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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 10 2014, @10:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the And-on-the-org-chart-bind-them dept.

nobbis writes:

"From 'A Tolkienist's Perspective Blog' : a two part article part 1 part 2 about the military structure in Mordor. There is a hierarchy chart if you want a summary.

Was the rapid collapse of the military following the destruction of the ring indicative of the fragility of this structure , and its susceptibility to a decapitation strike ? Would a flatter hierarchy or something similar to the Imperial Military or Starfleet have been more resilient?"

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by VLM on Monday March 10 2014, @05:49PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 10 2014, @05:49PM (#14135)

    Aside from taking control:

    "And that's the plan, note that first wave is predicted to take about 80% casualties"
    "Oh, I don't like that"
    "Well, you can obey, or take 100% casualties as a traitor"
    "Err, uh yeah, now that you put it that way..."


    "Well, that was the plan as written, but he's dead now. Note that first wave was predicted to take about 80% casualties, but with lack of intel it might be higher"
    "Oh, I don't like that. My sword says your team goes first. You go first, I must insist."

    There is the very practical situation that the land and "people" were the same before the leader arrived and they never successfully organized to beat the good guys. So now the leader is gone so its not all that unlikely they'll lose badly as it always was.

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