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I've recently read the book, but I have a doubt. The 5 armies are: 1. Dwarves 2. Men 3. Elves 4. Goblins 5. Wargs or 4. Goblins and wargs 5. Eagles?

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Anne Gazzolo I go with The Girl's answer. Robert Foster in his Battle of the Five Armies entry in his The Complete Guide to Middle-earth states it that way. He also mentions the "timely aid" of the Beorn and the Eagles, but does not include them in the count. Aaron is correct to include them as a vital part of the battle (indeed, it could not have been won without them), but strictly speaking the five armies were as the The Girl has said.

Namarie, God bless, Anne Marie :)
Michael Chapman It's made pretty clear by the author who the 5 armies were:

"So began a battle that none had expected: and it was called the Battle of Five Armies, and it was very terrible. Upon one side were the Goblins and the wild Wolves, and upon the other were the Elves and Men and Dwarves."
Bart 1. Dwarves
2. Humans
3. Elves
vs.
4.+5. Forces of Evil (Goblins and Wolves).
A, C. Well, it's sort of complicated... It's:

1. Dwarves, Bilbo, and Gandalf
2. Men
3. Elves
4. Goblins and Wargs
5. Eagles and Beorn
ατζινάβωτο φέγι. The first option is right... dwarves,men,elves,goblins,wargs
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