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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After the events at Parth Galen, the Fellowship of the Ring lay broken and scattered. With Boromir felled by Orc arrows, Merry and Pippin were taken by the surviving Uruk-hai.

Trailing not far behind them were the Three Hunters: Aragorn, Son of Arathorn; Gimli, Son of Gloin; and Legolas of the Woodland Realm.

In Shadow and Flame, The Three Hunters will lend their aid to as a late game summon to Rohan, working as a three man shock troop. We have given them powers to represent their status as the Hunters as well as their haste to catch the Uruk-hai before they could bring the Hobbits to Saruman.

Aragorn, Son of Arathorn

  • Hunter - Passive. When nearby Legolas and Gimli, Aragorn gains +10% attack and +5% speed
  • Kingsfoil - Aragorn's healing skills mends the wounds of nearby heroes and units
  • Master Swordsman - Aragorn gains +50% damage and +50% armor
  • Heir of Isildur - Nearby units gain +50% armor and +150% experience

    Not only will Aragorn be getting a new model, but he will also be receiving brand new animations made to match the old hack and slash Return of the King game.

Legolas Greenleaf

  • Hunter - Passive. When nearby Aragorn and Legolas, Gimli gains +10% attack and +5% speed
  • Skill of the Elves - Legolas fires two arrows towards his foe
  • White Knives - Legolas gains +100% armor and +25% damage
  • Arrows of Lorien - Legolas quickly shoots down nearby enemies with the bow of the Galadhrim

Legolas's powers are mostly unchanged from vanilla, except that they are made more powerful so that the Son of Thranduil can give proper aid to the Men of Rohan.

Gimli, Son of Gloin

  • Hunter - Passive. When nearby Legolas and Aragorn, Gimli gains +10% attack and +5% speed
  • Axe Throw - Gimli hurls his axe at nearby foes, pinning heroes in place and damaging surrounding enemies.
  • Natural Sprinter - Dwarves are natural sprinters. Gimli gains a +30% speed bonus for a limited time
  • Khazâd ai-mênu! - Gimli gains +60% damage and +25% armor

Gimli has become a walking armory as he was in Peter Jackson's film. By mixing his powers together, Gimli can easily take down any hero who may be unlucky enough to be spotted by the feisty dwarf. For his Khazâd ai-mênu! power, Gimli shouts the ancient battle cry of the Dwarves and starts felling his foes with Balin's axe.

That's it for this update. We hope you've enjoyed!

Thanks for reading,

The Shadow and Flame Team

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7Azimuth Aug 14 2006 says:

Battle for Middle-Earth my favourite strategy in real time!

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WolfenCrap Aug 11 2006 says:

this game kikcs *** one of the best i ahve ever seen in my life i love the graphics and it was extremley addicting game i recomed it !!!! awsome :) two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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edd000 Jun 3 2006 says:

Yep I Like it So Much!

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Naksu Mar 24 2006 says:

It is goddam pwn game.

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1n3flip Feb 26 2006 says:

this is the best rts game.

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sid. Dec 24 2005 says:

game is perfect! but there are many things that can raise this game make it more interesting to play!

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Mr.CS Nov 28 2005 says:

detta spelet är bra!

jag tycker man ska köpa det om man gillar strat.

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physico Nov 10 2005 says:

i no off a better lotr bfme mod website it is so happy hunting :)

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Alone_In_The_Dark Nov 9 2005 says:

Agreed with below comment!

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morgoththedestroyer Sep 25 2005 says:

i hope they finish the Rhovanion Alliance before bfme2 comes out :nervous:

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