|Siege of Angband|
Siege of Angband during the First Age
|Conflict: The War of the Great Jewels|
|Date: FA 60|
|Place: Morgoth, Iron Mountains (Angband)|
|Outcome: Angband victory|
|An unknown number of Elves||An unknown number of Orcs and Balrogs|
|Presumably heavy||Presumably moderate to heavy|
The Siege of Angband was a 400 year long siege of the Ñoldor circling around the fortress of Morgoth called Angband in the early First Age (FA 60), which began following the Dagor Aglareb (Glorious Battle), the many battles between the Elvesof Beleriand and the evil forces of Morgoth).
The siege was incomplete as Morgoth was still capable of sending out various forces of Orcs to weaken the Ñoldor (such as the attack of Hithlum), mainly from the impassable north flanks of the fortress near the unguarded Iron Mountains. The Ñoldor had grown strong enough, however, and these raiding forces posed no significant threat.
|Battles of Beleriand|
First Battle | Dagor-nuin-Giliath | Dagor Aglareb | Siege of Angband | Dagor Bragollach | Nirnaeth Arnoediad | War of Wrath