Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game The Riders of Eorl
The realm of Gondor was beset by the forces of the Dark Lord.
It seemed that all was lost, but then a band of horsemen led by Eorl the Young came to their aid.
Together they managed to push back the forces of evil.
In recognition of his assistance, Gondor pledged the land of Calenardhon to Erol and his people.
Since that time it has been known as Rohan.
About the Army
The Riders of Eorl are an all mounted army.
Mighty leaders are very important to this force, as they provide the heroic movement that lets the cavalry strike when the time is right.
Eorl the Young
Kings of Men are good leaders and have plenty of might.
This makes them a good choice to lead the army.
I generally give them a shield, heavy armor, an armored horse, and a lance.
Captains of Rohan are good sources of might, although they do not have the courage of the Kings.
They are an important part of the Rohan army, as it is essential to be able to take heroic movement to charge with your horses when you lose the initiative.
I generally equip them with throwing spears, and mount them on horses.
Rohan Outriders are elite troops, with a higher fight value than regular horsemen.
They also have fate so they are harder to kill.
I usually take a handful of them, just to help win those tough combats.
Riders of Rohan are great cavalry.
They are slightly less susceptible to bow fire thanks to their shields.
They can also be given throwing spears.
Rohan Royal Guard are elite troops like outriders.
They also have the bodyguard special rule that makes them ideal for assaulting terror causing enemies.
Also I have found that they are best separated from the hero, as they will not break if the force is broken.