Nírnaeth Arnoediad - Order of Battle

Order of Battle

Hosts of Angband:

  • Vanguard: 80,000—100,000. One to two Orc-hosts, each 40,000–50,000 strong - sent to provoke Fingon into a premature attack from Hithlum in the west.
  • Centre: 150,000—300,000. Main Host - three to six Orc-hosts, each 40,000–50,000 strong - sent to overwhelm Fingon as he pursued vanguard.
  • Reserve: 100,000 Orcs with many auxiliaries. Two to four Orc-hosts, Balrogs, Trolls, Dragons, wolves and wolfriders. Additionally some Men in the Union change sides.
  • Casualties: 200,000+

Hosts of the Union of Maedhros:

  • West wing - Host of Fingon = 42,500 to 56,000
    • Noldor of Hithlum: 15,000 to 20,000 Elves
    • Men of Dor-lómin: 12,000 to 15,000 Men of the House of Hador
    • Sindar of Mithrim: 1,000 to 3,000 Elves
    • Falas: 3,000 to 5,000 Elves of Círdan
    • Nargothrond: 500 to 1,000 Elves
    • Folk of Brethil: 1,000 to 2,000 Folk of Haleth
    • Gondolin: 10,000 Elves
  • East wing - Host of Maedhros = 42,500(32.500) to 60,000(45.000)
    • Sons of Fëanor: 12,000 to 15,000 Elves
    • Men of Bór: 8,000 to 10,000 Men
    • Men of Ulfang: 10,000 to 15,000 Swarthy Men
    • Green Elves (Laiquendi): 2,500 to 5,000
    • Dwarves: 10,000 to 15,000
  • Casualties: 65,000+

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