In Brief:

DCI: Last Alliance is the independent sequel to Dúnedain Counter Invasions: Tôl Acharn and is a WIP (Work In Prpogress) submod to Third Age: Total War.

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, at the end of the Second Age.
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
Our Polish friends cover our progress here: Forum.totalwar.org.pl


Tôl Acharn and DCI mechanics in short

The "Tôl Acharn" is a 'counter invasion', the M2 Jihad-feature renamed; just as TATW have the "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 examples:

  • Third Age campaign map adapted to Last Alliance era - Preview
  • New battle map settlements - Preview
  • New UI (interface, menu, loading screens) - Preview faction symbols
  • Extensive new rosters and unit models
  • All new unit stats, prices and recruitment system
  • New buildings
  • New scripts (exemple: Tôl Acharn script, Immortal Nazgûl, the One Ring-events)
  • Palantirir: six truely useful palantirs, now without drawbacks
  • Extensive AoR system for the Númenórean Kingdoms, and corruption-balancing for them, the Kingdom of Khazad-dûm and the Kingdom of Lindon
  • Ample lore credibility - Background overlook
  • etc, etc

Factions:

League members that can call and join the Tôl Acharn

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

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

Sauron's followers (can call Invasions)

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

Invasion, Tôl Acharn or neither depending on player choice (Oathbreaker, Oathkeeper or neutral Middle-men)

  • Men of the Mountains - Fierce fighters with a burdensome past
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Second Age History Videos


Hello fellow Tolkien friends and TW players!

These are summaries of the history of the Second Age of Middle-earth, by JRR Tolkien.
I have made them because while many at least remember the intro prolouge of the Fellowship of the Ring-film, most know little or even nothing more than so about the Age we here set our game at the end of, but that has an eventful history as well!

The Eldar establish kingdoms east of the Ered Luin, on Númenor the Edain folks merge into the Dúnedain, Sauron rises as a new Dark Lord after Morgoth, the Rings of Power are created and great wars follow from that, the Dwarves become hated by Sauron for their loyalty to the Noldor, the Númenóreans become corrupted and much more.
Great characters, as for example Gil-galad, Galadriel, Celebrimbor the Ringmaker, Ar-Pharazôn who capture Sauron, Elendil of Arnor and his son Isildur of Gondor, interact against a panorama of over 3000 years.

I hope this shall be an opportunity to get reminded of, or for the first time experience, all that - perhaps even an entertaining opportunity.

Episode 1: First Age till the War of Sauron and the Elves (18th century SA)


Source: Youtu.be

Episode 2: 19th century Second Age until the War of the Last Alliance


Source: Youtu.be

NOTE: The history presented is in accordance with what I consider a credible version: because just as with real history, we're in the situation with many, sometimes contradicting, sources. And what sources has precedence, and when or in what details, is open for lore debates.

Best regards
Ngugi, head of DCI: Last Alliance

Previed Hill-men of the North

Previed Hill-men of the North

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This is the unit roster of the Hill-men of the North, in the campaign. DCI: Last Alliance is a Third Age: Total War submod.

Preview Menu Music

Preview Menu Music

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This are the menu theme songs of DCI: Last Alliance, a Third Age: Total War submod set in the end of the Second Age.

Preview of settlements

Preview of settlements

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This is a sample preview of both new and uniqe battle maps. DCI: Last Alliance is a Third Age: Total War submod that take the game to the late Second...

Preview of Lothlórien

Preview of Lothlórien

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This is the unit roster of the Elven realm of Lóthlorien, in the campaign. DCI: Last Alliance is a Third Age: Total War submod.

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Guest
Guest

I can NOT wait. I am so glad you guys are so dedicated to working on such a timeless game

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Ngugi Creator
Ngugi

Thanks mate, makes us happy to know out labours are looked foreward to and will be enjoyed :)

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Guest
Guest

I really cant wait for this mod coming out :D great work, love tatw and i think i will love DCI. Thanks at all working at this mod :)

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Ngugi Creator
Ngugi

We hope to live up to such high, delighted expectations hehe :)

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Cemil96
Cemil96

Do you think the mod release??? I cant wait please:(

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Ngugi Creator
Ngugi

You'll have to wait some little more Cemil, but it will come this year ;)

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Slicedual
Slicedual

So nice news!

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abn69
abn69

for you guys video of batlle (last alliance) :) Youtu.be

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Ngugi Creator
Ngugi

Ah, Pixelated Apollo have had fun, missed that upload. ^^
When our beta comes close I intend to invite Youtube LP'ers to offer previews/sneak peaks, so hope to see more Last Alliance warfare to come online ahead :)

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abn69
abn69

Nice video men, i like a lot this mod i want and nide to play, i´m a big fan of tolkien world you have at awesome job, gogogogo never sotp to concluding the game. thank´s for the video :)

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Ngugi Creator
Ngugi

Glad you enjoy the videos abn69, and no worry, this mod will be finished for you guys to play :)

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