The "War in the East" Map is based on the eastern conflict (LotR) and is representative of the war between Gondor and Mordor. Gondor controls Minas Tirith, and maintains skeletal control over Osgiliath (which has been evacutated). The hobbits are making their way to Mount Doom, the rangers who escorted the hobbits are returning, and two suprise reinforcement armies are due to show up some time during the seige of Minas Tirith. Mordor controls Mordor (again... obvious) and is currently laying seige to Osgiliath, while the army due to attack Minas Tirith makes its final preperations. Shelob threatens to stop the hobbits in their tracks, and Sauron can soon expect a helpful hand from the tainted Men of the East.
War in the West:
The map is for Crusader, and is set in Western middle earth, and the war between Rohan and Isengard. Rohan controls the last refuge of Helms Deep and the brave warriors of the Rohirrim (knights), as well as an army representative of the two hobbits and the ents, while Isengard controls the walled fortress of Isengard (obviously ) and the hordes of Uruks including Lurtz' Uruks who were bringing the hobbits to Isengard.
BTW, this map pack is intended for multiplayer (2 player) use only. The AI WON'T work on this map, so don't bother trying.
If anyone has gamespy and wants to play against me on either (or both) of these maps, please email me at:
(Ps. Please leave comments and ratings :D)
Skaarj File Author
Posted on 01/04/06 @ 09:30 PM
Thanks for the great review lollard :)
Does any1 else wanna review the map too?
All comments and reviews are welcome :)
Posted on 07/02/06 @ 05:53 PM
This mappack should be in the seige and invasion section. other than the provided keeps.
Posted on 02/05/07 @ 01:55 PM
you should make an invasoin version of these maps.
Posted on 02/11/10 @ 12:31 AM
I downloaded this map to play with my brother. My brother is the kind of player (like most of us..me included) that ends up just building the biggest army ever and is no fun to play against.
This map is AWESOME in that it allows both of us to use strictly strategy. I was meaning to ask you, Do you typically play this map w/ a NO TROOP BUILDING rule?
My brother and I play that way... no troop building whatsoever. We have learned a few strategies (like getting your engineers into the seige equipt to bring 'em home without getting killed) but it seems that the defender is still at the mercy of the attacker.
I was wondering if you could share some deffending strategies that would help us balance out the game.
do you also play NO TRAPS ? ? because currently thats the only way we can get the defender to win. Once again. GREAT MAP!! provides us with tons of entertainment and it's nice to be able to play a game of SH in less than an hour!
Please let me know about any defender strategies and whether you are ment to play it w/ NO troop building or trap setting.