This is a (skirmish) mod created with the intention to bring the feeling of the Lord of the Rings & Hobbit movies into the old RTS game Battle for Middle Earth II, and add "realism" through new models and severe re-balancing of the entire game! Our forum can be found here. Beta 4.5 was released in Nov 2007. New version, "Director's Cut" is under development...

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Introducing S.E.E. Director's Cut: Bolg

When the Necromancer orders Azog back to Dol Guldur, Bolg resumes the hunt for the Company of Thorin Oakenshield. Azog and Bolg lead the armies of hell across the lands of the north and into battle against the free peoples of Middle-earth. Bolg’s sculpt was created by Nazgûl, and has been seen before in the concept art of The Battle for Middle-earth III (view an earlier news article about BfME III). Bolg is the last of the heroes of The Misty Mountain faction of the Special Extended Edition, Director’s Cut. Our first article of 2016 will detail his involvement in the story and in the game.



Bolg was the Castellan of Mount Gundabad and son of Azog (read more about Azog). Slain by Legolas in The Battle of The Five Armies*, Bolg returns to the battle in S.E.E. Director's Cut to destroy his hated foes, the Dwarves and Elves of Middle-earth.

Strong of body and of will, Bolg can switch between Morgul bow and his menacing, self-forged mace. He can summon his ash coloured Warg to lead the mounted Hunter Orcs over the vast terrains of Rhovanion. As a hero, and due to the basic balance changes in S.E.E. Director’s Cut, he is unable to take down an entire army by himself; however strong he may be as a hero. Rather, and much like the lesser heroes, he inspires the wild armies beneath him to fight harder, increasing attack and defence. He is a natural leader, second only to Azog’s command, with strong powers and buffs that will change the course of the battle against the free peoples of Middle Earth.

The Misty Mountain heroes are listed as:

  • Balrog, Shadow and Flame of Moria
  • Azog, The Defiler
  • Bolg, The Castellan of Gundabad
  • Yazneg, Captain of the Hunter Orcs
  • Fimbul, Lieutenant of Azog
  • The Great Goblin, Vile Goblin King
  • Moria Cave Troll, Captive Beast

If you have your own suggestions for the Misty Mountain faction of The Special Extended Edition, Director’s Cut, please post them in our forums at T3A, Revora. Alternatively, you can comment your suggestions here.

Bolg, Castellan of Mount Gundabad

He carries out Azog’s will, and Bolg too wants the blood of Durin’s line destroyed. However, seeking to become more than just the spawn of his father, Bolg's ritualistic self-mutilation involved torturous metal plates, embedded into his body. Under his armour, deep, infected wounds scar his lacerated pale skin. Muscle and metal are one.

As part of the second hunt for Thorin, Bolg tracked the dwarves to the hidden wood-elf kingdom. The Hunter Orcs were unable to breach the great bridge and door of the Woodland Realm. Knowing partially of the wood-elf’s dealings with Lake Town, Bolg sent his hunters to find a second entrance, one in which the guard was less. The reward was swift in arriving; the Hunter Orcs found the Dwarven barrel-riders trapped within the water gate. A Morgul laced arrow hit Kili, of the royal family and cousin to Thorin, and slowly poisoned his body, later to incapacitate him. At this moment, the prince and captain of the guard of the Woodland Realm arrived and attempted to rescue the Dwarves from their immediate capture by the Hunter Orcs.

Bolg’s forces suffered great losses from the two elves, but continued to track their quarry. On their northern Wargs and under the cover of night, the Hunters rode into Lake Town. The stealth siege of Bard’s house went awry with the second, timely arrival of the elvish prince and she-elf captain.

Berated and humiliated by Azog, in front of the forces of Dol Guldur, Bolg is given a new mission and is sent to Gundabad.

The battle is going well for Azog. Evil times have brought about loses to his enemies before he joins the fray. As Bolg, the commander of reinforcements from Gundabad arrive at Raven Hill, the Battle of the Five Armies takes another turn in favour of the forces of hell. The reinforcements consist of Gundabad Orcs, giant bats, High Pass goblin mercenaries and Bolg’s own, personal bodyguard of elites.

From there however, the armies of good won the battle in spite of mounting odds and the loss of the King of Erebor and his two cousins. Not until later in the War of the Ring, would the northern tribes of goblins and orcs of the Misty Mountains and Dol Guldur, rise again to besiege the Elves and Dwarves.

Further Notes

Castellan is an archaic word; it means captain of a castle or fortress. In the case of Bolg, he rules over Mount Gundabad in place of Azog. Bolg's duties while at Gundabad would include keeping a garrison at his fortress and reporting to his father on the progress in their preparations for a final war against the free peoples of Middle-earth. Ultimately, Azog orders Bolg to reinforce The Battle of the Fives Armies with the armies kept at Mount Gundabad, this is the fifth army to join the fray*.

The Castellan of Dol Guldur is another son of Azog, seen briefly in The Battle of Azanulbizar, defeated yet surviving; and he plays a part of Gandalf's capture at Dol Guldur. The giant orc was tasked to harvest the ring of power from Gandalf, however, before completing this task, he was annihilated by Galadriel.

*According to the film's interpretation of The Battle of the Five Armies, the five being: Dwarves from the Iron Hills, Mirkwood Elves, Refugees of Lake Town, Azog's army of Dol Guldur and Bolg's army of Mount Gundabad. In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, the five armies are Dwarves, Men, Elves, Goblins and Wargs. Bolg of Mount Gundabad leads the goblin armies of the Misty Mountains, and an alliance with the Wargs of the Misty Mountains, who are under their own leadership. Traditionally, air forces are not counted as armies, so the Great Eagles and the bats from Mount Gundabad are not included in the count.

Learn more about Bolg in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in The Thains Book. Thainsbook.net

Thank you for reading. As always, find our most up to date information and media at The Third Age, Revora Forums. Forums.revora.net

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Chetovik
Chetovik

Hello I have a problem i have a clean instalation in windows 7.

I copy see foulder in the rigth location and put direct acces like the instructions PDF, please can you check this pick?.

Thanks!

Ibb.co

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

That is a code error, no mods or fan patches can be installed in the BfME2 game folder.

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deviaje
deviaje

I tryed so much times to install this mod, and its imposible for me. Are there any problems with windows 10?

how much times do you have to copy "SEE folder"???

sometimes i can run the game without SEE, and sometimes i can´t run and take a "window error"

I'm really desperate

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

Can you tell me how you installed S.E.E. Beta 4.5?

If your game isn't working right please follow these instructions to setup BfME.
Forums.revora.net

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deviaje
deviaje

Thank you so much. Today i try with a clean intalation, and all is done. Now i can play with SEE.

Thanks for make real the nine nazguls xDD

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JoeFerris
JoeFerris

Just curious, but will this be updated in the future? This is my favorite BFME2 mod, with its realism and special units tweaks. I also love the excellently worked units and systems, especially the much more difficult AI.
However, I do have some suggestions as well:

Maybe rework the skeleton of Gondor Spearman from Rhun Pikeman to Gondor Shield Guard. It looks kinda weird the way they hold their shields and everything.
I also feel they should cost less, as that would suit their use better.

The Moria pikemen seem slightly unmatched by most other Moria units, as they have 700 health, while the Moria Warriors have only 225.

Those are my only suggestions, and I am sorry for being picky.
Thank you.

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

S.E.E. Beta 4.5 was discontinued for S.E.E. Director's Cut. Director's Cut is currently on hiatus.

If you are looking for an active mod I recommend Age of the Ring.

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JoeFerris
JoeFerris

Ah ok. You did excellent work on it, pity it is discontinued.

Age of the Ring is for ROTWK, if I am correct, and I do not have ROTWK :(
But thanks for the advice, and I will buy a copy of the game :)

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

You can get a copy of the game and multiplayer at T3A:Online.

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andreninpad
andreninpad

It crashes during splash screen when the game is at 1.09 patch. Can only be launched at 1.06 patch. Can you make it compatible with 1.09 patch?

And also the intro can not be skipped, have to watch the whole intro before it can be played.

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

There is no intention to make The Special Extended Edition compatible with 1.09. It is a fan patch and the amount of work required for compatibility is too much.

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andreninpad
andreninpad

Why the intro can't be skipped, must wait for the whole intro before it can be played? Is there a specific key to be pressed?

I've pressed all the keys in the keyboard and mouse buttons, it won't skip the intro.

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

Does the same happen for you in the vanilla game?

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andreninpad
andreninpad

Vanilla game intro can be skipped except S.E.E. mod

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