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 18 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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Narmacil_Elda Jan 22 2010, 4:04am says:

are you going to add some eastiling units because they fought against the dwarves and sieged erebor when minas tirith was besieged in thrid age.

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m@tt Jan 22 2010, 5:33am replied:

BFME 1 already includes Easterlings.

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Spartan_H22 Jan 20 2010, 10:52am says:

haha you are asking for speekers??
maybe that means you are mostly finfished???
please say yes

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MathijsRevora Jan 21 2010, 6:19am replied:


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Flyingmonkeyofdoom Jan 18 2010, 11:30am says:

wow great job onn reskinning the orcs and there equipment looks great keep going

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Flyingmonkeyofdoom Jan 18 2010, 11:28am says:

I never really liked dwarves but it looks fun will it have sheild bearers oh and i know it will never happen but i really want someone to continue rhovanian alliance or release the progress u had but im no modder so dont think i can do it

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m@tt Jan 18 2010, 1:38pm replied:

RA will not be continued by anyone. Trust me, it's not in a playable state. It basically needs recoding from scratch.

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Flyingmonkeyofdoom Jan 19 2010, 4:44pm replied:

oh okay i just was really looking forward to that sry if i bugged u but this looks cool will there be men of dale?

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m@tt Jan 20 2010, 5:19am replied:

Dwarves have a Summon Dale Allies power, which contains two Dale units. We also hope to include a Dale map with special buildings in a future release.

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thecrack Dec 21 2009, 7:44pm says:

could not add to the elves together with dwarves?
would be better if the mod is already good but it would be much better
and they are doing a great job but I could improve and I'm sure he liked a lot more fans
and a second version added to the goblins to leave the game like bfme 2
is that they can do thousands of people will thank you

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m@tt Dec 22 2009, 6:07am replied:

No that's an awful idea. The Erebor faction is already full of new units and buildings, adding Elves would over complicate things and leave the faction with twice the units that the other factions do.

And there are not enough options to make a goblin faction. If we were making a faction, we would want to make it unique and varied, and a goblin faction would be neither.

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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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