"Ride Out and Meet 'em Head On"

I find it interesting the choice of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh's Rohan military tactics, especially prior to Helm's Deep. In the novel (and please correct me if I'm wrong) Theoden's choice to seek refuge in the fortress was sound and applauded by both Gandalf and Aragorn. Even when we study this crossroads in the movie, Legolas later states "...and who can blame them? 300 against 10,000?" Riding out and meeting the forces of Isengard head on seems folly and Theoden's decision shines as wisdom over Gandalf's. --Mikda Fopal 23:36, 21 November 2006 (UTC)--Mikda Fopal 23:16, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I thought Theoden chose to ride to war in the novel.--Sherk 00:27, 1 January 2007 (UTC)