'The darkness has begun. There will be no dawn.' - Mithrandir at the siege of Minas Tirith.
Not another Minas Tirith! - Well we have made a Helms Deep, Osgiliath and so a Minas Tirith does have to follow! - This map is mainly centred on the films; however the book is filled with marvellous quotes and really great information, so we had to include some of that. All the events leading up to the present situation are explained in the word file attached to the map pack.
Here is a marvellous quote from Return of the King
'And there were there the White Mountains of Ered Nimrais came to their end, and as Gandalf had promised the dark mass of Mount Mindolluin, the deep purple shadows of its high glens, and its tall face whitening in the rising day. And upon its thrust out knee was the guarded city, with its many walls of stone so strong and old that it seemed to have been not builded but carven by giants out of the bones of the earth. Evan as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls passed from looming grey to white, blushing faintly in the dawn; and suddenly the sun climbed over the Eastern shadow and sent forth a shaft that smote the face of the City.
Then Pippin cried, for the tower of Ecthelion, standing high within the top most wall, shone out against the sky, glimmering like a spike of pearl and sliver, tall and fair and shapely, and its pinnacle glittered as if it were wrought of crystals; and white banners broke and fluttered from the battlements in the morning breeze, and high and far he heard a clear ringing of silver trumpets.'
This map has taken us an extremely long time sorting out AI, curved walls etc. - including several restarts at the map. Nevertheless, we have had an enormous amount of fun making this map and we hope that you have as much fun playing it!
This map should be attempted on NORMAL - if you consider yourself an advanced player or a beginner - adjust the difficulty to suit you. But do not play on very hard as problems can ensue.
This is our third LOTRs map and by no means our last! Without doubt it has taken the most time and by far the most spectacular! So do enjoy it!
Also I would like to thank anyone who helped us in the making of this map, that’s Bismuth, Jalis and Lord Arthus so thanks very much to you three.