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The Minas Twins (Edain 4.5)

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ROTWK Map: Yes
Number of Players: 4
One Ring: No
AI: No
I'm proud to present you today the new version of

"The Minas Twins"

As the name said, the map represents the war between the two cities, Minas Morgul and Minas Tirith, and more generally between Gondor and Mordor at the end of the Third Age. There are many more representations of famous locations, like Osgiliath, Ithilien, Cirith Ungol, the docks, etc.

The map is now for 2v2 multiplayer games :

Minas Tirith (west) controls all of his buildings which are already constructed, and can expand his power only by building external farms and outposts. Commandpoints start at 600, and can be expanded up to 1200 with the power "Assistance in time of need". He has a better economy than Ithilien player but less commandpoints, therefore he should regularly give money to his ally.

Ithilien (north) is a Gondor player. He controls a ranger tent which can recruit rangers and heroes Faramir, Frodo and Sam. He may also gets more recruitment possibilities by unlocking the spellbook power "Assistance in time of need" that will unlock harbor buildings : a fiefdom barracks, a forge and a marketplace. Fiefdom troops, aside with the three hunters and Imrahil with his Dol Amroth troops are now recruitable. Commandpoints start at 900, and can be expanded up to 1800 by the power "Formations of Gondor".

Minas Morgul (east) starts in his fortress with 4 buildplots in addition of Cirith Ungol fortress composed of 2 normal buildblots and 1 Cirith Ungol buildplot. Commandpoints start at 1200, and can be expanded up to 2200 by buying the correspondant upgrades in the Osgiliath outposts.

Finally, the second Mordor player starts in a normal camp at south of Minas Morgul. In addition of the Mordor forces, he has access to 2 Harad buildplots. Thus, Haradrim Palaces can be constructed and multiple troops from Harad can be recruited. The Harad prince, Suladan, is a powerful hero who can summon a Mumakil Pen anywhere on the map... Commandpoints are the same as for the Morgul player.

Sadly the AI don't work well for now, except in the south Mordor camp and in Minas Tirith. I recommand you to play mostly in multiplayer with your friend!

Rohan reinforcements have been reworked. I let you discover by yourself!

The center of the gameplay is the control of Osgiliath. Here there are 2 settlements and the only 2 outposts of the map. Thus, the team who controls the city has a huge advantage, in particular Mordor because Osgiliath outposts are his only way to almost double his Commandpoints!

The gameplay encourages a close cooperation between players. Minas Tirith has to help Ithilien by giving money, letting him the opportunity to use his commandpoints to defend Osgiliath more efficiently. More generally, players should coordinate their attacks.

I'm quite satisfied by the feeling the map gives in each camp. The balance seems to be better than in the first version. Obviously, your opinions and suggestions will be more than welcome! :)

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I really enjoyed spending much time on it, so I would be glad to have your feedback!

Have fun playing! :D
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