LOTR: Shadow of Isengard "A new power is rising! Its victory...is at hand! This night, the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan! March to Helm's Deep! Leave none alive! TO WAR! There will be no dawn... for Men!" - Saruman of many colors, The Two Towers. New Lord of the Rings Map by Marshmalo [Release date: Soon] Link to latest version : Coming soon MAP SUMMARY: LOTR: Shadow of Isengard is a grand strategy map set shortly after Saruman's betrayal and the industrialisation of Isengard. It is a non-spawn build map, players can build encampments and train their own armies with resources generated through Control points and lumber harvesting. It contains events and advanced upgrades similiar to LTA but does not include any faction paths or betrayals. The game is designed to resolve itself in under just one hour, it is not meant to go on for hours. The victory conditions are simple, destroy all your enemies fortresses to win and claim middle earth for Sauron, or restore it to the Free Peoples. There are five capital fortresses in the game currently but more may be added later, a fortress acts as your factions capital. Not only does losing a capital bring your team closer to defeat but it also has ramifications for your ability to field armies. The game mainly focuses on the battle between the forces of Isengard and Rohan but also details the struggle between the forces of Dol'Guldor and Mirkwood which we do not get the see in the movies. FEATURES: PLAYERS: 9 (May be expanded later) GAME TYPE: Army building with limited base building ECONOMY: Control point combined with lumber harvesting (Like in LTA/LTF) HEROES: Most heroes do not revive, each player starts off with one but each faction can gain an additional hero through events or special upgrades. VICTORY CONDITIONS: Good vs Evil, first side to destroy all enemies major capital cities and fortresses wins the battle for Rohan and Mirkwood. FORTRESSES: There are currently 5 capital Fortresses ingame: Edoras, Lorien, Helmsdeep, Isengard, Dol'Guldor. FACTIONS: Rohan, Rohirrim, Mirkwood Elves, Fellowship, Ents, Saruman's Forces, Dunlainlings, Witchking, Easterlings. GRAPHICS: HQ textures and buildings but standard quality WC3 models with custom skins. Ability and spell affects will be alot less flashy than games like LTA. MUSIC: Map contains music extracts from the original LOTR Trillogy Music score by Howard Shore. SCREENSHOTS: Orthanc, Isengard Dol'Guldor Edoras Lothlorien More info and faction detail will be shown when the map is closer to release! Thanks for reading.