THE ULTIMATE SIEGE

“We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.”

Gandalf the White, The Return of the King

For my fantasy series, I am planning the final battle against the monster army to be a major siege battle. I have been doing a lot of research when it comes to siege warfare. As a result, I am planning for this siege to have a lot of moving parts. There will be unmanned barricades, flaming trenches, stake-filled ditches, cavalry charges, manned barricades, trebuchets, archers, booby traps, and stone walls. With each obstacle the monster army goes through, the more the battle’s suspense will increase. This is going to be the most complex and terrifying battle I have ever written so far. It will be like the Battle of Helm’s Deep, the Battle of Winterfell, and the Battle of Pelennor Fields all rolled into one.

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