Game Introduction - The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is a sim game developed by Kabam. Earn your place in Middle-earth and fight the armies of the Third Age. Gamezebo's quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.
Quick Start Guide
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is free to play, and can be played by clicking the "Play Now!" option at the top of this page.
When you start The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age, you are asked to choose a faction: Elves, Dwarves or Orcs. When you have chosen your faction, an ally will lead you through a tutorial to explain the basics of The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age.
Two starting strategies to choose from
After finishing the tutorial, you will be on your own to make decisions on what to do next. As a new player, you will have a certain time of 'new player protection'. This means that if you don't attack other players/regions, you can not be attacked either.
This gives you one of two possible strategies to start your game with: use that protection to first build your forces and go into battle well-prepared, or just go out there right away. I will shortly give some tips for both strategies.
In both scenario's, the first thing you want to do is build 3 of all of your resource buildings. 3 lumber mills, 3 gold mines, 3 farms and 3 quarries.