Kingdoms of Arda is bringing the Lord of the Rings Universe to the up and coming Bannerlord from the Mount and Blade series.

Planned Features:

  • Middle Earth Campaign Map
  • Many New Factions
  • Custom Map Icons & Custom Scenes
  • Known Lords and Characters from LoTRs
  • New Races Including: Orcs, Hobbits, Goblins, Uruks, Elves, Dwarves, Wargs, Trolls
  • Many New Troop Trees and Mercenaries
  • New Weapons, Armours and Mounts
  • Banners
  • Companions
  • Quests

As the game is not out yet we have no way to exactly know how moddable the game will be. Therefore this list is subject to change.

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For a more detailed look at the map take a look at the Factions article.

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Here is a article with some questions that have been frequently(and some not so frequently) asked questions about KoA (Kingdoms of Arda).

-How can you create a mod for a game that is not out yet?

Without access to the game we cannot. However we can certainly create plans for the mod, which we are currently doing. Factions, items, quests, locations, troops and much more can be discussed. Moreover we create 3D assets to use when the game is released. This is an extremely time consuming process and can be done without any mod tools.

-How long after Bannerlord will KoA release?

We cannot say right now. It depends on how much we want to release and how quickly we can learn the tools for Bannerlord. A early estimate for a solid build is 6+ months. Of course there will be testing and maybe even an alpha before that.

-What art direction will this mod be taking?

We will be following the Weta designs for the movies almost entirely. We will use other sources such as concept, Games Workshop and previous Lord of the Rings modifications.

-When will KoA take place in?

T.A. 3016 aprox. 2 years before the fellowship leaves Rivendell.

-Where will KoA take place?

We plan to cover a very large portion of Middle Earth. Although first only Gondor, Rohan and Mordor the map will be expanded far in all directions. Possible even reaching the Orocarni Mountains at a point.

-Will X troop have X equipment?

We will try to make every troop unique as possible. No orc will share equipment with a human and no man shall use a native armour.

-What are the factions?

Moddb.com

-What races will there be?

Men, Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Orcs, Goblins, Uruks and Trolls.

-How will races differ?

Each race will have preset abilities. Dwarves will be much stronger and have more hitpoints while being slower and abominable riders. Elves will be more agile and Men will be overall average. Of course each will have special skeletons and equipment restrictions.

-Will there be banners on the field of battle?

If there are no field banners in the base game we will take it upon ourselves to add them in.

-Can we make LotR themed weapons with the crafting system?

Yes.

-Can I help?

Yes. We are currently looking for 3D and 2D artists at the moment. We can always use people to give suggestions. And later we will want sceners, scripters, writers, testers and voice actors. Contact me here or at my steam Steamcommunity.com if you are interested.


If you have any questions please leave them down below and I will get to them. If they are relevant enough I will add it to the list.

Mod Progress

Mod Progress

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This article shows the current progress on Gondor, including troop trees, maps, items and more.

Orc Troop Trees

Orc Troop Trees

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This is the second troop tree preview. In this article Isengard and Mordor troop trees will be showcased.

Gondor Troop Trees

Gondor Troop Trees

News 35 comments

This is the first troop tree preview. In this article Gondorian troop trees will be showcased.

Helms Deep Progress

Helms Deep Progress

News 5 comments

The nearly finished Hornburg model that will be used for the scenes.

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Guest
Guest

Great work so far on the mod. Really looking forward to seeing the future progress, and hoping this mod comes to fruition as I believe this type of game has been missing from the LOTR universe for a long, long time.

Seeing your replies to questions about potential scripted scenes (such as epic battles from the LOTR universe) and the potential play-a-hero game mode, I have a quick question:
Will the hero's have specific abilities which we can relate to them?
Such as Boromir planting a flag for a buff, or Gandalf being able to use one of his many spells?

I appreciate this may not be answerable at this stage of development, but having those RPG style aspects would really enhance the experience.

- Think Boromir slamming down a flag of the white city during the battle for Osgiliath to rally his men :)

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TheWarArmoury Creator
TheWarArmoury

Hmm we won't have many of these "abilities". Very few characters would have a ability that would make sense, so for Boromir, if he had one it would probably be the Horn of Gondor. Characters like Gandalf would make sense to have it but at the same time we don't want to have hugely complex features that will be barely seen.

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Cikeve
Cikeve

Did you saw German article about the game?
It has new good info about Physics, about Horses charging, it would be good for Rohan.

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TheWarArmoury Creator
TheWarArmoury

Yes I have, not too much new but the physics were interesting.

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Guest
Guest

There was that you can join a lord army which you can in A clash of kings for Mount & Blade and this might just be me but i am really exited about that

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TheWarArmoury Creator
TheWarArmoury

Ahh yes, much like the freelance mod.

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Cikeve
Cikeve

But did you watch Resonants video?
He boughted that subscription, and there is much more info!
Anyway at E3 i hope they give us release date :)

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Stephen.
Stephen.

Guaranteed WILL be THE BEST MOD for Mount and Blade Bannerlord! Also what program do you use to make the textures and stuff?

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TheWarArmoury Creator
TheWarArmoury

I use Substance Painter 2 :)

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Stephen.
Stephen.

I would try to help make some textures but the price on Substance Painter 2 is way too high...

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TheWarArmoury Creator
TheWarArmoury

I believe you can get a student's copy.

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