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This page contains official downloadable game materials for the various modules available. By clicking on any of the materials, you can either download or view them online, as appropriate. (Left-click on the name to view, or right-click and choose 'save target as' to download.)

Note that some of the materials are fairly large in size, so please be patient when waiting to view or download them. For your convenience, the file sizes have been included with each material.

We have also listed the type of file, and, in some instances, we have made available multiple versions of the same materials in different file formats, to allow you to download the format of your choice.

If you wish to purchase a hard copy of a map or module and already have an account with us, simply Click Here to email us with the details of what you require, and we will send it out to you and charge your account.

If you wish to purchase a hard copy of a map or module and do not yet have an account with us, the best way to do so is to purchase a start-up pack, which includes both map, module and start-up in a game. Click Here to go to view the start-up options available.

In addition to these materials, there are many player-written articles and guides available. Click Here to view them.





General Materials



Middle-earth Guide .pdf 4meg A Comprehensive new rulebook, covering all modules. Version 1.20 (last updated 23/10/12).
House Rules .pdf 204k Full Details of procedures for all aspects of playing Middle-earth (v24, last updated 03/08/12).
Sample Turn .pdf 74k A sample turn.
General Advice .doc 28k Advice for new players.
Nation Advice .doc 44k Advice on choosing a nation.
Prices .doc 22k A comprehensive list of all gaming costs.
Q. & A. .doc 122k A compliation of frequently asked rules questions.
Orders .doc 36k Clarifications of rulings regarding many of the more complex orders.






Materials for the Third Age, Circa 1650 Module



Nations .pdf 379k 1650 nation details at game start, including abilities.
Map .zip (.jpg) 5meg 1650 starting map with population centres, high resolution.
Map .zip (.jpg) 1.5meg 1650 starting map with population centres, low resolution.
Map .zip (jpg) 5meg 1650 starting map with pop. centres and nation boundaries, high resolution.
Map .zip (jpg) 1.5meg 1650 starting map with pop. centres and nation boundaries, low resolution.






Materials for the Third Age, Circa 2950 Module



Nations .pdf 367k 2950 nation details at game start, including abilities.
Map .zip (.jpg) 5meg 2950 starting map with population centres, high resolution.
Map .zip (.jpg) 1.5meg 2950 starting map with population centres, high resolution.
Map .zip (jpg) 6meg 2950 starting map with pop. centres and nation boundaries, high resolution.
Map .zip (jpg) 2meg 2950 starting map with pop. centres and nation boundaries, low resolution.






Materials for the Fourth-age, Circa 1000 Module



Nation Design .zip (.pdf, .doc, .xls) 1280k A pack containing set-up sheets and instructions. Version 2.05 (last updated 26/01/08).
Map .zip (jpg) 717k Map showing the various regions in the Fourth-age module.
Map .doc 200k Map showing the various regions in the Fourth-age module.
Map .pdf 480k Map showing the various regions in the Fourth-age module.






Materials for the Battle of the Five Armies Module



Rule Book .pdf 1476k The Battle of the Five Armies rule book.
Additional Rules .pdf 240k An additional rules insert for Turn 1.
Map .pdf 91k Starting map, with population centres and nation boundaries.
Goblin Nation .pdf 58k The starting nation details for the Goblins.
Warg Nation .pdf 54k The starting nation details for the Wargs.
Elven Nation .pdf 50k The starting nation details for the Elves.
Dwarven Nation .pdf 51k The starting nation details for the Dwarves.
Northmen Nation .pdf 57k The starting nation details for the Northmen.






Materials for the Untold War of the Ring Module



Beginners' Module .pdf 1410k The Untold War of the Ring module for new players.
Expert Module .pdf 588k The Untold War of the Ring module for experienced players (veteran format).






Materials for the Kin-strife Module



Module .pdf 7744k The Kin-strife module.
Set-up Files .zip 4166k Individual Excel nation set-up files (updated 22/02/2017).






Note: All these documents are subject to change for specific games, so please get in touch to ensure you have the correct rules for any game you are playing. Also, please bear in mind that these documents are frequently in note, letter or email form rather than polished articles.

Gunboat Rules .pdf 215k Full details of the Gunboat Variant for all modules (last updated 17/10/08).
L.A. Rules .doc 126k The rules changes for the Last Alliance (2950) variant.
L. A. Rules .pdf 53k The rules changes for the Last Alliance (2950) variant.
L. A. Map .pdf 166k Starting map for the Last Alliance (2950) variant, with population centres.
All Neutral Rules .doc 74k Details of the All Neutral variant.
WOTR Rules .doc 87k Details of the WOTR variant.
12vs12 Rules .doc 76k Details of the 12vs12 variant.
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