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.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
T3A:Online is coming! What, how, where, why? More screenshots of upcoming update!
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: A T3A:Online Play-Date with Merovech

0 comments by MathijsRevora on Oct 10th, 2013

Good evening everyone!

This news is not directly related to BFME modding, but it is related to our T3A:Online server, the best way to play BFME online!

Starting today, I'll be hosting a daily game of standard BFME1 (patch 1.05) in the T3A:Online lobby.

I'll be hosting at 22:00 Paris time (click here to see what time that is for you) every day (unless something gets in the way, in which case I'll post about it on Revora).

Come join me!

NOTE: Please make sure you have refreshed your NAT before joining or hosting a game (unless you have followed THORONGIL's instructions regarding port forwarding and options.ini changes, which can be found here:

In case you haven't set up T3A:Online already (shame on you!), read all about restoring BFME multiplayer right here on our website:

I hope to see you online. Remember, if my game is full, just start one of your own!

~ Merovech

Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

Mar 22, 2012 Full Version 15 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.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 154)
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

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest Feb 28 2014, 7:56am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest Feb 21 2014, 7:47am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

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.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Guest Jan 25 2014, 3:26am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

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

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest Jan 25 2014, 3:17am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

LOTR_Huxley Jan 23 2014, 1:25pm says:

anyone know if campaign is meant to work or is it still in works?

+2 votes     reply to comment
yamsinacan Dec 30 2013, 3:19pm says:

For those wondering. The mod is NOT dead. They do not update this page much. Two campaigns are currently in the works right now.

+3 votes     reply to comment
ThrorKingOfErebor Jan 1 2014, 4:49am replied:

Campaign cool,are they for the Dwarves or other factions too! :) And are they going to make changes to Erebor Faction based on the Hobbit Movie!? :)

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Battle for Middle-earth Icon
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Feb 16, 2010
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



94 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

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.

Sep 29 2011, 9:10pm by future4

Real Time Strategy
Single & Multiplayer
Embed Buttons

Promote The Dwarf Holds on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

The Dwarf Holds The Dwarf Holds
The Dwarf Holds
1,054 of 21,445
Last Update
2 weeks ago
182 members