Forces of Evil


The Mouth of Sauron


 "A tall and evil shape, mounted upon a black horse… The rider was robed all in black, and black was his lofty helm; yet this was no Ringwraith but a living man ... his name is remembered in no tale, for he himself had forgotten it."

In the film version of Return of the King, the Mouth of Sauron is a pretty impressive character, even if only for a short time.  In the books a little more is revealed about him though his full details, like those of the Nazgul, are shadowed.  He was a Black Numenorean, and may have been in the service of Sauron for a hundred or even for thousands of years, possibly since the First Age.  We learn that he is the Lieutenant of the Dark Tower and commander of the vast Orc armies of Gorgoroth.  Had evil triumphed in the War of the Ring, it even seems likely that the Mouth of Sauron was to be given control of Isengard.

 The Mouth of Sauron in the Hobbit Strategy Battle Game

In the Strategy Battle Game, the Mouth of Sauron is actually a cost effective, fun model to play.   He costs little more than an Orc Shaman or Orc Captain and can fill the role of both...and with more style! 

With a successful Terrifying Aura cast early in the game (maybe even using his Might to channel it) you can limit the risk of being charged by many enemy forces. Should he be engaged in combat, 2 Attacks and a Fight 4 give him a reasonable chance of success.  If you equip him on his armored horse he becomes even more potent. 

Among his magic abilities he can cast Transfix relatively easily which can give him or an ally a significant advantage in combat. 

Only his 1 Might could be considered his greatest drawback.  Most generic captains have 2 typically so this puts him at a slight disadvantage from that perspective, but for only 60 points ( 75 with his armored horse) he's still a good bargain to bring in a mixed combat/magic Hero.

 The Mouth of Sauron in the War of the Ring

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