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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Methîr Iaur</i> (Lance-Corporal)</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Cainenhîr</i> (Sergeant)</td>


Revision [4874]

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- //Herdir roechbin// - Master of Horse
- //Herdir vagorim// - Master of Foot
- //Condir// - Brigadier, Captain-Colonel
- //Autherdir// - 'Warmaster', Regimental commander
- //Rochben erui// - 'First Knight', Knight Banneret or Squadron commander
- //Rochben iaur// - Veteran knight, Cornet or Corporal of Horse
- //Rochben// - Mounted man-at-arms or knight
- //Herthîr// - 'Regiment-lord', Regimental commander who is commanding his own vassals
- //Turmahîr// - 'Banner-lord', Company commander
- //Methir iaur// - Veteran soldier, platoon leader, Lance-Corporal
- //Methir// - Veteran soldier, squad leader or Corporal
- //Ohtar// - Full-trained regular soldier or Sergeant
Deletions:
- //Berthir Dagarim// - Captain of the Hosts, Captain-General of Gondor
- //Herdir Roechbin// - Master of Cavalry, general
- //Herdir Vagorim// - Master of Infantry, general
- //Condir// - Brigadier, cavalry squadron commander, Captain of Gondor
- //Autherdir// - 'War-tribune', regimental commander
- //Rochben Iaur// - Veteran knight, Corporal of Horse, Cornet
- //Rochben// - Mounted soldier, knight
- //Turmahîr// - Company commander, Lieutenant
- //Cainenhîr// - Platoon commander, Sergeant
- //Methir Iaur// - Veteran, Corporal
- //Ohtar// - Full-trained regular soldier, Lance-corporal


Revision [4000]

Edited on 2009-11-09 22:15:12 by SampsaRydman
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//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[UmbarWarcraft Warcraft in Umbar]], [[KhandWarcraft Warcraft in Khand]], [[WeaponsOfMiddleEarth Weapons and equipment]]//
Deletions:
//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[UmbarWarcraft Warcraft in Umbar]], [[KhandWarcraft Warcraft in Khand]]//


Revision [3877]

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<tr>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_royal.png"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_dagarim.png"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_captain.png"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Royal Standard</td>
<td>Army of Gondor</td>
<td>Captain of Gondor</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>""
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Commander-in-Chief</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Aran</i> Tarondor</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Chief of Staff</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Arandur</i> Dior Usulúni</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Captain-General of Gondor</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Ernil</i> Vinyaran</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Captain of the Ships</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Herdir</i> Elenaerion</font></td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>""
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: //autherdir// [[Ruthion Rúthion]]): 96 knights of the Fountain Court, 400 //tirrim aran//, 320 //arhivilyr//, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
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<tr>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_royal.png"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_dagarim.png"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_captain.png"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Royal Standard</td>
<td>Army of Gondor</td>
<td>Captain of Gondor</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>""
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Commander-in-Chief</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Aran</i> Tarondor</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Chief of Staff</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Arandur</i> Dior Usulúni</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Captain-General of Gondor</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Ernil</i> Vinyaran</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<th style="padding-right: 1em;"><font size="2">Captain of the Ships</font></th>
<td><font size="2"><i>Herdir</i> Elenaerion</font></td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>""
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: //autherdir// Rúthion): 96 knights of the Fountain Court, 400 //tirrim aran//, 320 //arhivilyr//, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.


Revision [3424]

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//Kataphrakt from Lossarnach, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]].//>>======Warcraft in Gondor======
Deletions:
//Kataphrakt from Lossarnach, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]].//
>>======Warcraft in Gondor======


Revision [3423]

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{{image title="Gondorian auxiliaries from Lossarnach" url="images/GondorMilitary5.jpg"}}
{{image title="Gondorian line infantry and Eothraim" url="images/GondorKataphraktoi.jpg"}}
//Kataphrakt from Lossarnach, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]].//
>>======Warcraft in Gondor======
Deletions:
{{image title="Gondorian line infantry and Eothraim" url="images/GondorMilitary5.jpg"}}
</tbody></table>"">>======Warcraft in Gondor======


Revision [3411]

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""<div class="strike">Commanders (1640-1670)</div><table><tbody>
Deletions:
""<div class="strike">Commanders</div><table><tbody>


Revision [3410]

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//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[UmbarWarcraft Warcraft in Umbar]], [[KhandWarcraft Warcraft in Khand]]//
Deletions:
//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[UmbarWarcraft Warcraft in Umbar]]//


Revision [3407]

Edited on 2009-10-08 13:06:14 by SampsaRydman
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//Gondorian heavy cavalry charging, from [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167260/ Return of the King]].//
//Royal army line infantry, from [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167260/ Return of the King]].//
Deletions:
//Gondorian heavy cavalry charging, from Peter Jacksons' ROTK.//
//Royal army line infantry//


Revision [3406]

Edited on 2009-10-08 13:04:01 by SampsaRydman
Additions:
//Gondorian heavy cavalry charging, from Peter Jacksons' ROTK.//
{{image title="Gondorian line infantry and Eothraim" url="images/GondorMilitary5.jpg"}}
//Gondorian auxiliaries from Lossarnach, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]].//
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//Gondorian cavalry charging//
{{image title="Gondorian line infantry and Eothraim" url="images/GondorMilitary1.jpg"}}
//Gondorian soldiers and Eothraim federates//


Revision [3405]

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//Lebennin guardsman and Belfalas squire, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]].//
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//Lebennin guardsman and Belfalas squire.//


Revision [3404]

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{{image title="Gondorian line infantry" url="images/GondorMilitary4.jpg"}}
//Lebennin guardsman and Belfalas squire.//


Revision [3189]

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Revision [1719]

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//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[UmbarWarcraft Warcraft in Umbar]]//
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//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]]//


Revision [1718]

Edited on 2007-11-12 12:10:56 by SampsaRydman
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//See also: [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]], [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]]//
Deletions:
//See also: [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]]//


Revision [1691]

Edited on 2007-11-11 21:55:53 by SampsaRydman
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//See also: [[GondorArmyNavy Gondorian Army and Navy in 1652-1670]], [[GondorMilitaryRanks Gondorian military ranks]], [[GondorMilitaryTable Gondorian military table]]//


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Following the destruction brought by Kin-Strife, [[Gondor Gondor's]] ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of [[Umbar]] in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.
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Following the destruction brought by Kin-Strife, Gondor's ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of [[Umbar]] in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.


Revision [1689]

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====Gondorian army in 1652====
Deletions:
====Gondorian army in 1652-1670====


Revision [1688]

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//Gondorian war banner//
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Gondorian war banner


Revision [1642]

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{{image url="images/GondorBanner.png"}}
Gondorian war banner


Revision [1182]

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- ARMY GROUP ITHILIEN (Commander: //herdir vagorim// Callo Telagar, second in command: //condir// Námotur Usulúni). 5,000 line infantry, 600 medium cavalry, 100 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 240 artillerists. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Hyarpendë.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: //herdir roechbin// Belatar, second in command: //rochir// Ardaric). 4,000 line infantry, 300 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: //autherdir// Sigisfrith): 80 knights of the Fountain Court, 400 //tirrim aran//, 320 //arhivilyr//, 40 naphta throwers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: //autherdir// Macar): 300 anfalas archers, 150 line infantry, 600 royal engineers, 20 artillerists. Stationed at Tharagrondost, overseeing construction of fortifications along Andrast shore.
- THARBAD GARRISON (Commander: //canotar// Imlach): 60 arhilivyr, 500 mercanary auxiliaries.
- ARMY GROUP POROS (Commander: //herdir vagorim// Húrin Orchaldor, second in command: //condir// Hardang Seldorien). 8,000 line infantry, 800 medium cavalry, 200 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 360 artillerists, 2,000 peasant levy as workforce. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Amon Eithel.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: //herdir roechbin// Valerian, second in command: //rochir// Radagast). 5,000 line infantry, 400 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: //autherdir// Rúthion): 96 knights of the Fountain Court, 400 //tirrim aran//, 320 //arhivilyr//, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- PELARGIR GARRISON (Commander: //autherdir// Ulraed Curimardin): 100 élite line infantry, 400 city guards, 400 toll-wardens. Stationed at Pelargir and Hyarpendë.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: //autherdir// Hunthor Falmathil): 600 anfalas archers, 200 éothraim cavalry, 300 line infantry, 400 royal engineers, 60 artillerists, 20 naphta throwers. Stationed at Tharagrondost.
Deletions:
- ARMY GROUP ITHILIEN (Commander: herdir vagorim Callo Telagar, secundus: condir Námotur Usulúni). 5,000 line infantry, 600 medium cavalry, 100 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 240 artillerists. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Hyarpendë.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Belatar, secundus: rochir Ardaric). 4,000 line infantry, 300 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Sigisfrith): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 40 naphta throwers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Telumehtar): 300 anfalas archers, 150 line infantry, 600 royal engineers, 20 artillerists. Stationed at Tharagrondost, overseeing construction of fortifications along Andrast shore.
- THARBAD GARRISON (Commander: canotar Imlach): 60 arhilivyr, 500 mercanary auxiliaries.
- ARMY GROUP POROS (Commander: herdir vagorim Húrin Orchaldor, secundus: condir Hardang Seldorien). 8,000 line infantry, 800 medium cavalry, 200 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 360 artillerists, 2,000 peasant levy as workforce. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Amon Eithel.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Valerian, secundus: rochir Radagast). 5,000 line infantry, 400 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Rúthion): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- PELARGIR GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Ulraed Curimardin): 100 élite line infantry, 400 city guards, 400 toll-wardens. Stationed at Pelargir and Hyarpendë.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Hunthor Falmathil): 600 anfalas archers, 200 éothraim cavalry, 300 line infantry, 400 royal engineers, 60 artillerists, 20 naphta throwers. Stationed at Tharagrondost.


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{{include GondorMilitaryTable}}
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===GONDORIAN MILITARY TABLE===

""<table border="0" cellpadding="3" WIDTH="80%" cellspacing="5">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">
<td colspan="9">
<h3><font color="#000000">GONDORIAN MILITARY TABLE</font></h3>
<tbody>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;" bgcolor="#000000">
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Name</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Lvl</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Hits</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>AT</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>DB</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Sh, Gr</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Wpn I</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Wpn II</b> </font></td>
<td><font color="#FFFFFF"></font></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i> Fountain Court Guard</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 95</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Pl/18</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 45</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+10</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 100sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/fountain_court.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">The Guards of the Fountain Court are selected from the very
best of the Citadel Guard, swearing to give their lives in the service of
the King and to be fearless in combat. They wear winged helmets made of
mithril, intricately crafted heavy armour and carry the best weaponry that
the armouries of the White City have to offer. Fountain Court Guard is known
for its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend almost all
royal ceremonies: four Knights of the Fountain guard the White Tree all
times.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i>Tirrim Aran</i> (Citadel Guard)</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 6</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+10</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90cp#</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/citadel_guard.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Founded as an order of elite guards answerable only to the
king of the southern realm. Only the best warriors that Gondor has to offer
are picked to join the Guard, to be clad in their ancient armour and to
carry blades of <i>Westernesse</i> and númenorean steel composite bows,
heavy with both age and honour. The guardsmen themselves are the very image
of the first Men of Núménor to settle the shores of Middle-earth, tall and
stern, proud and steady in battle. They protect the lords of Minas Anor
and the sacred places of the Mound of Mindolluin with a resolute devotion.
In the absence of a king, the guards take their orders from the Steward
of Minas Anor, sworn to obey his every command until death claims them.
Tirrim Aran is permanently stationed at Minas Anor.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i>Tower Guard</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 88</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Pl/18</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">S+5, A/L</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/tirrim_guinar.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, of somewhat less renown, is the
Tower Guard, Tirrim Arandur, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black
breastplates and banded or lamellar armour over mail hauberks. These ministerial
guards are armed with longswords and tall polearms. Their primary function
is to provide security to the Steward and to act as his agents in the Realm.
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Line Infantry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 95ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/line_infantry.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Armoured regiments of foot, mostly <i>dúnedain</i> from Anórien,
Ithilien and lower Anduin. Reinforced chain hauberks and breastplates with
additional steel vambraces and greaves. Line infantry are armed with shortswords
(<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields. They are able to withstand
almost any enemy charge with equal valor and stubborness.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Mounted <i>Arhivilyr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> PL/17</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Four regiments of mounted soldiers are at King's disposal,
ready to follow him to war and act as his bodyguard. They are distinguished
by purple cloaks and pointed steel helms. Some of their warhorses have full
barding, but most have not. Gondorian mounted infantry is equipped with
longswords (<i>anket</i>), bows, spears and kite-shaped shields. </td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Mercenary Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 43</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/13</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 0</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">30sc</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">60cp </td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal Army archer regiments are recruited among logath easterlings
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chyan recurved bows to shower
their enemies with arrows. These mercanary troops are much disliked by gondorian
commoners, but they have proved to be an invaluable asset to gondorian kings
in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian mail and various hand weapons
for self-protection. Mercanary variag troops are equally useful in skirmish
or scouting duty.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Line Infantry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/14</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 30</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 55sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Territorial line regiments of foot are raised from Lebennin,
Harondor and Calenardhon to man fortifications, stop raiding parties and
reinforce royal armies in times of war. They make use of mail hauberks, steel
helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and long spears. Territorial troop
dresses vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian swordsman.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Spearmen</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60sp</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50da</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial spearmen are not regular troops, but trained
part-time soldiers raised among peasants. They train two-three months a
year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather jacks
worn over quilted gambesons, but richer landholders might have bought or inherited
old-fashioned mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives and
target shields.. </td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Mounted <i>Rhivilyr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/13</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80sp</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50ss</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial mounted troops are usually recruited among other
peoples, especially eothraim and haradrim. They have quilted horse barding,
quilted armour worn over either rigid leather lamellar or mail shirts and
steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short swords, axes and -
sometimes - haradan scimitars. </td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Skirmishers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 55ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Irregular forces like Lamedon Clansmen light regiments of
foot (pictured) or Haruze javelinmen are raised in time of war. They are
useful in foraging or harrassing enemy supply lines.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Anfalas Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 62ha</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 92lb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Best archers in the realm are the Anfalas Archer Regiments,
composed of Langstrand yeomen. These men are armed with yew longbows, hand
axes and long daggers hanging from their belts. For their protection poor
men of Langstrand wear quilted jacks or reinforced leather armour, if anything.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Militia Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> SL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40ha</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Gondorian peasants are obligated by law to practice archery
certain times a month. They have only quilted or padded cloth armour and
many use farm tools as weapons (mostly hand axes and hunting bows), since
bow-making has alarmingly deteriorated after the Plague. Some have old military
weapons as family heirlooms.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Artillerists </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/15 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 25 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50ss </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70hcb </td>
<td rowspan="2"> </td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal artillerists and war technicians operate ballistae and
catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large leather-covered
shields, heavy crossbows and shortswords.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Naphta Throwers </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 8 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/12 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60fire </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 62ss</td>
<td rowspan="2">  </td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">These specialist soldiers use <i>Naurnen</i>, the dreaded
númenorean fire, as rudimentary hand grenades. Effect as +0 fireball.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">( FE) Heavy Cavalry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 25</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">84ml</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 65bs</td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Best of the éothraim federates form the heavy cavalry wings
of the royal armies. Most have excellent quality dwarven-steel mail hauberks
with integral coifs and aventails, conical helmets, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding, lances, kite-shaped
shields and heavy, slashing swords.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (FE) Light Cavalry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 2</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/9</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40ja</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50sb</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Asdriag light horsemen are recruited as mercanaries to serve
in Dor Rhûnen, and sometimes in Harondor. They are extremely fast riders
and adept skirmishers, armed with three to five javelins, short recurved
bows and long curved knives.</td>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> City Wardens</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 2</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 30</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> SL/5 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 0</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35cl/ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/militia.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Pelargir Wardens and other urban militias are funded by local
guilds but usually armed from state factories, at least in the big cities
along Anduin river. The same men who defend their homes against corsair
depredations are known to occasionally revolt against their lords, or take
law in their own hands. They are armed with short swords, kite-shaped shields
and long polearms.</td>
</tbody>
</table>
<p><b>Notes:</b> DA = <i>Dagarim Aran</i>, King's Corps. TC = Territorial
Corps. FE = Federates. Some of them are independent tribal forces
bribed, coerced or negotiated to serve the winged crown. Others are
mercenaries, attracted to gondorian silver.</p>""


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<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_dagarim.png"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_captain.png"></td>
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""<div class="strike">Standards</div><table><tbody>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_royal.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_dagarim.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://lindefirion.net/wiki/images/flags/war_gondor_captain.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Royal Standard</td>
<td>Army of Gondor</td>
<td>Captain of Gondor</td>
</tbody></table>""
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//Gondorian soldiers and Eothraim federates//
{{image title="Gondorian line infantry" url="images/GondorMilitary3.jpg"}}
//Royal army line infantry//
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//Line infantry and Eothraim federates//


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(<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields. They are able to withstand
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(<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields. They are able to whitstand


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<h3>MILITARY OF GONDOR, HIERARCHY AND ORGANISATION</h3>
Deletions:
<h3>MILITARY OF GONDOR, HIERARHCY AND ORGANISATION</h3>


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""<table width="100%" border="0" bgcolor="white" cellspacing="5">
<tr>
<td height="18" colspan="5">
<h3>MILITARY OF GONDOR, HIERARHCY AND ORGANISATION</h3>
<tr bgcolor="#000000">
<td width="138"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Name</font></b></td>
<td width="134"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Strength</font></b></td>
<td width="321"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Subordinate forces</font></b></td>
<td width="193"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Commander</font></b></td>
<td width="239"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Notes</font></b></td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Tulkarim</i> (Squad)</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">16</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Cainenhîr</i> (Sergeant)</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Turma</i> (Company)</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">96-256</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">6-16 Squads</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Turmahîr</i> (Lieutenant)</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1">Regiment</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">500-2000</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">2-5 Companies + Auxiliaries</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Autherdir</i> (Colonel)</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1">Army</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">10 000-25 000</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">5+ Regiments, numerous companies</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193"><i>Herdir</i> (General)</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1">Host</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">20 000-50 000</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">2+ Armies, or Army and Auxiliaries</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193">Captain-General of Gondor</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="138" bgcolor="#EFEFF1">Great Host</td>
<td width="134" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">50 000+</td>
<td width="321" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">2+ Hosts, or Host + Army + Auxiliaries</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="193">King, Captain of the Hosts</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="239"> </td>
</table>""
Sindarin military ranks and titles:
Deletions:
Other ranks, titles and offices were as follows.


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===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===
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<<**Table of Contents**
Economy and politics
""<a href="GondorWarcraft#reforms">Reforms of Aldamir</a>""
Army after the Plague
Pay and composition
Structure of the Army
Gondorian military table
<<===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===


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""<a href="GondorWarcraft#reforms">Reforms of Aldamir</a>""
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""<a href="#reforms">Reforms of Aldamir</a>""


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""<a href="#reforms">Reforms of Aldamir</a>""
Gondorian military table
<<===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===
""<a name="reforms"></a>""===REFORMS OF ALDAMIR (1490-1640)===
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Reforms of Aldamir
Gondorian military table<<===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===
===REFORMS OF ALDAMIR (1490-1640)===


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<<**Table of Contents**
Economy and politics
Reforms of Aldamir
Army after the Plague
Pay and composition
Structure of the Army
Gondorian military table<<===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===
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===ECONOMY AND POLITICS===


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- //Herdir Roechbin// - Master of Cavalry, general
- //Herdir Vagorim// - Master of Infantry, general
- //Rochir// - Captain of Cavalry Federates
- //Condir// - Brigadier, cavalry squadron commander, Captain of Gondor
- //Rochben Iaur// - Veteran knight, Corporal of Horse, Cornet
- //Turmahîr// - Company commander, Lieutenant
- //Cainenhîr// - Platoon commander, Sergeant
- //Methir Iaur// - Veteran, Corporal
- //Ohtar// - Full-trained regular soldier, Lance-corporal
Deletions:
- //Berthîr Ceiriath// - Captain of the Ships
- //Herdir Roechbin// - Master of Cavalry, a general
- //Herdir Vagorim// - Master of Infantry, a general
- //Herdir Ceiriath// - Master of Ships, admiral
- //Rochir// - Captain of the Cavalry Federates
- //Condir// - Banneret, squadron commander
- //Rochben Iaur// - Veteran knight
- //Turmahîr// - Lieutenant, company commander
- //Cainenhîr// - Sergeant, platoon commander
- //Methir Iaur// - Veteran, corporal
- //Ohtar// - Full-trained regular soldier


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target shields.. </td>
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small target shields.. </td>


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for its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend almost all
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, of somewhat less renown, is the
breastplates and banded or lamellar armour over mail hauberks. These ministerial
is to provide security to the Steward and to act as his agents in the Realm.
additional steel vambraces and greaves. Line infantry are armed with shortswords
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chyan recurved bows to shower
commoners, but they have proved to be an invaluable asset to gondorian kings
in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian mail and various hand weapons
reinforce royal armies in times of war. They make use of mail hauberks, steel
helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and long spears. Territorial troop
dresses vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian swordsman.</td>
year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather jacks
worn over quilted gambesons, but richer landholders might have bought or inherited
old-fashioned mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives and
small target shields.. </td>
steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short swords, axes and -
men of Langstrand wear quilted jacks or reinforced leather armour, if anything.</td>
certain times a month. They have only quilted or padded cloth armour and
catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large leather-covered
with integral coifs and aventails, conical helmets, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding, lances, kite-shaped
shields and heavy, slashing swords.</td>
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from its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend almost all
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, if somewhat less renown, is the
breastplates and banded or lamellar mail over chain hauberks. These ministerial
is to provide security to Stewards and to act as their agents in the Realm.
additional greaves and steel leggings. Line infantry are armed with shortswords
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chuan recurved bows to shower
commoners, but they have proved to be invaluable asset to gondorian kings
in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian chain mail and hand weapons
reinforce royal armies in times of war. They wear chain cuirasses, steel
helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and pikes. Territorial troop
dressed vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian swordsman.</td>
year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather cuirasses
worn over quilted soft armour, but richer landholders might have bought
chain mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives and
small shields.. </td>
steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short swords, axes and
men of Langstrand were quilted or rigid leather armour, if anything.</td>
certain times a month. They have only quilted cloth of leather armour and
catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large leather
and coifs, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding, lances, kite-shaped
shields, spears and short swords.</td>


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The Great Plague caused Gondor's economic base to shrink even further. About two-fifths of the population died, a significant proportion of which were well-educated townsmen, again decreasing the realms' tax incomes. Unfortunately, the requirements of military defense remained high. King [[Tarondor]] was forced to use every available measure to raise capital and manpower. The settlement of soldiers on land in lieu of a salary, the hiring of private companies, the selling of future revenues and the use of conscription became very common, even in the Vale of Anduin.
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The Great Plague caused Gondor's economic base to shrink even further. About two-fifths of the population died, a significant proportion of which were well-educated townsmen, again decreasing the realm's tax incomes. Unfortunately, the requirements of military defense remained high. King [[Tarondor]] was forced to use every available measure to raise capital and manpower. The settlement of soldiers on land in lieu of a salary, the hiring of private companies, the selling of future revenues and the use of conscription became very common, even in the Vale of Anduin.


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<td><font size="2"><i>Arandur</i> Dior Usulúni</font></td>
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<td><font size="2"><i>Arandur</i> Dior Húrinion Usulúni</font></td>


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</tbody></table>"">>======Warcraft in Gondor======
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======Warcraft in Gondor======


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<td><font size="2"><i>Arandur</i> Dior Húrinion Usulúni</font></td>
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<td><font size="2"><i>Ernil</i> Vinyaran</font></td>
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The Great Plague caused Gondor's economic base to shrink even further. About two-fifths of the population died, a significant proportion of which were well-educated townsmen, again decreasing the realm's tax incomes. Unfortunately, the requirements of military defense remained high. [[KingTarondor King Tarondor]] was forced to use every available measure to raise capital and manpower. The settlement of soldiers on land in lieu of a salary, the hiring of private companies, the selling of future revenues and the use of conscription became very common, even in the Vale of Anduin.


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===DRESS AND EQUIPMENT===
**Colours of the Territorial Corps:**
- Anórien: Red and silver
- Ithilien: Silver
- Lebennin: Blue and gold
- Lamedon: Red and green
- Anfalas: Green and gold
- Tolfalas: Light blue and silver
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<h3><font color="#000000">GONDORIAN MILITARY TABLE</font></h3>
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<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;" bgcolor="#000000">
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Name</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Lvl</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Hits</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>AT</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>DB</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Sh, Gr</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Wpn I</b> </font></td>
<td> <font color="#FFFFFF"><b>Wpn II</b> </font></td>
<td><font color="#FFFFFF"></font></td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i> Fountain Court Guard</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 95</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Pl/18</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 45</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+10</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 100sp</td>
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<td colspan="8">The Guards of the Fountain Court are selected from the very
best of the Citadel Guard, swearing to give their lives in the service of
the King and to be fearless in combat. They wear winged helmets made of
mithril, intricately crafted heavy armour and carry the best weaponry that
the armouries of the White City have to offer. Fountain Court Guard is known
from its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend almost all
royal ceremonies: four Knights of the Fountain guard the White Tree all
times.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i>Tirrim Aran</i> (Citadel Guard)</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 6</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+10</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90cp#</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/citadel_guard.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
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<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Founded as an order of elite guards answerable only to the
king of the southern realm. Only the best warriors that Gondor has to offer
are picked to join the Guard, to be clad in their ancient armour and to
carry blades of <i>Westernesse</i> and númenorean steel composite bows,
heavy with both age and honour. The guardsmen themselves are the very image
of the first Men of Núménor to settle the shores of Middle-earth, tall and
stern, proud and steady in battle. They protect the lords of Minas Anor
and the sacred places of the Mound of Mindolluin with a resolute devotion.
In the absence of a king, the guards take their orders from the Steward
of Minas Anor, sworn to obey his every command until death claims them.
Tirrim Aran is permanently stationed at Minas Anor.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> <i>Tower Guard</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 88</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Pl/18</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">S+5, A/L</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 90bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/tirrim_guinar.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, if somewhat less renown, is the
Tower Guard, Tirrim Arandur, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black
breastplates and banded or lamellar mail over chain hauberks. These ministerial
guards are armed with longswords and tall polearms. Their primary function
is to provide security to Stewards and to act as their agents in the Realm.
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Line Infantry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 95ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/line_infantry.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Armoured regiments of foot, mostly <i>dúnedain</i> from Anórien,
Ithilien and lower Anduin. Reinforced chain hauberks and breastplates with
additional greaves and steel leggings. Line infantry are armed with shortswords
(<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields. They are able to whitstand
almost any enemy charge with equal valor and stubborness.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Mounted <i>Arhivilyr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> PL/17</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80bs</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Four regiments of mounted soldiers are at King's disposal,
ready to follow him to war and act as his bodyguard. They are distinguished
by purple cloaks and pointed steel helms. Some of their warhorses have full
barding, but most have not. Gondorian mounted infantry is equipped with
longswords (<i>anket</i>), bows, spears and kite-shaped shields. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Mercenary Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 43</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/13</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 0</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">30sc</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">60cp </td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
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<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal Army archer regiments are recruited among logath easterlings
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chuan recurved bows to shower
their enemies with arrows. These mercanary troops are much disliked by gondorian
commoners, but they have proved to be invaluable asset to gondorian kings
in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian chain mail and hand weapons
for self-protection. Mercanary variag troops are equally useful in skirmish
or scouting duty.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Line Infantry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/14</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 30</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S+5, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 55sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Territorial line regiments of foot are raised from Lebennin,
Harondor and Calenardhon to man fortifications, stop raiding parties and
reinforce royal armies in times of war. They wear chain cuirasses, steel
helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and pikes. Territorial troop
dressed vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian swordsman.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Spearmen</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60sp</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50da</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
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<td colspan="8"> Territorial spearmen are not regular troops, but trained
part-time soldiers raised among peasants. They train two-three months a
year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather cuirasses
worn over quilted soft armour, but richer landholders might have bought
chain mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives and
small shields.. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Mounted <i>Rhivilyr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/13</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80sp</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50ss</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
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<td colspan="8"> Territorial mounted troops are usually recruited among other
peoples, especially eothraim and haradrim. They have quilted horse barding,
quilted armour worn over either rigid leather lamellar or mail shirts and
steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short swords, axes and
sometimes - haradan scimitars. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (TC) Skirmishers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 55ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
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<td colspan="8">Irregular forces like Lamedon Clansmen light regiments of
foot (pictured) or Haruze javelinmen are raised in time of war. They are
useful in foraging or harrassing enemy supply lines.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Anfalas Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 62ha</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 92lb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
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<td colspan="8"> Best archers in the realm are the Anfalas Archer Regiments,
composed of Langstrand yeomen. These men are armed with yew longbows, hand
axes and long daggers hanging from their belts. For their protection poor
men of Langstrand were quilted or rigid leather armour, if anything.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Militia Archers</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 3</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> SL/7</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> -</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40ha</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
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<td colspan="8"> Gondorian peasants are obligated by law to practice archery
certain times a month. They have only quilted cloth of leather armour and
many use farm tools as weapons (mostly hand axes and hunting bows), since
bow-making has alarmingly deteriorated after the Plague. Some have old military
weapons as family heirlooms.</td>
</tr>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Artillerists </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 4 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/15 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 25 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50ss </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 70hcb </td>
<td rowspan="2"> </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal artillerists and war technicians operate ballistae and
catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large leather
shields, heavy crossbows and shortswords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (DA) Naphta Throwers </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 8 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 75</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/12 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 60fire </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 62ss</td>
<td rowspan="2">  </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">These specialist soldiers use <i>Naurnen</i>, the dreaded
númenorean fire, as rudimentary hand grenades. Effect as +0 fireball.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">( FE) Heavy Cavalry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 5</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 80</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> Ch/16</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 25</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S, A/L </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1">84ml</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 65bs</td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Best of the éothraim federates form the heavy cavalry wings
of the royal armies. Most have excellent quality dwarven-steel mail hauberks
and coifs, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding, lances, kite-shaped
shields, spears and short swords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> (FE) Light Cavalry</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 2</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> RL/9</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 40ja</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 50sb</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Asdriag light horsemen are recruited as mercanaries to serve
in Dor Rhûnen, and sometimes in Harondor. They are extremely fast riders
and adept skirmishers, armed with three to five javelins, short recurved
bows and long curved knives.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> City Wardens</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 2</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 30</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> SL/5 </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 0</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> S</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 35cl/ss</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> 20pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/militia.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Pelargir Wardens and other urban militias are funded by local
guilds but usually armed from state factories, at least in the big cities
along Anduin river. The same men who defend their homes against corsair
depredations are known to occasionally revolt against their lords, or take
law in their own hands. They are armed with short swords, kite-shaped shields
and long polearms.</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
Deletions:
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<tbody><tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(130, 0, 65);">
<td> <b>Name</b> </td>
<td> <b>Lvl</b> </td>
<td> <b>Hits</b> </td>
<td> <b>AT</b> </td>
<td> <b>DB</b> </td>
<td> <b>Sh, Gr</b> </td>
<td> <b>Wpn I</b> </td>
<td> <b>Wpn II</b> </td>
<td> </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i> Fountain Court Guard</i></td>
<td> 7</td>
<td> 95</td>
<td> Pl/18</td>
<td> 45</td>
<td> S+10</td>
<td> 90bs</td>
<td> 100sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/fountain_court.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">The Guards of the Fountain Court are selected from the very
best of the Citadel Guard, swearing to give their lives in the service
of the King and to be fearless in combat. They wear winged helmets made
of mithril, intricately crafted heavy armour and carry the best weaponry
that the armouries of the White City have to offer. Fountain Court Guard
is known from its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend
almost all royal ceremonies: four Knights of the Fountain guard the
White Tree all times.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i>Tirrim Aran</i> (Citadel Guard)</td>
<td> 6</td>
<td> 90 </td>
<td> Ch/16 </td>
<td> 35</td>
<td> S+10</td>
<td> 90bs </td>
<td> 90cp#</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/citadel_guard.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Founded as an order of elite guards answerable only to
the king of the southern realm. Only the best warriors that Gondor has
to offer are picked to join the Guard, to be clad in their ancient armour
and to carry blades of <i>Westernesse</i> and númenorean steel
composite bows, heavy with both age and honour. The guardsmen themselves
are the very image of the first Men of Núménor to settle
the shores of Middle-earth, tall and stern, proud and steady in battle.
They protect the lords of Minas Anor and the sacred places of the Mound
of Mindolluin with a resolute devotion. In the absence of a king, the
guards take their orders from the Steward of Minas Anor, sworn to obey
his every command until death claims them. Tirrim Aran is permanently
stationed at Minas Anor.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i>Tower Guard</i></td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 88</td>
<td> Pl/18</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td>S+5, A/L</td>
<td> 90bs</td>
<td> 80pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/tirrim_guinar.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, if somewhat less renown, is
the Tower Guard, Tirrim Arandur, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black breastplates
and banded or lamellar mail over chain hauberks. These ministerial guards
are armed with longswords and tall polearms. Their primary function
is to provide security to Stewards and to act as their agents in the
Realm. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Line Infantry</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td> Ch/16</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> S+5, A/L</td>
<td> 95ss</td>
<td> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/line_infantry.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Armoured regiments of foot, mostly <i>dúnedain</i>
from Anórien, Ithilien and lower Anduin. Reinforced chain hauberks
and breastplates with additional greaves and steel leggings. Line infantry
are armed with shortswords (<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields.
They are able to whitstand almost any enemy charge with equal valor
and stubborness.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Mounted <i>Arhivilyr</i></td>
<td> 4</td>
<td> 75</td>
<td> PL/17</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> S+5, A/L </td>
<td> 80bs</td>
<td> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Four regiments of mounted soldiers are at King's disposal,
ready to follow him to war and act as his bodyguard. They are distinguished
by purple cloaks and pointed steel helms. Some of their warhorses have
full barding, but most have not. Gondorian mounted infantry is equipped
with longswords (<i>anket</i>), bows, spears and kite-shaped shields.
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Mercenary Archers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 43</td>
<td> Ch/13</td>
<td> 0</td>
<td> -</td>
<td>30sc</td>
<td>60cp </td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal Army archer regiments are recruited among logath easterlings
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chuan recurved bows to shower
their enemies with arrows. These mercanary troops are much disliked
by gondorian commoners, but they have proved to be invaluable asset
to gondorian kings in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian
chain mail and hand weapons for self-protection. Mercanary variag troops
are equally useful in skirmish or scouting duty.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Line Infantry</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 50</td>
<td> Ch/14</td>
<td> 30</td>
<td> S+5, A/L </td>
<td> 60ss</td>
<td> 55sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Territorial line regiments of foot are raised from Lebennin,
Harondor and Calenardhon to man fortifications, stop raiding parties
and reinforce royal armies in times of war. They wear chain cuirasses,
steel helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and pikes. Territorial
troop dressed vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian
swordsman.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Spearmen</td>
<td> 3 </td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S </td>
<td> 60sp</td>
<td> 50da</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial spearmen are not regular troops, but trained
part-time soldiers raised among peasants. They train two-three months
a year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather cuirasses
worn over quilted soft armour, but richer landholders might have bought
chain mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives
and small shields.. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Mounted <i>Rhivilyr</i></td>
<td> 4</td>
<td> 70</td>
<td> Ch/13</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 80sp</td>
<td> 50ss</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial mounted troops are usually recruited among
other peoples, especially eothraim and haradrim. They have quilted horse
barding, quilted armour worn over either rigid leather lamellar or mail
shirts and steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short
swords, axes and sometimes - haradan scimitars. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Skirmishers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 50</td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 55ss</td>
<td> 50sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Irregular forces like Lamedon Clansmen light regiments of
foot (pictured) or Haruze javelinmen are raised in time of war. They
are useful in foraging or harrassing enemy supply lines.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> Anfalas Archers</td>
<td> 4 </td>
<td> 70 </td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> -</td>
<td> 62ha</td>
<td> 92lb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Best archers in the realm are the Anfalas Archer Regiments,
composed of Langstrand yeomen. These men are armed with yew longbows,
hand axes and long daggers hanging from their belts. For their protection
poor men of Langstrand were quilted or rigid leather armour, if anything.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> Militia Archers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> SL/7</td>
<td>5</td>
<td> -</td>
<td> 40ha</td>
<td> 60sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Gondorian peasants are obligated by law to practice archery
certain times a month. They have only quilted cloth of leather armour
and many use farm tools as weapons (mostly hand axes and hunting bows),
since bow-making has alarmingly deteriorated after the Plague. Some
have old military weapons as family heirlooms.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Artillerists </td>
<td> 4 </td>
<td> 75 </td>
<td> Ch/15 </td>
<td> 25 </td>
<td> S </td>
<td> 50ss </td>
<td> 70hcb </td>
<td rowspan="2"> </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal artillerists and war technicians operate ballistae
and catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large
leather shields, heavy crossbows and shortswords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Naphta Throwers </td>
<td> 8 </td>
<td> 75</td>
<td> RL/12 </td>
<td> 5 </td>
<td> A/L </td>
<td> 60fire </td>
<td> 62ss</td>
<td rowspan="2">  </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">These specialist soldiers use <i>Naurnen</i>, the dreaded
númenorean fire, as rudimentary hand grenades. Effect as +0 fireball.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td>( FE) Heavy Cavalry</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td> Ch/16</td>
<td> 25</td>
<td> S, A/L </td>
<td>84ml</td>
<td> 65bs</td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Best of the éothraim federates form the heavy cavalry
wings of the royal armies. Most have excellent quality dwarven-steel
mail hauberks and coifs, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding,
lances, kite-shaped shields, spears and short swords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (FE) Light Cavalry</td>
<td> 2</td>
<td> 35</td>
<td> RL/9</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 40ja</td>
<td> 50sb</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Asdriag light horsemen are recruited as mercanaries to
serve in Dor Rhûnen, and sometimes in Harondor. They are extremely
fast riders and adept skirmishers, armed with three to five javelins,
short recurved bows and long curved knives.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> City Wardens</td>
<td> 2</td>
<td> 30</td>
<td> SL/5 </td>
<td> 0</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 35cl/ss</td>
<td> 20pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/militia.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Pelargir Wardens and other urban militias are funded by
local guilds but usually armed from state factories, at least in the
big cities along Anduin river. The same men who defend their homes against
corsair depredations are known to occasionally revolt against their
lords, or take law in their own hands. They are armed with short swords,
kite-shaped shields and long polearms.</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>


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<td> <i>Tirrim Aran</i> (Citadel Guard)</td>
<td> <i>Tower Guard</i></td>
the Tower Guard, Tirrim Arandur, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black breastplates
Deletions:
<td> <i>Tirrim Aran</i></td>
<td> <i>Tirrim Guinar</i></td>
the Tirrim Guinar, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black breastplates


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<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/images/soldiers/militia.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
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<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
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<td rowspan="2"> <img src="soldiers/tirrim_guinar.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
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<td rowspan="2"><img src="http://www.lindefirion.net/wiki/soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
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<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
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""<table border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="600">
<tbody><tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(130, 0, 65);">
<td> <b>Name</b> </td>
<td> <b>Lvl</b> </td>
<td> <b>Hits</b> </td>
<td> <b>AT</b> </td>
<td> <b>DB</b> </td>
<td> <b>Sh, Gr</b> </td>
<td> <b>Wpn I</b> </td>
<td> <b>Wpn II</b> </td>
<td> </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i> Fountain Court Guard</i></td>
<td> 7</td>
<td> 95</td>
<td> Pl/18</td>
<td> 45</td>
<td> S+10</td>
<td> 90bs</td>
<td> 100sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/fountain_court.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">The Guards of the Fountain Court are selected from the very
best of the Citadel Guard, swearing to give their lives in the service
of the King and to be fearless in combat. They wear winged helmets made
of mithril, intricately crafted heavy armour and carry the best weaponry
that the armouries of the White City have to offer. Fountain Court Guard
is known from its ferocious and blind loyalty to the King. They attend
almost all royal ceremonies: four Knights of the Fountain guard the
White Tree all times.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i>Tirrim Aran</i></td>
<td> 6</td>
<td> 90 </td>
<td> Ch/16 </td>
<td> 35</td>
<td> S+10</td>
<td> 90bs </td>
<td> 90cp#</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="soldiers/citadel_guard.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Founded as an order of elite guards answerable only to
the king of the southern realm. Only the best warriors that Gondor has
to offer are picked to join the Guard, to be clad in their ancient armour
and to carry blades of <i>Westernesse</i> and númenorean steel
composite bows, heavy with both age and honour. The guardsmen themselves
are the very image of the first Men of Núménor to settle
the shores of Middle-earth, tall and stern, proud and steady in battle.
They protect the lords of Minas Anor and the sacred places of the Mound
of Mindolluin with a resolute devotion. In the absence of a king, the
guards take their orders from the Steward of Minas Anor, sworn to obey
his every command until death claims them. Tirrim Aran is permanently
stationed at Minas Anor.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> <i>Tirrim Guinar</i></td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 88</td>
<td> Pl/18</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td>S+5, A/L</td>
<td> 90bs</td>
<td> 80pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"> <img src="soldiers/tirrim_guinar.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Third elite guard company, if somewhat less renown, is
the Tirrim Guinar, dressed in dark hues of purple. They wear black breastplates
and banded or lamellar mail over chain hauberks. These ministerial guards
are armed with longswords and tall polearms. Their primary function
is to provide security to Stewards and to act as their agents in the
Realm. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Line Infantry</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td> Ch/16</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> S+5, A/L</td>
<td> 95ss</td>
<td> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/line_infantry.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Armoured regiments of foot, mostly <i>dúnedain</i>
from Anórien, Ithilien and lower Anduin. Reinforced chain hauberks
and breastplates with additional greaves and steel leggings. Line infantry
are armed with shortswords (<i>eket</i>), long spears and tall shields.
They are able to whitstand almost any enemy charge with equal valor
and stubborness.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Mounted <i>Arhivilyr</i></td>
<td> 4</td>
<td> 75</td>
<td> PL/17</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> S+5, A/L </td>
<td> 80bs</td>
<td> 75sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/arhivilyr.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Four regiments of mounted soldiers are at King's disposal,
ready to follow him to war and act as his bodyguard. They are distinguished
by purple cloaks and pointed steel helms. Some of their warhorses have
full barding, but most have not. Gondorian mounted infantry is equipped
with longswords (<i>anket</i>), bows, spears and kite-shaped shields.
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Mercenary Archers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 43</td>
<td> Ch/13</td>
<td> 0</td>
<td> -</td>
<td>30sc</td>
<td>60cp </td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/variag_archer.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal Army archer regiments are recruited among logath easterlings
and variags of Khand. They use their feared chuan recurved bows to shower
their enemies with arrows. These mercanary troops are much disliked
by gondorian commoners, but they have proved to be invaluable asset
to gondorian kings in the battlefield. They are issued with gondorian
chain mail and hand weapons for self-protection. Mercanary variag troops
are equally useful in skirmish or scouting duty.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Line Infantry</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 50</td>
<td> Ch/14</td>
<td> 30</td>
<td> S+5, A/L </td>
<td> 60ss</td>
<td> 55sp</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/territorial_line.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Territorial line regiments of foot are raised from Lebennin,
Harondor and Calenardhon to man fortifications, stop raiding parties
and reinforce royal armies in times of war. They wear chain cuirasses,
steel helmets, round or almond-shaped shields, swords and pikes. Territorial
troop dressed vary from province to another. Pictured here is a harondorian
swordsman.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Spearmen</td>
<td> 3 </td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S </td>
<td> 60sp</td>
<td> 50da</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/spearmen.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial spearmen are not regular troops, but trained
part-time soldiers raised among peasants. They train two-three months
a year, otherwise they tend their lands. Most have only leather cuirasses
worn over quilted soft armour, but richer landholders might have bought
chain mail. They are armed with spears, short swords, hunting knives
and small shields.. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Mounted <i>Rhivilyr</i></td>
<td> 4</td>
<td> 70</td>
<td> Ch/13</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 80sp</td>
<td> 50ss</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/light_horse.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Territorial mounted troops are usually recruited among
other peoples, especially eothraim and haradrim. They have quilted horse
barding, quilted armour worn over either rigid leather lamellar or mail
shirts and steel helmets. Horsemen are armed with long spears, short
swords, axes and sometimes - haradan scimitars. </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (TC) Skirmishers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 50</td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 55ss</td>
<td> 50sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/skirmisher.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Irregular forces like Lamedon Clansmen light regiments of
foot (pictured) or Haruze javelinmen are raised in time of war. They
are useful in foraging or harrassing enemy supply lines.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> Anfalas Archers</td>
<td> 4 </td>
<td> 70 </td>
<td> RL/7</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> -</td>
<td> 62ha</td>
<td> 92lb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/anfalas_archers.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Best archers in the realm are the Anfalas Archer Regiments,
composed of Langstrand yeomen. These men are armed with yew longbows,
hand axes and long daggers hanging from their belts. For their protection
poor men of Langstrand were quilted or rigid leather armour, if anything.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> Militia Archers</td>
<td> 3</td>
<td> 40</td>
<td> SL/7</td>
<td>5</td>
<td> -</td>
<td> 40ha</td>
<td> 60sb</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/anfalas_arches.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Gondorian peasants are obligated by law to practice archery
certain times a month. They have only quilted cloth of leather armour
and many use farm tools as weapons (mostly hand axes and hunting bows),
since bow-making has alarmingly deteriorated after the Plague. Some
have old military weapons as family heirlooms.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Artillerists </td>
<td> 4 </td>
<td> 75 </td>
<td> Ch/15 </td>
<td> 25 </td>
<td> S </td>
<td> 50ss </td>
<td> 70hcb </td>
<td rowspan="2"> </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Royal artillerists and war technicians operate ballistae
and catapults. They have loose trousers beneath the mail hauberk, large
leather shields, heavy crossbows and shortswords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (DA) Naphta Throwers </td>
<td> 8 </td>
<td> 75</td>
<td> RL/12 </td>
<td> 5 </td>
<td> A/L </td>
<td> 60fire </td>
<td> 62ss</td>
<td rowspan="2">  </td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">These specialist soldiers use <i>Naurnen</i>, the dreaded
númenorean fire, as rudimentary hand grenades. Effect as +0 fireball.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td>( FE) Heavy Cavalry</td>
<td> 5</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td> Ch/16</td>
<td> 25</td>
<td> S, A/L </td>
<td>84ml</td>
<td> 65bs</td>
<td rowspan="4"><img src="soldiers/eothraim2.jpg" border="1" height="120" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8">Best of the éothraim federates form the heavy cavalry
wings of the royal armies. Most have excellent quality dwarven-steel
mail hauberks and coifs, heavy warhorses with quilted or lamellar barding,
lances, kite-shaped shields, spears and short swords.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> (FE) Light Cavalry</td>
<td> 2</td>
<td> 35</td>
<td> RL/9</td>
<td> 20</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 40ja</td>
<td> 50sb</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Asdriag light horsemen are recruited as mercanaries to
serve in Dor Rhûnen, and sometimes in Harondor. They are extremely
fast riders and adept skirmishers, armed with three to five javelins,
short recurved bows and long curved knives.</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: black;" valign="middle">
<td> City Wardens</td>
<td> 2</td>
<td> 30</td>
<td> SL/5 </td>
<td> 0</td>
<td> S</td>
<td> 35cl/ss</td>
<td> 20pa</td>
<td rowspan="2"><img src="soldiers/militia.jpg" border="1" height="103" width="90">
</td>
</tr>
<tr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(145, 129, 123); text-align: justify;" valign="middle">
<td colspan="8"> Pelargir Wardens and other urban militias are funded by
local guilds but usually armed from state factories, at least in the
big cities along Anduin river. The same men who defend their homes against
corsair depredations are known to occasionally revolt against their
lords, or take law in their own hands. They are armed with short swords,
kite-shaped shields and long polearms.</td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>
<p><b>Notes:</b> DA = <i>Dagarim Aran</i>, King's Corps. TC = Territorial
Corps. FE = Federates. Some of them are independent tribal forces
bribed, coerced or negotiated to serve the winged crown. Others are
mercenaries, attracted to gondorian silver.</p>""


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- HARONDOR: 1,500 territorial line infantry, 1,500 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 1,000 haruze auxiliaries
- DOR RHÛNEN: 2,000 eothraim spearmen, 250 mounted scouts, 1,000 easterling auxiliaries
- CALENARDHON: 500 territorial line infantry, 1,500 dunnish spearmen, 500 archers, 500 mounted scouts
- ANFALAS: 1,000 men-at-arms, 1,000 anfalas archers, 2,000 langstrand auxiliaries
- LAMEDON: 600 lamedon pikemen
**Captain of the Hosts: (//Berthir i dagarim//):** Minadir Mindacilion
- ARMY GROUP POROS (Commander: herdir vagorim Húrin Orchaldor, secundus: condir Hardang Seldorien). 8,000 line infantry, 800 medium cavalry, 200 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 360 artillerists, 2,000 peasant levy as workforce. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Amon Eithel.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Valerian, secundus: rochir Radagast). 5,000 line infantry, 400 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Rúthion): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- PELARGIR GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Ulraed Curimardin): 100 élite line infantry, 400 city guards, 400 toll-wardens. Stationed at Pelargir and Hyarpendë.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Hunthor Falmathil): 600 anfalas archers, 200 éothraim cavalry, 300 line infantry, 400 royal engineers, 60 artillerists, 20 naphta throwers. Stationed at Tharagrondost.
- HARONDOR: 5,000 territorial line infantry, 3,000 spearmen, 2,500 archers, 3,000 haruze auxiliaries
- DOR RHÛNEN: 2,000 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 1,200 light cavalry, 1,000 eothraim auxiliaries
- CALENARDHON: 2,000 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 600 light cavalry, 1,000 dunnish auxiliaries
- ANFALAS: 5,000 men-at-arms, 1,000 anfalas archers, 6,000 langstrand auxiliaries
- LEBENNIN: 2,000 spearmen, 2,000 archers, 2,000 auxiliaries
- LAMEDON: 600 pikemen
**Colours of the Territorial Corps:**
- Anórien: Red and silver
- Ithilien: Silver
- Lebennin: Blue and gold
- Lamedon: Red and green
- Anfalas: Green and gold
- Tolfalas: Light blue and silver
- Harondor: Red and gold
- Calenardhon: Green and silver
- Dor Rhûnen: Black and gold
The basic unit for both cavalry and infantry was the //tulkarim//, or squad, of sixteen men, including an officer called //cainenhîr// ('leader of ten'), and five //methyr iaur// ('veterans'). Six, nine or sixteen //tulkarim// would form a //turma//, or company, derived from high eldarin word for a shield or banner. Paper strength of a full infantry turma would be 256 men excluding standard-bearers, musicians and officers. Mounted troops followed a somewhat dissimilar: four cavalry //tulkarim// constituted a winglet, and two winglets a squadron, led by a //Rochben Iaur//, a 'senior knight'. By the second half of the 17th century there were only ten rather than sixteen men in cavalry //tulkarimi//. Actual units taking field were even more understrength.
At a higher lever army organization was in //gwethyr// and //herthyr//. Footsoldiers were divided in regiments (//gweth//), and consisted of a variable number of //turmar//, on average between two and five. //Herthyr// was a somewhat archaic sindarin term which originally meant an armed retinue or a band of warriors following a noble. During the reign of Vinyarion Hyarmendacil //herth// was used rather ambiguously; it could mean an élite cavalry troop or a territorial army regiment raised and financed by a local //hîr// (lord).
- //Berthir Dagarim// - Captain of the Hosts
- //Berthîr Ceiriath// - Captain of the Ships
- //Herdir Roechbin// - Master of Cavalry, a general
- //Herdir Vagorim// - Master of Infantry, a general
- //Herdir Ceiriath// - Master of Ships, admiral
- //Rochir// - Captain of the Cavalry Federates
- //Condir// - Banneret, squadron commander
- //Autherdir// - 'War-tribune', regimental commander
- //Rochben Iaur// - Veteran knight
- //Rochben// - Mounted soldier, knight
- //Turmahîr// - Lieutenant, company commander
- //Cainenhîr// - Sergeant, platoon commander
- //Methir Iaur// - Veteran, corporal
- //Ohtar// - Full-trained regular soldier
- //Ehtar// - Spearman, militiaman
Deletions:
* HARONDOR: 1,500 territorial line infantry, 1,500 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 1,000 haruze auxiliaries
* DOR RHÛNEN: 2,000 eothraim spearmen, 250 mounted scouts, 1,000 easterling auxiliaries
* CALENARDHON: 500 territorial line infantry, 1,500 dunnish spearmen, 500 archers, 500 mounted scouts
* ANFALAS: 1,000 men-at-arms, 1,000 anfalas archers, 2,000 langstrand auxiliaries
* LAMEDON: 600 lamedon pikemen
Captain of the Hosts: (Berthir i dagarim): Minadir Mindacilion
Field Armies:
* ARMY GROUP POROS (Commander: herdir vagorim Húrin Orchaldor, secundus: condir Hardang Seldorien). 8,000 line infantry, 800 medium cavalry, 200 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 360 artillerists, 2,000 peasant levy as workforce. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Amon Eithel.
* ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Valerian, secundus: rochir Radagast). 5,000 line infantry, 400 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
* PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Rúthion): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 200 royal archers, 80 naphta throwers and royal engineers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
* PELARGIR GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Ulraed Curimardin): 100 élite line infantry, 400 city guards, 400 toll-wardens. Stationed at Pelargir and Hyarpendë.
* ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Hunthor Falmathil): 600 anfalas archers, 200 éothraim cavalry, 300 line infantry, 400 royal engineers, 60 artillerists, 20 naphta throwers. Stationed at Tharagrondost.
Territorial Corps:
* HARONDOR: 5,000 territorial line infantry, 3,000 spearmen, 2,500 archers, 3,000 haruze auxiliaries
* DOR RHÛNEN: 2,000 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 1,200 light cavalry, 1,000 eothraim auxiliaries
* CALENARDHON: 2,000 spearmen, 1,000 archers, 600 light cavalry, 1,000 dunnish auxiliaries
* ANFALAS: 5,000 men-at-arms, 1,000 anfalas archers, 6,000 langstrand auxiliaries
* LEBENNIN: 2,000 spearmen, 2,000 archers, 2,000 auxiliaries
* LAMEDON: 600 pikemen
Colours of the Territorial Corps:
* Anórien: Red and silver
* Ithilien: Silver
* Lebennin: Blue and gold
* Lamedon: Red and green
* Anfalas: Green and gold
* Tolfalas: Light blue and silver
* Harondor: Red and gold
* Calenardhon: Green and silver
* Dor Rhûnen: Black and gold
The basic unit for both cavalry and infantry was the tulkarim, or squad, of sixteen men, including an officer called cainenhîr ('leader of ten'), and five methyr iaur ('veterans'). Six, nine or sixteen tulkarim would form a turma, or company, derived from high eldarin word for a shield or banner. Paper strength of a full infantry turma would be 256 men excluding standard-bearers, musicians and officers. Mounted troops followed a somewhat dissimilar: four cavalry tulkarim constituted a winglet, and two winglets a squadron, led by a Rochben Iaur, a 'senior knight'. By the second half of the 17th century there were only ten rather than sixteen men in cavalry tulkarimi. Actual units taking field were even more understrength.
At a higher lever army organization was in gwethyr and herthyr. Footsoldiers were divided in regiments (gweth), and consisted of a variable number of turmar, on average between two and five. Herthyr was a somewhat archaic sindarin term which originally meant an armed retinue or a band of warriors following a noble. During the reign of Vinyarion Hyarmendacil herth was used rather ambiguously; it could mean an élite cavalry troop or a territorial army regiment raised and financed by a local hîr (lord).
* Berthir Dagarim - Captain of the Armies (overall commander)
* Berthîr Ceiriath - Captain of the Ships (Lord High Admiral)
* Herdir Roechbin - Master of Cavalry, a general
* Herdir Vagorim - Master of Infantry, a general
* Herdir Ceiriath - Master of Ships, admiral
* Rochir - Captain of the Cavalry Federates
* Condir - Banneret, squadron commander
* Autherdir - 'War-tribune', regimental commander
* Rochben Iaur - Veteran knight
* Rochben - Mounted soldier, knight
* Turmahîr - Lieutenant, company commander
* Cainenhîr - Sergeant, platoon commander
* Methir Iaur - Veteran, corporal
* Ohtar - Full-trained regular soldier
* Ehtar - Spearman, militiaman


Revision [508]

Edited on 2007-10-15 12:54:37 by SampsaRydman
Additions:
From the 1640s on, the bulk of the army consisted of provincial infantry forces, raised and maintained locally by lords and governors for defensive tasks. They enjoyed little strategic mobility or sophisticated logistical support. During this period, each lord and governor - except in [[Anorien Anórien]], [[Ithilien]] and [[Lebennin]] - was responsible for recruiting and maintaining a territorial corps of a defined size and composition, which was to be stationed in the cities and fortresses of his domain. This force would consist of full-time soldiers (remnants of the old Territorial Corps) on rotation and part-time reservists. Living as freeholding peasants, the latter served during a few months each year.
Gondor's mobile force, the King's Corps or //Dagarim Aran// was re-established in 1643. Former, badly depleted field armies were disbanded and combined into a single host. //Dagarim Aran// was now even smaller than before, rarely exceeding a strength of 20,000, of which perhaps one tenth was cavalry. But under the command of king Tarondor's trusted uncle, **Vinyaran** (Tarondor nominated him as a //berthir i dagarim//, magister of the Armies), and later **Minadir** his grandson, //Dagarim Aran// became more versatile and efficient force than before, durable and highly mobile, and possessing excellent logistic capabilities. Trained to fight either at full strength or as an array of isolated detachments, it proved to be adequately flexible tool, as was aptly displayed in the capture of Umbar in 1810.
Gondorian soldiers were generally well paid. Territorial troops received six to nine //erin// (gold crowns weighing 1/36 of a pound) and royal troops ten //erin// per annum. In addition territorial soldiers also had grants of land, which king Aldamir (1330-1540) decreed must be worth at least to two pounds of gold (64 gold crowns) for infantrymen and four pounds (128 gold crowns) for cavalrymen. One additional crown was paid to King's regulars for every four years of service, up to 20 years. **Vinyarion Hyarmendacil** increased soldier's wage by giving additional donatives every five years. These quinquennial donatives were paid in precious metal and were worth of a pound of silver per soldier.
**Captain of the Hosts (//Berthir i dagarim//):** Vinyaran Minardilion
**Field Armies:**
- ARMY GROUP ITHILIEN (Commander: herdir vagorim Callo Telagar, secundus: condir Námotur Usulúni). 5,000 line infantry, 600 medium cavalry, 100 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 240 artillerists. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Hyarpendë.
- ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Belatar, secundus: rochir Ardaric). 4,000 line infantry, 300 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
- PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Sigisfrith): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 40 naphta throwers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
- ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Telumehtar): 300 anfalas archers, 150 line infantry, 600 royal engineers, 20 artillerists. Stationed at Tharagrondost, overseeing construction of fortifications along Andrast shore.
- THARBAD GARRISON (Commander: canotar Imlach): 60 arhilivyr, 500 mercanary auxiliaries.
**Territorial Corps:**
Deletions:
From the 1640s on, the bulk of the army consisted of provincial infantry forces, raised and maintained locally by lords and governors for defensive tasks. They enjoyed little strategic mobility or sophisticated logistical support. During this period, each lord and governor - except in [[Anórien]], [[Ithilien]] and [[Lebennin]] - was responsible for recruiting and maintaining a territorial corps of a defined size and composition, which was to be stationed in the cities and fortresses of his domain. This force would consist of full-time soldiers (remnants of the old Territorial Corps) on rotation and part-time reservists. Living as freeholding peasants, the latter served during a few months each year.
Gondor's mobile force, the King's Corps or //Dagarim Aran// was re-established in 1643. Former, badly depleted field armies were disbanded and combined into a single host. //Dagarim Aran// was now even smaller than before, rarely exceeding a strength of 20,000, of which perhaps one tenth was cavalry. But under the command of king Tarondor's trusted uncle, **Vinyaran** (Tarondor nominated him as a //berthir i dagarim//, magister of the Armies), and later **Minadir** his grandson, //Dagarim Aran// became more versatile and efficient force than before, durable and highly mobile, and possessing excellent logistic capabilities. Trained to fight either at full strength or as an array of isolated detachments, it proved to be adequately flexible tool, as was aptly displayed in the capture of Umbar in 1810.
Gondorian soldiers were generally well paid. Territorial troops received six to nine erin (gold crowns weighing 1/36 of a pound) and royal troops ten erin per annum. In addition territorial soldiers also had grants of land, which king Aldamir (1330-1540) decreed must be worth at least to two pounds of gold (64 gold crowns) for infantrymen and four pounds (128 gold crowns) for cavalrymen. One additional crown was paid to King's regulars for every four years of service, up to 20 years. Vinyarion Hyarmendacil increased soldier's wage by giving additional donatives every five years. These quinquennial donatives were paid in precious metal and were worth of a pound of silver per soldier.
Captain of the Hosts (Berthir i dagarim): Vinyaran Minardilion
* ARMY GROUP ITHILIEN (Commander: herdir vagorim Callo Telagar, secundus: condir Námotur Usulúni). 5,000 line infantry, 600 medium cavalry, 100 haruze light cavalry, 500 variag archers, 1,000 auxiliaries and servants, 1 siege train, 240 artillerists. Stationed at Tir Ethraid, Athrad Poros, Methir, Barad Laer and Hyarpendë.
* ARMY GROUP ROMEN (Commander: herdir roechbin Belatar, secundus: rochir Ardaric). 4,000 line infantry, 300 medium cavalry, 200 asdriag raiders, 1,200 northman archers, 1,000 éothraim federates. Stationed at Romenost, Othlebed, Burh Sauthis, Thorontir.
* PALACE GUARD (Commander: autherdir Sigisfrith): 200 tirrim aran, 400 tirrim guinar, 320 arhivilyr, 40 naphta throwers. Stationed at Minas Anor, they are King's personal following.
* ANDRAST GARRISON (Commander: autherdir Telumehtar): 300 anfalas archers, 150 line infantry, 600 royal engineers, 20 artillerists. Stationed at Tharagrondost, overseeing construction of fortifications along Andrast shore.
* THARBAD GARRISON (Commander: canotar Imlach): 60 arhilivyr, 500 mercanary auxiliaries.


Revision [507]

Edited on 2007-10-15 12:06:07 by SampsaRydman
Additions:
Following the destruction brought by Kin-Strife, Gondor's ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of [[Umbar]] in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.
Deletions:
Following the destruction brought by [[Kin-Strife]], Gondor's ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of [[Umbar]] in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.


Revision [506]

Edited on 2007-10-15 12:05:55 by SampsaRydman
Additions:
Following the destruction brought by [[Kin-Strife]], Gondor's ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of [[Umbar]] in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.
An expensive rearmament during the latter half of the fifteenth century aggravated the recession. Gondor faced an implacable southern foe, and diverted its dwindling resources. Its rulers had to maintain extensive military establishments in [[Harondor]], [[Belfalas]], and [[Lebennin]] to defend the realm from Corsair raids. At the same time, the navy had to be rebuilt from scratch.
There was no longer coin enough in the King's treasury to pay for these new forces. Instead, individuals were rewarded with land or privileges from their service. The realm also began to sell future revenues for cash. In outlying locales, many regular army //Gwethyr// (S. 'regiments') were substituted by //Herthyr//, companies sponsored by a [[Titles lord]].
The Great Plague caused Gondor's economic base to shrink even further. About two-fifths of the population died, a significant proportion of which were well-educated townsmen, again decreasing the realm's tax incomes. Unfortunately, the requirements of military defense remained high. [[KingTarondor King Tarondor]] was forced to use every available measure to raise capital and manpower. The settlement of soldiers on land in lieu of a salary, the hiring of private companies, the selling of future revenues and the use of conscription became very common, even in the Vale of Anduin.
The traditional //Dúnadan// army had been badly depleted, of both officers and men, in the Kin-Strife. Both in the aftermath and during the civil war, **Eldacar** called on as many barbarian irregular forces as he could muster. Initially, these were assorted northman groups, along with allies from Rhovanion, but later they included the main strength of the //Éothraim// settled under treaty, who contributed a reputed 20,000 men to his army in 1447. Northmen were recruited either individually, trained, equipped and disciplined to fill gaps in the ranks of regular units, or en bloc as federate allies under their own leaders (under treaty obligations, or for pay and loot, or both) in temporary campaign armies.
Eldacar had let a significant number of his northmen to settle in the southern provinces. But **Aldamir**, anxious to placate the feelings of his countrymen, dismissed 2/3 of his northmen federates, who returned to Rhovanion. Aldamir started the reconstruction of the Gondorian war machine. He was the first to introduce a territorial army system, where part-time soldiers, paid both in land and coin, manned the defensive fortifications along Gondor's northern and southern borders. Rich landowners were urged to finance the new companies in return of tax exemptions and new privileges. Due to battle and financial constraints, the quality and strategical mobility of the army continued to decline substantially during the 16th century. The 1540-1551 war against Haradwaith and [[Umbar]], mainly fought in [[Harondor]], badly depleted its ranks.
The regular army under Aldamir consisted of two components: the mobile field armies - //Dagarim Aran// - grouped into four regional bodies, and the territorial garrison armies based mainly along the frontiers. At the end of the 16th century, there were distinctions of pay, privilege and status between these grades. However, territorial units often fought well where needed, formed part of campaign armies based on their regions, and were occasionally raised to the field armies. Approximately two-thirds of the Gondorian forces consisted of territorials.
The territorial limitanei could hold their positions in defensive strong-points and hamper an invasion, but not defeat it in battle. To do this required the main field army. //Dagarim Aran// represented a strong mobile reserve, but even so it was hardly practical to deploy more than two field armies - one regional, one royal - in any campaign without creating dangerous weaknesses elsewhere. The Corsairs, as well as Asdriags and Dunlendings, were aware of large-scale Gondorian troop transfers and knew how to take maximum advantage of them.
A comparison of units known before 1621 and those surviving in the 1650s suggests that the southern field army had lost over half of their strength. Attempts to repair this damage had been made, partly through new recruitment but mainly through the paper exercise of upgrading territorial troops to the status of //dagarim//. Over 4500 men were designated this way. The damage to the Territorial Corps had also been on a massive scale: at least 20,000 men, roughly one-third of their strength, had been lost over a period of ten years.
As royal revenues dwindled, soldiers were paid only once in three years. In some cases pay was first postponed and then suspended. Many frontier regiments either deserted or crumbled into oblivion. Tarondor solved the problem by dividing the Territorial Corps into four groups which served for a full year on a rota basis once every three to six years, so that a small core of regulars was available at all times.
From the 1640s on, the bulk of the army consisted of provincial infantry forces, raised and maintained locally by lords and governors for defensive tasks. They enjoyed little strategic mobility or sophisticated logistical support. During this period, each lord and governor - except in [[Anórien]], [[Ithilien]] and [[Lebennin]] - was responsible for recruiting and maintaining a territorial corps of a defined size and composition, which was to be stationed in the cities and fortresses of his domain. This force would consist of full-time soldiers (remnants of the old Territorial Corps) on rotation and part-time reservists. Living as freeholding peasants, the latter served during a few months each year.
Gondor's mobile force, the King's Corps or //Dagarim Aran// was re-established in 1643. Former, badly depleted field armies were disbanded and combined into a single host. //Dagarim Aran// was now even smaller than before, rarely exceeding a strength of 20,000, of which perhaps one tenth was cavalry. But under the command of king Tarondor's trusted uncle, **Vinyaran** (Tarondor nominated him as a //berthir i dagarim//, magister of the Armies), and later **Minadir** his grandson, //Dagarim Aran// became more versatile and efficient force than before, durable and highly mobile, and possessing excellent logistic capabilities. Trained to fight either at full strength or as an array of isolated detachments, it proved to be adequately flexible tool, as was aptly displayed in the capture of Umbar in 1810.
Deletions:
Following the destruction brought by Kin-Strife, Gondor's ancient political structure evolved to cope with decreasing wealth and population. The realm's decline became apparent to the ruling classes, who could do little to reverse the ominous trend. The loss of Umbar in T.A. 1448 caused a noticeable shrinking of southern Gondor's economic base. Umbar had been one of the richest cities of the realm and the hub for the southbound trade, giving the kings a sizable customs and tax income in coin. At the same time, parts of the Vale of Anduin were ravaged by the war, and generated little or no income for the goverment.
An expensive rearmament during the latter half of the fifteenth century aggravated the recession. Gondor faced an implacable southern foe, and diverted its dwindling resources. Its rulers had to maintain extensive military establishments in Harondor, Belfalas, and Lebennin to defend the realm from Corsair raids. At the same time, the navy had to be rebuilt from scratch.
There was no longer coin enough in the King's treasury to pay for these new forces. Instead, individuals were rewarded with land or privileges from their service. The realm also began to sell future revenues for cash. In outlying locales, many regular army Gwethyr (S. 'regiments') were substituted by Herthyr, companies sponsored by a lord.
The Great Plague caused Gondor's economic base to shrink even further. About two-fifths of the population died, a significant proportion of which were well-educated townsmen, again decreasing the realm's tax incomes. Unfortunately, the requirements of military defense remained high. King Tarondor was forced to use every available measure to raise capital and manpower. The settlement of soldiers on land in lieu of a salary, the hiring of private companies, the selling of future revenues and the use of conscription became very common, even in the Vale of Anduin.
The traditional Dúnadan army had been badly depleted, of both officers and men, in the Kin-Strife. Both in the aftermath and during the civil war, Eldacar called on as many barbarian irregular forces as he could muster. Initially, these were assorted northman groups, along with allies from Rhovanion, but later they included the main strength of the Éothraim settled under treaty, who contributed a reputed 20,000 men to his army in 1447. Northmen were recruited either individually, trained, equipped and disciplined to fill gaps in the ranks of regular units, or en bloc as federate allies under their own leaders (under treaty obligations, or for pay and loot, or both) in temporary campaign armies.
Eldacar had let a significant number of his northmen to settle in the southern provinces. But Aldamir, anxious to placate the feelings of his countrymen, dismissed 2/3 of his northmen federates, who returned to Rhovanion. Aldamir started the reconstruction of the Gondorian war machine. He was the first to introduce a territorial army system, where part-time soldiers, paid both in land and coin, manned the defensive fortifications along Gondor's northern and southern borders. Rich landowners were urged to finance the new companies in return of tax exemptions and new privileges. Due to battle and financial constraints, the quality and strategical mobility of the army continued to decline substantially during the 16th century. The 1540-1551 war against Haradwaith and Umbar, mainly fought in Harondor, badly depleted its ranks.
The regular army under Aldamir consisted of two components: the mobile field armies - Dagarim Aran - grouped into four regional bodies, and the territorial garrison armies based mainly along the frontiers. At the end of the 16th century, there were distinctions of pay, privilege and status between these grades. However, territorial units often fought well where needed, formed part of campaign armies based on their regions, and were occasionally raised to the field armies. Approximately two-thirds of the Gondorian forces consisted of territorials.
The territorial limitanei could hold their positions in defensive strong-points and hamper an invasion, but not defeat it in battle. To do this required the main field army. Dagarim Aran represented a strong mobile reserve, but even so it was hardly practical to deploy more than two field armies - one regional, one royal - in any campaign without creating dangerous weaknesses elsewhere. The Corsairs, as well as Asdriags and Dunlendings, were aware of large-scale Gondorian troop transfers and knew how to take maximum advantage of them.
A comparison of units known before 1621 and those surviving in the 1650s suggests that the southern field army had lost over half of their strength. Attempts to repair this damage had been made, partly through new recruitment but mainly through the paper exercise of upgrading territorial troops to the status of dagarim. Over 4500 men were designated this way. The damage to the Territorial Corps had also been on a massive scale: at least 20,000 men, roughly one-third of their strength, had been lost over a period of ten years.
As royal revenues dwindled, soldiers were paid only once in three years. In some cases pay was first posponed and then suspended. Many frontier regiments either deserted or crumbled into oblivion. Tarondor solved the problem by dividing the Territorial Corps into four groups which served for a full year on a rota basis once every three to six years, so that a small core of regulars was available at all times.
From the 1640s on, the bulk of the army consisted of provincial infantry forces, raised and maintained locally by lords and governors for defensive tasks. They enjoyed little strategic mobility or sophisticated logistical support. During this period, each lord and governor - except in Anórien, Ithilien and Lebennin - was responsible for recruiting and maintaining a territorial corps of a defined size and composition, which was to be stationed in the cities and fortresses of his domain. This force would consist of full-time soldiers (remnants of the old limitanei) on rotation and part-time reservists. Living as freeholding peasants, the latter served during a few months each year.
Gondor's mobile force, the King's Corps or Dagarim Aran was re-established in 1643. Former, badly depleted field armies were disbanded and combined into a single host. Dagarim Aran was now even smaller than before, rarely exceeding a strength of 20,000, of which perhaps one tenth was cavalry. But under the command of king Tarondor's trusted uncle, Vinyaran (Tarondor nominated him as a berthir i dagarim, magister of the Armies), and later Minadir his grandson, Dagarim Aran became more versatile and efficient force than before, durable and highly mobile, and possessing excellent logistic capabilities. Trained to fight either at full strength or as an array of isolated detachments, it proved to be adequately flexible tool, as was aptly displayed in the capture of Umbar in 1810.


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