Population growth Maximum theoretical population This is the maximum population that island of Numenor could support with its resources. Land area of Numenor is some 167 961 square miles, or 435 017 square kilometers. France in 1345 – the medieval … Continue reading How Powerful Was Ar-Pharazon’s Numenor?
Organization Riders of Rohan are organized into eoreds, and are professional soldiers: “had no precisely fixed number, but in Rohan it was only applied to Riders, fully trained for war: men serving for a term, or in some cases permanently, … Continue reading Military Organization of Rohan
Geography and organization For mobilizing its armies, Gondor uses a beacon system. This system is similar to that of Byzantine Empire, which had a line of beacons stretching from eastern Anatolia to Constantinople. System stretched 400 miles, with beacons set … Continue reading Military Organization of Gondor (Expanded)
Imrahil’s Statement In Return of the King, Prince Imrahil notes that the 7 000 strong force would have been a “vanguard” of Gondor’s army in time of its greatest strength. This, in context, refers to field army only. To determine … Continue reading How Powerful Was Gondor At Its Height
Organization Banners In A Game of Thrones, Ned Stark states that he may have to “call the banners” in order to deal with the King Beyond the Wall. During the Rebellion, both Robert and Aerys had called banners. There are … Continue reading Military of Westeros 1 – Organization and Manpower
Armies of Mordor Issue of free will and discipline Orcs are sometimes believed to not have free will, but this appears to be incorrect. Witch-King commands with fear, which would be unnecessary if orcs had no free will at all: … Continue reading Military Organization of Mordor
Introduction Despite not featuring prominently, navy and naval operations play a significant role in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. In the First Age, elves of Feanor come to Middle Earth from Valinor across the sea; their kinsmen, who had been forced to … Continue reading Navy in Middle-Earth
There is not much detail regarding military structure and organization of Gondor in Lord of the Rings, as Tolkien set out to write an epic, not a history book. Yet a lot can be gleamed about it from careful reading … Continue reading Military organization of Gondor