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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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.


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A T3A:Online Play-Date with Merovech

A T3A:Online Play-Date with Merovech

2 years ago News 0 comments Report

A call to arms/invitation to play some BFME1 1.05 multiplayer on T3A:Online!

T3A:Online Is Here!

T3A:Online Is Here!

2 years ago News 5 comments Report

Presenting the return of BFME online multiplayer! Enjoy playing on an integrated server once again!

Upcoming TDH Patch News

Upcoming TDH Patch News

3 years ago News 2 comments Report

News about upcoming patch information as well as a method to solve the pink arrows problem

TDH Version 0.75 Released

TDH Version 0.75 Released

3 years ago News 0 comments Report

The long awaited 0.75 version of the Dwarf Holds has been released. Includes many new units, powers and features as well as a full set of audio for new...

The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

The Dwarf Holds Version 0.75

3 years ago 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

5 years ago Full Version 7 comments

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

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Rezno20 Jan 26 2014 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 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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LOTR_Huxley Jan 23 2014 says:

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

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yamsinacan Dec 30 2013 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.

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LordDainOfIronHills Jan 1 2014 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!? :)

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LordDainOfIronHills Dec 26 2013 says:

Its a great mod which I myself as a very very big fan of the game and the Dwarven Race really appriciate ,but still there are few thing that I don't like very much!The fortress and the buildings are awesome and cool but the Dwarven Citadel in mine opinion should be bigger more massive after all is made from Dwarves :D!!!Next I don't really like the Dwarven Army which is made of so many warriors with so many different colors and different shields!After all its Called EREBOR so they should have some standart as army!And last question if this awesome Mod is not dead is there anyway for the mod team to use the designs from the Hobbit Movies for the Dwarves of Erebor!? :) Og and all those Maps you added are simply perfect and epic especially the fortress maps like Erebor(can't describe it with words,Ered Luin, and etc and can you make an Iron Hills fortress map!? :)

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LordDainOfIronHills Dec 24 2013 says:

How can I use that Map of Erebor From the update!? :)

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Randomman123 Dec 21 2013 says:

Can any one help? If i try to play any LOTR BFME mods from this website i open the game up and when i try play skirmish it just crashes.

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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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