Théoden's host Vs The Serpent horde (Contest of Champions)
|Erkenbrand orders his men in a defensive wall to receive |
Suladan and co.
|The serpent guard remain a spears throw away despite much |
taunting from the horse-lords
|Suladan spurs his horse on preparing to charge.|
|And quickly swoops in, engaging two unawares, a third joins to help|
|The attack is joined over here seemingly one sided,|
yet Erkenbrand takes a large blast to his horn
|Suladan's guard freeze in dread of the golden haired captain|
But the Serpent lord slices through his opponents
|He hastens to the Rohirrim captain, hoping to end the battle quickly.|
But his mount is sliced apart, throwing him to the ground.
Three more Haradrim fall to the Rohirrim.
|Suladan is jumped upon by four horse-lords, yet he weaves|
his way from them as his companions survive too
|After regaining his footing Suladan orders his remaining men to attack|
|Erkenbrand, seeing his chance pushes a guard away and rushes at |
the Serpent lord cutting through decent chunks of his armour.
Another serpent guard is speared into the ground.
|Suladan seems the dominant figure in the centre despite his force |
being on the back foot, the guards retreat to the outside of the field.
|The guards are caught and trapped by the Rohirrim and Suladan is |
surrounded by green cloaks again and is eventually brought down by
one of the guards, much to the displeasure of Erkenbrand.
|The Rohirrim close down the remaining two guards trying to run from |
the field, as Erkenbrand hurries over
|The serpent guard regardless of enemies strikes the Royal bodyguard |
through the chest
|Erkenbrand strides over his dead bodyguard and cuts|
the enemy's head from shoulders
|But the last Haradrim sees the defeat and takes to wind...|
Suladan = 3 (3)
Erkenbrand = 2 (2)
The Serpent Horde = 13
Théoden's Host = 13
Suladan was the deciding factor, killing three early on in the battle meant he had to be occupied by Erkenbrand and company to prevent him killing more, then Erkenbrand simply had to chase up guards which could easily flee, not ideal. Suladan did just enough, fortunately the scenario was in his favour.
Despite all the killing and controlling the Rohirrim did, they couldn't get the victory. The Haradrim advance while being level on battle points, they face the Easterlings in the next round.
But first the Isengard raiders fight the Tower of Ecthelion in Storm the camp...