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 Apr 11th, 2009
Dol Amroth: one of the greatest fortresses in the south, it is in the heart of Dor-en-Ernil, the domain of Prince Imrahil. At the end of the War of the Ring, a final defiant force of Sauron's minions attacked. Coming from both land and sea, they laid siege to the city. Catapult rocks rained on the harbor, propelled by the ship-board catapults of the Corsairs of Umbar. The gates were plagued by countless orcs attacking continually, and Men of Rhun and Harad roamed the coastlines. In the midst of this chaos rose a great captain of Gondor. Pulling the beleaguered forces of Men together, he made his stand before the gate. He was joined by the Princes of Ithilien and Dol Amroth, and together they slew many, sending the orcs fleeing. King Elessar sallied forth from the city, driving the enemy before him, and the fleet of Dol Amroth broke the blockade on the port, sending out their own bombardment ships to wreak havoc on the shoreside camps of the enemy. A great army of Gondor marched on the enemy bases and laid waste to them, although they took many losses. At long last, the siege was broken, and Gondor was victorious.
Translation: I played a skirmish on NJM1983's fabulous Dol Amroth map. Although I was under heavy pressure keeping my buildings up for awhile, I finally managed to build several warships and destroy their naval bombardment, mounting one of my own in turn. My bombardment ships destroyed the fortresses of both Mordor armies, and my trebuchets took down the Men of the East. During the battle, all of my heroes reached rank 10 (which rarely happens) and completely owned the enemy. Overall, a very enjoyable skirmish.