The Sundering: Rise of the Witch King is a mod for Medieval 2: Kingdoms and based around the fantasy world of Games Workshop's Warhammer universe during the civil war between the Elves.
The mod's campaign opens with the Death of Bel Shanaar in -2751 IC. It features completely new units never before seen in a Medieval 2: Kingdoms mod, includen noble Griffon Riders, vile Hydras, and even the all powerful Dragon Princes of Caledor. Alongside these mystical creatures will be the Elves themselves, from the lowliest Elven Spear unit to the powerful Phoenix Guard, and from deranged Cultist to the Knights of Anlec.
Also included is a new strategic map of Ulthuan, the homeland of the Elves, including new models for Elven cities, generals, and monuments (such the Shrine of Asuryan). The campaign is an unscripted and epic journey through almost fifty years of the war that shattered the Elves forever, featuring new custom messages to fully immerse the player in the lore and culture of the Elves. Will you lead Nagarythe forward in it's bid to conquer Ulthuan and install Malekith as the new Phoenix King? Or will you lead one of the other nine Elven Kingdoms in their battle to protect their homelands? Or perhaps you will follow neither path and forge a new destiny for your people! The kingdom is yours to command, whether it be rich maritime Eataine or the martial powess of Caledor and its dragons. And while you forge a new empire for your people, you must be wary of the all corrupting influence of the Cults of Pleasure and Excess who would seek to undermine your position, though perhaps the Cults could be used to your own advantage if you play your cards right!
This is the most pivotal moment in Elven History, and one of the most destructive wars that the Warhammer universe has ever witnessed. You are now part of that history! Will you change that history for better or worse? That is for you to decide...
Run the TheSundering.exe and let the installer do the job
Make sure the path is correct (C:\Program Files (x86)\SEGA\Medieval II Total War\mods\The_Sundering) or wherever you have installed your game.
If you are using Steam be sure to follow this tutorial to get the mod to work.
Problem: When I launch the executable it runs vanilla M2TW Solution: You have chosen an invalid installation path. Please, reinstall the mod and make sure it's on it's properly folder.
Problem: Whenever I try and install the mod, a prompt requesting Disk 1. Solution: Make sure the installation file's names are correct. They must be TheSundering_0_69.exe, TheSundering_0_69-1.bin, TheSundering_0_69-2.bin, TheSundering_0_69-3.bin and TheSundering_0_69-4.bin. Perhaps some of them have been changed to TheSundering_0_68-1.bin(1) or other name.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Warhammer - The Sundering: Rise of the Witch King. We love games like Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
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