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 Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

NOTE:

- War of the Ring mode is buggy

Stay tuned for more news and screenshots

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BotTA Mod Installation - Step by Step

Starting a mod Tutorial 22 comments

This is the installation guide for all the noobs out there who bother with the installation. If this doesn't help you, than i really dont know what to do any more...

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That's it, now start your BotTA icon and play the mod


Installing Patch/BugFix

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BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

News 10 comments

This is the first update for the Beta version of BotTA Mod. It fixes many bugs and adds some new features. However, it does not fixes Custom and Ring...

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

Installers Tutorial 23 comments

Video Tutorial for installing BOTTA Mod and play it along with Edain with no problems

Announcing Beta version of BOTTA 3.0

Announcing Beta version of BOTTA 3.0

News 22 comments

Today i would like to announce the release o f long awaited BOTTA 3.0 Beta version.

Mordor Faction Update

Mordor Faction Update

News 39 comments

Hello guys, it's been a long time since i posted some news, but finally i found some spare time to share with you some rework of my favourite faction.

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Installation Guides   Step by Step

Installation Guides Step by Step

Tutorials 14 comments

NOTE: Before installing, make sure you patched your "Rise of the Witch-King" with 2.01 patch!!! Here you can download an Installation guides to help you...

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

BotTA BETA - 1.0 Patch

Patch 79 comments

This is the first update for the Beta version of BotTA Mod. It fixes many bugs and adds some new features. Also, it FINALLY fixes the Custom Heroes, Ring...

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Beta version

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Beta version

Demo 108 comments

This is Beta version of BOTTA Mod. Contains all required files. This is NOT an installer, it is a zipped BOTTA folder which you unzip in your C drive...

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super71
super71

Very good mod, only two things I'd probably like to see changed

1) Power point gain is much to slow, you have to play like 3 hours to finally get every spell.

2) Certain heroes lvl up much too slow, mainly dwarves and goblin heroes it seems they take 5x the amount of kills to get one level.

Looking forward to future updates.

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super71
super71

How do I play as mirkwood ? I'm using lothlorien and can't seem to find legolas or theranduil anywhere.

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El-Dyret
El-Dyret

Is this mod dead ?

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Rothnaric
Rothnaric

Hey nope, mod is not dead the creator is just extremely busy. he will send us updates as they are completed.

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super71
super71

Hey man just wanted to say good work on the mod, one of my favorites for sure. I"m curious are you done modding this or just taking a break ?

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Guest
Guest

Your mod is wonderful, I love Misty Mountains: It is very impressive seeing all the models and animations you builded in and how the Trolls and Azog are coming alive, but there are some points that make me very angry about this mod. I see how good it could be, but then these points are so stupid it makes me angry:
1. Limited troups
2. Limited buildings :/
3. Balance system: Why are Warg Riders from Misty Mountains dying when they ride over enemy bows? :(
Why do some trolls with very cool desing cost so much if they are getting killed very easy? ...

That the game crashes sometimes/ often is bad, but I see that this isn't your fault. But it would be very nice if you find a solution for that (which is not kicking the cool Trolls or Smaug out ;) ).
Another point, that is sometimes a little sad to see: Why are many Bataillons so small? That makes Battles less epic :/

Greatings from Germany, hope that commentary doesn't get wrong in your mind, I have much respect for what you've created and I love the desings of the misty mountains, but I was a little frustraded after playing for a while :)

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Rothnaric
Rothnaric

Keep in mind that this is still a beta... all issues are being worked on as we speak. The testers are aware of most issues, the issue with game crash is related to other installed mods most of the time. I myself found a few issues causing game crash and this was when I used the one ring with some factions so please turn it off for now it is being worked on my friend. factions working with the one ring: lothlorien, Gondor and isengard.... oh and at times Isengard crashes due to the last power on the palantir "isengard unleashed" on big maps with more that 4 players or AI players the game usually crashes once the power is used. So please be patient as all these problems have been fixed and will be released as soon as the next beta is completed.

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JackSteders
JackSteders

Love this mod !! Gungdabad is such an awesome faction ! one issue I've been having is that the AI can summon smaug but when i try to summon him nothing happens and it's really annoying

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Rothnaric
Rothnaric

To summon smaug you need to have either the ring entered into the treasure trove or you can recruit 2 to 3 of those treasure carriers from the castle (can not remember their exact names hey) put a few of them close to the trove and use the trove spell on them, they get sacrificed and in return you get smaug for a few minutes.... best way is to summon him with the ring hey, permanent hero with awesome powers!!!! Also lever drogoth to 10 and land him... his powers change when he lands and he has the ability to summon a dragon nest with amazing dragons inside.

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one of the best mod ever !

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