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Encyclopedia > Battle of Dale
Battle of Dale
Conflict War of the Ring
Date March 17-20, T.A. 3019
Place Dale, The Lonely Mountain
Result Dale/Erebor victory
Combatants
Men of Dale and Dwarves of Erebor Easterlings
Commanders
Brand, Dáin II Ironfoot Unknown
Strength
Close to 6,000? Close to 8,000?
Casualties
Deaths of Brand and Dáin II and unknown number of Men and Dwarves All Easterlings (died or fled)

The Battle of Dale is fictional battle in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Dale is a town in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Easterlings were Men who lived in the east of Middle-earth, and were enemies of the Free Peoples. ... Brand is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth legendarium. ... Dáin II Ironfoot was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of WW1. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The one ring of power The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ...

The Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain and the Men of Dale refused to acknowledge the Overlordship and alliance of Sauron. While his southern armies menaced Gondor, he sent an army north to extend his dominion to prevent the armies of his enemies joining together under one banner, which could have proved disastrous for Mordor. The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature, often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... Dale is a town in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mordor is the dwelling place of Sauron, in the southeast of Middle-earth. ...


On March 17th of the year 3019 in the Third Age, Sauron sent a large contingent of Easterlings to attack Dale. The combined forces of the Men of Dale under King Brand and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain under King Dáin Ironfoot marched out to meet the Easterlings in battle. Sauron's forces were probably more numerous, though the army of Dale would have possessed an advantage due to their superior Dwarven-made weaponry. After three days of heavy close-quarters fighting, they were forced to retreat to the Lonely Mountain. The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Easterlings were Men who lived in the east of Middle-earth, and were enemies of the Free Peoples. ... Brand is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth legendarium. ... Dáin II Ironfoot was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...


A few sturdy warriors led by Brand and Dáin fought bravely before the Gate of Erebor, which was not taken. In the end, Dáin was killed as he stood defending the body of his ally Brand. Meanwhile, the defenders of the Mountain were able to withstand the siege. In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor) is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. ...


However, to the misfortune of the Easterlings, the forces of Gondor and Rohan defeated the main power of Sauron in the southern theatre on March 25th, causing the northern army to lose heart. Seeing the morale of their foes being sapped by news of victory in the south, the Army of Dale under the new Kings — Bard II and Thorin III Stonehelm — managed to lift the siege on March 27th and drove the Easterlings out of Dale. Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Thorin III Stonehelm was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...


The battle was incredibly important in the course of the War of the Ring: if Sauron's Easterling armies hadn't had the Dwarves and Men of Dale to fight, they would have been able to join up with Sauron's forces from Dol Guldur in their attacks on the Woodland Realm of Mirkwood and Lothlorien, tipping the scales in favor of Mordor. This would have enabled the Mordor-armies to flank the forces of Gondor and Rohan from the North and rear. Gandalf himself commented that had the Battle of Dale been lost this way, the forces of the West would have been crushed regarless of the victory at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. ... In the fictional world of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Dol Guldur, or Hill of Sorcery, was a stronghold of Sauron located in the south of Mirkwood. ... Sir Ian McKellen portrays Gandalf in The Two Towers. ... The Battle of the Pelennor Fields was a battle for the city of Minas Tirith in J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ...


The Battle of Dale would have further reduced the already low numbers of Dwarves and paved way for the dominion of Men in the Fourth Age. The Fourth Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


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The Battle of Dale is fictional battle in J.
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The Battle of Dale would have further reduced the already low numbers of Dwarves and paved way for the dominion of Men in the Fourth Age.
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