The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 21 March 2007
  • Updates planned: 2

Sandastan

The Númenórean shield-barrier

A defensive battle tactic employed by the Númenóreans and their descendants. It consisted of two ranks of Men, closely pressed together but flexible enough to react to a flanking maneouvre by the enemy. Sandastan was the formal, Quenya name for this formation, but in practice it was more commonly called a thangail, a Sindarin word literally meaning 'shield-hedge'.


See also...

Thangail

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 21 March 2007
  • Updates planned: 2

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2007. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.

Website services kindly sponsored by Discus from Axiom Software Ltd.
Discus' world-class support is free to all our clients. We're always ready to help you get the most from the DISC personality test.
The Encyclopedia of Arda
The Encyclopedia of Arda
Menu
Homepage Search Latest Entries and Updates Random Entry