Hi all, As of May 13th, there is a Third Age Total War submod that features the Kingdom of Arnor as its own start-up campaign faction. The story-line intended with this submod is not "canon" to the actual Lord of the Rings series, as Aragorn and Gandalf team up to re-establish the Lost Kingdom of Arnor in the North, and must subjugate Bree, the Shire, and the whole of Eriador back under Aragorn's rightful kingship. In the Third Age Total War vanilla version, you had to play as the Free Peoples of Eriador in order to play as Arnor. To re-establish Arnor there were certain tasks you had to do (see Aragorn's "endilimir" ancillary trait) that could only be fulfilled by the time the campaign is won, unless you use cheats. This submod skips that and allows you to enjoy the awesomeness of the Northern Dunedain to the max, from beginning to end. Also, because the Arnor faction isn't converted from Eriador in this submod, all names, labels, colors, and units are 100% accurate to Arnor.
***YOU MUST HAVE "THIRD AGE TOTAL WAR" MOD WITH PATCH 3.2 PRIOR TO PLAYING THIS SUBMOD***
The Arnor Reforged sub-mod is a fantastic cure for those itching to play Third Age Total War (TATW) in a way it wasn't meant to be. While most sub-mods focus on making TATW more accurate to the Lord of the Ring's story line, this sub-mod is a 180 degree turn-around.
Arnor Reforged sub-mod features the Kingdom of Arnor as a start-up faction, and keeps all other factions playable still. Originally in order to play as the Kingdom of Arnor, you had to fulfill certain quests as the Free Peoples of Eriador faction (see Aragorn's "elendilmir" ancillary) which, by the time you could fulfill them, the game is already about over (unless you used cheats). Even after all that, the conversion to Arnor is still incomplete! It still shows your faction as "Free Peoples of Eriador", your armies and cities are still labeled that as well, your campaign coloring is still Eriador faction's, and your general's bodyguard is also still from Eriador.
Not anymore!! This sub-mod allows you to play as Arnor and to use their awesome units to wreck the North (and possibly Sauron himself)! The Arnor Faction's campaign has every unit, label, and color 100% Arnorian. King Aragorn is your faction leader, centered at the ancient capital of Annuminas, and Gandalf is in charge of the current capital Fornost Erain.
The backstory focuses on Aragorn, who, dying to fulfill his destiny as king. He gathers all his fellow Northern Dunedain plus followers and, with Gandalf's help, tries to assert his authority over his rightful domains. The resident free peoples however are against the notion of the restoration of a failed ancient kingdom, blaming the Northern Dunedain for the civil wars, unrest, and devastation that ruined much of the land. The Gears of War are turning between the Dunedain and free people rabble in a contest that will determine Aragorn's destiny.
If Aragorn's Northern Kingdom successfully subjugates its rebellious subjects, who could stop it? Orcs? Saruman? Sauron himself?
That part is up to you!
Here are the new improvements featured in the 1.3 Version (uploaded May 22nd, 2019):
Improvements are being finalized for the Third Age Total War submod: Arnor Reforged THIS WILL BE RELEASED THE NIGHT OF MAY 21ST 2019
No articles were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the article list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Post article and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.
PATCH - NOT A STAND-ALONE. MUST HAVE "ARNOR REFORGED V 1.3" FULL VERSION FIRST. THIS IS TO ENSURE YOU CAN BUILD CULTURAL CONVERSION BUILDINGS FOR ARNOR...
The Great War of the Third Age of Middle Earth is looming ahead. The Northern Dunedain's time for a resurgence is at hand. The Blade That Was Broken Shall...
No files were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the file list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Add file and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.