Expanding on every feature found in The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II as well as boasting entirely new content. The all new single player campaign’s innovative new units will help to tell the story of the evil Witch-King’s rise to power, domination of Angmar, and invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor, home to Aragorn’s ancestors. To fully experience the evil side of Middle-earth, gamers can now play as the all new Angmar faction in skirmish, multiplayer, and War of the Ring modes.

Experience a whole new depth of strategy with upgraded War of the Ring and Create-A-Hero features. Create-A-Hero’s entirely new Troll class boasts additional weapons and armour that will allow players to have even more freedom in customizing their game play. War of the Ring, the risk-style meta-game, offers upgraded army persistence, a new siege dynamic on the Living World Map, and unified territories that serve as major control points.

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The Age of the Ring team is proud to present our second official release: Durin’s Folk! This release features the much anticipated Erebor faction, as well as additions to all of our previously released factions.

To play, please download and run the file below:
AotR Version 3.0 Installer
Note that AotR is based on the 2.02 community patch, and requires its installation to play.

If you'd like to see a video tutorial on installing the mod, feel free to check out TheDestroyer001's video out!

For an exhaustive changelog of additions, please visit:

Play online
AotR is designed to play online using T3A:Online. To play AotR online, please refer to the T3A:Online website and follow the instructions.

Join our community
Want to make suggestions or talk to other AotR fans? Join our community forums here. We're also on Discord.

What is next?

When is next?
We don't provide release dates!

Known issues
- War of the Ring doesn’t work
- Several new units don't have new voice lines recorded
- Targul Quarry's bridge can't be walked under
- Combo Hordes split into single units and become unattackable
- Stone Thower's volume can be heard accross the map
- Once you cancel something from the Mirror of Galadriel, you cannot buy it again
- Echo on some maps
- Dwarven cah sapper autoability can be used on units, but it doesn't do damage to units since 2.02
- When dwarven combo hordes refill they don't refill to the actual number of types of units they're supposed to
- Cannot decomission combo hordes
- Mineshafts enter a demolition state just before being fully built
- Great Goblin's Antiquarian occasionally spawns a dud

If you find bugs, please report them in the AotR Bug Reports forum.


Our wonderful patrons
Callous Allan of XC
Everaldo de Carvalho Neto
Lukasz Wos
Luuk Splithof
Max Neal
Mike Dillon
Nikolay Chernyshev
Rafael Borges
Saul van der Zwaard
Stephen Curley

Mod team
RiderOfRohan - Lead coder, visual artist
DúnedainRanger76 - Lead mapper, coder, sound artist, visual artist
Mathijs – Lead visual artist, writer, sound artist
MattTheLegoman - Mapper, visual artist
Fudge – Mapper, scripter
njm1983 – Mapper
tomasz_exe – Mapper
Fredius - Scripter
vengefulnoob – Coder
ahdover – Coder
Cammyfries – Coder
MaxHardy – Coder

Mr. Piggy

Voice actors
Iku Haiku - Idrial
Connor Moakes – Clansmen of Lamedon
Jonathan Bullock – Fili, Prince Imrahil, Golfimbul, Rumil, Orophin and Celeborn
Josh Williams – Lothlórien Announcer
Joakim Wiklund – Wulfgar, Dunlendings
Callum Lindsay – Khamûl the Easterling
Ki McKenzie (https://www.kimckenzie.com/) – Erebor Archers, Sentinels of Cerin Amroth, Riders of Pinnath Gelin
Phil Dragash – Knights of Amroth
Zack Young – Beregond, Kili, Vault Wardens, Wyrm Slayers, Laketowners, Bardings, Ered Luin Traders
Sam Jenkins – Bard the Bowman
Sean ‘Mad Dog' McGregor – Dáin Ironfoot, Iron Hills Dwarves
Ryan Antoine - Knights of Dol Amroth
Patrick Seymour - Axemen of Lossarnach
Joel Nisbet - Variags of Khand
Robert Benjamin – Rohan Kingsguard
Various Goats – Erebor Rams

Special thanks
Robnkarla for his camera scripts
Gnanw for his main menu APTs

Extra special thanks to Nertea for allowing us to use his The Dwarf Holds assets and Ruudy for letting us use his Tactics assets. Thanks to the 2.02 team for their excellent community patch, as well as to The3rdAge.net, our BFME modding home under the Revora Creative Network.

All assets contained within this mod are property of the AotR team or their respective authors, and cannot be used without permission. If you want to use any of our work, contact us and ask for permission. Using our work without permission but with credit is not allowed. We cannot give permission for the use of assets from The Dwarf Holds and Tactics as these do not belong to us.

Thanks and have fun,
The Age of the Ring Team

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can't wait to see a Iron-Hill Phalanx like in the movies.. I'm hiped for the Erebor release (Y)

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hi...i have a question,is there strategy game such az anno 1404 but whit fantasy faction like bfme ????!!

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Okay,it's ridiculous,you can only get your hands on a legit copy for some 160+$ and that's just to be able to play SP or LAN,because there are no online servers anymore. So basically anything you could do with a pirated version...
I blame all this on the shenanigans between the Tolkien estate and...well basically the outside modern world. Don't get me wrong Christopher Tolkien has all my respects as a person who brought us the Silmarilion,Children of Hurin and the Unfinished tales,basically giving us access to the expanded world of J. R. R. Tolkien. But he needs to get with the times and understand the potential that could be unlocked if he just removed the stick which is stuck in his behind. I understand that he was disappointed with what Peter Jackson has done to his fathers work,but he surely understands that there could be no possible literal adaptation,it would take hours and hours of screen time and would generally not be accepted by the majority of viewers,except of course hardcore Tolkien fans. But let's be honest,that was NOT the reason he decided to refuse any further content being adapted in modern media. No,he felt cheated out of the share of loot he was promised,which is fair enough corporations are greedy leeches. But this should not be the reason to deny millions of fans from what they really...really want. These are people ready to spend hundreds and hundreds of bucks just to be able to be part of the wonderful world his father created on a new level. This would automatically increase book sales and his revenues would only grow. I myself never read anything from Tolkien before I first saw the LOTR trilogy,and I'm not the only one. He's guarding this from the world so jealously as if he created it alone,oh the irony...
Just imagine if this game and it's expansion and predecessor would suddenly hit Steam,the amount of sales the possibilities it would unlock?! And Battle for Middle earth is just the tip of the iceberg. A Silmarilion silver screen adaptation?! But no,instead we will get a LOTR tv show,which is nice but meh,not the subject of this rant.
So yeah,EA games did a good job (for once) giving us this great game,but there are still things that can be improved upon (needless to mention the balance of the factions) with the steam workshop this could be finally achieved on a large scale. Or scratch that,it doesn't even have to be the steam freaking workshops,the game just needs to be simply available for the general public within reasonable measures,and it could get a larger modding community. But...NO
It all comes down to greed.
However there is HOPE,Christopher's son Simon Tolkien has already shown willingness to cooperate with the studios,which has even driven a wedge between him and his father. So we might have to wait for the old guy to take the ship to Valinor before any progress is made.
I understand that some hardline fans might disagree with,what could be called "selling out", but we need to go with the times,the majority of the kids these days don't even know what a book is,unless it's linked to a popular movie,show or video game.
So unless we want Tolkien's world to become history,legend and finally myth we need to push for reforms.
rant over/

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Hi, here are the installation instructions if you need them.

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New SAGE Engine Modding discord server for LODR BFME and C&C games: Discord.gg

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can u make citadelguard in Gondor?

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Who are you talking to?

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why i still hv auto deafeat help me

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Because you own a craked version, you can look the revora forum. T3aonline.net

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