Description and HistoryEdit
The army of Saruman consisted largely of Uruk-hai: Uruk Warriors, Uruk Pikeman, and Uruk Scouts, but also contained some wild men from Dunland and a portion of Goblins from Moria as Saruman controlled the Goblins in Khazad-dum. There also could have been some Isengard orcs trained for war, as well, and some Half-orcs.
It also had battering rams, some siege ladders, and explosives. Saruman used this army to attack the people of Rohan, most notably at the Battle of the Hornburg. They also fought at the Battles of the Fords of Isen, and a small band fought at the Skirmish at Amon Hen, though this group was destroyed by the Riders of Rohan on the outskirts of Fangorn forest.
A small portion of the army stayed at Isengard and fought at the Battle of Isengard. Saruman's Warg riders also attacked the people of Rohan on their way to Helm's Deep. The army was utterly defeated and completely destroyed save for an unknown number of Dunlendings who surrendered to the victors.
At Rohan, some village raids were executed by Uruks, orcs and wildmen.
Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit
In the The Two Towers (film), the culvert of the Hornburg was breached by a movie-only group of Uruks known as Berserkers where one rushed forth with an explosive in hand unstopped by an wave of arrows that pierced him, threw himself into it and breached it. The Uruk-hai were shown using Crossbows which were never mentioned as being used in the books.
- Lurtz (movie only)
- Sharku (leader of Saruman's Warg riders in the movie only)
- Unnamed Uruk-hai at Helm's deep