The Dragons Skin Regiments

The Dragons Skin Regiments

«The Easterlings have been under the influence of Sauron, and before him Morgoth, it would seem from the very beginning. However it is their more recent dealings with Sauron that concerns us most. Before Sauron had established himself in Mirkwood he sought security in Rhûn. He used this time in the east to build the loyalty of the Easterlings. Around 1050 of the Third Age Sauron rebuild Dol Goldur in Mirkwood; however he maintained his ties with the Easterlings. He constantly sent emissaries to the men of the East to ensure they kept up their raids. These emissaries would eventually help establish the tribe known in the west as “The Wainriders” as the pre-eminent tribe in Rhûn. They were eventually able to establish a loose confederation under the leadership of the Wainrider Warlords. It was these warlords who attacked the west in 1851 of the Third Age by assaulting the lands south of Mirkwood. A constant state of war existed between the Wainriders and the West as an Alliance with Khand and Harad was formed. However with their defeat at the hands of Gondor in 1944 of the Third Age the Wainrider influence in the east disappeared. The tribes were fragmented once again and the alliances with Khand and Harad fell apart.»

Easterlings vs. Knights of Dol Amroth

Easterlings vs. Knights of Dol Amroth

The Easterlings of Rhûn are the latest faction to be previewed by the ‘The Third Age: Total War’ team, and, in addition to much information about their take on the faction, we get an absolutely massive amount of screenshots to gawk at. Make your way over to the faction preview thread to join in on the gawking!

Easterlings vs. Gondor

Easterlings vs. Gondor

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4 comments so far

Elphir of Dol Amroth
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Those are really beautifull! Best preview of all!

April 8th, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Omicron
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What game is it, the pictures are beautiful

April 23rd, 2009 at 9:45 pm
 3 

Hello Omicron! Those are from the – yet unreleased – The Third Age: Total War mod for Medieval II: Total War.

April 25th, 2009 at 10:38 am
Dunnadd
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Are the forums down permanently or does anyone know when they might be up again?

August 25th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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