The Dwarf Holds (TDH for short) is a modification for the Battle for Middle-earth, a real time strategy game by EA. We're adding a Dwarven faction based on Erebor, while also tweaking and adding a couple of things to the four original factions to get them up to the level of our new faction. This mod is being developed by Nertea, Matias (Dorian_Gray), M@tt, mike_ and Lauri. The mod is hosted by The 3rd Age, a division of Revora, the creative community.

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4 comments by MathijsRevora on Apr 24th, 2014

Hello everyone,

We are proud to present to you all...

An Unexpected Mod

AUM is a campaign mod for BFME2. We are working on creating a new campaign based on the events of The Hobbit (films and books, including LotR appendices).

These missions will be mapped and scripted from scratch, with all-new art for units and heroes. Our current mission list (without gameplay details, of course ;)) can be found in the mod's summary.

To participate in an active discussion about what each mission will entail, you can join us at our subforum on

We will be updating this profile often with new renders, map screenshots, and other goodies.


The AUM Team

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The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

Mar 22, 2012 Full Version 19 comments

The second release of The Dwarf Holds, complete with installer and update utility. Contains many buxfixes, balance changes, and tons of new content. Please...

The Dwarf Holds v. 0.5

The Dwarf Holds v. 0.5

Feb 17, 2010 Full Version 7 comments

The first release of The Dwarf Holds, complete with installer and update utility.

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Nik768 Mar 9 2015, 1:20pm says:

If the mod is dead, then I hope will receive some sort of The Dwarf Holds: Community Edition)
Because the mod needs revision

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numan1111 Nov 23 2014, 5:08pm says:

I wish this mod is still alive.This is an incredible mod.Units,heroes,skills and textures are really perfect.Especially AI is amazing except rohan AI.Rohan AI has some kind of bug.Rohirrims and other units gets together on a side of map and they are not attacking to us.The mod just need to fix this Rohan AI problem.All the other things are perfect.
Guys please keep continue to do this nice mod.I am sure that all bfme fans want this like me...

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oschatz Aug 22 2014, 3:31am says:

are they still working on that mod?

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godbyelol Feb 28 2014, 7:58am says:

Keeps giving me crash on startup, anyone else recieving this? Just followed the installer and trying to launch through the exe it created

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Rezno20 Jan 26 2014, 1:53am says:

Guest 22hours 34mins ago says:
Hey guys...
Is it just me, or is this mod REALLY unbalanced in favor of the dwarves. I play as Isengard (whose powers now suck), and I am extremely good at it, but when ever I play my friend, they always seem to win with just the heroes. I once upgraded an entire uruk-hai scout army (max pop of 800) and a Gimli, Durin, and Dain Ironfoot just killed them all.... Literally all of them.... Not to mention, if they have just 3 group of spearmen with these heroes, I don't stand a chance. I even used fully upgraded ballistas and archers on them... It did no good. Finally, The bird (Taroc, I think) is also a free scout which is nearly impossible to kill and is extremely annoying. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this while playing Isengard, but I hope they fix this soon. How can it be possible that Uruk-hai can be CRUSHED by puny dwarves. I may just go back to playing the original version.

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ryandavidwatts Feb 22 2014, 7:56pm replied:

Saruman? Lurtz? - You just need some archers to back them up and... Yeah the deserve heros are OP - level 3 Dain vs Level 10 Saruman the many colours still loses in direct combat

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

This mod is extremely good, maybe even the best bfme 1 mod out there, It adds an entire, fully complete dwarf faction that blends in perfectly with the other 4, there are a TON of maps that are all extremely well made, and nearly all units have been re-skined and look amazing. I would definitely recommend it, cause it's only going to get better with each update.

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