Why does this article use the version of events from the film (which is NOT canon), rather than how it really happend according to Tolkien? The two accounts are vastly different, and I find this article somewhat inflammatory, as the inclusion of Elves at Helm's Deep was one of the changes most upsetting to Tolkien purists. I would hope that this will get resolved promptly.
- As not everyone who is a fan of the LOTR is a Tolkien purist, I am going to add a section to this page covering the film version of the battle. Not everyone who reads this wiki will have read the books; they may want information concerning the movie canon.Arwen Skywalker 14:09, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
If someone come spare aside some time, it would be good if this article wasw rewritten because it is majorly based around the less canonical film version of the battle.
I'm curious as to what source states that 500 elves were sent to Helms Deep, and 20 returned. In "the Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare" by Chris Smith, only 200 are present at the battle, none of whom survive.
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Folks, about 2,000 Rohirrim arrived in both the movie and the book, its just that in the book they were led by Erkenbrand of Westfold, not Eomer (Eomer was defending the Hornburg alongside Aragorn). And the Huorns arrived in the extended cut version of the movie as well as the book.
The current infobox suggests that no Rohirrim reinforcements arrived in the book, and forgets to mention that Huorns arruved in the extended cut of the movie.
I wanted to fix this but the article appears to be semi-protected.
- Response to 18.104.22.168: It may be "semi-protected" because you're an IP address instead of a registered contributor. Try registering. And remember to sign/timestamp your posts in "Talk" - Gradivus, 16:39, December 13, 2012 (UTC)