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After Desura support for BFME1 and BFME2, it's high time for BFME II: Rise of the Witch-king mods.

Posted by feillyne on Aug 24th, 2011

A couple of game-spicy mods for Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king were published on Desura.

Wars of the East

Wars of the East is a large-scale modication for The Battle for Middle-earth: The Rise of the Witch-king. It adds 2 new playable factions, over 140 new units/heroes, new structures, new skins, new powers and more!

Riders of Rhun Moriquendi Archers
Dorwinion Inn units Fokashin and Riders of Helcar

Ferrety's ROTWK Mod 2.5

The main focus of Ferrety's ROTWK Mod is basebuilding and defense. Due to the upgrades to each factions infantry and siege units you will now have to focus on tactically placing your defenses and units in order to turn the tide of battle. All walls and towers have had massive upgrades as well as the fortress. All teams can now build walls, with Angmar and Goblins able to build defenses on the wall itself. Mordor and Isengard have been compensated with a lower cost and buildtime of there sentry towers which if carefully placed can be just as effective.
Another focus was on bigger movie-like battles. Each squad now comes with a larger amount of units which along with a slightly higher population cap definitely brings that 'war' feeling to the battleground.

Blood FX Uruk Battalion
Create-A-Hero Attributes Create-A-Hero New Attack

Ghosts of Arnor

Adds 2 new factions (Rohan and Arnor), heroes and unit for the old ones, improves the inn system in-game (elite units at inns), improves the custom hero system (via existing skills only), and strives to make the game better.

Knight Shield Process style= Dwarven Army
Mollock Summon Trolls Wizard Custom hero example

Battles of Gondor

The Battles of Gondor aim is to try to bring back the fun that BFME1 made. This mod is for Rise of the Witch King. Factions: Rohan - Plenty of cavalry units, with some infantry support and strong heros to lead them. Minas Tirith - a well balenced side, with heavily armoured infantry. Souther Fiefdoms - a huge seletion of infantry with limited but strong cavalry. Elves - lots of archer units with some skilled swordsmen. Mordor - a plenty of orc and troll units, numbers is their strength. Isengard - Orcs and wild men are now isengards early game units, with more uruks for late gameplay. Evil Men - loads of stealth and assasins make up part of their army. The rest is taken up by their huge infantry devisions. As this is a war in the south mod, Dwarves, Goblins and Angmar have been replaced. Every faction has a plenty of new units and heros and reskins. Everything has been given a "makeover".

Southern Fiefdoms faction Southern Fiefdoms faction
Southern Fiefdoms faction Southern Fiefdoms faction

BFME2: Arcade Edition

BFME2: Arcade Edition unleashes everything in Middle-Earth. All Powers, All Heroes. Build a custom army by having Elves run alongside Men. Gain access to incredible super powers at a whim including all new ones. Call forth incredible new heroes like Smaug the dragon, Bilbo and Strugmaug, the elder Dragon. This mod is a way of allowing you to do what you want, when you want. You can still play like you normally do but now you have choices.

Balrog's...Attack!! Saruman Unleashed
Gandalf Summon Fangorn Forest Summon

Battle for Numenor

Includes a new faction Numenor. Introduces numerous tweaks, gameplay changes, along with new heroes and units.

Black Wargs Dale Pikemen
Dale Swordsmen Dale Archer


RJ-RotWK brings the best from each title in the BFME series by EA. As a mod for Rise of the Witch-King, at it's heart it brings 3 new factions to the game. Men of the West has been broken into Gondor and Rohan, with new heroes, units, powers, and more. Arnor has also been fleshed out to be a unique faction with a mix of Men and Elves and more. Men of the East and Mordor has also been split, with Men of the East made up from two smaller sub-factions of Rhun and Harad. The Elves are now made up from three smaller sub-factions of Rivendell, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood. In total, over 70+ new units/heroes/structures and more have been added. Over 20 new maps are included, and much more.

Combe Valley Lake-Town
Cair Andros Black Gate

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Mods install to following directory:
Your Documents folder\Battle for Middle Earth II RotWK mods

Note that all above mods were tested and should work on English 2.01 patch only. You need to patch your game before installing any of these mods to avoid any problems.

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Jerkakame Aug 24 2011 says:

Me and my friend laughed our *** off at the video. haha wtf

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Förster44 Aug 24 2011 says:

I miss the Edain Mod, it adds innummerable new units, reskins, heroes, factions and tactics to the game... imo the best mod ever for RotWk!

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feillyne Aug 24 2011 replied:

Yes, you're right... 6 mods were left for testing later on. We'll see if they are supportable.

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Turin_Turumbar Aug 29 2011 replied:

Any progress? We could help to include the mod into desura, if you want ;)

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Sanguinius Aug 24 2011 says:

HAHAHA Tom Bombadillo and his Dance Crew. Sauron got served xD

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Headhunter128 Aug 24 2011 says:

C'mon people! YOU CAN DANCE. :D

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Admiral_Skeybar Aug 24 2011 says:

Haha, that's an insane video xD

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Admiral-165 Aug 24 2011 says:

Thanks for posting this Feillyne... I love this game and have been debating whether to re-install it and play it lately... Now that i read this i'm definately going to :D

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Bird_of_Prey Aug 24 2011 says:

Alright! Thanks guys, this makes me very happy!

You know, I was digging around in some of my older files and found that video sometime last week or so. Still funny.

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KnightofEquulei Aug 25 2011 says:

That video is an epic win. Sauron dancing at the end was unexpected.

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tyrunner Aug 27 2011 says:

we can dance XD

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formerlyknownasMrCP Aug 27 2011 says:

that video is awesome!

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Melli_98 Oct 24 2011 says:

can´t launch

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bimasakti Jul 21 2012 says:

Excuse me.. anyone know what the most exciting mod for BFME II Rise Of The Lich King? because there are many out there mod available but I am confused which one should I choose. Thanks for your Attentions and any suggestions would be very appreciated.

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MorguLord Sep 10 2012 says:

Guys, i have released beta version of my mod for ROTWK, it has lots of new power, textures, systems, units...

also, what i must do so you can support my mod on this page...

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