'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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88 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

### TATW 3.2 Patch


- 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)

- Install
TATW_3.0_Part1of2.exe &

TATW_3.0_Part2of2.exe &

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 358 comments

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

Third Age - Total War 3.1 Patch

Third Age - Total War 3.1 Patch

Dec 21, 2011 Patch 164 comments

Patch 3.1 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 324 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 178 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 296 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...

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Heavyarmz190 Nov 15 2009, 11:05am says:

where exactly do i download the patches into if im usin steam??

do i extract them into the steamapps/common/medieval 2 total war/mods?

or do i extract them into the 3rd Age folder that i changed to americas??

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NighthawkX7 Nov 15 2009, 2:02am says:

Hey I downloaded it two times but it keeps crashing! I am a Hardcore LotR fan and I would love to have. I need some help!
I use FlashGet 3.0 Beta

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Legolose Nov 15 2009, 5:29pm replied:

If you followed these instuctions...Then it should work...First do a total uninstall, wipe out anything that has M2TW or Kingdoms or TATW in it and any Sub-Mods too...

Then you need to download

1.0 it is in 2 parts then download Moddb.com
1.1 patch then Moddb.com
1.2 patch then Moddb.com
1.3 patch Moddb.com
then follow these instuctions on installing

Just follow this

1 : Install Medieval 2 Total War update to latest patch. {which is the 1.3}
2 : Install Kingdoms " just one campaign is needed" make sure it is the 1.5 if not then update it to the 1.5
3 : Install The Third Age part 1 & part 2 to in Medieval 2 Total War main directory will look something like this 'Programs/SEGA/Medieval II Total War'
4 : Install The Third Age Patch 1.1 in same directory as the mod.
5 : Install The Third Age Patch 1.2 in same directory as the mod.
6 : Install The Third Age Patch 1.3 in same directory as the mod.
7 : Play game by hitting desktop icon "looks like the Ring"

Hope this helps

If you followed these instuctions then It should work if not go here and ask for help Twcenter.net

If you have the Steam Vertion then I dont know how to install that because I bought mine in a store but them at that last link should know how to install it if its from Steam....

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elf-dude-72 Nov 15 2009, 7:00pm replied:

so you HAVE to have kingdoms?

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elf-dude-72 Nov 15 2009, 7:07pm replied:

so if you got kingdoms off steam will this work?

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Tomziom Nov 15 2009, 2:59pm replied:

J am fan too. At the beginning of it so I had. But J dont remember What have I done that this was not. Try in different ways! Good Luck

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Mada234boyroblox Nov 15 2009, 1:56am says:

hmm for i while i played but he crashed after 2 seconds i just changer the name of Medieval2.exe intro Kingdoms and he started but he crashed after 2 seconds :(

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TTocsic Nov 14 2009, 5:13pm says:

@Mada234boyroblox & Sarthis

Sorry guys... As far as I know, you simply can't...

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Legolose Nov 14 2009, 5:41pm replied:

It is "NOT" possable to play this mod without Kingdoms, Sorry Folks, and for those of you that got M2TW and Kingdoms off of Steam I personaly can't help you on that because I bought both of mine out of a store, I think someone here can help you guys on how to install it if you got it from Steam here Twcenter.net
Just ask for some help here and I'm pretty sure someone know how to get it installed...

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elf-dude-72 Nov 15 2009, 7:01pm replied:

oh sorry i didnt see this

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Highest Rated (97 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 (15 agree) 1/10

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

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