Second Battle of the Fords of Isen

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Second Battle of the Fords of Isen
Conflict: War of the Ring
Date: 2 March, T.A. 3019
Place: The Fords of Isen
Outcome: Isengard victory, scattering of the Rohirrim




Unnamed Uruk-hai captain


About 2,000 men

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




Erkenbrand's Rohirrim, commanded by Grimbold and Elfhelm, fought Saruman's forces at the Fords of Isen. However, being severely outnumbered, the Rohirrim were forced to pull back, and the shield wall they had made was 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. On his way Ceorl met Théoden's band who were already on their way to their support, only to be told about the defeat. This report made Théoden to retreat to Helm's Deep.

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