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|Previous war: War of the Last Alliance|
|Next war: War of the Ring|
|Beginning: T.A. 1851||End: T.A. 2510|
|Place: Calenardhon, Rhovanion, Dagorlad, both banks of River Anduin|
|Outcome: Decisive victory of Gondor and the Éothéod|
|Major battles: Battle of the Plains, Second Battle of Dagorlad, Battle of the Camp, Battle of the Field of Celebrant|
|Gondor, the Éothéod||Easterling forces: Wainriders and Balchoth, Northern Orcs|
| Narmacil II†|
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 defeats, they were at last decisively defeated.