Easterlings invade GondorEasterlings invade Gondor - In the Third Age, Easterliings was the term given to the Men who came from the East and assailed Gondor.  They were also called Wainriders and Balcoth.  The invasion of 490 T.A. was just the first of a long history of conflict between the races of Men.


"The Wainriders came down with all the strength that they could spare, and Calimehtar gave way before them, drawing them away from their homes.  At length battle was joined upon the Dagorlad, and the result was long in doubt." ~Unfinished Tales (Cirion and Eorl)