War of the Silmarils is a standalone submod for Third Age: Total War, the ever popular total conversion for Medieval 2: Total War Kingdoms. Our goal is to faithfully reproduce the heroic First Age of Tolkien's Middle-earth in the Medieval 2: Total War engine. War of the Silmarils will feature more than a dozen new, full-fledged factions, each complete with a roster of new units, a completely new campaign map of Beleriand and the lands to the North, and much more. So if you're one of the many who have been enthralled by Tolkien's mystical world, this is a mod to watch!
War of the Silmarils gets its own ModDB page. Huzzah!
Posted by KaiserMacCleg on Jan 28th, 2011
Hello and welcome to the home of War of the Silmarils on ModDB! Over the coming months, I shall post news and media on this page as development continues.
War of the Silmarils is a submod for Third Age: Total War which aims to bring the wars of Beleriand into the Total War engine. It has been in development since April 2010, and will feature a number of new and unique factions, a new campaign map covering all the lands west of the Blue Mountains in the First Age of Middle-earth, not to mention all the ancillaries, buildings and other features that come bundled in any total conversion.
War of the Silmarils takes place at a time many thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings, a time when Men had just awakened and mighty Elven kingdoms dominated the west of Middle-earth. A time when the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, threatened all from his stronghold of Angband far to the North, and a time of war. Set amidst a grand tale of theft, exile, blood-curdling oaths and terrible wars, as recounted in Tolkien's Silmarillion, War of the Silmarils lets you take command of one of the many factions vying for power in Beleriand, and fight for the future of Middle-earth.
Creatures of Melkor
If you'd like to help us promote our mod, we have a few sigs that you're welcome to use on any forums you frequent, made by Squeaks, our talented modeller, and, it seems, part-time 2D artist.
The team is based over at twcenter, so please visit our thread at Twcenter.net where you can see far more information on the mod, concept art and screenshots of our map and units, as well as a full preview of Gondolin.