The Battle for Middle-earth has just begun...


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 eight 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.

Support & Forum

Support & Forum

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!


Today we are making two announcements concerning the Edain Team itself directly. First, we are excited to welcome Photti into the ranks of the Edain Team. He will focus on the War of the Ring gamemode and not only improve its playability, but introduce new features and elements to it.

We believe that Photti's skillset will benefit the mod tremendously and we are looking forward to working together!



As for the second part of this announcement, we are looking towards the Misty Mountains, which are our biggest project for the upcoming version 4.6. This project still requires a lot of work, especially in the graphics department. And because several senior members of our team stopped modding in the last years, we are looking for new recruits. To speed up our progress, we are looking for talented members of our community to support us in the areas of animations, models, skins and image editing. It's not required to be skilled in all of these areas. A good amount of basic knowledge and experience is sufficient. We have experienced members able to help and teach you - it is possible and also highly likely that you're going to keep learning after joining the team. So don't shy away from applying because you fear you might not be good enough, your motivation and dedication are just as important.

You should meet the following requirements:

  • At least good basic knowledge in at least one of these four areas:
    • Animations
      • Access to proper software (3ds Max, RenX/gmax, Blender)
      • Creation of new animations for units/heroes
      • Creation of new animations for the construction and destruction of buildings
    • Modelling
      • Access to proper software (3ds Max, RenX/gmax, Blender)
      • Creation of models for units, heroes or buildings
      • Linking animated models to pre-existing animation sets
    • Skinning
      • Access to proper software (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP)
      • Creation of new textures/skins for pre-existing models
      • Editing of pre-existing textures/skins
    • Image Editing
      • Access to proper software (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP)
      • Creation and editing of graphic material and images
  • In addition to that, we value the following traits:
    • You are an active part of the Edain community
    • You have enough time and motivation to actively contribute to Edain
    • You are a teamplayer
    • You can speak either German or English
    • You have a good eye for aesthetics
    • You are willing to learn and work on your skills

If you are interested, please send a message to a member of the Edain Team either here or on the Modding Union. Include a piece of your work that gives us insight into your skillset - ideally this would be a complete animation, a model, a texture or something similar.
This is your chance to become a full member of the Edain Team, so get in touch! We are looking forward to your messages!

Your Edain-Team

A Past and Future Secret: Group Phase

A Past and Future Secret: Group Phase

News

In this article we talk about the ongoing tournament, in particular our contribution and some funny strategies, we saw.

A Past and Future Secret: Hidden Missions in 4.5

A Past and Future Secret: Hidden Missions in 4.5

News 8 comments

In this article we talk shortly about the hidden missions existing in Edain. While we don't reveal all of them, we also show you how to play one of them.

Edain 4.5.2 released!

Edain 4.5.2 released!

News 2 comments

Edain 4.5.2 is a fixpatch that fixes many bugs and balance issues. Mainly it is made for the tournament, such that there are no big balance and game issues...

A Past and Future Secret: Development of 4.5

A Past and Future Secret: Development of 4.5

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In A Past of Future Secret, we will not talk (as in our usual articles) about stuff we add for the next version, but on other things. They may concern...

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Edain 4.5 Demo

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This download contains all files you need to play the latest version (4.5) of the Edain Mod. If you experience any problems, please refer to the Readme...

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Edain 4.3 Demo

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This download contains all files you need to play the latest version (4.3) of the Edain Mod. If you experience any problems, please refer to the Readme...

Edain Mod Launcher 1.2.0.6 [Edain Demo required]

Edain Mod Launcher 1.2.0.6 [Edain Demo required]

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THIS IS NOT THE MOD DOWNLOAD! YOU STILL NEED THE EDAIN DEMO ITSELF! THE LAUNCHER WON'T WORK WITHOUT THE DEMO! This is the download for the official Edain...

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MelkorMorgothBauglir
MelkorMorgothBauglir

Please, could an ET member can answer me this question? I know youre not going to make Mirkwood a stand alone faction (Im not fine with it, but I respect) but, if im not wrong, wasnt there some mechanich into bfme where you can choose a faction before the first castle or camp is built? like, say for example, choose between Gundabad or Goblin Town being the MAIN faction Misty Mountains, well, isnt that technically possible? that the MAIN faction is "Elves" but before building the first castle it let you choose a faction between Lothlorien or Mirkwood, Thanks in advance and keep the great work ;)

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Lord_of_Gondor
Lord_of_Gondor

Does anybody know what's the begging Arnor soundtrack theme i really love it..?

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H4lbarad
H4lbarad

New version of "The Minas Twins" is out! Now you can play 2v2!

See the description and download here:
Moddb.com

Have fun! :)

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dkbluewizard
dkbluewizard

I want to apologize for posting on the wrong forums. Sorry Walkure. Anyways, hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this trying time.

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dkbluewizard
dkbluewizard

Is there a reason for Sauron's omnipresence in WOTR mode? Sauron is everywhere and his rank doesn't stay the same. I think this was different before the patch updates.

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FG15
FG15

Sauron is so central for Mordor, that he is available anywhere. Else Mordors heroes would all be at level 1.
It isn't perfect but it is a clear improvement.

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dkbluewizard
dkbluewizard

Okay well this is cool, I mean, wherever his faction goes--I guess he could fly or teleport to the area like he did in the Hobbit so it is not a big deal. I would like him to retain his rank though...

Also, I can't build Denethor for Gondor, in fact he doesn't even show up on the heroes to build for some reason.

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FG15
FG15

I thought about letting Sauron level up through the number of conquered regions, but I wasn't able to do anything about that yet.

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dkbluewizard
dkbluewizard

That's actually an awesome idea! I support it.

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PervertJesus
PervertJesus

Hello there! I'm having a bug regarding the tooltips. The game runs fine, but factions such as rohan and imladris look like ''MISSING:FACTION ROHAN'', they still run but every single text is replaced by ''MISSING: X''. This bug apply to other factions aswel.

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PervertJesus
PervertJesus

Alright so I found the culprit. Apparently I had some 202 files in lang, deleted them and that seemed to have worked.

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You could think im exxagerating the value of this mod,but i can only tell you : try with your hands. Edain mod is without any doubt the best RTS based on the LotR series,and,but this is just my opinion,the best RTS overall. While being much more true to tolkien than any other EA's work,it combines great complexity with good-balance in an excellent way. But what,above all things,makes this mod stand out are the models of the units,heroes and buildings,just take a look to the gallery on the site…

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