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Battle of Isengard

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'''The Battle of Isengard''' was a battle fought during the [[War of the Ring]].  
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image=[[Image:Ted Nasmith - The Wrath of the Ents.jpg|300px]]<br /><small>''The Wrath of the Ents'' by [[Ted Nasmith]], depicting the Battle of Isengard|
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name=Battle of Isengard|
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conflict=[[War of the Ring]]|
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date=March 3, 3019 T.A.|
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place=[[Isengard]]|
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result= Drowning of Isengard, more or less complete victory for the Ents|
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side1=[[Ents]], [[Huorns]], [[Merry]] and [[Pippin]]|
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side2= [[Isengard]]|
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commanders1=*[[Treebeard]] (their leader, but technically did not "lead")|
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commanders2=*[[Saruman]]|
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forces1=Large number of Ents|
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forces2=Unknown total strength, probably around 1500 [[Orcs]] and [[Men]]|
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casual1= No deaths (so far as can be ascertained)|
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casual2= The entire force, except for [[Saruman]] and [[Wormtongue]]
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'''The Battle of Isengard''' was a battle fought during the [[War of the Ring]].  Spurred on by [[Merry Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]], the [[Ents]], followed by [[Huorns]], invaded the [[Ring of Isengard]] from [[Fangorn Forest]].  The defenders of [[Isengard]] were Orcs and Men led (if not personally) by [[Saruman]].  The attackers surrounded Isengard, destroyed its gates, crumbled its walls and broke the dam, which flooded Isengard and the pits that Saruman used to create his war machines.
  
The assault was carried out by the [[Ents]], [[Huorns]] and the two [[Hobbits]], [[Merry Brandybuck]] and [[Pippin Took]] who attacked from [[Fangorn Forest]].  The defenders of [[Isengard]] were Orcs led by Saruman.  The attackers surrounded Isengard, destroyed its gates, crumbled its walls and broke the dam, which flooded the [[Ring of Orthanc]], and the pits that Saruman used to create his war machines.
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Several Ents were scorched and burned (whether or not the effects were serious or not, it is not told), and the entire force of Orcs and Men that defended Isengard were destoyed, which may have been around one or two thousand.
  
The casualties were, at least one Ent for the attackers, and the entire force of Orcs that defended Isengard were destoyed, which may have been around one or two thousand.
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In the end, the Ents took over Isengard.  After Saruman's death and the end of the War of the Ring, the Ents made it one of the most beautiful gardens left in all of Middle-earth.
  
In the end, the Ents took over Isengard and made one of the most beautiful gardens in all of Middle-earth in it.
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Revision as of 01:02, 18 October 2006

Battle of Isengard
Ted Nasmith - The Wrath of the Ents.jpg
The Wrath of the Ents by Ted Nasmith, depicting the Battle of Isengard
Conflict: War of the Ring
Date: March 3, 3019 T.A.
Place: Isengard
Outcome: Drowning of Isengard, more or less complete victory for the Ents
Combatants

Ents, Huorns, Merry and Pippin

Isengard

Commanders
  • Treebeard (their leader, but technically did not "lead")
Strength

Large number of Ents

Unknown total strength, probably around 1500 Orcs and Men

Casualties

No deaths (so far as can be ascertained)

The entire force, except for Saruman and Wormtongue

The Battle of Isengard was a battle fought during the War of the Ring. Spurred on by Merry Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, the Ents, followed by Huorns, invaded the Ring of Isengard from Fangorn Forest. The defenders of Isengard were Orcs and Men led (if not personally) by Saruman. The attackers surrounded Isengard, destroyed its gates, crumbled its walls and broke the dam, which flooded Isengard and the pits that Saruman used to create his war machines.

Several Ents were scorched and burned (whether or not the effects were serious or not, it is not told), and the entire force of Orcs and Men that defended Isengard were destoyed, which may have been around one or two thousand.

In the end, the Ents took over Isengard. After Saruman's death and the end of the War of the Ring, the Ents made it one of the most beautiful gardens left in all of Middle-earth.

War of the Ring
Osgiliath (1) · Fords of Isen · Isengard · Hornburg · Osgiliath (2) · Dale · Siege of Gondor · Pelennor Fields · Black Gate · Dol Guldur · Bywater