Using the Lord Of The Rings movie license, The Battle for Middle-earth is a Real-Time Strategy game based upon both the renown literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Players are given control of enormous armies in the many of the epic battles depicted in the film. From waging all-out combat among the vast forces of good and evil to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the troops.

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Return of Shadow

2016


2016 is almost over time for a brief look back at the year that was before moving on to next year.
The year started with Beta 0.25's release and the debut of Erebor.
January was also the beginning of the Great Balancing/Initiative a long haul plan to rebalance the mod and bring all factions in line with update designs and mechanics.
It saw the introduction of the new Expansion systems like Reinforcement, Industry Expansion and Specialisations.


The year also saw the introduction and release of the Free Peoples faction within a very short time.

It also saw some big changes with factions being announced like Morgul and other factions being merged like Lindon and Arnor.


The Initiative being the main focus with 2016 serving as a sort of transition period for the mod as it moves towards moving out of Beta with Version 1.0.

It also saw the release of the Final Beta serving as the building block for versions between now and the release of 1.0.

Initiative

Shortly after New Years I will be releasing a special beta for Return of Shadow the Initiative Edition.
This release will be the culmination of the last year's work with large balance changes and new mechanics.
The Initiative Edition will include all the planned balance changes originally planned for Beta 0.3 but not any new factions.
This will include the Horde and CP changes recently announced, a lot of balance changes including the introduction of the new balance scheme introducing Champion units, new Specialisations and Expansion systems for some factions, the shiny new leadership types and the newly updated Horn of War (Home Defence).
Stewards will also be making their public debut.

However some of the more recent features won't be included such as the new Renown system, Legacy Heroes or Steward Powers (Stewards will level up to rank 4 for now).

Download Final Beta

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Part 2

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Royal:X
Royal:X

I struggled to solve the problems with this mod,I read and maybe a vanilla issue to my work.From the pictures I like very many factions.I hope I go because I love this mod.Sorry for bad english.

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Radspakr
Radspakr

I've created a new subreddit for BFME players,modders etc to discuss the game.
Looking for new people to join and chat and help me build up a community.
Tell your friends.
Join The Battle.
Reddit.com

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rutger109
rutger109

I demand a remake of this game

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.Ahmad
.Ahmad

Is the Multiplayer still active for this game?

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mynameisBlade
mynameisBlade

Has anyone done a mod that includes the Balrog's CUT ability that was shown in the demo? He picks up a single soldier and roasts him. Is this is any mod at all?

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pallandoya
pallandoya

Not yet, you might be lucky with the BFME Classics Edition though..

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4minorkinq
4minorkinq

o my god mod superrr
thank you good luck nice

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

It appears that the free download of this game can now be reached here (for continuing online support): Forums.revora.net

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Guest
Guest

please help for battle for the middle earth download! please help me

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Mongolranger
Mongolranger

Forshire

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