This is the army of Rohan from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

The riders of the Riddermark of Rohan have a very Anglo-Saxon culture in The Lord of the Rings and use many Anglo-Saxon words (reflecting Tolkein's own area of expertise). The only problem with this is, historically, the Anglo-Saxons did not make much use of cavalry in warfare. From a clue in The History of Middle Earth, I have instead opted to adapt the Lombard Armati list. The Lombards originated near the ancient Anglo-Saxons and, in the course of their wanderings, adopted the use of the horse in warfare.

The Banner of Rohan was a galloping white horse on a green field.

Fantasy   Rohan CR: H: 4 L: 2   BP: 2 Init: 5
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
1 HC King\'s Eored (d) X 5(1)0 +2 Lances 12
1 HC Heavy Cavalry (d) X 5(0)0 +1 Lances 11
3 HC Heavy Cavalry (d!) X 4(0)0 +1 Lances 10
1 LC Light Horse X 2(0)0 +1 Various/bows 8
6 HC Heavy Cavalry (d) X 5(0)0 +1 Lances 11
4 HC Heavy Cavalry (d!) X 4(0)0 +1 Lances 10
2 LC Light Horse X 2(0)0 +1 Various/bows 8
4 FT Old Men X 5(1)1 +1 Spears 6
2 SI Boys   2(1)1 +2 Bows 2


Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 1 SH, 1 Rg


Core: 93 Bonus: 150

The eored was a, presumably, cavalry unit of several hundred men.

The 'Old Men' and 'Boys' are levies that the Kings of Rohan called upon to defend their holdings when the main body of the army mounted for war. All Rohirrim could, and did, fight dismounted on occasion; witness the defence of the Fords of Isen and the Battle of Helm's Deep. Erkenbrand's surviving Westfolders arrived, with Gandalf, at Helm's Deep on foot, having passed along narrow trails through the mountains. They would probably be a mixture of 'Old Men' and dismounted Westfold eoreds.

List Author: David Billinghurst