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

Initiative Edition Released


After a bit of an absence it's back to normal for Return of Shadow with the release of the Initiative Edition.
The Initiative Edition (IE for short) is a new build of the mod with all kinds of new features and changes.

Updates to balancing and visual effects of the mod.

All kinds of new FX have been made, new spells to make ROS better than ever.

The last stage of the Initiative (AKA the Great Balancing) is now in effect the Initiative was such a big deal for me that I named the whole version after it.

The Initiative has been ongoing for months and has greatly improved the balance of the mod.

Battalion sizes were reworked, new damage/armour types added, a new balance scheme, better role definition and new features all made this the biggest update for the mod in a long time.

Next Step

After this there'll be some smaller patches to fix any issues that arise but the roadmap from here out leads towards version 1.0.
The beginnings of the new mechanics are in this version with the introduction of the Steward heroes.
Found in your base these heroes can't be selected or controlled instead they defend your main base and provide support.

In time these heroes will be worked into the Renown system which will be a new type of resource that will upgrade the Horn of War at your base, Improve Stewards by unlocking new powers and in time summoning a Legacy Hero for a time.

Download Initiative Edition

Part 1

Part 2



Join the Discord group link below to get live support for the mod (you know when I'm awake), chat about the mod and even get early and exclusive access to future releases.

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Guest
Guest

I want to know how I can install this game on a windows 8 laptop. How do I do so?

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lowerybrenton
lowerybrenton

I wrote this and now made an account, please message me if you can let me know how and where I can download the game

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ermartin86
ermartin86

Hi. I'm looking for someone who went to Eastern University in 2005. You sat on your laptop around lunchtime (could have been dinner-time) near the dining hall. We used to talk. I think you created mods or custom maps for Battle for Middle Earth, and I think you worked at McDonalds. If you get this message please reach out to me. My name is Eric Martin. I want to catch back up with you and have forgotten your name to look you up. Thanks.

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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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