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Lord of the Rings - The Siege of Minas Morgul by M1i2K3k4O

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Impossible

Beginning Notes:

After days and days of endless playtesting by me and other kind-hearted people, I believe it's about time for it's release. If you've been active in the forums lately, you may have heard of this project. I have spent all my spare time trying to perfect this one heck of a map to its finest. And frankly, if you don't like it, well then at least I tried to make it enjoyable.

The map is mostly based on the playability issue but maybe about 2/5 or so is looks-based. You judge. But I needed this map to also fulfill the fun factor that human beings always desire. Sure, you can take in a good eye-candy, but nothing's better than a good old nervous feeling of losing and a bit of sweat drops around your armpits.

And now, presenting, my most recent map to date...

Relive the days of war. Relive the days of the battle between Good and Evil, Light and Shadow, Harmony and Agony. Relive...

Author's Notes

You will find a full story in the ZIP file including a History document. They are all in .pdf format. But first, to clear things up, you control the forces of the Orcs and the Nazgul, not the Men of the West. This map is definitely not a sit back battle where you just watch everything happen. You do that, you die. You must be quick and position all of your men to the walls at the beginning of the game. Slow down the game speed, if you have to. This is basically an evil imitation of Minas Tirith but with only one level to retreat to should you lose the outer level. Try to maintain it as long as you can. I designed this map to be a tough map with many people attacking you.

There are several groups of enemies aiming for you, three to be exact. They are The Forces of Gondor, The Rohirrim, and The Elves of Middle-Earth. I changed their color to the proper ones and changed yours to black. You must defeat all of them to stand triumphant.

Now, I move on to details about the map. I based Minas Morgul solely on the Minas Morgul you saw in "The Return of the King" when Frodo, Sam, and Gollum were overlooking it from the distance. Plus, I got some information on the inside of the castle from another game (BFME2). There are some slight changes I made to the castle, though. Take the outer walls, for example. They are very tall in the movie and the big "spikes" (or triangular towers) extending from the walls gradually rose up in height the more farther it went. In my map, they are flat because I needed to have some siege towers in the battle.

There are also some catapults on top of the upper spikes. But you will have to man them yourselves. I pre-placed some engineers for you right beside the siege engines. The reason for this is because there was a bug in which the catapults fired by themselves, wasting stone, and destroying the lower level. Make use of these vital keys to victory.

The other fictional part of Minas Morgul that I must point out is the keep. It was not in the movie but if I didn't put it, then of course the enemy won't attack.

Also, don't hesitate to make some more troops in the barracks. You have several weapons to make either macemen or archers but not enough gold to make all of them. Choose wisely: range or melee?


Minas Morgul comes with special sound files that I installed. When you unzip the file, you must, I repeat you must view the Readme before installing the sounds, because otherwise... bye-bye Stronghold Sounds.


I suggest you try this on Easy, first. Unless, of course, you consider yourself brave, then by all means, go ahead and go for very hard. But I guarantee you won't win.

ZIP Contents:

- Minas
- Minas Morgul Map View.jpg
- The Siege of Minas Morgul.pdf
- Dead City - The Real History.pdf
- Minas Morgul.png
- Minas Morgul Credits.txt
- Sound Files w/ Readme

By the way, I'm really sorry but the ZIP is 6 MB only because of the sound files. Do not download if you have a "cluttered" computer.


I will not post my usual screenshots, but instead, here's an aerial map (there's a bigger version in the ZIP). Take the screenies yourself:

Credited People:

I would like to offer a special thanks to the following people for their endless support and tremendous amount of help:

(listed in alphabetical order)
- brandonlavoie
- crazygungan
- Darkslave Master
- Dougleass
- Duc de Noisiel
- Lord Ako
- Lord Gandor
- Warlord_Designs
- younghappy

Before you comment on anything or rate the map, please comment about the difficulty, first. I am not too sure, even with the playtesting, but I think this map may be a tad too hard. Even though I meant for this map to be difficult, it might've crossed the line an inch or two.

Good gaming!


Check out my other maps:

The Assault on Longleg's Fortress:

The Mines of Moria:

The Battle for the Dominion of Sauron:
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AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Yasko Wow! This map looks awsome! Haven't dabbled in original Stronghold for years, and just got another copy of it today, so I'll test this one out for ya. Look forward to it.

File Author
Hey, everyone, on vacation still but I got in touch with a computer and quickly checked the map. Not much people download it since so much great maps keep coming in like Duke of York's map or Jasper Tudor's map, just to name a few.

Duc Timothy, thanks for the kind review. One question, though, can you describe what this AI bug you're talking about is?

Yasko, I look forward to your enjoyment of this map (I hope).

[Edited on 08/08/06 @ 09:21 AM]

younghappy I love this map but i still can't complete it. It is totally unique as there are no other "real" Minas Morgul maps out there. Another unique thing is that you play as the "bad-guy" again not too many other maps offer that-Creativity 5 for these two things-(and other aspects). I would probably downgrade it as it is too hard but more troops would probably solve this. The story is good and there is plenty of info in the zip file.

File Author
Did you try on easy??

Because it works better there. Try it.
Futzy How to simply beat this map probably on any level? (I tryed just normal)

There is a "cede castle" command, if 100% blessed. Instead of fight, move all units into the castle. Sell out all bows, maximum taxes and it is possible to build 4 chapels around the keep. In few months, before invasion troops reach the inner castle, you have 100% blessed, you cede the castle, inclusive all attacking troops. With this forces it is easy to kill all next invasions.

That's all. :-)

Best regards, Futzy.
Hey Futzy, Can I deduce from your name that you play BlockMania?

P.S. That is and interesting finding - The cede thing when blessed. Is that part of the story of the map? (Sorry, I don't really follow the LOTR stuff :-)
k4pod Can I use some of the sound files for one one my maps?

[Edited on 11/05/06 @ 03:02 PM]

k4pod Never mind, I found a way to make my own.
lovestronghold Now This MAp LOOKS KOOL.
lovestronghold Playability: 1
I play on very hard swordsmen came into castle, and they go away!!!And dont come back!!!!!It's bugged man :(

Balance: 1
I said on the playability....:(

Creativity: 5
Nice map!!

Map Design: 5
Can i take a lesson from you????

Story/Instructions: 5
It's SO LONG!!!

Additional Comments:It's bugged man...

[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 12/14/08 @ 12:23 PM]

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