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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nnnooosssooo Jan 24 2012, 2:57pm says:

on third said there was an update where is it?

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future4 Jan 26 2012, 10:58pm replied:

Not out yet, but it's coming VERY soon.

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souske22 Mar 10 2012, 8:35pm replied:

current expectation by Nertea is sometime this month thanks to them squashing a bug that was holding everything up. Provided they dont find something else that could be an issue, right now they're just finishing up the new PDF manual.

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rSlade Dec 23 2011, 10:37am says:

Hi, guys. So, can you tell us something about update date? :)

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ApornasPlanet Dec 15 2011, 2:09pm says:

Awesome! I hope you keep adding stuff. I actually prefer BFME1 basebuilind over BFME2.

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French_Fry Oct 24 2011, 7:10pm says:

Don't negative karma me please but

Are you guys gonna make this to any other versions besides v1.03?

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MathijsRevora Oct 25 2011, 4:46am replied:

Yes, we certainly are.

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French_Fry Oct 26 2011, 7:41pm replied:

when? maybe for v1.02?

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French_Fry Nov 1 2011, 6:04pm replied:

I think if you guys removed the auto updater, it will let you play it on any version like Lone Wolf where it specifically said, "REQUIRES PATCH 1.03"
Yet it works on my version 1.02

So does
Kings of the West
Shadows of Evil

BUT not on TEA and TEA:CE and TFA

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revan1234 Nov 1 2011, 4:10pm replied:

i have 1.03 and i cant turn it on. only window: "cant launch process", "failed to create dwarf hold" and location of "lotfbfme.exe". what do i have to do?

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Sortech Jul 31 2011, 3:04pm says:

Latest update july 2 2010?
I just found this mod, but it seems dead :/
If it is, that's a shame cause it's already better than most mods, and if you were to finish it, a marvelous time will be had by all.

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Sortech Jul 31 2011, 3:13pm replied:

Ah nevermind. did some snooping around and found your the3rdage page :D

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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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