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. If you have a suggestion for a piece of equipment to be added leave a comment down below.

-Can you reforge Arnor?

Yes.

-Will there be capes?

After viewing the physics present in E3 2017, it is very likely we will have fully functioning capes.

-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

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

Helms Deep Progress

Helms Deep Progress

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

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Hróðvitnir
Hróðvitnir

This makes me very excited for all the capes/cloaks this mod will add. Gfycat.com

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John.M Creator
John.M

Same here!

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Guest
Guest

Will The Iron hills have lancer units?

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John.M Creator
John.M

If by lancer you mean cavalry, no.

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Emrystywin
Emrystywin

So just one quick question when we are in the field of battle is it going to be possible to be fight along side of another racial army different from yours while battling the enemy army? Like say I'm a dwarf and I lead a dwarven army and I happen to stumble across an elvish army fighting a army of humans and I happen to be allies with the elves will I be able to fight along side the elvish army against the humans? And vice versa? Or say you lead a warband of dwarfs and want to sign on as a vassal to a human army to fight along side them? I guess what I'm asking is like in total war warhammer multiplayer where you can have the empire player fight along side of a dwarf player against the enemy team

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John.M Creator
John.M

Like the others said, it will depend on your relation with the two parties. Neutral and above means you can help them.

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Guest
Guest

I thnk its going to be as it is in the normal M&B so if you have good relations with the Elfs i think you can join them if they are in a battle, They can probebly join you as well if the are close by when you go into a battle.

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Cikeve
Cikeve

I would like that in Bannerlord if you are neutral to both factions that you can choose who to help.

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Hatboy102
Hatboy102

In most mods, and Base game you are normally able to enter the battle with your troops to A: enter side with ally= or B:enter side enemy/neutral= The = sign is normally the lords name or party ID, So i'm entirely sure if you are leading one race and choose to help another it will happen as you think

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Guest
Guest

WIll we have plenty of blood and dismemberments? In true lotr fashion? >:)

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John.M Creator
John.M

Will depend on the base game and other mods. We won't be looking to make something like that ourselves.

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Cikeve
Cikeve

I think that depends on game alone, maybe they can add it, i dunno.

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