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 nine unique factions and a dozen of 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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For Ship and Swan!

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Greetings, Companions of the Edain!

Christmas is just around the corner and the year 2023 is coming to an end. At the end of this year, we have another big surprise for you, which was partially teased in the pictures from the last few days. Today would like to introduce it to you in more detail: Belfalas, a new map feature that will replace Gondor on selected maps.



For ship and swan!


Similar to Arnor, Belfalas is a faction that you can play instead of Gondor on a selection of maps that are located in the south of its territory - for example Dor-En-Ernil, Dol Amroth, Tolfalas or obviously Belfalas itself. Of course, you can also select Gondor as your opponent in order to experience the new faction! Belfalas and Gondor are similar in their versatility and their solid, defensively strong, soldiers, but Belfalas offers more than that. All buildings have an altered texture to distinguish them from their normal counterparts, and other buildings such as the new Lighthouse have been newly created from scratch.



Erchirion and several Mariners guard a Lighthouse and a Fishing Boat


The Anorien soldiers in the barracks, stables, and archery ranges have been replaced by their Belfalas brethren, who are similarly trained and can fight in various formations to increase their combat effectiveness. Of course, you can still build beacons on settlement building sites to recruit soldiers from the surrounding fiefdoms as well; but instead of being able to recruit the elite Guards of the Citadel and Fountain Court Guards in the barracks, Belfalas has access to the Frontier Guards of Tarnost and the Swan Knights: the former are a battle-hardened elite unit that leads other infantry into battle, while the Swan Knights are now also available on foot as heroic infantry and act as Prince Imrahil's bodyguard.



For Gondor! For Gondor! For Gondor!


You can discover another significant change at the outpost. It would make no sense to only be able to recruit Imrahil and his soldiers at the outpost, so you can now recruit Boromir there instead. He is accompanied by a new unit: The Veterans of Osgiliath! These soldiers fought alongside Boromir when, in the first battle of the War of the Ring, he was forced to give up the eastern side of the Anduin and the last bridge over the great river was destroyed behind him. Since the Veterans of Osgiliath have already faced the horror of Mordor in battle, they are immediately recruited at level five and can defend themselves against a wide variety of enemies.

And that brings us to the new heroes that you can recruit as Belfalas: The soldiers of Belfalas are led into battle by the princely family of Dol Amroth. In addition to Prince Imrahil, you can also recruit his sons Elphir, Erchirion and Amrothos, as well as his daughter Lothiriel, who would later marry king Eomer of Rohan.



The four new heroes have their own abilities to emphasize their roles in the War of the Ring. As the eldest son and heir of Prince Imrahil, Elphir is the protector of Dol Amroth and master of ships. As a capable and battle-tested commander, Elphir is responsible for defending the borders and the helpless settlements in Belfalas against attacking orcs or marauding corsairs. Erchirion is a deadly archer whose arrows always find their mark and whose fearless nature can inspire both riders and infantry. Lothiriel does not fight herself, except in defense of her own life, and instead sends her bodyguard into the fray. Even away from battle, she can use supporting skills to create strong, lasting advantages for Dol Amroth. Amrothos, the youngest son, begins as a hothead in search of fame, later becoming an instructor and patron of the squires of Belfalas.



Amrothos and several squires protect a farm


We don't want to give too much away at this point - there is a lot to discover! And who knows, maybe you'll meet the new heroes and units not only in battle, but also elsewhere?
Finally, we would like to thank you for your support in 2023 and wish you happy holidays. As always, we hope you enjoyed this update and welcome your feedback!

Your Edain team

Concept Update: The Three Trolls

Concept Update: The Three Trolls

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Presenting an updated concept for the Three Trolls - Tom, Bill and Bert - with a stronger connection to their very own Troll Hoard.

Edain 4.7.1 Released!

Edain 4.7.1 Released!

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A fixpatch for 4.7 is now available in our launcher, bring bugfixes, a new CaH and more.

Edain 4.7 Released!

Edain 4.7 Released!

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Edain 4.7 is here! New models, new campaign, new concepts, new maps, new voices and more!

Edain 4.7: Rise of Angmar Campaign

Edain 4.7: Rise of Angmar Campaign

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A closer look at the converted Angmar campaign, coming with patch 4.7.

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Edain Mod Launcher 1.3.0.2 [Edain Demo required]

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Edain 4.6

Edain 4.6

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Edain 4.5 Demo

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michoisman
michoisman

hello, great mod as always, i decided to tweak the mod a bit to my own personal use, i used finalbig and edited some stuff from the file : __edain_data.big
and then save it and overwrite, but inside the game it doesnt work the new edit stuffs, for example createahero system i added more attribute points to the heroes, but still default in game, and others stuffs all seem not working

Is there a way to make them work or it dont work for your mod, cause i am sure it work for the base game if i tweak same stuffs

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FG15 Creator
FG15

never edit the files in the game folder directly. IT will create a shadow copy in a hidden folder (appdata\local\virtualstore) which will take priority and mess up your game

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michoisman
michoisman

okay figure it out and it work:
i used finalbig and extracted __edain_data.big to a new folder on desktop, edit what i needed to edit, then created a new shortcut for the rotwk exe and added -mod "C:\Users\....\Desktop\BFME mini mod"
and it worked perfectly but i have 1 problem is just the game in german , how to make it in english

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FG15 Creator
FG15

YOu have to replace the Lotr.str with the english one from the englishpatch201.big

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michoisman
michoisman

oh and 1 more things in the mini dwarf campaign (the moria one), 2sd mission i killed all enemy but the mission didnt end, what i need to do to finish the mission? i looked all over the map , not a single enemy left and there is no enemy building

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RobinCrazy
RobinCrazy

Hello all,

Marvelous mod, marvelous people! Thanks for this!

When I wish to start a skirmish on some map: they crash during loading and I get this notification:

ReplaceModule
ModueTag_EconomyLevel2Commandset_Produktionserhohung was not found for GondorForge, cannot continue.

Error parsing field 'replaceModule' in block 'object' in file....

What do I need to do?

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ElendilsCousin Creator
ElendilsCousin

Do you have any submods or other mods installed (this includes things like the 1.09 or 2.02 patches)? If yes, remove them.

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RobinCrazy
RobinCrazy

No, no submods or anything... Also reinstalled and all... Problem doesn't go away.

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Denis199
Denis199

Great mod, thanks guys for your work!
I have a question: is it possible to play for dwarves not only of Erebor in the “war of the ring”?

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officialNecro Creator
officialNecro

Not currently

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