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So currently in my fantasy universe 2 races are at war, the Anglar and the Darus.
Anglar: winged humans (basically Angels without holy powers).
Darus: lizard people, they used to have wings but a strange ailment caused most of them to lose their wings.
Terrain: flying islands in the sky. think avatar's flying mountains (the blue people avatar), below is a mist covered chasm that falls for many fathoms. we're unable to know if it has a bottom. the Darus use mages to build bridges across to each island to get across (but this takes time), the Anglar just fly across.
Some quickly built forts for the Darus, and several starter colonies for the Anglar.
Background: the Darus were in a mass migration due to the loss of their wings and an earthquake destroying their home. They found the flying islands but also found the Anglar who are a extremely prideful race and find any other creature who can fly their lesser. The Anglar began an extermination campaign on the Darus due to similarities to dragons, which the Anglar exterminated. With nowhere else to go the Darus launched total war on the Anglar colonies.
My question is what sort of melee weapons would flying humans use against those on the ground? I was thinking a type of scythe.
Here's a situation it would be used in:
The Darus constructed a bridge connecting two islands, and their foot soldiers cross over. The Anglar strafe across the bridge, swing their scythes and cut many down, and for some unfortunate souls, drag them off the bridge.
Edit: I know they can use ranged weapons or magic but I'm looking for what they can use in air to ground close proximity combat. I'm looking for a specific melee strafe weapon. I don't want them to rely on only ranged weapons.
Edit two: if it helps yes there is magic in the world. And enchanted weapons.