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8. Mordor

From 3A1000 to 3A1980: Ag 2. Cold. Rv, H(S), Wd, RGo, Rd, BUA.
Otherwise: Ag 4. Dry. H(S), H(G), RGo, M, Rd, BUA.
C-in-C: Irr Ax (S) @ 14
Sub-generals - Irr Ax (S) @ 14
Wolfriders - Irr LH (O) @ 5
Riderless wolves ('Hounds of Sauron') - Irr LH (I) @ 3
Orc archers - up to 2/3 as Irr Bw (I) @ 3, the rest as Irr Ps (O) @ 2
Upgrade archers with mail and spear to Irr Bw (O) @ 4
Orc warriors - Irr Ax (I) @ 2
Upgrade Great Orc Ax (I) with mail and/or darts - Ax (O) @ 3
Upgrade Orc Ax (O) to Ax (S) @ 4
Downgrade Orcs to Irr Hd (O) @ 1
Trolls - half Irr Bd (S) @ 7, half supporting Irr Ps (O) @ 1 on double-base elements
Half-trolls - Irr Wb (O) @ 3

Only in the second age or after 3A1980:
Subject men - Irr Sp (I) @ 3 or Irr Bd (I) @ 4
Southron allies - List: Haradrim
Khand, Wainrider or other Easterling allies - List: Easterlings

Only in the second age:
Dwarf allies - List: Khazad

Only after 2A1693:
Upgrade generals to Reg Kn (S) @ 35

Only after 3A2475:
Upgrade Ax (S) to Uruk-Hai as Reg Bd (F) @ 27 if general, otherwise @ 7
Trenchworks - TF @ 2
Catapults - Reg Art (S) @ 10
Replace Trolls with cavalry - Reg Cv (O) @ 8 or Irr Cv (O) @ 7 (each Cv replaces one double element of trolls)
Upgrade all other Trolls to those with siege engines as Reg WWg (S) @ 14 (Each WWg replaces two double-based elements of trolls)
Upgrade Subject Men to Irr Bd (O) @ 5

Only in 3A3019:
Downgrade Reg Kn (S) generals to those mounted on fell beasts - Irr LH (S) @ 17
After Morgoth's defeat at the end of the first age, his lieutenant Sauron arose to become the new Enemy. Defeated by the Numenoreans in the second age, Sauron was captured and taken to Numenor, where he managed to destroy the Kingdom from within. In the third age, his main enemy was the remnant Numenorean kingdom of Gondor, and Sauron spent much energy organizing alliances to wear down its strength. This list covers Sauron's armies in both the second and third ages. The period from 3A1000 to 3A1980A represents the time when Sauron's power was based in Dol Guldur, rather than Mordor. A Kn (S) C-in-C is usually the Witch-king, first of the Nazgul, but can also be the Mouth of Sauron. Nazgul (ring-wraiths) were usually mounted on great black warhorses. A Kn (S) sub-general can only be used if the C-in-C is a Kn (S). Orc Ps (O) may support Bd (F) or Ax. Trolls should be depicted one or two to a double-element base. The Ps (O) on their bases represents their large size and toughness rather than genuine archer supports, and should accordingly not be represented by figures. Wolfriders may dismount to defend fortifications or within 300p of enemy fortifications or war-wagons as Ax (I); or to enter rough or difficult going as Wb (F) (but on LH sized bases), in which case they are accompanied by and fight alongside their mounts, which therefore do not get left behind as separate elements, but are part of the dismounted element. When riderless wolves are in difficult going they are reclassified as Ax (I) except that they are impetuous. They cannot otherwise 'dismount'. Catapults may not be used with wolves or wolfriders. Allied contingents drawn from this list may include riderless wolves, wolfriders and subject men; need not contain any trolls; and may not include Kn (S), LH (S), Art (S) or WWg(S). The minima marked * applies only if any TF or Art are used.

DBA: 1 x 3Kn or 3Ax, 1 x Art or 2LH, 2 x 3Bw or 2Ps, 4 x 3Ax, 2 x 2Bd, 1 x 2LH or 4Wb or 4Sp, 1 x 4Sp or 4Bd

HotT: 1 x Hero plus 1 x Hordes or 1 x Flyers plus 1 x Artillery, 1 x Riders or Beasts, 1 x Behemoths, 1 x Blades, 1 x Warband or Riders or Blades, 6 x Hordes, 1 x Lurkers or Hordes, 1 x Warband or 1 x Shooters or 2 x Hordes

Enemies: Sindar, Khazad, Noldor, Easterlings, Harad, Numenor, Gondor, Rohan, Orthanc

Further notes on this army list, including justifications for all the above options, can be reached at the Mordor army list notes section.

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