LOTR-TW is a Total Conversion for Alexander TW based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, focused to recreate the epic battles seen in the movies. It has a complete Middle Earth map, fully customised cities like Minas Tirith and Helm's Deep on Battle and Campaign map, a set of Historical Battles where you can play all the major and minor battles that take place in the trilogy, and a quest line for the Free-People's campaign where, if the player succeeds, will take the Ring-Bearer from Hobbiton to the wasteland of Mordor in an attempt to save the world from its doom.
Great mod. Highly recommend it! Especially if you love the Total War series and LOTR. It captures the greatness of the battles perfectly. Had some issues with installing, but works fine now. Modeling is spot on (2.09 - from what I've seen so far in pics). However, as the mod is based upon the films you will not see characters such as Tom Bombadil, but you do see others e.g: Theodred (Theoden's son), Glorfindel (High Elf) and more.
A suggestion for any updates after 2.09 (only if it is possible):
"Character add-on pack" - includes characters which are from the books/films which have been left out but would be a welcomed addition, such as:
Halbarad (Gondor? Free-Peoples),
Radagast the brown (Mirkwood elves? Free-peoples)
These would be a welcomed addition to the mod in my opinion.
Playable factor: 10/10
Flawless. The quality of the work here should result in new jobs in the industry. Brilliant talent like this should be rewarded. I was skeptical of how they'd portray the Dwarves. I didn't want to see full-sized Norsemen and try to pretend they're half their size. I'm very happy to say I was wrong.
I've always loved the Total War games, and I've always loved Lord of the Rings. I'm shocked it took me this long to find this, but I'm happy that I have this fantastic gift. This will tide me over until Rome 2 drops in price enough for me to afford it. But, I think I'll return to this mod, either way.