In Brief:

DCI: Last Alliance is the independent sequel to Dúnedain Counter Invasions: Tôl Acharn and is a Third Age: Total War submod.
Take the role as Gil-galad, last High-king of the Noldor, or Elendil, High-king of the Númenóreans in exile, as they rally Elves and honourable Men into the League which is called the Last Alliance.
The counter-invasion Tôl Acharn, 'Vengeance Comes', allow you to move mighty hosts against the Dark Lord.

Strenghten the cause of the League if you wish to, as the indomitable Durin IV of Khazad-dûm or as the brave riders of Rhovanion (using DCI mechanic).

Unless you instead fulfill the will of Sauron? Unleash the hunger of Orcs and wolves, be the warlord over the Easterlings, command the savage natives of Eriador to recapture their homelands or reign as a Black Númenórean lord at the head of the grim Haradrim, in the Invasion of the West.

Will the Men of the Mountain be loyal to the Númenóreans or become the Oathbreakers? The choice is yours.

Links:

Official thread, at Total War Center: Twcenter.net
French fan thread, at MundusBellicus: Mundusbellicus.fr


Tôl Acharn and DCI mechanics in short

The "Tôl Acharn" is a 'counter invasion', the M2 Jihad-feature renamed; just as TATW have "Invasion" for the evil factions, which in turn is the Crusade-feature renamed .
Factions with the culture 'Hosts of the West' [religion islam] can join the Tôl Acharns at will. The uniqe DCI mechanics allow factions of other cultures [religions] to temporary join the Tôl Acharn, if allied to the calling faction of the 'counter invasion'.


Features:

  • Third Age campaign map adapted to Last Alliance era - Preview
  • New provinces and settlements, new ownerships
  • New UI (interface, menu, loading screens)
  • New factions
  • New models & units
  • New buildings
  • New scripts (exemple: Tôl Acharn script)
  • Palantirir: six truely useful palantirs, now without drawbacksExtensive AOR system and corruption-balancing for the Númenórean
  • Immortal Nazgûl
  • Ample lore credibility


Factions:

League members that can call and join the Tôl Acharn

  • Númenórean Kingdoms - (Arnor and Gondor united) Preview
  • Kingdom of Lindon - High Elves under Gil-galad Preview

League members that can join the Tôl Acharn (always; can call if player)

Non-League members (can join the Tôl Acharn if player)

  • Kingdom of Khazad-dûm - ancient Dwarven realm
  • Rhovanion - the Northmen riders Preview

Sauron's followers (can call Invasions)

  • Hillmen of the North - Barbarians and sorcerers
  • Orcs of the Misty Mountains - the Goblins rally Preview
  • Wildmen of Enedwaith - light but cunning savages
  • Mordor - realm of Sauron Sneak peak
  • Rhûn Confederacy - the East is moving Sneak peak
  • Harad - southrons under Black Númenórean lordship

Invasion or Tôl Acharn depending on player choice (Oathbreaker or Oathkeeper)

  • Men of the Mountains - Fierce fighters with a burdensome past
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2 comments by Ngugi on Aug 23rd, 2014

Sneak peak: Galadriel [Kingdom of Lórien]

Galadriel, or Artanis as she was named by her father Finarfin, kinswoman to Gil-galad, is the last remaining of the leaders who lead the Noldor into Exile and to Middle-earth, where they fought the long defeat against Morgoth and his servants. Likewise she was as she was the only woman of her people to stand tall and valiant among the contending princes when the rebellion started, eager to be gone. No oaths she swore, but the words of Fëanor concerning Middle-earth had kindled in her heart, for she yearned to see the wide unguarded lands and to rule there a realm at her own will.
In Middle-earth she met and wedded Celeborn, kinsman of high king Thingol of Doriath, and learned much from his queen Melian the Maia, while she was close to her brother Finrod Felagund of Nargothrond, who fought Sauron valiantly in a duel of magic, but was killed in his dungeons.

In the Second Age she and Celeborn settled in Eriador as lords, south of Lake Evendim. First not known in name, when Sauron returned she made it her quest to oppose the surviving evil, but she could not affect the affairs of Eregion where Celebrimbor and his smiths created the Rings of Power and were decived by Sauron in his then fair-looking hue. Still Celebrimbor entrusted her with one of the Three Rings, Nenya, ere Eregion fell in 1697, but the Ring of Adamant may not be used as long as Sauron has the One, and he desire it greatly.
Few individuals the Dark Lord fear, but this the perhaps greatest of all Noldor is one of them, yes perhaps could she even wield the One Ring if it came into her possession...?

She and her husband has been concerned about Lórien's situation troughout the Age, where Sindar rule over Silvan Elves and surviving Noldor from Eregion were brough by Galadriel.
The ever designing couple recently returned, after time spent in Lindon, Edhellond and Imladris, when Mount Doom once agin erupt. Offering her services as councellor to king Amdír, as Celeborn his aid, she is a wise overseer, able to divine what occurs in the world trough her mirror, and, if the people is assulted, Galadriel is perhaps the one Elven lady known to stand up in the defence.
Clad by surviving smiths of Eregion in their best armour, fitting a, and in tradition of, Noldor royalty. Armed with a sword from Beleriand she encourage her forces, and put terror in the hearts of the enemy.

Notes: in sneak peaks she's leading a smiths-unit, that will not be the case ingame.
Except under player control she'll not be able to leave Caras Galadhon.
Controversies towards lore, or lack thereof, concerning our choice of faction affinity are known and considered already.

 

Credits: created by Kahvipannu

Source material is the Eregion Smiths; Lu bu and Yarrum made the most 3D model contributions and Louis Lux most of the textures.

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theawesome24
theawesome24 Jul 24 2014, 5:05pm says:

will Arnor faction be in this?

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Ngugi
Ngugi Jul 24 2014, 5:55pm replied:

The realms of Arnor and Gondor is united in the faction Númenórean Kingdoms [NK], with Elendil as leader (High-king) and his sons Isildur and Anárion both starting as heirs (kings).
The spread out Kingdom is carefully scripted so that if the capital is in Gondor then the Arnor homelands get a Law-bonus depending on actual distance, and vice versa; if someone worried about that.
There's a basic roster and three units unique to the Arnor regions, and five to Gondor - you can view them in the News for NK.

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KingsofCanada
KingsofCanada Aug 6 2014, 1:53am replied:

You should split the realms between Anarion and Isildur and have Elendil in one aha

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Ngugi
Ngugi Aug 6 2014, 4:38am replied:

We could had, it is the natural and easy solution, but that would just be TATW all over again, and we wanted something new and more than that.
On one hand DCI:LA challenge the player to handle between four to six enemies on least four fronts at the same time as the war develop, and on the other from lore the royal family ruled both realms under one High Kingship.

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theawesome24
theawesome24 Jul 25 2014, 7:38pm replied:

sweet when will there be a beta?

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Ngugi
Ngugi Jul 26 2014, 10:01am replied:

In a month or so, though we'll see exactly *how* public we'll make it as it's out to hunt for balance issues and potential bugs, not to get complaints over that not all units have new models yet or that unit cards or descriptions are missing, because they don't take time to read what the [or a] beta is all about, haha. Seen that surprisingly often with friends betas, and our time is aimed at more constructive tasks ^^ But feel free to keep an eye up, information will be provided when it come to that :)

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theawesome24
theawesome24 Jul 26 2014, 10:52am replied:

Yea it's usally ither every 2 to 3 days to check to see if any mods are new for any of my games lol, it's the mod life xD

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Ngugi
Ngugi Jul 15 2014, 4:54am replied:

Our intention is a basic beta very soon, within 1-2 months (which is a breach against the rule to never promise a time frame, hehe, but we aim for it at least).

The beta's aims to get feedback on mainly
1) our completly revamped battle balance
2) the camapign balance matters with its greatly different situation from TATW
3) and testing of our extensive scripts by Withwnar

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KingsofCanada
KingsofCanada Jul 23 2014, 2:00am replied:

I would love to test this out for you guys!! I am very tired of playing DAC aha and am looking to try something new!

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