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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About Shadow and Flame with 4 comments by MathijsRevora on Aug 29th, 2015

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Hello everyone,

For this Shadow and Flame update, we're going to touch upon what is probably the most drastic change in terms of Spellbook Powers that we've implemented.
As you might already know if you've been reading our faction plans in the Discussion forum (which, by the way, are sneakily updated quite often),
we've gotten rid of both the Evil faction Balrog summon, and the Good faction Army of the Dead. In their place, each faction in SaF gets a unique final power
that unlocks a powerful hero for that faction to be recruited from the Citadel.

These heroes won't be all-powerful army killers, instead providing powerful abilities and leadership to aid the player's army.

Well, except for one...

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Sauron model made by Kwen


Once Mordor unlocks their final Spellbook Power, they'll be able to recruit the Lord of the Rings himself.

In Shadow and Flame, Sauron is a one-man-army type of hero. While he's the strongest character in the game, he is not easy to gain access to,
requiring a sizeable sum of power points, resources, and recruitment time. When playing versus Mordor, it might be in your best interest to ensure Sauron never enters the field.

He does not have access to a grand arsenal of abilities like Gondor's Gandalf the White or Rohan's Radagast the Brown.
With his Gorthaur passive ability he inspires fear in all but the bravest of troops, including his own.
Using his Conflagration power, Sauron can destroy most enemy heroes by making them burst into flames,
the same way he killed Gil-galad during the War of the Last Alliance.
Finally, his Annatar, Lord of Gifts power allows Sauron to temporarily sway the hearts of an enemy force.

Whether to send them forth to do his bidding or safely crush them beneath his heel, we leave to you.

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Thanks for reading,

The Shadow and Flame Team

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Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria Jan 9 2005 says:

I wanted to explore the possibility of ADDING the Rise of Rome units into the game instead of replacing the current BFME races/units. That way we can have all the current BFME races plus the races from Rise of Rome all in one great battle!

Ideally I envision Isengard forces under siege by the Roman Army or Gondor pitted against Germania.

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Prose
Prose Jan 6 2005 says:

Holy snap! Many hours are being spent on this game. Needs a few fixes, but overall great!

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Handshakes
Handshakes Dec 25 2004 says:

It came, it sucked, it screwed me out of fifty bucks. **** you Mark Skaggs, **** you...

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HangPhyr
HangPhyr Dec 22 2004 says:

Game is released, profile should be updated.

Anywho, not a bad game I guess. I didn't really like it, not my style of RTS.

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ITORMENTBUNNIES
ITORMENTBUNNIES Dec 2 2004 says:

mmm yet another reason to buy the game :D.(not that i wouldn't have anyways.)

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Sharth
Sharth Nov 21 2004 says:

GOTY Ed. anyone?

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smurfbizkit
smurfbizkit Nov 9 2004 says:

B4ME should be going gold within a couple of weeks.

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deankrause
deankrause Oct 24 2004 says:

Release date is December 6... just too far away!

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BlackKnight
BlackKnight Oct 11 2004 says:

I am so geting this game

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad Oct 6 2004 says:

/*Me Converts Arrows to Orc Heads

:devil: Muwahahahahahaha

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