The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

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The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare
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AuthorChris Smith
Foreword byChristopher Lee
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
ReleasedNovember 5, 2003
FormatHardcover, Paperback

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare is a book by HarperCollins' Tolkien-branch editor, Chris Smith. This guide contains information coming from both books and Peter Jackson's movies. It contains a foreword by Christopher Lee and an introduction by Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor.

From the publisher[edit]

Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' many creatures, warriors, armies and battlegrounds. From the graceful and proficient Elves to the horrendous war machines of the Dark Lord, each culture's approach to warfare is explained -- how they fought, why they were fighting, what armor they wore and what weapons they used against their enemies. Now you can get as close to a marauding Orc as you could ever wish, without suffering the consequences! Treating the filmmakers' notes, designs and props as a true archive, Weapons and Warfare describes in detail every major conflict depicted in the film trilogy -- from The Last Alliance of Elves and Men to the climactic Battle of the Pelennor Fields -- each accompanied by a battle diagram from the films' chief designers. Armed with a wealth of fascinating facts and unique imagery, and with an exclusive foreword by Christopher Lee and an introduction by the Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, Weapons and Warfare promises to be the most striking companion to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy published to date.


The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare is composed of these chapters:

  1. The History of the War of the Ring
  2. The Last Alliance of Elves and Men
  3. The Dead Marshes
  4. The Elves of Second Age
  5. Gil-galad
  6. Elrond
  7. Númenóreans
  8. Elendil
  9. Range Weapon Comparison chart
  10. Isildur
  11. Mordor Orcs of the Second Age
  12. The Last Alliance - battle plan
  13. Weathertop
  14. Hobbits
  15. Moria - The War of the Dwarves and the Orcs
  16. Dwarves
  17. Gimli
  18. Cave-troll
  19. The Orcs of Moria
  20. Gandalf
  21. The Balrog
  22. Moria - plan
  23. Amon Hen
  24. Rohan
  25. Wild Men of Dunland
  26. Wargs & Warg-riders
  27. The Defense of Helm's Deep
  28. Forging Swords
  29. Men of Rohan
  30. King Théoden
  31. Éomer
  32. Éowyn
  33. Legolas
  34. Elves of Lothlórien
  35. Uruk-hai
  36. Helm's Deep - battle plan
  37. Saruman
  38. Isengard
  39. Rangers of Ithilien
  40. Faramir
  41. Bows of Middle Earth
  42. Gondor
  43. Men of Gondor
  44. Denethor
  45. Boromir
  46. The Fountain & Citadel Guard
  47. Orcs and Mordor
  48. The Nazgûl
  49. The Siege of Gondor
  50. Grond & Other Siege Equipment
  51. Mountain-Trolls
  52. Easterlings
  53. The Battle of Pelennor Fields
  54. Haradrim
  55. Mûmakil
  56. The Corsairs of Umbar
  57. The Dead Men of Dunharrow
  58. The Siege of Gondor/Battle of the Pelennor Fields - battle plan
  59. The Black Gate of Mordor
  60. The Mouth of Sauron
  61. Aragorn
  62. Sauron
  63. The One Ring