After two years, I am back to play this epic game again.
When I can't find the maps I like, I make them.
-=The Siege of Erebor=-
The army of Evil is marching towards Erebor, killing all in their path. Men of nearby Dale and elves from Mirkwood have seeken refuge in Erebor.
Erebor has two gates - Main Gate at the front and the Secondary gate at the Right.
The Secondary gate is protected by a Dwarven castle which holds some prisoned Drakes.
The left gate is no longer there (what kind of fortress has three main gates?).
The Dwarves have called help. The army of Men - led by Aragorn - is marching to their aid, as well as Dwarves from the North, other than that, none know who wants to help or attack this cursed mountain.
Attack Erebor and kill everyone who dares to fight you.
First hold the city, then counter-attack.
The Main Gate is strong and armored. The Secondary Gate is the best choice to fight off the Dwarves - hold them off at a tight spot then slowly push them forwards.
Once the Dwarven castle at the right destroyed the Dwarves will close off both gates. Giving you enough time to build and upgrade a good army.
*Update* Grond Arrives when players have reached Erebor Throne (from the side gate).
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Ai works but it wont attack the gates.
Ai allies will be helpful if there are few human players.
MEN computer should be at the middle-top spot and DWARVES computer at the far-right spot [Both Allies].
Should the gates be hard to breach, use battering rams.
PS: Ironically, this map is very similar to the Battle of Five Armies in "The Hobbit".