Hi, i hope lots of you play this map and many get interested in it. This map was created by FG_Leader2 from the zone and edited by HannibalAnd1. both are inactive but i got permission by Leader to post it via MSN messenger. We (the LotR community) have been playing this map for about 3-4 years. recently we have been editing it with small changes for balance and better gameplay. this is an older version of the map so it may be a bit unbalanced. the reason i have chose this map was mainly it has hints that pop-up as messages during the game. we actually took them out with the recent edits cause we all know what to do :p. I will post our edits if enough of you are interested but they will not have the hints in game... but like i said, they will be a bit fairer and maybe less laggy.
SO! About the map...
some players have more than one base
Don't let the 5v3 throw you off. Team 2 (baddies) have a lot more good units than team1 (goodies).
Hmm, what else... there is much to say but i dont want to overwhelm you.
The main goals are as follows;
goodies: get either FRODO, SAM, or BILBO to Mt. Doom in Red's main base to have an outright victory. (Frodo and Sam start in rivendel, and Bilbo at Bag End)
baddies: kill FRODO, SAM, and BILBO to end the game in your favor. you also win by just killing everything.
some hints and tactics...
If you look at the map, the Blue base of Lorien is a nice place to attack from the baddie point of view. It cuts the goodie forces in half. if you can also hold Moria till you get reinforcements there, you can eliminate the easters forces of the goodies, about 1/3 of their units. If you can do this, you make things a lot easier on yourself. Blue, Purp, and Teal should either try to hold Lorien or all out attack Moria, bridging your northern forces to the south is key.
Baddies may also attack Gondor but it is well fortified. Orange is at a bit of a disadvantage against Grey so Yello may need to aid him.
****don't lose archers for they do not respawn****
a meat wall of infantry with archers behind is an effective way to taking out mass troops, and sniping other teams' archers.
One more note- it says 7-8 players because it is possible to give player 2 to another player at the start if you only have 7 players (just comp it and dlt the proper fish trap in left corner). be careful with giving players with large amounts of troops left... it will crash if theres too many
Well those are just helpful hints but have fun playing however the hell u want!
if you wanna play with me and my friends
add me on MSN- firstname.lastname@example.org ... or just email me