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...2) The Ulfen Guards are bodyguards, so won't a long weapon like a polearm, while great in a battlefield, be out of place for a bodyguard?
I can see some situations where a polearm could be advantageous for a bodyguard.
1) If you stand guard in a throne room, you don't have to be in the face of your charge at all times, giving him/her a semblance of privacy, without minimizing your ability to protect him.
2) A polearm can be used to block people from getting to close to your charge, simply lower the weapon in front of the person approaching. Simply put, the further out you stop a person approaching, the harder it is for that person to harm your charge.
3) You always have a polearm ready, since it's hard to put away, a sword or an axe at the ready sends (in my mind anyway) a different, more hostile, message, so people that talks to your charge aren't frightened as much
I'm not saying that you should focus on polearms, just see the value of having one.