If you are bored of the classic Warlords or just want to try something different, new, I present you "The Fifth Horseman" Mod. The Fifth Horseman is a standalone mod of WBC3 That brings huge changes to the game, both Altering , races and heroes, hero classes and spell books. The game add brand new units to the game and Provides unique changes to every single race.

The Swarm are the Insect Minions of Lord Melkor, the Omen of Famine. Led by the Scartauri, the twisted scorpionmen creations of Lord Melkor, the Swarm's only purpose is to devour and destroy anything that gets in their way.

Posted by eSPee on Sep 12th, 2012
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WBC3 Swarm Concept Art
The Swarm main strategy is to swarm the enemy with hordes of troops. Their upgrades allow them to rapidly produce large number of units so that, when their army falls, they can rapidly attack with a newly formed army.
If they manage to take over or destroy a large number of mines, the Swarm can use the Famine spell, which drains enemy mines of resources. Using this spell they can starve the enemy and greatly weaken their army strength.
The Swarm attacking an Undead Base during Storm
The Swarm is a faction that does not require as many resources. Later in game they can use their Scorpion Priests to summon ravaging armies of Fire Elementals. These armies are powerful and do not require any kind of resources, as fire Elementals only require Mana.
Swarm Armies attacking an Barbarian Tower
They have some weaknesses though. Their first weakness is their Crushing Damage vulnerability. Their early troops, Scorpions and Scarabs, take extra damage from crushing, which can leave their armies susceptible to catapult attacks. Scorpionmen are the earliest troops that are not weak to crushing damage, and are pretty hard to obtain.
Another weakness of the Swarm is that all their projectile attacks deal fire damage, which leaves them susceptible to a lot of air attacks. Their early fliers, the wasps, are not strong 1v1 in air and their Dark Pegasus are expensive. The biggest threat to the Swarm are the Daemons, fire resistant fliers that the Swarm stands no chance against.
Matriarch ,the New Mod Unit, laying Eggs
With their new Matriarch unit, the Swarm can cover a great distance. The Matriarch unit can lay eggs close to the enemy base. This ensures that your army will assault the enemies before they have time to rebuild their armies, reducing the time the Swarm Armies require to cross the map.
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Petrenko Sep 12 2012, 4:16pm says:

cool! i really love this game and a pity that there is no wbc 4. also a very sexy mod! how did you manage to get 400 items? i thought their was a hardcoded limit?

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Petrenko Sep 12 2012, 4:17pm replied:

oh, and tracking of course!

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eSPee Sep 12 2012, 6:03pm replied:

Well it actually is. That doesn't mean it can't be changed at all. You just need the Source Code.

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Petrenko Sep 13 2012, 7:37am replied:

How did you get the source code? o.o

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eSPee Sep 13 2012, 9:32am replied:

It's not as complicated since the game is open source...

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