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POLL: Battles in Middle Earth: Not Enough Data?


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unknown member writes:

It is true that there is scant data in most fantasy battles (Joe Abercrombie being a distinct exception) – for example, Tolkien never actually specified what skin colour an Ork was – but this does allow for a lot of leeway


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VOTING RESULTS
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I disagree
22
23%
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this is ridiculous
8
9%
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none of these/no opinion
11
12%
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I agree - not enough data
50
53%
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other (explain)
3
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
unknown member once observed:
…in my experience fantasy authors almost never give you the detail you'd want for a decent scenario… Most of the exceptions are actually stealing historical battles. Of course, this is usually true of medieval chroniclers as well.

So all my fantasy and medieval battles are just interesting battles, not attempts to recreate either Bosworth or the Battle of Five Armies. I don't have the information.
Do you agree?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.