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Wainrider/Balchoth War

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== Historical Prelude ==
 
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The Éothéod were a small group of Northmen in the Vales of Anduin during the middle Third Age.  They first came to [[Gondor|Gondor's]] notice during the reign of King [[Calimehtar]] of Gondor.
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The Éothéod were a small group of Northmen in the Vales of Anduin during the middle Third Age.  They first came to [[Gondor|Gondor's]] notice during the reign of King [[Calimehtar]] of Gondor. {{ref|1}}
  
 
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#{{note|1}} ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Appendix A]].
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#{{note|2}} ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan]].
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Previous war: War of the Last Alliance
Next war: War of the Ring
Wainrider/Balchoth War
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Beginning: T.A. 1851End: T.A. 2510
Place: Calenardhon, Rhovanion, Dagorlad, both banks of River Anduin
Outcome: Decisive victory for Gondor and the Éothéod
Major battles: Battle of the Plains, Second Battle of Dagorlad, Battle of the Camp, Battle of the Field of Celebrant
Combatants
Gondor, the ÉothéodEasterling forces: Wainriders and Balchoth, Northern Orcs
Commanders
45px Narmacil II

45px Ondoher
45px Cirion

45px Eorl
45px Sauron

45px Unknown Easterling commanders

  • Unknown Orc commanders

The Wainrider/Balchoth War was a long series of battles over the several centuries of the second and third millennia of the Third Age. The first of these attacks occurred in T.A. 1851. During this period, Gondor was under assault from the east by a number of eastern tribes variously referred as Wainriders, Easterlings, and Balchoth. After some serious setbacks for Gondor, they were at last decisively defeated.

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Historical Prelude

The Éothéod were a small group of Northmen in the Vales of Anduin during the middle Third Age. They first came to Gondor's notice during the reign of King Calimehtar of Gondor. Template:Ref

Fall of Ondoher

Easterling by Olanda Fong-Surdenas

Cirion and Eorl

Aftermath

References

  1. Template:Note The Return of the King, Appendix A.
  2. Template:Note Unfinished Tales, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan.