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Talk:Battle of Five Armies

We need a template on this article. --Dwarf Lord 10:39, 7 October 2006 (EDT)

[edit] Incorrect

  • Tolkien's text states that the 5 Armies were Men, Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, and Wolves. Eagles are not one of the 5 armies. Also, unless "three parts" means 3/4s, that figure is incorrect also. - Unsigned comment by (talk).

Eagles particapated, so therefore we put them as a combaten, not as part of the armies. three parts means three-fourths otherwise I wouldn't have put it there. --Dwarf Lord 15:37, 9 May 2007 (EDT)

  • By this site's own reckoning Orcs and Goblins are synonymous. However, entry of "Goblins" are redirected to Orcs. Thus, Orcs should take precedent over Goblins. In other words, by this site's own definition and usage, Orcs should be used over Goblins.
  • Also adding to the ambiguity are references, in other areas of this wiki, to Orcs and Goblins being separate races with "Goblins being the weaker" of the two... - Unsigned comment by (talk).
Which ambiguous references are you referring to? Please provide some links to areas containing such.--Morgan 06:12, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Armies of Elves and Men

Where does the numbers for Elven and Mannish hosts come from? They certainly aren't from The Hobbit, and they lack all citations. ~Matoro

The figures of a thousand Elven spearmen and five-hundred Dwarves from the Iron Hills are certainly mentioned in the text. I need to check the figure for the Lake-men. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:23, 28 January 2017 (UTC)