins. Spears were widely used all over the world both for warfare and for hunting. Military spears may have iron langets to protect part of the haft near the tip (these would have better hardness and / or hit points) and some have a small cross-guard just under the blade (these are often called ‘boars spears’ though it’s incorrect to assume they were only used for hunting – this would boost defence by one point). Most spears also had a sharpened or capped butt, which could also be used to attack. Most spear blades could cut.

NameSizeReachSpeedDefenseBase DamageAttack TypesPrimary Attack TypesArmor PierceGrappleHardnessHP
Spear (in two hands)VL7131-8SCPP2063

Fencing with spears in tournament, from the Freydal manuscript, circa 1512

Traditional hunting Spear, North German (Saxon) 16th Century

Spear, Austrian, early 16th Century

Spear, Styria, Austria, circa 1510. This weapon would be a Primary Attack type P only, +4 AP

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