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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

…and Morannon.


"Most of the battles of significant detail I have covered. Now I treat some of those where the details must be created out of "whole cloth." The very brief narratives give us some over all strategic sense, and that is what I will use as the pivotal moment in each battle as a war-game.

The Last Alliance of Men and Elves, led by king Elendil of Gondor and high king Gil-galad of the elves of Lindon, encamped outside the Black gate on Dagorlad ("battle plain"). Their combined host "was fairer and more splendid in arms than any that has since been seen in Middle-earth, and none greater has been mustered since the host of the Valar went against Thangorodrim (at the end of the First Age)." Durin of Moria, with his kin, fought on the side of the Alliance: but dwarves (though few in number) fought on the side of Sauron too: "All living things were divided in that day, and some of every kind, even of beasts and birds, were found in either host, save Elves only."

Sauron's army came out and the battle was a victory for the Alliance: "for the might of the Elves was still great in those days, and the Númenóreans were strong and tall, and terrible in their wrath. Against Aeglos the spear of Gil-galad none could stand; and the sword of Elendil filled Orcs and Men with fear, for it shone with the light of the sun and of the moon, and it was named Narsil."…."
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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 4:31 p.m. PST

Tolkien himself says Durin and his Dwarves are present at Dagorlad, but we don't even rate a mention in the scenario? Bad enough Tolkien slights us at every chance!

"Nice enough people if you don't expect too much."

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

Durin IV was the King of Durin's Folk during the War of the Last Alliance, and he sent a great army of Dwarves of Khazad-dûm to fight alongside the Last Alliance of Elves and Men to help in the battles. It is said that very few Dwarves fought on either side but the Longbeards fought alongside the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Dwarves of the other Houses may have sided with Sauron with the promise of rich reward. However, it is said that none of the Longbeards sided with Sauron.

21eRegt17 Oct 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Interesting. Thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Baranovich28 Oct 2018 11:31 p.m. PST

Ohhhh maps!!! You just went up about eleven notches on my "very cool" list! Anyone who takes the time to actually draw diagrams and maps of Middle Earth battles is someone I hold in high esteem!

Awesome work.

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