Welcome fans of BFME and LOTR
On this page i will introduce you with my mod for Rise of the Witch-King, on which i worked on for the past 2 years
Before playing this mod, be sure that you have patched the game with 2.01 version
The Battles of the Third Age (BOTTA) mod is a mod for The Battle for Middle Earth - The Rise of the Witch King.
This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in the Third age of Middle Earth, so you will see almost every character that fought in the battles of this age, for example: Bolg, Beorn, Imrahil, Shagrat etc.
Lots of the balance from the vanilla games is fixed so be free to expect some new gameplay styles and new strategies and tactics that you will use in order to destroy your enemy.To do that, you will get help from the new Heroes and Units and their new Powers that are in this mod.
No rush tactics anymore, AI wont charge on you in the first 5 minutes, giving you no time to expand your camp and upgrade your economy. Gameplay now focuses on defense, rather than offense like in the vanilla game. So you will have a lot of time for preparing for battle, upgrading your units and level up your Heroes.

General changes:
- Stronger Heroes
- Stronger Structures
- New Game balance
- New Heroes, Units, Buildings and Powers
- New and improved Textures for every single Hero or Unit in the game
- Smaller battalions
- New Upgrades
- New Siege system
- New Upgrade systems
- New sounds and effects

NOTE:

- War of the Ring mode is buggy

Stay tuned for more news and screenshots

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Battle for the MOTY

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I cannot believe it, but we finally made it, and all thanks to you guys :)

One part of our journey is over and another begins. I said if we get to the top 100, i will do my best to finish up the new version.

In the next few days i will upload some images of new Mirkwood Units, Buildings, Heroes and other stuff, so be prepared. Besides that, im preparing some news update about the new version, so stay tuned if you want to know what the new version brings.
Ok, i cannot waste anymore of my free time, im back to modding.
Once again, let us unite as an army and go for that MOTY award, or at least top 10.

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BotTA Mod Installation - Step by Step

BotTA Mod Installation - Step by Step

Starting a mod Tutorial 33 comments

Step by step installation of the whole version and patch/bugfix

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

BOTTA Mod Installation Tutorial

Installers Tutorial 28 comments

Video Tutorial for installing BOTTA Mod and play it along with Edain with no problems

Mod of the Year 2018

Mod of the Year 2018

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Greetings to all those who patiently waited, asked and craved for some news and update from me. I know you waited for a long time, but finally here i...

Announcing Alpha version of BOTTA 3.0

Announcing Alpha version of BOTTA 3.0

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Today i would like to announce the release o f long awaited BOTTA 3.0 Alpha version.

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Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Alpha version

Battles of the Third Age - 3.0 Alpha version

Full Version 66 comments

This is the Alpha version of BOTTA Mod. Contains all required files.

Installation Guides   Step by Step

Installation Guides Step by Step

Tutorials 23 comments

NOTE: Before installing, make sure you patched your "Rise of the Witch-King" with 2.01 patch!!! Here you can download an Installation guides to help you...

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

Battles of the Third Age 2.0

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This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in...

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Guest
Guest

ello, I installed BOTTA 3.0 and there's no Tauriel, Legolas, Thranduil,gimli gloim... etc. Where are these heros? I mean, is this BOTTA 3.0 an unfinished mod or something? Or am I missing some files or a patch?

Thanks in advance!

Pd:s Beorn in the patch? How can I get the heroes that I said before? I'm sorry for my English

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

You are not missing any files.

All of the mentioned Mirkwood heroes and maybe Beorn will be included in the upcoming Mirkwood faction. It is unknown to me in which manner gimli will be included. Gloin, I think, might already bee included in any way in the Erebor faction besides all the other dwarves from the Hobbit movies.

Stay tuned!

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord

Hey gyus, just to let you know, im alive and well, im finally starting to feel well with my life situation and i didnt stop working on the mod also. Im doing my best to polish the standard factions, and once im done with that, i will release first beta version. After that, i will try finish Mirkwood as well. I hope you guys will be patient and enjoy life. Im not on the page wevy often also, so forgive me on that. Stay well and dont give up hope :D

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Guest
Guest

Thank you for the update, man!

Just for clarification: are you in the lower third (meaning at the beginning), the middle third (right in the middle of the work) or in the last third (completing and finsihing) of the polishing?

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MorguLord Creator
MorguLord

The last third i think :)

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GundabadOrc
GundabadOrc

Man, the new erebor units are f****ng awesome! But we thought new version bring finally Mirkwood! Is Mirkwood ready?

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

1) Yes 2) No

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Guest
Guest

Can you help me install it. I cannot make it work

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

Install bfme 2, then patch it to patch 1.06, install rotwk, patch it to 2.01 and then follow EXACTLY this procedure: Moddb.com

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GundabadOrc
GundabadOrc

:(

Thx you for insight, even tough I am dissappointed. At Christmas last year I really think Morgullord worked really hard for Mirkwood and finsih it now. :(

Nonetheless, I wish we would get more small glimpse from time to time. But the new modeles are rly great! :)

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Feanorius
Feanorius

He has probably found new and better job sooner than he thought. But we can see that he's working on the mod anyway so don't be disappointed :)

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Elladan2605
Elladan2605

Additionally, what the past taught us: even though MorguLord doesn't post updates and news regularly, it does not mean he is not working hardly on the mod. It is better to actually take your (admittedly little) time for modding than showing here a lot of presence while the modding work is put to the side, I think. ;)

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GundabadOrc
GundabadOrc

Good that he have some helper as you who help him out :) Thx again for infos!

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