Military Organization of Gondor (Expanded)

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 30 to 60 miles apart; signal would travel the line in an hour. When beacons... Continue Reading →

How Powerful Was Gondor At Its Height

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 total manpower of Gondor's armies at the time, some comparisons will need to be made;... Continue Reading →

Military organization of Gondor

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 and comparison with Tolkien's historical sources. Almost all we know of military organization of Gondor... Continue Reading →

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