Six-part series on LOTR’s siege of Gondor from the perspective of a military historian

and it’s absolutely awesome:

Part I: Professionals Talk Logistics
Part II: These Beacons are Liiiiiiit
Part III: Having Fun Storming the City
Part IV: The Cavalry Arrives
Part V: Just Flailing About Flails
Part VI: Black Sails and Gleaming Banners