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Return to the classic gameplay of the first Battle for Middle-earth, reimagined with countless new heroes, units and abilities. Journey deeper into Tolkien's world than ever before, relive the movies through meticulously crafted visuals and forge your path to victory in epic strategic battles.


New Factions

New Factions

Take command of six unique factions and over 10 subfactions!

Castles & Settlements

Castles & Settlements

Raise mighty castles, conquer settlements and outposts to rally your forces.

The One Ring

The One Ring

Master the One Ring with unique Ring Heroes for every faction.

Unique Maps

Unique Maps

Take the battle to new maps, including all maps from the first game and unique new missions.

Epic New Heroes

Epic New Heroes

Lead dozens of new heroes, including Thorin, Imrahil and the Necromancer, or create your own custom hero with new abilities.

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Get the very latest news, discuss new ideas with the community and find solutions for problems and issues.


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Greetings, companions of Edain!

Ever since we reworked the Dwarves to be more in line with movies, new battlewagons have been one of the most frequent fan requests. In Edain 4.5, we have answered your wishes: You'll be able to build all-new chariots in the movies' style!

Joragon has created entirely new models based off the Hobbit movies, making the wagons look much more fearsome:

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We took that opportunity to not only redesign the visuals, but also add new gameplay and upgrades to the wagons. Our primary goal was to create more distinction between the wagons of the different Dwarven realms, further pronouncing each faction's unique gameplay.

To that end, each wagon now starts with a different crew:

  • The Erebor battlewagon is manned by pikemen who stab at nearby enemies as the wagon plows through them. This gives the Erebor the best battlewagon for crashing through enemy lines, as befits an offensive faction.
  • The Iron Hills wagon comes with a crew of shieldbearers, increasing its armor. This makes it the best battlewagon for carrying support upgrades, bolstering the army while being difficult to remove.
  • The battlewagon of Ered Luin has two archers riding along, firing at nearby enemies. In line with Ered Luin's more unorthodox tactics, this allows the chariot to circle around enemies and deal damage without engaging them.

As you may have noticed, some of these crew members used to be upgrades of their own. Don't worry, though - we have introduced a host of new upgrades to replace them!

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Battle Wagon Upgrades

Each wagon can choose between one of three improvements. Two are available to all factions, but the third is faction-specific and thus further enhances their unique traits.

  • The Banner is largely unchanged. It's a support upgrade that grants leadership to allies near the battlewagon.
  • The Hearth is replaced by the Beer Keg. Its function remains the same, however: Healing allies in the vicinity. We just thought the Dwarven soldiers would appreciate a good barrel of beer so much more than some weird hearthfire mounted on a wagon. Style points!
  • Erebor gets the Wheel Blades upgrade, making the wagon lose less speed when scything through foes. Keeping with the faction's theme, the Erebor wagon is the most vicious killing machine of them all and can crash over twice as many enemies with this improvement.
  • The Iron Hills can upgrade their wagon with a Trophy of severed Orc heads mounted on a pike, demoralizing nearby enemies and decreasing their damage. The trophy debuff becomes more potent as the battlewagon levels up. This means that enemies are incentivized to destroy it as quickly as possible, in turn making the increased armor gained from the shieldbearers more valuable. The Iron Hills are the only faction who have both a buff (the Banner) and a debuff (the Trophy) available as wagon upgrades, making their battlewagons the best support units.
  • Ered Luin once again favors ranged attacks and lets you augment your wagons with a Bolt Thrower. This miniature ballista has been inspired by a scene from the movies and deals more damage than the archers, turning the battlewagon into a surprisingly powerful ranged unit.

Visually, some upgrades also add more crew members, such as an officer of Erebor for the Wheel Blades:

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We're very happy with how the new battle wagons turned out. We think they not only look much cooler (shoutout to Nazgul from the SEE mod, who created the awesome ram models), they also play better and add interesting new options to all three Dwarven factions. We look forward to letting you play with them! Let us know what you think of them in the comments :)

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Your Edain Team

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NetoD20
NetoD20

Any cool submods currently avaiable that change the game significantly, so I can wait for the next update contently?

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Kmogon
Kmogon

There is an angmar campaign submod which makes campaign form oryginal rotwk playable in edain:
Moddb.com

Also there is the chronicles submod which adds wizard class to create a hero
Modding-union.com

If we are talking about more gameplay and balance changes you can try MEGA-balance patch which improves some unit's' values and make game more enjoyable (my opinion ;) ) :
Modding-union.com

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Jacktaylorr
Jacktaylorr

Hi there will we be getting an Isengard Map and Barad-Dur Map? These 2 maps are the main fortresses of the 2 Evil Factions. I hope to see them in the new update at least even the Isengard Map as you cant have a Isengard Faction without its home. Also what of Azog? It would be awseome if he could be purchased through the Dol Gulder fortress as of a hero.

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officialNecro
officialNecro

Cursed Isengard will return in 4.5, but there are no plans for a Barad Dur map.

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Sauron100
Sauron100

Azog (who will be called The Defiler), will be part of the currently unreleased Misty Mountains faction.

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Guest
Guest

More types of custom heroes will be added later.
Wizards of heroes instead of the Numenorians.

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AulëTheSmith
AulëTheSmith

The team won't add the wizards but there's a submod for that called "Chronicles Submod". You can download it here:
Modding-union.com

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Guest
Guest

any idea when 4.5 will be released?

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MOH3N_1995
MOH3N_1995

when its done!

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Guest
Guest

okay. just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing an update or that the launcher didn't bug out.

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MOH3N_1995
MOH3N_1995

dont worry...they are the best and do best things for us...just patient.also you can follow the mod watch to recevie the updates

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