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Dor-lómin 30/Dec/2006 at 12:31 AM
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What was your favorite battle in middle earth and why?

The witch king of Angmar waging war on the Dunedain was my favorite. I think the Witch king was very smart with his plan of attack, getting Rhudaur to fight for him and when the Dunedain were at there weakest he unleashed a plague on them.

Durin of Moria 30/Dec/2006 at 05:52 AM
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I like the battle of the Elves and Sauron during the Second age. This shows that Sauron was greater than the elves during the second age since Sauron conquered Eriador.( the elves seems stronger during the third age. ) I like the part when the Numenoreans helped the elves and Sauron was totally defeated becuase I like the Numenoreans most.
Endril 30/Dec/2006 at 12:43 PM
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One of the greatest battles is that between the forces of Valinor and Morgoth. It was a very large scale battle and both sides were strong. Yet Morgoth had no chance against the armies of the valar. The power of that army must have been outstanding.

The second great battle would be the one of Pelennor Fields, another great clash between great forces and with interesting strategy combinations.
likuku 30/Dec/2006 at 01:27 PM
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My favorite is the battle of Azanulbizar because that was day of the dwarves and I think that on that day they at half fulfill their mission on miidle-earth. And else i think that they give more hopes to destroy the big enemy by killing Azog, the leader of the orcs.
Anscemion 30/Dec/2006 at 01:40 PM
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I’d have to say that i like the battle between Melkor and the Valar, one of the main reasons is that it showed why Sauron was corrupted and exactly where all the evil creatures like the orcs and the balrog came from.

(and an interesting thing i noticed was that middle earth thought SAURON was bad, try going up against  MELKOR!)

Togo Baggins 30/Dec/2006 at 02:32 PM
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The Last Alliance rocked!

as did The Fall of Numenor... as well as The Battle of Pellenor Fields... and The Last Battle at the Black Gate... matter of fact, The Battle of Helms Deep was good too...


I really can’t pick a favorite... they all rock!

MasterofPuppets 31/Dec/2006 at 07:03 PM
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I liked the battle of Nirnaeth Arnoediad. The whole idea of a three pronged attack was really smart and the elves would have won if it weren’t for the Easterlings. Hurin’s last stand was a really extraordinary part because he killed seventy servants of Angband. Including the troll gaurd of Gothmog!
Brandywine74 31/Dec/2006 at 09:22 PM
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I like the Pelennor Fields as Tolkien has given such a full description of it. We really get to see the edds and flows of the battle as Grond smashes the gate of Minas Tirith, the stand off between Gandalf and The Witch King, the arrival of the Rohirrim, the fall of Theoden and arrival of Aragorn etc. You really feel like you could be there. It’s so well written, especially when you compare it to the pale imitators eg. the battle in Paolini’s Eldest.
Morgil 01/Jan/2007 at 01:20 AM
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Like MasterofPuppets, my choice would be the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. The First Age almost always has my preference on just about any subject, and Unnumbered Tears would have to be my favorite battle. Even though the Free Peoples lost, the conflict seemed to be indicative of the whole struggle of the Elves and Edain against Morgoth. Ultimately futile, but daring nonetheless.  
Turambar_77 01/Jan/2007 at 04:46 AM
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The Pelennor Fields are best, I think... because the battle is really great, and very, very exciting, I think!!!
Apart from that, I like reading the chapter about the Nirnaeth Arnoediad...it is a very sad chapter, of course, but I really like that part, too...
guitarlover65 01/Jan/2007 at 01:23 PM
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the battle of helms deep is the coolest cause the odds make it interesting
WyteWolf 01/Jan/2007 at 02:28 PM
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Mine would be battle of pellenor fields and particularly the Witch King against Eowyn. Everyone who hears a prophesy takes some part of it the wrong way and the prophesy that "No man born of woman can kill the Witch king" was taken that way by quite a few people too
Lólindir Ciryatan 01/Jan/2007 at 02:55 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Legolas Fireblade on Saturday, December 30, 2006
One of the greatest battles is that between the forces of Valinor and Morgoth. It was a very large scale battle and both sides were strong.

I have to agree the War of Wrath being the greatest battle simply because of its massive scale. You had the likes of Morgoth with his Dragons and Balrogs go up against the likes of Eonwe, (the herald of Manwe) and the rest of the Valar with the Elves, who were in their prime. The battle was so massive that it caused Beleriand and the lands to the north to be destroyed and sunk beneath the sea, changing the shape of Middle Earth forever.

 Another battle worth mentioning is the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle between the Dwarves on the Goblins, in which the Dwarves defeated the Goblins in front of the gates of Moria. That one was pretty bloody on both sides.