Men of Dale

This is the Army of the Men of Dale of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.

Dale was a kingdom with its capital nestled beneath the gates of the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Destroyed by the dragon Smaug, it was re-established by King Bard following the death of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies. While closely allied with Erebor, Dale also held sway over a wide area of land south of Erebor to Esgaroth, the Long Lake, and the River Running and eastward into the plains of Rhun to the River Carnen. During the War of the Ring, Dale was hard pressed by Easterlings stirred up by Sauron.

While related to the Northmen who were the ancestors of the Riders of Rohan, the Men of Dale had lost most of their cavalry lands, and cavalry traditions, to the Wainriders in the middle Third Age.

I have based the Dale army on that of the Pre-Feudal Scots.

Fantasy   Men of Dale CR: H: 4 L: 2   BP: 2 Init: 4
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
1 HC Nobles X 4(0)0 +1 Lances 10
1 FT King\'s Guard* X 6(1)2 +2 Various 10
6 FT Foot* X 5(1)1 +1 Various 7
2 SI Archers   2(1)1 +2 Bows 2
2 HC Nobles X 4(0)0 +1 Lances 10
12 FT Foot* X 5(1)1 +1 Various 7
2 LC Light Horse X 2(0)0 +1 Javelins 7
3 SI Archers   2(1)1 +2 Bows 2
3 SI Skirmishers   3(1)2 +2 Javelins 2
2 FT Erebor Dwarf Allies** X 6(1)2 +2 Various 10


Core: 1 SH

Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 3 GR, 1 SH, 2 RG


Core: 96 Bonus: 150

*All FT may form Shieldwall.

**Erebor Dwarf Allies: Can form Shieldwall. If any taken, all must be taken.

List Author: David Billinghurst