Welcome fans of BFME and LOTR
On this page i will introduce you with my mod for Rise of the Witch-King, on which i worked on for the past 2 years
Before playing this mod, be sure that you have patched the game with 2.01 version
The Battles of the Third Age (BOTTA) mod is a mod for The Battle for Middle Earth - The Rise of the Witch King.
This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in the Third age of Middle Earth, so you will see almost every character that fought in the battles of this age, for example: Bolg, Beorn, Imrahil, Shagrat etc.
Lots of the balance from the vanilla games is fixed so be free to expect some new gameplay styles and new strategies and tactics that you will use in order to destroy your enemy.To do that, you will get help from the new Heroes and Units and their new Powers that are in this mod.
No rush tactics anymore, AI wont charge on you in the first 5 minutes, giving you no time to expand your camp and upgrade your economy. Gameplay now focuses on defense, rather than offense like in the vanilla game. So you will have a lot of time for preparing for battle, upgrading your units and level up your Heroes.

General changes:
- Stronger Heroes
- Stronger Structures
- New Game balance
- New Heroes, Units, Buildings and Powers
- New and improved Textures for every single Hero or Unit in the game
- Smaller battalions
- New Upgrades
- New Archer system
- New Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

- CaH system doesn't work

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16 comments by MorguLord on Mar 1st, 2014

As the new release is getting close, containing new faction, Angmar, i wanted to present some other works a had on other factions as well. The next version will bring more balance to the gameplay, new build up system, new and reworked models and textures, and a new faction of course. Also, some of the heroes that are both in the mod and in the "Hobbit" movie got their models reworked.

So here's some of the goodies you will see in the new version

And of course - Angmar

*Lots of you will say "Is this all you have done in the past year!?", well i would like for all of you to consider how difficult and time consuming modding is, and the amount of free time i had in this year, and stop complaining(if you are planning) :D)

*credits for Aragorn, Gandalf, Gloin, Noldor Warriors, Nazgul, Witch-King, Gothmog, Saruman model goes to RadagastTheMusical

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BotTA bugfix 1.0

BotTA bugfix 1.0

Apr 4, 2014 Patch 10 comments

~~~~~Bugfix for Battles of the Third Age 2.0~~~~~

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

Apr 2, 2014 Full Version 70 comments

~~~~~~BOTTA Mod-version 2.0~~~~~~ New version brings: - New system of base building - Reworked Angmar faction - New and reworked skins and models from...

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Feanor3 Apr 17 2014, 5:26am says:

Another bugs:
1)Summoned Lothlorien Tree House has pink squares
2)I don't know if that is intended or not but Dunadain Rangers have longer range of fire than lothlorien archers.

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numan1111 Apr 16 2014, 12:43pm says:

Today I played with elves and chosed mirkwood faction.I couldnt recruit armor,forgeblade upgrades,rivendell lancers, and imladris standart bearers.This wouldnt happen if I choosed rivendell fanction.
Also galadriel, legolas and tharanduil can not be reviewed after they die.
And when we get the ring galadriel's skin doesnt change if we get her before get the ring.

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Gerryt 6hours 33mins ago replied:

The fact that you cannot recruit armor, blades and Rivendell units is because you have chosen Mirkwood. When you choose Rivendell instead of Mirkwood you cannot research the silverthorn arrows. Read the Elven manual on this page ;)

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Joshi460 Apr 15 2014, 6:50pm says:

How do I install this in Windows 8?

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Debeul Apr 16 2014, 4:54am replied:

Install the game!
Make sure game is patched to version 2.1

1:Download version 2.0 and bugfix1.0
2:Unzip the rars.
First the 2.0 then the bugfix ( copy and replace)
3:Place the folder on c drive:
should be C:\BOTTA

If your install of rotwk is in (64 bits computers):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts

Create a shortcut:
Target:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod C:\BOTTA
Start in :"C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king"

4b:Otherwise (if installed "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts" , here)
Create a shortcut:
Target:"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king\lotrbfme2ep1.exe" -mod C:\BOTTA
Start in :"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king"

I hope this helps!

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Joshi460 8hours 51mins ago replied:

Ok, I think I did every step. Moved the BOTTA file where it said Windos (C): then I made a desktop shortcut, added the bit that says C:\BOTTA_2.0.rar from the target and applied it to the target in the game's shortcut. But it still just boots up the vanilla game

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Joshi460 Apr 16 2014, 11:27pm replied:

This is embarrassing but... what exactly is the C drive?

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numan1111 Apr 14 2014, 2:24pm says:

MorguLord How long will it take to release second bugfix approximatelty?I am looking forward to this release date:)

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