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Old 10-14-2020, 03:22 PM   #3
William Cloud Hicklin
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William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.William Cloud Hicklin is battling Black Riders on Weathertop.
I rather think that Sauron was desperately trying to regroup after his surprise dis-embodiment in Numenor, and scraping up enough troops just to deal with Gondor. And the notion of offensive ops against Elendil and pre-Last Alliance Gil-Galad/Lindon strikes me as Sauron sticking his head in a hornet's nest. One Nazgul? Curbstomp (let's not forget that the W-K was afraid of one Noldo, Glorfindel. You think he can take an army of them?)

The 3rd Age Angmar project took centuries to pay dividends- against a weak and divided Arnor.
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