Monday, February 21, 2011

Battle for Middle Earth - Good Campaign - Osgiliath

Battle for Middle Earth - Good Campaign Map - Osgiliath (+20 Command, +2 Power)
This is a hint/walkthrough post for Battle for Middle Earth. You can find an index of all our Battle for Middle Earth posts here.

This mission isn't as hard as it initially looks, and certainly not as hard as the Evil Campaign version, where you have to use Mordor to take Osgiliath. After a while, you will realize that the enemy is remarkably passive, sending only weak waves of orc warriors, who will mostly get cut down by manned towers.

After the cutscenes, quickly man the towers and make more archers. At first, focus on resources and consider most of your initial troops expendable in holding the middle bridge, where the enemy will mostly stream in their troops. Hold the line and slowly build up a big army. Capture the northeastern camp and make healing accessible there. Slowly push south. When you capture the middle camp, be careful about immediately building a base because Gondor has walls and this may cut off some troops from others. The entrance to the base will be facing southwest, which can force you to move your troops around the side and possibly come into range of defensive catapults at the southeastern base.

Fill out your army to 300 points. While you are doing so, blanket the bridge and areas beyond with Elven Land if you have it. Somewhere along the way, Mordor's single Nazgûl will take out your trebuchets. By then, you will hopefully have taken out the catapults guarding the bridges. Later in the mission, you can try rushing catapults with Gondor Knights -- siege engines can really only hit targets that stand around in the same area without moving.

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