1. Long swords: totally unsuited for formation fighting, they're easily batted out of the way and they're generally cutting not stabbing weaons. A better weapon which might also be more appropriate is the Anglo-Saxon Seax cutless, since it's shorter.
2. Geat helms severely restrict Vision, they also make the warrior virtually deaf. Note I specifically stated the large eye holes in Hal's helmet.))
*Drago is still fighting with his small axe and shield, close with the Asier.*