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 27 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 13 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 24 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 41 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 21 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 81 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 117 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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numan1111
numan1111

I miss your lovely mod MorguLord :). Voted!
I just wanna ask you something. I can not play the mod coz of some annoying bugs. Especially thorin and some heroes like thorin can use their skill infinite times. There is an synch error between skills. At least can you make a bugfix for them?

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JackSteders
JackSteders

When ever I try to summon Smaug the ground gets scorched but then nothing happens. The AI can summon him so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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Eladar991
Eladar991

would it be possible to change Angmar's snowing skill (16 CP i think)? I play bfme2 on a not so good pc, and it basically freezes, becomes unplayable as long as it lasts
(or perhaps telling me how to change it myself?)

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Guest
Guest

When I install the mod, I can not play, I do not know why. any ideas?

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

The cause could have dozens of reasons. You need to be more specific. I recommend that you have a look on the next 5-10 comment pages first as we nearly had all of the similar problems one can have in the last weeks.

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Iamrandom
Iamrandom

I only ask for the Siege Troll fix, then this mod is utterly perfect.

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Eladar991
Eladar991

Does the units for a brutal ally cost less?
Started few-games and noticed something, with Mordor at least

So, common warriors cost 80, archers 120, pikemen 100, and i can upgrade my stuff to 3 sub-faction, so to speak.

However, ally mordor's units cost less 56, 86, 70 or something, and other units are available in their orc pits from the getgo.
Is this normal & intented?

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord

This is intended in order to make the gameplay more difficult. Brutal and Hard AI have discount on units, heroes and upgrades.

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Eladar991
Eladar991

Thanks for the answer.
Also, would like to ask 2 questions
>is goblin faction bugged? if i select goblin town, cant build anything (except resource maker building) because it's out of range.(the allowed building site is close to the castle, it's not expanded.

>silverthorn arrows: seemingly can't upgrade the units. I researched it, but I cant upgrade the units for some reason..(neither the lothlorien nor galadrim archers)

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Eladar991
Eladar991

in fact, outside of banner carrier, couldnt upgrade them

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord

In order to build structures with Goblins, you have to use Goblin Shaman's ability Skull Post so you can build around it.
And in order to upgrade your units, they must be around Armory so they can be upgraded.

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Eladar991
Eladar991

Thank your for the reply, and sry for bothering with things that are probably explained in the description/faction upgrades.
I just prefer to experience things myself from the getgo...

Anyway, you have my vote!

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