The Sundering: Rise of the Witch King is a mod for Medieval 2: Kingdoms and based around the fantasy world of Game 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.

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We are proud to announce the release of the 0.69 version. This will be the last one before the addition of the new campaign (Struggle for the Old World).

Posted by Kolwen on Jan 21st, 2013


  • New factions: Dark Elves and High Elves added to custom battles.
  • New units (Dark Elves): Dreadlord, Cold One Chariot, Shades, Black Ark Corsair, Cold One Knights, Black Guard, Executioner, Assassin, Dark Elf Warrior.
  • New units (High Elves): Swordmaster.
  • New units (Orcs): Goblin Wolf Rider.
  • New units (Chaos): Lord of Change, Plaguebeast, Warrior of Chaos.
  • New units (Ellyrion): Horse Lord (mounted and dismounted), Warden of Ellyrion (dismounted ellyrian reaver), Harbinger (dismounted Ellyrian Knight).
  • Other Reworked Units: Hydra, Sorceress, Morathi, White Lions, Lions Pack.
  • New Strat Map models: Castles, Menhirs, Arches, Stones, Morathi.
  • Gates of Ulthuan: They act as forts and will help you to defend the inner kingdoms.
  • Bugfixes: Fixed a CTD after voting for a new Phoenix King. Princesses have now more action points. General aging fixed by GreatSword.
  • New Sound Effects by Ngugi: New horn sounds, new voices, new SFX for spell casters.

  1. Download all parts to the same folder
  2. Run the TheSundering.exe and let the installer do the job
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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waldo101 Jan 21 2013 says:


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conlk Jan 21 2013 says:

Sigh I gave up video games at the wrong time

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shishman Jan 21 2013 says:

Excellent! Thank you very much, dear developers!
BTW, any progress with custom settlements?

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moddlord1 Jan 22 2013 says:

waz up! many thanks for this great mod from the orc fan group

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Guest Jan 23 2013 says:

The best mod I ever played! Waiting for final version very much :)

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Sonofchaos Jan 25 2013 says:

whenever i play the campaign, about 3 turns in eataine is destroyed. a few turns after that, cothique and chrace get destroyed too. Could this get changed somehow? with all these factions getting killed off so quickly, it makes the war against nagarythe alot harder

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Dark_Ansem Mar 19 2013 says:

you are making each model custom-made?

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Dark_Ansem Mar 26 2013 says:

I can't find Archaon in the Chaos units, what am I doing wrong?
nor I can use spellcasters as spellcasters

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Kolwen Mar 28 2013 replied:

Archaon in Ulthuan during The Sundering war? Excuse me?

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luke2000 Jun 20 2013 says:

Absolutely incredible. Can't stop playing, and can't wait for the full version to be released! Well done to all involved.

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Kolwen Author
Kolwen Aug 3 2013 says:

The new campaign is under development ;)

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Godofwar1 Oct 3 2013 says:

how do I install this mod because it asks me that it can't find file TheSundering_0_69 (1)-1bin before I install what do I do?

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swamp_thang Jan 19 2015 says:

Is this still in development?

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