As much as I am biased against Gondorians and good factions (other than elves and hobbits) I think it is really not fair that only the bad aligned factions get explosives. There are the orc bombs, which have three different strength levels, and also the fire orc bomb, then there are the easterlings fire bomb (Khamûls Fire) which I LOVE and technically the Far Harads exploding termites. That is technically three or four bombs for the "bad guys". The "good guys" have zero. So, I suggest, an alternative for the good aligned players. Here I have made what I believe would be a fair make of a new item, called the Barrel Bomb. I did some research on different bombs in real life, and found this. So, in the picture to the right, the oak log in the middle is a barrel, then the gunpowder is gunpowder, and the glowstone dust is sulfur. This will make one Barrel Bomb, which is the equivalent of a level two orc bomb. (roughly two tnt explosions at once).
I think this item should be used by Gondor, as I have trouble seeing elves or hobbits carrying these things. There will be someone called a Gondor Bombardier, who walks around with a Barrel Bomb, and when he sees an enemy (negative aligned player or say a Mordor Orc) he will drop the bomb, which will begin the detanation process, and will soon explode.
That is it, and I really hope that you guys see the need for my suggestion. Basically, if you have a base and you are an "evil" player, even an invasion wouldn't scare you, due to the fact that no good NPCs have access into your base. Now, with this Barrel Bomb, bad players would have something to be afraid of as well. Thanks for reading!
Well, around the point of Bilbo's 111th Birthday, Isengard has not yet come into the mix yet, so in a sense he is right. But the mod timeline is somwhat centered around the War of the Ring, so all in all, Isengard had to be added. I still think, however, there would be plate armor in Middle-Earth.