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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
"Fight for me!"
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Poll: "Fight for me!"
Elves
Dwarves
Rangers
Rohirrim
Gondorians
Hobbits
Orcs
Cave Trolls
Southrons
Easterlings
View Results (54 votes)
 

Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 23 2007, 10:00am

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"Fight for me!" Can't Post

You are the reigning lord of your own country (with a landscape and major export product of your choice), but it is about to be attacked by a strong army from the neighbouring land. Which Middle-earth army would you prefer to have fighting on your side?


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Mar 23 2007, 1:13pm

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Elves! [In reply to] Can't Post

Not even close! The only way I'd have voted otherwise is if there'd been a "Balrogs" option. Cool


Patty
Immortal


Mar 23 2007, 3:19pm

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Elves, without question. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, Rangers and Rohirrim have smarts and know strategy pretty well, but I'm sure the elves have been in more battles and know what to do since they are immortal. Or Gandalf's "aim for their heads" advice on how to bring down the trolls. D'uh!


Aerlinn
Lorien


Mar 23 2007, 8:58pm

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Just to be different, Dwarves. [In reply to] Can't Post

Lower centers of gravity. No, seriously, in my head at least axes (which I've been led by Certain Filmmakers to believe are the Dwarvish weapon of choice) are more damaging than swords, and they aren't called "doughty" for nothing. And - again, with no science to back me - the height differential might throw off enemy warriors accustomed to picking on people their own size. Assuming they're humans or Uruks.


RosieLass
Valinor


Mar 23 2007, 9:53pm

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Are they in loincloths? [In reply to] Can't Post

And are there adequate facilities for bathing scenes? You know, for...after the battle?

Seriously, this poll needs to be multiple choice! EvilLaugh


SandWitch King
Rohan


Mar 24 2007, 12:04am

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I am a bit stumped [In reply to] Can't Post

Why wouldn't you bring a load of cave trolls? I assume I get the same number of them that you get Elves right? I am the only voter for cave trolls!


Radhruin
Rohan


Mar 24 2007, 12:24am

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Gondorians. [In reply to] Can't Post

They're just cool.


Alnilam
Rivendell


Mar 24 2007, 1:31am

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I'll take Karl Urban, thank you. [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush

I mean, the Rohirrim.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 24 2007, 2:26am

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I wouldn't [In reply to] Can't Post

because of their inherent lack of intelligence - talk about having to micro-manage your battles!

I'm stuck between Elves (and their Ages of experience and wicked cool Legolas moves) and Dwarves (with their low centre of gravity and never-give-up attitude).


diedye
Grey Havens


Mar 24 2007, 4:19am

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I'm torn... [In reply to] Can't Post

Pun not intended.

I say Elves are the best fighting machines because they're more rational and efficient.

Dwarves, however, are fearless and good for hacking.

Hobbits are great for sneak attacks... great as knee-cap busters and nut crackers.

But Rangers & Gondorians.... mmmmmmmm... Men... muscly men... sweaty men... Captainy men...



*sigh*

What?

Oh sorry... drifted off there for a minute.


I think someone's missing from that list, though...

What would a war be without a Shieldmaiden or two?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 24 2007, 7:53am

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Shieldmaidens [In reply to] Can't Post

are part of the package deal with the Rohirrim - whether the boys want them there or not.

Hmmm, I suppose I could just put a proxy vote in for Hengist right now...


Radhruin
Rohan


Mar 24 2007, 8:06am

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Oh, the boys want them (her) there. [In reply to] Can't Post

At least I do. And the boys, I think, are in the minority here, whether TORn wants it that way or not.Evil I change my vote officially to a certain shieldmaiden.Tongue


silneldor
Half-elven


Mar 24 2007, 12:57pm

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Rohirrim [In reply to] Can't Post

Mobility and sufficient numbers.


Reptile
Rivendell


Mar 24 2007, 5:01pm

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Dwarves never say die [In reply to] Can't Post

They've got big hearts and good lungs, and they like long odds. But if Ents had been one of the choices, I would have gone with them. Hmmm, Ent vs Mumakil?


Elven
Valinor


Mar 24 2007, 8:45pm

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I voted for a bunch of sweaty men ... [In reply to] Can't Post

I went with Rangers! Though I'd possibly keep to the back of the main fight until I knew how it was all going ...

Heart not Pirate


Stapper
Lorien


Mar 26 2007, 9:29am

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Elves, of course / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Penthe
Gondor


Mar 27 2007, 1:05am

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None of your late Third Age dissolute bunch for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

I want Elves, but I want the kind who ride up to Morgoth's front door and say, C'mon, let's have you then.

Provided that my country is being invaded by anyone other than Morgoth, naturally.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 27 2007, 1:09am

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"You and whose army?" [In reply to] Can't Post

"Oh, *that* army..."

Sly


Elfmei
The Shire


Mar 27 2007, 6:17am

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Elves [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course Elves...


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Mar 27 2007, 4:05pm

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Depends on the situation! [In reply to] Can't Post

Is the invading army attacking across an open plain? In that case, I'd pick any of the human armies (Rohirrim, Gondorians, Easterlings, Southrons) because their forces include cavalry. Elves would be a good choice here, too, especially if they're led by guys whose names start with "Fin".

Is it passing through a forest? Counterattack with the woodcrafty Rangers and Ents.

Does the army have to cross a mountain pass? Dwarves with their legendary toughness would be great. Humans and Elves would be good, too.

Night attack? Orcs and trolls would have an advantage because they see well in the dark.

Sieges? The engineering skills of the Dwarves would make your fortresses very difficult to crack; plus, they would be tenacious defenders. Ents would be good for attacking a fortress because they can tear apart stone walls.

Naval attack? Get the Corsairs of Umbar on your side. Let them carry away as prizes any enemy ships they can board and take.

Guerilla warfare against an occupying force? Rangers and Hobbits with their close familiarity with the land.


(This post was edited by Idril Celebrindal on Mar 27 2007, 4:09pm)


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 28 2007, 1:18am

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I went with the Rohirrim [In reply to] Can't Post

The cavalry has the advantage of height, speed, and weight.


greyhaven
Registered User

Mar 28 2007, 10:33am

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Fight for me! [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course, Elves would be the best possible choice, but I have a soft spot for the Rangers.
Will


deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 5 2007, 4:52pm

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I wouldn't mind... [In reply to] Can't Post

...having some of those Rohirrim men...ummm..under my command.


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 11 2007, 6:05am

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The Host of the Dead is missing in the list! [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'll assume they too will come if I call their true King, the King of Gondor, Elessar, my beloved Aragorn, son of Arathorn; to my help all troops will come from all corners of Middle-earth, following him who can tell to all of them, 'Fight for me!...'
So, to answer the poll as it is, I'll call the Gondorians, meaning Aragorn-Elessar!


Dagonet
Lorien


Sep 17 2007, 9:02pm

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Rangers. [In reply to] Can't Post

They're just all around the ' kick butt' type.Wink

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