DIFFICULTY FACTOR: n/a
CULTURE (SUBCULTURES): Other (Hobbits)
CHIEF CITIES: Michel Delving
The Shire, with both the Westmarch and the East March added in the early years of the Fourth Age, was decreed a Free Land by King Elessar; a place under the protection of the Northern Sceptre, where no Man could enter without the King's permission. And so it has remained ever since. The Hobbits have gone on living much as they ever have, little knowing that war again has come to Middle-earth.
WEAKNESSES: Very few units. Weak units. Low numbers and technology relative to Mannish factions. Unable to build engines of war.
GAMEPLAY TIPS: The Shire is not a playable faction.