|Battle of Cair Andros|
|Conflict: War of the Ring|
|Date: March 10, 3019|
|Place: Cair Andros, Gondor|
|Outcome: Decisive Mordor victory|
| Lord of Cair Andros
||Morannon Orc General|
|900 Gondorian Soldiers,100 Ithilien Rangers||10,000 Morannon Orcs, Several Wargs and trolls, 5,000 Easterlings|
|Heavy:Entire army destroyed,except for a few soldiers who feld back to Minas Tirith||About 2000 Morannon Orcs, 1000 Easterlings and several wargs killed|
|War of the Ring|
The Battle of Cair Andros was a conflict between Sauron's servants and the Gondorian defenders of the city of Cair Andros during The War of the Ring. Cair Andros was located in the middle of the Anduin River on a small isle. It was connected to the shore on either side by two bridges.
Assault and Battle Edit
At around the same time as The Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a force of orcs and Easterlings assaulted Cair Andros. Upon sight of the attacking force, the Gondorian Defenders promptly shut the gates. The orcs began to cross the bridge. Many were shot down by archers on the walls. Some got through, however, and ended up breaking down the gate of Cair Andros with a ram. As soon as the gate was down, the cowardly Lord of Cair Andros fled the city and was never heard from again. He left his head captain in command. The unnamed captain was killed during the fight. The defenders fought the orcs and Easterlings throughout the city streets. Soon Sauron's forces gained the upper hand, and pushed many defenders into the citadel, where they held out for nearly two hours, before they ran out of arrows, and the orcs were able to bring the ram to the citadel gate. They burst into the citadel and slew all who were there. Many defenders were killed in the streets, but some escaped and fled, unlike those who made for the citadel. The end result was a victory for Sauron. After the War of the Ring ended, Cair Andros was recaptured by the army of Gondor, led by King Elessar and Faramir.
- The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 154