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The '''Northern Army''' refers to the army that defended northern [[Gondor]] from the [[Wainriders]] from the east in {{TA|1944}}.  King [[Ondoher]], led the '''Northern Army''' in the center along with his son [[Artamir]].  His right flank was commanded by [[Minohtar]], while his left flank was commanded by [[Adrahil I]].  The army was destroyed in a battle near the [[Black Gate]] by the Wainriders, who slew Ondoher and Artamir as well.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, (i) ''The Northmen and the Wainriders''</ref>
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The '''Northern Army''' refers to the army that defended northern [[Gondor]] from the [[Wainriders]] from the east in {{TA|1944}}.  King [[Ondoher]], led the '''Northern Army''' in the center along with his son [[Artamir]].  His right flank was commanded by [[Minohtar]], while his left flank was commanded by [[Adrahil I]].  The army was mostly destroyed in a battle near the [[Black Gate]] by the Wainriders, who slew Ondoher and Artamir as well.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, (i) ''The Northmen and the Wainriders''</ref>  However, when [[Eärnil]] and the [[Southern Army]] hastened north they gathered the remnants of the Northern Army into their ranks and defeated the Wainriders.<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 00:20, 31 December 2014

The Northern Army refers to the army that defended northern Gondor from the Wainriders from the east in T.A. 1944. King Ondoher, led the Northern Army in the center along with his son Artamir. His right flank was commanded by Minohtar, while his left flank was commanded by Adrahil I. The army was mostly destroyed in a battle near the Black Gate by the Wainriders, who slew Ondoher and Artamir as well.[1] However, when Eärnil and the Southern Army hastened north they gathered the remnants of the Northern Army into their ranks and defeated the Wainriders.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (i) The Northmen and the Wainriders
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"