Using the Lord Of The Rings movie license, The Battle for Middle-earth is a Real-Time Strategy game based upon both the renown literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Players are given control of enormous armies in the many of the epic battles depicted in the film. From waging all-out combat among the vast forces of good and evil to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the troops.

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The Big Reveal: A New Identity


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After months of consideration, we have finally decided to change our mod's name: The Horse Lords is now Age of the Ring. We feel our ambitions for this project have outgrown the old name.

Age of the Ring is a name that encapsulates what we want to do: present, as a RotWK mod, Middle-earth during the last days of the Third Age, also known as the Age of the Ring, in as many ways as we can manage:

  • Factions and gameplay inspired by The Hobbit films, such as Erebor, Gundabad, and Mirkwood, and campaign missions based on Thorin's Quest.
  • Factions and gameplay inspired by The Lord of the Rings films, such as Gondor, Rohan, Mordor, and Isengard.
  • Lots of things inspired by things that only appeared in Tolkien's books - a range of Gondorian Fiefdom units and heroes, book-inspired Lothlórien, Rivendell, and Haradwaith factions, and dozens of nerdy nods and tidbits.

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Build Anywhere! Gameplay and Balance in Age of the Ring

Age of the Ring aims to mesh Middle-earth immersion with existing RotWK gameplay conventions.

The mod is based on the excellent RotWK 2.02 community patch, meaning that we've started off on an expertly balanced and smooth version of RotWK.

We're not out to completely overhaul the game's basic systems: we like most of those, including the ability to build anywhere.

However, we are bringing back some systems from BFME1, such as combo hordes.

The mod founder, RiderOfRohan, is an avid competitive player, which translates to a real effort to keep AotR fair and balanced.

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Our Release Schedule

Like most mods, we don't work with release dates. However, we have set a certain order for factions to be released. Below is our release schedule, as far as it's currenty decided:

  1. Demo release. Alpha Gondor, alpa Isengard, Mordor.
  2. Second release: "Over the Misty Mountains Cold". Misty Mountains faction, finished Gondor, Isengard, and Mordor factions.
  3. Third release: "In the Land of Lórien". Lothlórien faction.
  4. Fourth release: "The Line of Dúrin". Erebor faction, first campaign mission.

Meet the Team!

RiderOfRohan: 19 year old donut, leader of Age of the Ring and a big fan of Peter Jackson's six Middle-earth films.

Dúnedain76: Even after losing half of his assets he made for The Horse Lords after a hard drive failure, Dúnedain is still sticking around for some reason. 21 year old poor college student fuckboi.

Mathijs: Staving off the clutches of existential horror one LotR-related 3d model at a time, Mathijs also part-times as a librarian, YMCA-inspired rodeo clown, and The3rdAge.net Leader.

Vengefulnoob: Just a guy who figured out .ini coding through trial and error, mostly error. Now helping out his Revorian heroes and happy to be a part of the THL team!

Fredius: "I'm 21 years old, male, and have been a part of the Battle for Middle-Earth modding community since 2009. I can be found on Revora Forums (under the name of Bashkuga), ModdB and Modding Union. My role in the Age of the Ring mod is that of mapper (mainly scripter for missions) and beta-tester."

Glorfindel23: "17 years old, male, I can be found on Revora Forums, Modding Union, and ModDB under the name Glorfindel23. My role in Age of the Ring is principally to release some additional maps fortress, but I'm a little connoisseur in modding and coding."

Want to help out?

We are always looking for new talent to help us develop this ambitious project. If you think you've got something we need, contact RiderOfRohan or MathijsRevora.

Don't forget: if you like our work, give us a vote in the MOTY awards!

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Radspakr
Radspakr

I've created a new subreddit for BFME players,modders etc to discuss the game.
Looking for new people to join and chat and help me build up a community.
Tell your friends.
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rutger109
rutger109

I demand a remake of this game

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.Ahmad
.Ahmad

Is the Multiplayer still active for this game?

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mynameisBlade
mynameisBlade

Has anyone done a mod that includes the Balrog's CUT ability that was shown in the demo? He picks up a single soldier and roasts him. Is this is any mod at all?

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pallandoya
pallandoya

Not yet, you might be lucky with the BFME Classics Edition though..

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4minorkinq
4minorkinq

o my god mod superrr
thank you good luck nice

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

It appears that the free download of this game can now be reached here (for continuing online support): Forums.revora.net

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Guest
Guest

please help for battle for the middle earth download! please help me

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Mongolranger
Mongolranger

Forshire

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Guest
Guest

Hi there, i'm here beacuse i played this awesome game looong ago and now really want to play it again, so where can i download it ? i mean the game and not ONLY the mods, i'm here with a friend but both can't understand how to get it, please help us ^_^

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somythical
somythical

go to forshire.blogspot.com and there is an online edition its a very simple process and takes about 5 min have fun

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