Insane Lord of the Rings fan, mod tester, and writer of fiction (especially RPs at my staff position at RPGFrontier.net). I'm one of those crazy people who has way too many ideas and can't keep his mouth shut. This is how I got the title of "Head Fanatic," and later Adminship, for the Narnia mod. I was formerly WoA's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, but I've resigned that post for ModDB. Recently, I've only been lurking in the corners of moddb, leaving the PR work for Wars of Arda to the more eager Neth, but you'll still see me around from time to time. I marvel, nonetheless, at the amount of respect I get around here... it's weird, but I guess all you need is a level 10 profile and a few friends.
Posted by ithilienranger732 on Jan 22nd, 2009
Well, after such a long time peacefully slicing the heads off of AI orcs, I decided to expand my opponent horizons and go for a multiplayer match.
The mod: TEA
The players: Jonas vs. Ithilien
The factions: Rohan vs. Mordor
The place: West Emnet
Well, I started out quite well (I think) by spamming the entire battlefield with orcs. Soon, I had built Gothmog to lead them, and I decided it would be nice to take a stroll in the general direction of the enemy base. For some reason, the back files of my orcs were walking over peasant corpses, then orc corpses, then they saw the Rohirrim bearing down on them and you can imagine what happened next. Undeterred, I built another 200 orcs and sent them to die in the same manner while my Haradrim sat around the base and glared around in their ninja masks. A couple of Nazgul dropped by to join my army, so I sent them to kill Theoden... which they did. Gamling tried to kill them, so I killed him too. I attacked Eomer, but he lured my Nazgul back to his base, where they were promptly slashed to pieces between the towers. Since I'd destroyed one of his outposts previously, I decided it would be nice to make some catapults and Mumakil while my Nazgul revived. My Mumakil devastated his cavalry, but they were also lured to his base and, again, killed by the towers. His entire cavalry attacked again, just as the Nazgul re-emerged from the citadel. My base was destroyed, although a Mumakil accidentally stepped on Theoden, killing him again. It dealt with Eomer and Gamling, went to his base, and was again killed by the towers. Although my army of ten Haradrim, a Mumakil, and the Nazgul managed to keep him away from the outpost, they succumbed to the Army of the Dead and Elven Archers. What a game!
The replay is located at Forums.revora.net, or in my downloads section. Perhaps I should have stuck to killing AI orcs...