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Talk:Wainrider/Balchoth War

[edit] Naming Decision

It was a tough decision arriving at a name for this conflict. Appendix A (ROTK) uses both terms, and the pre-existing Celebrant battle article uses "Balchoth". So I tried to use both. Easterling is more of a generic description. Also, the time period involved here is very long, 700 years or so, but the whole affair is discussed as though it is a unitary conflict in the Tale of Years. So I kept the time scale long.--Theoden1 17:38, 13 July 2008 (EDT)

Some other naming: "Calimehtar-Dagorlad Battle"? Isn't "Second Battle for Dagorlad" a bit better? -- Ederchil 13:07, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
That's just a place holder-- perhaps 2nd will do.--Theoden1 14:51, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
I added a redirect page for Easterling War. That should keep everyone happy.--Theoden1 14:53, 16 July 2008 (EDT)


[edit] Typo Wars

Someday, Ederchil, we'll look back on this as the Great Typo War. I hope we're helping it other, not just chewing on each other. I thought I was helping you out with corrections to Christopher Lee. I hope you're responding with the same charitable spirit, dude.--Theoden1 14:50, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

Always charitable. We're all here to help eachother. I make typos, you make typos. If we don't correct eachother, then who will? -- Ederchil 15:41, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

[edit] Doesn't make sense

Sorry folks, it's ludicrous to put the Wainrider/Balchoth conflict into one. The Wainriders were utterly defated in 1944 TA, the Balchoth appear 500 years later. It's like talking about the "Hunnic-Mongol Invasion of Europe" despite Huns and Mongols being different peoples and are separated by 700 years. There's a wainrider conflict and a Balchoth conflict. Besides, the article is far from complete. And why is there crux behind Ecthelion II? From what I know he died peacefully. --Thalion 14:58, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

I didn't like it either way back when it was created. Split the subject. --Dwarf Lord 18:19, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
+1 --Amroth 14:58, 21 September 2011 (UTC)