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Gimli is a dwarf who is a hero throughout the Battle for Middle-earth series. He is also the hero of the Dwarven faction in the second game.


Lore Edit

Gimli, Son of Gloin, was present at the Council of Elrond and part of The Fellowship of the Ring. Gimli's battle prowess is considerable—even by Dwarven standards—so it was no small gesture for him to represent the Dwarves in The Fellowship. It was Gimli who encouraged The Fellowship to pass under the Misty Mountains by way of Moria, where he discovered the tomb of his cousin Balin. After escaping Moria, Gimli was granted one of the rarest gifts for a Dwarf—entrance to Lothlorien, where he met the Elf Queen Galadriel. After meeting her, his view of the Elves changed considerably. He became a loyal friend to Legolas. During the defense of Helm's Deep, Gimli was instrumental in holding the Glittering Caverns against the Uruk Hai, who attempted to enter from the mountains. Ultimately Gimli became the Lord of the Glittering Caverns before following joining Legolas in his journey across the sea to the West.

BFME 1 Edit

Gimli begins BFME with 2000 Health and 60 melee damage. He can use the Axe Throw ability to kill multiple foes at once. Gimli is a powerful hero, critical to the survival of the Fellowship in the campaign, and useful in Skirmish for his tendancy for heavy combat.

BFME 2 Edit

Requirements Edit

Recruited from: Dwarven Fortress

Cost: 3000

Command points taken: 75

Abilities Edit

  • Axe Throw - Gimli hurls his throwing axe at a single target.
  • Leap Attack (at level 2) - Gimli leaps to a selected nearby location, causing splash damage on enemies
  • Slayer (at level 5) - Gimli's damage and attack speed are doubled.

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