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 during the rescue of Gandalf from Dol Guldur. The giant orchid with blood red beard was tasked to harvest the ring of power from Gandalf, just before being annihilated by Galadriel.

*According to the films 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

Article by Matt Alexi

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(Tastes finger, dipped in red liquid) "Dwarf blood!"

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You can yammer and yelp / But there ain't no help / Pound pound, far underground / Down, down, down in Goblin Town

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BFME2 Special Extended Edition Beta 4.5

BFME2 Special Extended Edition Beta 4.5

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G'day fans of The Special Extended Edition. This demo was originally uploaded at The Third Age, Revora Forums in 2007. And to celebrate the revival of...

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bubaj
bubaj

What are the features of this mod? Someone please explain.

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

In short, it's a rewamp of my old mod from 2007, based on the movies. This time including the Hobbit movies. The mod focus on "realism" and balance as well as "HD" models.

More here: Forums.revora.net

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bubaj
bubaj

So I can play the bfme 2 campaigns with HD models?.

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

Unfortionately not. This mod is not supporting Campaign at this stage. It's skirmish only. When all factions are added, I hope we can do two campaigns.

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bubaj
bubaj

What two campaigns are you thinking of adding, and how many more factions do you have left?

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

One Good and one Evil. Not EA though, but directed by me/us.

Beta 1) Erebror & Misty Mountains
Beta 2) Rohan & Harad
Beta 3) Gondor & Rhùn
Beta 4) Lothlórien & Mordor
Beta 5) Isengard

Any extra release, for crucial fixes and whatnot in between major releases would be x.1, x.2, x.3, etc...

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darkbind23
darkbind23

will the nazguls have the botfa armour and weapons ? as i see a love for nazguls ;)

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

You mean from the scene when facing the White Council? Not likely, at this point. We'll see what I decide when we get to Mordor. If that would happen, I'd need good reference shots of each individual nazgûl, and I think there's only like 5 from what I've seen.

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darkbind23
darkbind23

yes from that scene !i have for 6 weta and witch king with his return of the king signature armour ! also have two concepts for the remaining 2 i can pm you them

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

Sure, why not. Even though that's far away. This first release of SEE-dc will feature Erebor faction & Misty Mountains. All others will be vanilla until second release.

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MattTheLegoman Creator
MattTheLegoman

There are good images in the WETA Art & Design books. I have yet to receive my signed copy. But you can see the concept art on the WETA store page for The Art of War. =)

Nazgul, the Warrior Priest Nazgul are fantastic, and even if they don't make it in the Mordor faction then they have to be in the campaign.

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Nazzie Creator
Nazzie

Well, I'm not ruling it out. But Mordor is far away in plans. When I get there, I plan on doing new and better looking orcs, as well as nazgûls too. When doing that, I will probably consider this "uncloaked" form too, even though myself, I like the wraith form better.

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