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Nov 9 2008, 6:33pm

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A few points

1. Aragorn's forces had a few things going for them:
  • Regardless of how many enemies there were, the fighting was one on one.
  • Aragorn's army had no escape; according to the Art of War this is not a desirable situation to place an enemy in since cornered soldiers fight more fiercely than those with a means to rout.
  • It is likely that in terms of armour, weapons and prowess, the Mordor forces were out matched. Even the best cavalry can be defeated by charging a row of spear-men (this was the key to Wallace's success).
  • Sauron was becoming desperate as the ring's whereabouts were even more of an enigma than before.

2. Wouldn't change a thing. However I note that here is yet another reference to Denethor as mad.

3. Tolkien's Trolls are just a version of a beast known through most of recorded history. They just are the way humans just are.

4. Well it did get to the point where if the eagles didn't show up we would have been surprised. But I have no problem with it.

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 9 2008, 6:33pm)

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Post edited by SirDennisC (Half-elven) on Nov 9 2008, 6:33pm

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