- Sep 16, 2020
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- Kingdom of Croatia
Yeah, though these aren't mistakes so much as deliberate changes... stupid ones, sure, but still deliberate.Bigger mistake in my opinion - replacing Gondor vassals who come on captured pirate ships with Army of the Dead.It had no sense.
And oliphants was just bigger elephants,when they not only made it kajiu size,but also turned into some other species.
Well, this is certainly a much better keep.Like I said - my sample is small
Ha! I knew I've seen it - here is the AFAIK Tolkien endorsed plan:
Frontal assault, then
Well, on the face of it, it's not a bad fortress. It depends on how it was built. If they built the inner wall and the keep first, then the outer wall, and then the Deepening Wall, you can see why there would be flaws. These were added on later and hence not entirely well thought out. Of course, most of these can be fixed with just one or two adjustments.I have a niggling suspicion that Tolkien was a better linguist than military architecture historian
Minas Tirith perhaps, but Helm's Deep was I think just a small keep. Probably only had a small garrison.I would imagine that Tolkien was thinking of something similar to Dover Castle when he came up with Helm's Deep?
(And probably Minas Tirith as well)
There are a strictly limited number of points of attack.
Geography makes some directions completely unfeasible.
To go over the pros and cons I see here...Minas Tirith perhaps, but Helm's Deep was I think just a small keep. Probably only had a small garrison.
This looks like a similar sketch in style to Helm's Deep, but for Minas Tirith.