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

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Hello people After countless problems and drawbacks i can finally present latest update about the upcoming 3.0 version of BOTTA Mod This update will concerns about one of the two sub factions for the Misty Mountains, the Goblin-Town. As you already know from the Announcement News last month, the Misty Mountains can choose between Gundabad and Goblin-Town.

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Goblin-Town is a residence of Goblins scavengers and their king, the Great Goblin. Their units consists of weak and early game units, Goblin Scavengers and Archers. Goblin Scavengers have "Pillage" ability and they are wery good in boosting your economy, which is their primary use. They can be also upgraded with armor to prolong their usage a bit. Goblin Archers are also weak but can provide additional support for Goblin Scavengers, they can also be upgraded with fire arrows which makes them very useful against structures. In addition to this weak units, Goblin-Town can recruit some stronger infantry, in form of Hobgoblins. They are the Heavy Infantry with "Spiked Maces" Upgrade wich makes them much stronger against Cavalry.


Goblins


Hobgoblins

Other portion of Goblin army is Moria and its well known Moria Goblins. Once you build "Etenmoors Drum" you can purchase "Goblins of Moria" upgrade, which allows you to build Goblin Cave and train Moria Goblins. They are a bit stronger than Goblin-Town Goblins and are more militaristic oriented. Moria Goblins can be upgraded with armor as well, but they wont be able to upgrade Forged Blades anymore, since Goblins are not very good in making good weapons. Instead they get to upgrade "Goblin Poison" which allows them to use their "Poison Blades" ability. Goblin Archers also can use "Posion Arrows" after this upgrade, but they no longer have "Fire Arrows". Goblin Drummer can be also trained form the Cave, he provides much needed Experience and Armor bonus to Moria Goblins.


Moria Goblins

But Goblins would be nothing without the support of their monster units. Good old Cave Trolls can be trained from the new building "Troll Burrow" which replaces the old "Fissure".New addition is the monster unit, Ogre, which are seen in third Hobbit movie. They are weaker than Cave Trolls but they train faster and provide excellent support in early game because of their large radius of attack. But that's not all. Goblins are well known for making smart and dangerous devices of war, they managed to train Mountain Trolls to act like a siege device, building a catapult on their backs. These Trolls are also seen in third Hobbit movie and they wery good represents the ingenuity of Goblin engineers. Siege Trolls are the new siege unit for Goblins, they carry a catapult on their backs wich can be deployed and used for taking down enemy structures from afar. However they must be used wise since they cannot move while deployed.


Ogres and Cave Troll


Siege Troll

Fortress also got some rework in order to have the Goblin-Town feeling and unique system. While having few new upgrades, the Fortress last upgrade is "Goblin Throne" allows the Goblin King to enter the Fortress and sit on his throne. When he is on his place of power, his leadership get bigger radius and allows "Scavenging" ability. "Scavenging" is prety much the same power as the pasive spell power only it gives the temporarly bonus to units. "Scavenger" will no longer be passive power in the spell book.

Besides Great Goblin and Gorkil, three new Heroes are added to the Goblin ranks. - Grinnah is the early game Hero, he is quite weak but he provides support for Goblin-Town units. He cannot deal damage to units, instead he scares them with each strike with his whip.- Durburz is the Moria Chieftain (you may remember a certain Goblin Chieftain from the book which stabed Frodo with his spear, only i gave him the name). He provides support for Moria Goblins and he is pretty good in killing enemy heroes.- Ogre Chieftain provides support for Ogres and Siege Trolls. He is stronger than regular Ogres but he also has weak armor against pikes and archers but he is pretty good against structures. He fills the role as the Siege Hero.

Spell Book also got some changes but most important thing about the Spell Book is that you cannot have both Balrog and Smaug. Because they are the most powerfull beings in Middle Earth and they are both connected to the Goblins, both book and movie verse, they cannot be on the battlefield at the same time. Since Balrog was in Moria, it's logical that he would be available only with Goblins. Smaug is not directly connected to Gundabad, but since in the movie, Azog and Gundabad army, under the command of the Necromancer would seek alegiance with Smaug, i decided to make him available only with Gundabad. This way, you may no longer control both of them, only one per faction.


So thats it for now. With this first update, im steadily heading to the next version. Stay tuned, more updates soon...

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!!Nova!!
!!Nova!!

Nice.

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Dvar
Dvar

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! AMAZING!!! :P Concept is interesting, and adaptation of movie content is wisely implemented. Thank you MorguLord. (I wonder why so much is done, but gallery section is still empty for quite a long time ^^)

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super71
super71

Is their going to be a download or is this just showing us what's coming next? I was pretty sure i could already see these pictures. Either way keep up the good work man.

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JjForcebreaker
JjForcebreaker

Very interesting.

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Skylarapas
Skylarapas

This is great. I pray that you have the courage to continue this fine piece of work! It can go really high.

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Puvy
Puvy

When you compare this with Edain Mod.
EDain Mod has a big team
and this mod has one man doing this :D

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hoho96
hoho96

it's like comparing a car to a fridge. Both are completely different things.

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TiberiusOgden
TiberiusOgden

And which one is car or fridge? ... xD

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numan1111
numan1111

That is amazing man!Keep up the good work.

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Puvy
Puvy

LOOK AT THIS
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Puvy
Puvy

I would like to see that Uruk Hai Captain as a hero:The One Who lead the troops to HOrnBurg

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hoho96
hoho96

The stuff are amazing. Congratulations on the good job :)

YOLO Trolls for the win XDXD

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ElfLord531
ElfLord531

Could you maybe give gundabad dol guldur orcs or maybe the armoured trolls from botfa

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nabilbek
nabilbek

you rock!

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zaleot07
zaleot07

morgul lord you should change your nick to "the one man army".gj

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Robin0608
Robin0608

it looks awesome can't whait

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GirordashurAgar
GirordashurAgar

This absolutely made my whole day! Finally someone is clever and genius enough to add the Half trolls (ogres) and the troll-catapults from the last hobbit book! And I love the hobgoblins!

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