Third Age Total War Rohan
May Gondor be saved, may the orcs of the dark lord tremble, may the haradrim scream in pain under the charge of the riders of Rohan!Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden!Dire deeds awake: dark is it eastward.Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded!Forth Eorlingas!Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter!Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!This submod is a total visual revamp of the faction of Rohan for latest version of vanilla TATW 3.2. It's based mostly on the LOTR film's visuals, with some slight alterations to the designs.All Rohan faction units were replaced with new models and textures. I've no intention to update the stats or anything else.
third age total war rohan
Folcwine's third son, Fengel, is not remembered with honor. He did little to further strengthen Rohan, and was at odds with both his Marshals and his kin. His only son, Thengel, therefore spent much time in Gondor, and won praise through his service to Steward Turgon. He married Morwen Steelsheen ofLossarnach, and began to raise a family in Gondor. Eventually, when Fengel died, Thengel reluctantly returned to Rohan to take up the kingship. While Thengel was wise and restored dignity to the House of Eorl, he did create some discord by encouraging the use of the language of Gondor in Edoras. At the time of Thengel's return to Rohan in TA 2953, Saruman first began to trouble the Rohirrim, and he declared himself Lord of Isengard. Also during Thengel's reign, the captain Thorongil (later revealed to be Aragorn II Elessar) first appeared in Rohan, and entered the service of the king, and won great renown. Thengel died in TA 2980 and was succeeded by his son, Théoden the Renowned.
Théoden Ednew had the makings of a great king for, in his youth, he proved valiant in battle, and he possessed both wisdom and a gentle heart away from war. Yet by TA 3014, Saruman had begun to invade the king's mind, using spells and his servant Gríma Wormtongue to bewitch Théoden. As the king slipped into indifference, Saruman began to probe the borders of Rohan with his armies. He had taken into his service Orcs and Uruk-hai, and would eventually recruit the Dunlendings to again assail their neighbors in Rohan. Théodred, son of Théoden, along with his cousin Éomer (who was of the royal line by both parents; his father was descended from Éofor, third son of Brego, and his mother Théodwyn was Théoden's sister), took charge of the Mark and its defenses against the growing threat of Isengard. Saruman, through Gríma, constantly forestalled Théodred and the other Marshals of the Mark, and, by the bewitchment of Théoden, thwarted Rohan's attempts to muster any great force of arms in opposition. He even blinded the king to Gandalf's warnings that Rohan was in peril upon his return from Orthanc, and Gandalf was forced to take Shadowfax and ride to Rivendell in hopes of meeting up with Frodo Baggins.
The War of the Ring, the third volume of The History of the Lord of the Rings, contains superseded versions of the battle. Some changes of detail are apparent. For example, Théoden dies by a projectile to the heart instead of being crushed by his horse; when Éowyn reveals her sex she has cut her hair short, a detail absent from the final version. Tolkien also considered killing off both Théoden and Éowyn.[T 14]
The Fourth Age: Total War is a full-conversion modification of Rome: Total War which works with Barbarian Invasion. It is is set in the Fourth Age of Middle-earth and aims to stay true to the lore and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien while trying to provide an original experience by imagining what Middle-earth would have been like in a total war setting. This means that the setting is based off the books and not the films. As is the standard for any Total War game, you get to pick from a number of factions and decide how things play out, mixing real time strategy with city and faction management and throwing in doses of religion, wonders of the world and family characters to increase the depth.
As you arrive to the east, you should take Galebrin (not seen on the picture, region north of Cair Andros) which is a small useless village in the The Dead Marshes and give it to an ally or a neutral faction as a gift. This will block Easterlings or Mordor advancing on your native land across Anduin which is a total waste of time and a distraction so it is an utmost priority to seal that off.
Fengel was a greedy and quarrelsome man, and Thengel left Rohan in his youth to live in Gondor, where he won great renown in the service of Turgon. Eventually he met and married Morwen Steelsheen of Lossarnach in 2943, and he lived with her there for a while. Morwen bore him five children in total, including his only son (his second child) Théoden in 2948 and a daughter Théodwyn in T.A. 2963, who would be the mother of Éomer and Éowyn.
Third Age: Total War is a Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms total-conversion mod. It brings you directly into the world of Middle Earth where you can choose from different races such as Men, Dwarves, Elves and Orcs to free the peoples of Middle Earth or help the Dark Lord Sauron to spread his shadow. The mod isn't developed anymore, there are, however, many submods with continuing developement, such as Divide and Conquer.
A completely new and heavily scripted role-playing campaign that is going to be totally different from any other "usual" campaign that you know from Total War games. You can play with all famous heroes of the books and the movies, aswell with several of your ally's armies with the final goal to destroy the One Ring in Mount Doom and to rescue Middle-Earth from the Shadow of Mordor.
The countryside of Rohan is described as a land of pastures and lush tall grassland which is frequently windswept. At the time of the War of the Ring, Rohan was roughly a third the size of Gondor, whose borders had slowly been shrinking for centuries.
There the horsemen encountered Balrogs, monsters born of flame and shadow. Once, twice, three times the horsemen besieged the ancient dwarven hold, but twice were repelled. The horsemen knew not how to fight along the mountaintops and in the caverns of Moria, much less how to combat the seemingly invincible demons. During the third and final assault of Moria, Theoden himself fell victim to assassination. Cruel tricks for cruel foes.
I don't find such a low figure for Rohan believable for the reasons given in the article, notably the separation between Infantry and Riders, the significant quantities of both, and the high level of equipment and competence they are described as having. Meaning they must have been supported by a wider population. Even viking society had this. War-bands were actually quite small compared to the total scandinavian population.The 35,000 figure is essentially theoretical. I don't think that entirety could be gathered under arms, except in very extreme circumstances. Because it is so complete though I believe it can be used as the basis of population figures as shown.Your figure of 140,000 would give a adult male population of as low as 45,000. One could get a lower figure than I give by assuming that most riders/infantry overlapped, so instead of having 15,000 riders and 20,000 infantry there were perhaps a few thousand full time riders and then 10-20 thousand who would serve as riders or infantry as need or equipment allowed. But even this lower figure gives a total military of around 15,000 and hence an adult male population considerably larger. There's just no precedent for an early medieval peasant society maintaining 1/3 of its adult male population as a reasonably armed, organised military force. I think the lowest one could reasonably go would be 200,000 but consider that less likely than the estimate given in my article. Though I agree that my lower end estimate of 400,000 is almost certainly more likely than my higher one.
The forces that surrounded Minas Tirith were at maximum 100 thousand with 18 thousand haradrim 7 to 10 thousand easterlings( most of them fought against Dale and Erebor) and 40 to 50 thousand orcs(1 army leave Minas Morgul and it is said that more than one could come from the black gate and indeed one did it and took Cair Andros).There was 1500 men defending osgiliath including more less 300 hangers, 2 to 300 men defending Cair Andros and 4 thousand men in minas tirith counting the reinforcements and the defense of the city.We must never forget that Minas tirith forces use to be larger but they were in constant war in Osgiliath, Cair Andros and Ithilien. I say this because when Aragorn decided to go to the black gate with 7 thousand men, he left behind a force greater than that, that was defending the city.When the siege has begun the city have had a force of five thousand(or less) men defending the walls and the gates since it was said that Faramir had lost one third of his army in Osgiliath and few come back from Cair Andros.Then we all now that came 6 thousand men from Rohan, and Aragorn should lead a force of at least 3 to 4 thousand men since he came with a large force from the southern fiefs and from Lebennin and Lamedon(great city).Than we can say there was 14 to 15 thousand good good guys against more than 70 thousand bad guys.When the battle was over 4 thousand men from Pelagir was in the way of the city but first she was going to pass in Lossarnach, to increase the forces? i dont know probably yes. Then if you take those 4 thousand and adds some defense left in the city and Lossarnach that would probably sum more than the forces that were defending Minas Tirith in the beginning.