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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.

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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Plains of Ringló


Location

The river Ringló arises in Lamedon, a fiefdom of Gondor, and its end forms a border between Anfalas and Belfalas. This map is located at the centre of the said fiefdom. All around the river, there were vast plains and fields that once fed many people living in the surroundings. Furthermore, since the sea winds are not stopped by any nearby peak, the territory enjoys a humid climate which renders the whole land very fertile.


The map


Plains of Ringló is a map for 4 players. Gnomi and Elendil, the winner of the last tournament and the newly-designated member of the Edain Team, worked very closely on the map to ensure that it is well-balanced for multiplayer games and also offers something fun to play with at the same time.

We then did our best to conceal this balance from the player so you don't notice any symmetry at first glance unlike maps like Minhiriath or Buckland, where the balance adjustments are far more evident.
You start with a fortress and each player begins close to one of the two outposts. Whether these are contested (top vs. bottom or free for all matches) or safe (left vs. right) depends on the way you play. Whatever the course and direction of battles may be, the outposts do not block major routes and conquering one does not therefore grind the game to halt, though they are still central enough to represent a useful strategic advantage anyway.
There are interesting similarities with the Drúadan Forest map, which has been widely popular since the days of BFME1, but the final rendition and implementation of the aforementioned factors differ consistently from the original concept, giving shape in the end to a map (apt for exciting battles) that is not a mere replica of any previous battlefield.



We hope you enjoyed this peek at one of the new maps in 4.5 and look forward for your feedback. Stay tuned for more updates!

Your Edain Team

Edain 4.5: The Three Hunters in Rohan's new spellbook

Edain 4.5: The Three Hunters in Rohan's new spellbook

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Today we wanted to go a little bit further into detail how the new concept of the Three Hunters works. They do keep the basic structure, while receiving...

Edain 4.5: New map "Andrast"

Edain 4.5: New map "Andrast"

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We are exited to present you a new addition to our maps. Finally, you can fight your battles on the south-west peninsula of Gondor. Enjoy!

Edain 4.5: Sieges, part I

Edain 4.5: Sieges, part I

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The siege rework is one of the core elements in Edain 4.5. This update takes a look at changes made to fortresses, most importantly the static defenses...

Edain 4.5: King Dain

Edain 4.5: King Dain

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One of the most common community requests we got after the release of Edain 4.4 were new abilities for Dain. For Edain 4.5, Dain brings a whole new suite...

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Edain 4.3 Demo

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]

Patch 161 comments

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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Any news soon? Maby new units or factions or any thing?

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Glorfindel23
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No one know for the moment. We must be patient :)

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Stahlrim
Stahlrim

4.5 is not released yet, and the team has their beta testers from what I can remember. When 4.5 releases, then you can get the new maps and the new spellbooks. Have patience, my friend.

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Gandalf96
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I was already thinking I would go out, but my friend, I have patience

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DieWalküre
DieWalküre

Thank you for the support. The next article will be published as soon as possible and it doesn't involve maps.

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Gandalf96
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Good evening guys, how do I update edain mod to the new version plus the new spell books? and I would have another question how do I install durthang? because I downloaded the file and I do not know where to put my hands, I would not like to make some ********

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good evening, an information please, how can I update edain in the such way of having the new spelbook?

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Glorfindel23
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You must wait the release of the next patch (the team did not give any date).

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