(Gabilgathol = Khuzdul name of Belegost, Tumunzahar = Khuzdul name of Nogrod, Gaurwaith = Marauders)
I can't speak for Milner, but I believe I speak for the rest of the developer's team when I say that, in what concerns us, this mod is definitely dead.
Almost one year ago, seeing as the mod wouldn't ever likely see the light of day, Peredhel and I put forward the proposal of releasing the mod in its current state. Only the Custom Battles are working decently and the unit balance is not great, but at least you could experience some of the work which went towards the creation of this mod. Our team leader, Milner, however, denied us his permission, saying that he is still working on it, alone. That's the last time I heard of him, so maybe he is still working on it, who knows...
Believe, no one is sadder than us, the developers, to see the mod dead. It were countless hours spent working on it, trying to create something truly special for the fans of Tolkien's legendarium and Total War. Alas, life sometimes doesn't go the way we wished it to be and we have to learn to live with it.
I would like to end by wishing an Happy New Year to all the people who followed the mod. Thank you all for your support and for sticking with us for so long, even without any news. I am very sorry on how this turn out to end.
Ex-Co-Leader of Quenta Silmarillion