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Second Battle of the Fords of Isen

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Second Battle of the Fords of Isen
Conflict: War of the Ring
Date: T.A. 3019
Place: The Fords of Isen
Outcome: Isengard victory, scattering of the Rohirrim
Combatants

Rohan

Isengard

Commanders

Unnamed Uruk-hai captain

Strength

Unknown, probably close to 1,000 thousand Rohirrim

Over 10,000 Uruk-hai, Orcs, Dunlendings, Wargs, and evil men

Casualties

Heavy

Light to mild

Erkenbrand's Rohirrim, commanded by Grimbold and Elfhelm, fought Saruman's forces at the Fords of Isen. However, being severly outnumbered, the Rohirrim were forced to pull back, and the shield wall they had made being broken in the process. Saruman was victorious, and the Riders of Rohan scattered and retreated. The Rider Ceorl was sent to report to Éomer about the defeat.

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