Army numbers in Middle-earth

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When reading accounts of battles and warfare, numbers are important. They help provide context and scale to the conflict, allowing readers to assess the situation in terms of balance in favour or against an ally or enemy. Which is why I have often found it somewhat baffling that Tolkien gives us so little information on army numbers in his Middle-earth stories. Continue reading

The Military Structure and Ranking System of Mordor: Part I

Evil is on my mind lately. Or rather, Tolkien’s evil. Even better, an analysis of the presence of evil in Tolkien’s works.

Following the post on the Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl, I’m getting myself more into Sauron’s territory … a dangerous thing perhaps! 😀 Continue reading