Mad Europeans Re-Enact Lord Of The Rings Battles In Full Armour

These images were taken at the "Battle For Middle Earth". While it shares a name, I can assure you this is at least 100x cooler than EA's middling Lord of the Rings strategy series.

Taking place in the Czech Republic, it was an enormous LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing) event, mixed with more than a little cosplay, which saw participants assume the role of a character from Middle Earth, join up with their faction (I can see Mordor, Easterlings, Rohan and Elves... along with a certain wizard), do a little role-playing then smash each other around for a bit in giant pitched battles.

They really went all out. Not only are some of the costumes great work, but they even built a wee castle so they could have a siege.

The event took place last year, but the images were shared with only last week. You can check out the full gallery at the link below.

Pán Prstenů - Bitva o Středozem [2012] by Stano Buštor [Facebook]


    Hey now!

    The battle of middle earth games are some of the solidest RTS games out there.

    BFME 2 has a special place in the hearts of me and my friends.

      Mine too, I'll always love those men of dale wielding plasma guns-I mean fire arrows. Get a few blocks of pike men and turtling castles as well and it's good times. Of course I haven't had a chance to play human players so it's probably the least effective strategy in the world but I like it :)

      Last edited 25/07/13 2:11 pm

    They all look pretty amazing ... but Gandalf has some problems ...

      He reminds me of Murray (present) from Flight of the Conchords from their LOTR film clip from the short lived tv series

        Why haven't I seen that yet!?

          You really should. It's a hilarious, though way too short, series, only 10 or 12 eps I think.
          About FOTC trying to make it in new york.

            I've seen some of them, just not the LOTR one.

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