'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 439 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 395 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 213 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 248 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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tha_haax
tha_haax Feb 10 2010, 2:56pm says:

u guys should put in ALL the faction's intro in the videos here, so that people here gets an idea of how cool this game REALLY is :D (And of course also which factions u can play as!)

keep up the good work, cant wait until the release of patch 1.5 !! ;)

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Fuin2_Dev_Mitch
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch Feb 14 2010, 9:47pm replied:

you can always look them up on youtube lol :p

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assault1
assault1 Feb 11 2010, 2:32pm replied:

they should add Angmar to playable faction

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assault1
assault1 Feb 11 2010, 2:30pm replied:

they should add Arnor to playable faction

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Tomziom
Tomziom Feb 13 2010, 12:21pm replied:

In this time Arnor Wasn't be and Angmar!

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assault1
assault1 Feb 23 2010, 1:27pm replied:

well they can still be added

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ian549
Ian549 Feb 12 2010, 11:25am replied:

Those would be a different age.

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Numanor
Numanor Feb 12 2010, 3:23pm replied:

i think they should make the first, secound and third age, tht would be awesome for the times of morgoth, angmar vs arnor, the arrival of the numanorians from across the seas. Although it is already exceptional!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Manveru91
Manveru91 Feb 9 2010, 4:40am says:

Hey tatw forum on twcenter doesn't work, is it only a problem of mine?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Death_Viper
Death_Viper Feb 8 2010, 3:22pm says:

If anyone is planning on buying Medievil 2 for this mod.... than now is the best time to do it.

Steam has 66% off on this game untill monday 15/02/2010 so you can get it for cheap.

+1 vote     reply to comment
assault1
assault1 Feb 11 2010, 2:29pm replied:

easy to install it for steam just change the americas folder name to americas___ and rename third age folder to americas

+1 vote     reply to comment
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch Feb 8 2010, 7:21pm replied:

when is 1.5 expected to come out?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Celtichighlander101
Celtichighlander101 Feb 8 2010, 11:53pm replied:

I believe its suppose to come out at the tail end of this month or early March. But im not 100% sure.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Marc1k1
Marc1k1 Feb 8 2010, 7:21am says:

Wow... that looks so cool!

Its like Assassins Creed and Age Of Empires mixed together with even more blood-shed!

Wish I had Medievil II so I could play this, May buy it just for this - I I can buy Medievil II from Steam.

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Fuin2_Dev_Mitch
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch Feb 14 2010, 9:49pm replied:

you have to have the kingdoms expantion to play this also.. you can buy both of them for 20 bucks in a gold pack at wall mart :)

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Fuin2_Dev_Mitch
Fuin2_Dev_Mitch Feb 8 2010, 7:20pm replied:

not so much assassins creed....but age of empires yea

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler Feb 8 2010, 2:13pm replied:

no it's tottally no assasin's creed and age of empires togtherer

+1 vote     reply to comment
UkrainaGuy1111
UkrainaGuy1111 Feb 10 2010, 10:15am replied:

Age of empires has almost nothing im common with this game. Because the fighting system and battalion system and building system is all different

+2 votes     reply to comment
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Highest Rated (102 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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