'Third Age - Total War' is a total conversion modification for 'Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion' that brings you into the world of Middle-earth.

~ Play epic and strategically demanding battles with the armies of Middle-earth and their respective heroes
~ An extensive playable campaign map featuring locations taken straight from Middle-earth lore
~ 14 unique factions, including Gondor, Rohan, High and Silvan elves, Dwarves, Eriador, Dale, Arnor, Isengard, Mordor, Rhun, Harad, the Orcs of Gundabad and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains
~ A great variety of units, including many famous creatures like Ents, Mumakil, Trolls, Wargs, Spiders or Sauron himself
~ More than 25 custom settlements and famous locations

There is a lot of more to discover including Improved AI, new sounds, music, movies, custom artwork amoung many other new features...

Third Age - Total War is a must have for all strategy and Lord of the Rings fans alike.

Latest Development:

Patch 3.2 Released

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102 comments by TW_King_Kong on Jun 5th, 2012

A total conversion for the Medieval II Total War - Kingdoms expansion

Main Features

1. The Middle-earth Map


Play on an extensive historically accurate map of Middle-earth as it was in the Third Age, including 115 settlements taken straight from Middle-earth lore and completed with several fictional locations.

Visit the wonders of Middle-earth, like the Three Towers, the Argonath or Durin's tower and see all the unique locations of Middle-earth like Minas Tirith, the Black Gate or Isengard. Battle in the hills of Rohan, the huge forests of the Mirkwood or the dark ash of Mordor.

2. The Factions


Play with all important factions of the Third Age, including Gondor, Rohan, High and Silvan Elves, Dwarves, Eriador, Dale, Isengard, Mordor, Rhun, Harad and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains. Every faction has its own strengths and weaknesses, benefits and disadvantages on the battle as well as the campaign map. Decide if you want to face your enemy with a small, but trained and heavily armored army or if you count on masses of units to overrun your foes. The unit design is based on visual references of the Lord of the rings movie trilogy, completed with fictional units and artwork, all based on the lore of Middle-earth.

3. The Gameplay
The end of the Third Age is a time where good and evil wage a decisive war for the final domination of Middle-earth. Both ways, freeing the good people of Middle earth as well as bringing the world under the shadow will not be an easy task for the player. A new campaign and battle AI will make the player's life much harder and a unit recruitment based on a cultural level and a regional recruitment requires strategically decisions and will slow down your expansion if not properly planned. The AI will also receive certain bonuses like extra money or additional armies if they get in serious trouble to compensate the lack of human intelligence and the lack of income through missions.

4. The Design
In order to reflect the world of Middle-earth as good as possible, there is an almost complete rework of the 2D and 3D design, including settlements, locations, the interface, the symbols and pictures and much more. To create an even deeper atmosphere, all cultures have a unique set of music and unit sounds and voices were completely changed for many factions. Lastly there is a huge amount of new videos, including the intro, the faction intros and many in-game events.


Download Links

### TATW 3.0 (Consists of 2 Parts)
Part1: Moddb.com
Part2: Moddb.com

### TATW 3.1 Patch
You do not need the 3.1 patch, it contained a virus, just download the 3.2 patch and it will work.

### TATW 3.2 Patch
Moddb.com

Installation

Requirements:
- TATW 3.2 is a stand-alone version and does not require any existing installations of TATW!
- If you have installed a previous version of TATW (2.1 or older), it is recommended to delete the old version before installing TATW 3.2.
(Note that TATW doesn't change any registry settings of your system, so you can also delete the old TATW folder "Third_Age" manually.)
- TATW 3.2 requires the 'Medieval 2 - Kingdoms Expansion' and is compatible with the official patch 1.04 and 1.05. (One installed campaign of the 'Kingdoms Expansion' is enough)

Installation:
- Install
TATW_3.0_Part1of2.exe &

TATW_3.0_Part2of2.exe &

You do not need the 3.1 patch, it contained a virus, just download the 3.2 patch and it will work.
into the default "Medievall II Total War" directory.
(Normally this is: "Programs/SEGA/Medieval II Total War")
If you have installed Medieval II into another folder, please select the folder manually.
- Start the mod with the 'Third Age - Total War' shortcut on your desktop

Additional installation instructions only for Steam users:
1. Install all parts of the mod as instructed above.
2. Open "Steam/Steamapps/Common/Medieval II Total War/mods". There you will find all your installed Kingdoms campaigns as well as the "Third_Age_3" modfolder.
3. Edit the name of one of the Kingdoms folders (americas, britannia, crusades, teutonic), preferably your least favorite campaign. The new name doesn't have to be anything specific.
4. Change the name of the "Third_Age_3" folder to the former name of the Kingdoms folder you just edited. For example, if you edited the "americas" folder, the "Third_Age_3" folder should be named "americas".
5. Select the appropriate campaign from the steam menu. If you renamed the "Third_Age_3" folder to "americas", select the americas campaign. If you named it "crusades", select the crusades campaign and so on.
6. Steam will now launch the mod.

If you have installed 3.0 or 3.1 and renamed your folders before you have installed the 3.2 Patch:
- If you have already renamed the "Third_Age_3" folder to one of your 'Kingdoms' campaigns (for example to "americas") install the patch normally.
- After the installation, move the files of the newly created "Third_Age_3" folder to the renamed folder manually.
(For example cut the content of the "text" folder from the newly created "Third_Age_3" folder and paste it into the "text" folder of your "americas" folder.)
Note : The "models_missile" folder has to be copied to the normal ".../Medieval II Total War/data" folder!
- The "Third_Age" folder can now be deleted.


Known Issues for version 3.2:

- The Custom Settlements are mainly designed for the campaign map, therefore custom battles with most custom settlements should only be played 1vs1.

For further technical help or problem reports, please see the official bug and technical help forum.

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Third Age - Total War 3.2 Patch

Third Age - Total War 3.2 Patch

Jun 4, 2012 Patch 446 comments

Patch 3.2 Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 1of2

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 1of2

Dec 12, 2011 Full Version 407 comments

3.0 (Part1) Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 2of2

Third Age - Total War 3.0 Part 2of2

Dec 12, 2011 Full Version 218 comments

3.0 (Part2) Download. Click on read more to see the full changelog and notes.

Third Age Total War Patch 2.1 (Obsolete)

Third Age Total War Patch 2.1 (Obsolete)

Jul 28, 2010 Patch 297 comments

Changes and Bug-fixes: - problem with white UI fixed (thanks to gigantus) - (occasionally) missing diplomats and woodcamps fixed - wrong music and sounds...

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 2 (Obsolete)

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 2 (Obsolete)

Jul 21, 2010 Full Version 164 comments

Features * New Factions - Reworked Eriador - The Kingdom of Arnor - The Orcs of Gundabad * New Heroes & Units * Many new gameplay features & Improvements...

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 1 (Obsolete)

Third Age - Total War 2.0 Part 1 (Obsolete)

Jul 21, 2010 Full Version 250 comments

Features: * New Factions - Reworked Eriador - The Kingdom of Arnor - The Orcs of Gundabad * New Heroes & Units * Many new gameplay features &amp...

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Galadriel_&_Celeborn
Galadriel_&_Celeborn Jul 1 2010, 5:26pm says:

this may have been asked already, but will they put in Arwen, Eowyn or Galadriel. It would make the most sense to put Galadriel in The Fellowship Campaign, because she did play a part in the fellowship.

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Stormraven40
Stormraven40 Jul 1 2010, 6:38pm replied:

The new fellowship campaign and standard conquest campaign will have elite hero units.

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Galadriel_&_Celeborn
Galadriel_&_Celeborn Jul 1 2010, 7:57pm replied:

so does that mean "yes" to all three? or which ones of the three that i asked about are being put into the game?

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Stormraven40
Stormraven40 Jul 1 2010, 9:41pm replied:

All I know specifically is that the main main characters (Frodo, Sam, Gandalf...) are in the game. I dont know which evil and ancillary characters are included. This post from the developers has some pics of the hero units: Twcenter.net

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rastko96
rastko96 Jul 1 2010, 5:23pm says:

omg whats wrong with the ppl who plays computer games?? xD
i dreamed that i was with aragorn,and with someone else,i cant remmeber,and we weere assaulting the black gate,but we were on a top of a gate,,and then it started to open ,, i ahhhh god,, icant remmeber!!
i NEED THIS 2.0 PATCH!!!! omg please HURRY with it!!!

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Murthag
Murthag Jul 1 2010, 5:42pm replied:

take a break, dude. go somewhere out for a walk, drink a beer and have fun. at least this is all you can do till it comes out, and i have a feeling it won't be so soon... ;)

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Stormraven40
Stormraven40 Jul 1 2010, 4:24pm says:

Got all my wisdom teeth removed a few hours ago. Damn my mouth hurts and only fluids! Get to take Vicodin though...and its nice.

+1 vote     reply to comment
mrskittles
mrskittles Jul 1 2010, 5:21pm replied:

got those,hurt right after the drugs wore off,and i could fell my mouth for a few days,so i didnt know i was spilling my food all over me

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Celtichighlander101
Celtichighlander101 Jul 1 2010, 5:03pm replied:

Normally I would tell you to stick with the topic, but frankly its quite refreshing not to be reading about dreams and peoples woos. I got to get my wisdom teeth removed after my I get back from my vacation that starts tomorrow.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Lilgobby12
Lilgobby12 Jul 1 2010, 1:52pm says:

i had a dream that 2.0 was cancelled and we all died from disapointment lol jk

+1 vote     reply to comment
Turmwache203
Turmwache203 Jul 1 2010, 1:30pm says:

omg, Legolose said that TATW 2.0 should come anyway still in june. I also do not believe at the moment that 2.0 in the July comes. Every day I go once more entäuscht from moddb without something the new has got away.

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Keromalas
Keromalas Jul 1 2010, 6:53pm replied:

I'm quite sure Legolose is just another member of Moddb who has no clue what's going on with the development of TA: Total War. He may be helpful with installation problems but I wouldn't take anything that someone says about TA: Total War seriously unless it came straight from a developer.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Stormraven40
Stormraven40 Jul 1 2010, 7:54pm replied:

Its too bad the developers NEVER comment on page. Occasionally they post in twcenter.

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Highest Rated (104 agree) 10/10

It's hard not to give this one a 10.
It has almost everything you'd want from a LOTR mod in M2TW, and much more.

The only criticisms that i could give: As for right now, it lacks some really important plot parts from the earlier Third Age.
But Sub-Campaigns for each faction (or some) could definitely help on this subject.

Dec 3 2010, 12:06am by X4VI3R

Lowest Rated (16 agree) 1/10

LOTR is crap..........

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