Grimbold was a Rohan commander from Grimslade. He led the Riders of Rohan during the First Battle of the Fords of Isen along with Elfhelm and Théodred and killed many Orcs. Soon he had to retreat due to the death of Théodred. He distinguished himself during the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen by holding off a large army of Orcs for an extended period of time, then staging a retreat with minimal losses when enemy reinforcements arrived. He was killed during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields outside of Minas Tirith. He can be recruited at level 5 at the King's Camp and then equipped with one of various battalions. He is very similar to Elfhelm, Erkenbrand and the Rohan Captain.
Grimbold can be given one of the following upgrades:
Soldiers of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Soldiers of Meduseld to serve as elite Swordsmen.
Wardens of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Wardens of Medused to serve as elite Pikemen.
Knights of Meduseld - Call a battalion of Knights of Meduseld to serve as elite Cavalry.
Once an upgrade above is chosen a new series of upgrade is unlocked which can be all purchased (Horse Shield is only available if Knights of Meduseld was chosen).
The Grimbold can be given the following upgrades:
- Other infantry if they are swordsmen
- Monsters and Cavalry if they are pikemen
- Buildings if they are cavalry
The strategy you use with him depends on the situation, for example, what faction you are up against, this is due to his special use of 3 different Upgrades which give him 3 different kinds of elite units. The Cavalry could be used for spammy factions or factions with many archers, the Swordsmen to counter enemy Pikemen or the Pikemen for Cavalry based Factions like Rohan.. Also once he dies and you revive him he is able to re-choose the battalion he will lead.He also makes nearby battalions fearless and his active ability can make troops go faster and have more armor, which is useful to get in combat and make an impact.
- Grimbold's soundset originates in the movie Gladiator (2000). They are said by Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.