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An article showcasing a new fortress map coming in Age of the Ring 7.0.

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The city of Wulfborg was the capital of the Dunlendings, located in the green, rocky hills of Frecalund, between the Adorn and the Isen. Its king was Wulfgar, son of Brynjar, a direct descendant of Freca, exiled king of Rohan.


Wulfgar’s people endured a long and difficult relationship with their Rohirrim neighbors. Rarely they took up arms to join the wildmen of the hills or other lesser Dunlending tribes against Théoden or his forebears, for their kinship was still freshly remembered, and the Men of Frecalund and the Riddermark shared and retold many of the same stories: of Fram and his slaying of the Dragon, of the great hunt for the Boar of Everholt, and of Éorl the Young’s heroic campaign against the enemies of Mundburg. Though grievous had been the insult of Freca’s exile, and bloody had been the wergilds, neither Wulfgar nor his father saw warfare as a path forward for their people.

Having long resisted Saruman the White’s influence, Wulfgar was faced with a difficult choice when the War of the Ring came to a head. Read more about Wulfgar and his choice in his Age of the Ring canon entry: Aotr.fandom.com

Wulfborg: a highly custom fortress map

Due to Age of the Ring’s special focus on the Dunlendings and their history, we knew we had to take the opportunity of Isengard’s upcoming rework to create a unique fortress map for Wulfborg.

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Wulfborg is a 2v1 fortress map. A total of 59 unique art assets were created for its realization, in order to give it a unique atmosphere and to avoid reusing props that don’t really belong there.

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This map has been a big team effort, and we’re very pleased with the results. It will be arriving with the 7.0 update. Our Isengard rework is almost finished!

See you in the next article!

The Age of the Ring Team
Winners of the 2020 Mod of the Year Award

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Sr_Dark
Sr_Dark - - 429 comments

Amazing, love the Viking influence

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Vanders
Vanders - - 560 comments

Looks amazing.

Is there any reference to Wolfborg in Tolkien's writings??

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora - - 4,014 comments

No, Wulfborg is an original AotR creation. It doesn't seem unlikely however that a city similar to this would exist in the same area in canon - it's just never mentioned.

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

This is outstanding thank you for your hard work age of the ring team

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Chewmass
Chewmass - - 101 comments

You really LOVE the Dunlendings. This map is a testament to your dedication.

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Esparado87
Esparado87 - - 140 comments

if there was going to be a 12th faction, it would be Dunland...

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Argeomer
Argeomer - - 5,578 comments

Actually quite lovely au contrary to the wildmen in general

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ulfricstormcloak148
ulfricstormcloak148 - - 590 comments

Cannot wait to play on it against Rohan, or me playing at Rohan, and thanks to the Commanndset It's gonna be fun to add The Dunlendings of Wulfgar to Rohan's faction in an Alternate Universe, where Wulfgar choose to unite with the Rohirrim.

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necron15
necron15 - - 165 comments

Really like the hillfort style going on.

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Tar-Palantir3175
Tar-Palantir3175 - - 2 comments

Fantastic, I love your new maps with new art assets.

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

Wow... this looks amazing. Great work as always!

Btw, I only play AOTR bfme2, so when I recently watched some original bfme2 playthroughs on YouTube I got reminded of how much work you guys have done. My thanks to whole team!

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

Nice job. City looks amamzing!

Will be this map playable in WOTR?

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danthegodmontero
danthegodmontero - - 3 comments

Amazing !!! I got out my old copy's of BFME to play through the campaigns again not played in years. when I was done was itching for more to find this mod !!! Loving the new missions half way in !!! Thanks !!! Had a few games online as well for old time sake top job !!!

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora - - 4,014 comments

That's good to hear. Glad you're enjoying it!

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

So I've been following this mod for the last few years and I love it! The only problem that I feel can be a cool feature is to have the wall hubs be battle towers and to get rid of the battle tower building completely as its own thing. (And maybe have the walls be garrisionable instead Idk I'm not a modder this is just an idea)

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Bh9991
Bh9991 - - 4 comments

When me and my friend try to play online via game ranger, it says 'game has detected a mismatch' any help? I have it on disc and he has pirated if that makes any difference - we can play bfme 2 vanillia online no issues with disc and pirate.

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Guest
Guest - - 687,512 comments

Dear Age of the Ring team, here from Spain I send you my most sincere congratulations, your mod better than the edain mod.
The quality of the graphics, of the structures, not to mention the fascinating campaign that has been carried out with so much detail, I could never imagine that this wonder could be reached. I really cannot do more than thank you for your effort so that many can enjoy 100% the environment of middle earth.
I have a question: I know they do not give a release date but can we at least be concerned if it will be ready on 7.0 before the end of 2021? is to keep patience
Thank you very much
Alejandro

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