Tolkien's Middle-earth battles,
miniature war-games from The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

The Hobbit cover The Silmarillion cover The Lord of the Rings cover Unfinished Tales cover The Complete Guide to Middle-earth cover

There can be no Triumph without loss
No Victory without suffering
No Freedom without sacrifice

Articles on the battles:

Historical Armies for the Pelennor Fields:
The Lord of the Rings vol 3 The Return of the King

The Battle of Helm's Deep:
The Lord of the Rings vol 2 The Two Towers

Lonely Mountain, a k a The Battle of Five Armies:
The Hobbit

The Field of Celebrant:
The Lord of the Rings vol 3 appendix; & Unfinished Tales

The Battles of the Fords of Isen:
The Lord of the Rings vol 2; & Unfinished Tales

The Wars of Beleriand: battles from
The Silmarillion

The battles of: Dagorlad, Orodruin, Fornost, Azanulbizar, and Morannon: provisional narratives derived from
The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion

Some extra goodies:

Middle-earth war-game armies:
Historical army list equivalents for M-e armies.

Lord of the Rings area map

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