From far beyond the sea of Rhun come the descendants of the ancient Wainriders; The wild men of Rhun. Comprising a loose confederation of tribal bands, which include the Balchoth and other Easterlings, the men of Rhun have long served the power of Mordor. Now, after years of preparations, they have been loosed to strike the northern flank of the Free Peoples at a critical hour. Riding agile horses, hurling javelins, brandishing scimitars and spears and shouting their odd barbaric battlecries. They bear weapons and armor strange to the west, some fight almost naked. Animal fetishes and great horned helms suggest they worship animal gods and spirits in addition to the cult of Sauron himself. Will the shieldwalls of men and dwarves hold against the black rain of their arrows?