This is an expansion pack for Battle for Middle Earth II. It adds new armies such as Arnor & Angmar and has many new expanded heroes and units. The game focuses on the Return of the Witch King to power after the fall of Sauron in the second age. In his new arrival Arnor is losing its blood and is scrabbling over Rhuadar, Arthedain and Cardolan.

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AotR Trailer: Assault on Thorin's Halls

AotR Trailer: Assault on Thorin's Halls

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Today, we present the very first Age of the Ring trailer, showcasing Erebor and the Thorin's Halls map!

The Road to Edain 4.5: The Sound of Arnor
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Road to Edain 4.5: The Sound of Arnor

Edain Mod 18 comments

We would like to show you some more of the music Forhir as created for Edain and in particular for Arnor, such that Arnor got its own background music.

The Men of Dale in Erebor

The Men of Dale in Erebor

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An article announcing and detailing the Men of Dale in our Erebor faction

Battle Under Trees Year in Review
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Battle Under Trees Year in Review

The Ridder Clan Mod 10 comments

A very popular thing to do in this period is to write a review of the past year, highlight the mod’s ups and downs, pros and cons, give a conclusion...

2017: Our First Year in Review

2017: Our First Year in Review

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One year ago today, we made our big announcement, and Age of the Ring was born. A lot has happened since then. This article will touch upon the past year...

This Week In Mods
Watch Dogs

This Week In Mods

Watch Dogs 1 comment

The biggest mod stories for the week of November 10, 2017.

New Faction Released!

New Faction Released!

News 16 comments

Featuring our brand new faction Lothlórien as well as many other edits to our current existing factions Gondor, Misty Mountains, Mordor, and Isengard.

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Imladris
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Imladris

Edain Mod 62 comments

This is the new and overhauled spellbook of the high elves living in Rivendell. Enjoy!

Spells of the Golden Wood

Spells of the Golden Wood

News 4 comments

A detailed showcase of Lothlórien's spellbook powers.

The Mirror of Galadriel

The Mirror of Galadriel

News 12 comments

The mirror shows many things... things that are, things that were, and some things that have not yet come to pass...

Lórien, And What Else?

Lórien, And What Else?

News 14 comments

The next AotR release will have more new stuff than just the Lothlórien faction.

Elites of Lothlórien

Elites of Lothlórien

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You'll want to watch out for these guys come release. This is a lore article, detailing the backgrounds of Lothlórien's elite units.

Elves of the Greenwood
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Elves of the Greenwood

Age of the Ring 14 comments

A quick showcase of the new Elf models for our Mirkwood and Lothlórien factions.

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.3 Released ! (20-Sep-2017)
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.3 Released ! (20-Sep-2017)

Master Hero Mod HD

MasterHero Mod 2.3.3 is Released. Update to it from Launcher if you have the mod or Download the New Fully Updated Installer.

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.2 Released ! (15-Sep-2017)
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.2 Released ! (15-Sep-2017)

Master Hero Mod HD

MasterHero Mod 2.3.2 is Released. Update to it from Launcher if you have the mod or Download the New Fully Updated Installer

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.0 Released ! (09-Sep-2017)
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

MasterHero Mod Version 2.3.0 Released ! (09-Sep-2017)

Master Hero Mod HD 1 comment

MasterHero Mod 2.3.0 is Released. Update to it from Launcher if you have the mod or Download the New Fully Updated Installer

Caras Galadhon map making
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Caras Galadhon map making

An Edain SubMod 11 comments

Hi everyone! I've started to rework entirely Caras Galadhon, the Galadriel and Celeborn kingdom. I will post pictures in the same time than I making the...

BFME 1: HD Edition RELEASED!

BFME 1: HD Edition RELEASED!

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BFME1: HD Edition is finally released! Read below for information on content, downloading, and installation! NOTE: BFME1: HD EDITION REQUIRES BFME1 PATCH...

First Gameplay Video
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

First Gameplay Video

The Strategy and Tactics Submod

The first gameplay preview for the SaT submod is up!

Age of the Ring Patch 1.1 (The First Hotfix)

Age of the Ring Patch 1.1 (The First Hotfix)

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AotR version 1.1 contains a long list of bug fixes, balance improvements, and optimized content. NOTE: This is NOT the Lothlórien release.

Ered Mithrin map making
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Ered Mithrin map making

An Edain SubMod 6 comments

Hello everybody! I've started to work on Ered Mithrin, this time I will not remake the old map but I will totally make a new map, I will post pictures...

Age of the Ring 1.0 Is Here!

Age of the Ring 1.0 Is Here!

News 50 comments

Featuring extensive reworks for Gondor, Mordor, Isengard, and a new Misty Mountains faction as well as many other new features and gameplay elements.

Ridder Clan Mod - The reawakening
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Ridder Clan Mod - The reawakening

The Ridder Clan Mod 11 comments

After putting the mod on hold months ago, NewErr announces that the mod is again active and that work has been resumed on it.

Esgaroth map making
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Esgaroth map making

An Edain SubMod 5 comments

Hello everybody! I've started to rework entirely Esgaroth (LakeTown), I will post pictures in the same time than I making the city to show my progression...

SpellBooks in Minas Tirith
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

SpellBooks in Minas Tirith

An Edain SubMod 11 comments

I've written this article to showcase and explain how the spellbooks in the new Minas Tirith map will work. They will be available for the two special...

The Men of the south and east
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Men of the south and east

The Rise of the Iron Crown Mod 4 comments

Harad's new concept. I call it the "Gamble".

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of the Dwarves
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of the Dwarves

Edain Mod 62 comments

Enjoy the new dwarven spellbook. It includes two completely new spells and one of them is a unique central spell!

Minas Tirith map making
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

Minas Tirith map making

An Edain SubMod 48 comments

Hello everybody! I've started to rework entirely Minas Tirith, I will post pictures in the same time than I making the city to show my progression.

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Rohan
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Rohan

Edain Mod 43 comments

The new spellbook for Rohan has been finished after a couple of complications and is now much more focused and organized.

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Isengard
Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King

The Road to Edain 4.5: Spellbook of Isengard

Edain Mod 33 comments

The new spellbook for Isengard has been finished and has some interesting changes in it that complete what the core of Isengard represents.