A submod of the already exceptional Fourth Age, Total War, retaining just about everything the base mod has, plus:

-More than 80 new units, spread across most factions + Mercenaries

-Additional building options for nearly all factions, including universal city Specialization Buildings

-Around 150 new ancillaries, with unique drops by faction, culture, location, etc. There are even a few famous items (and famous Elves) to be found!

-Additional provinces and forts on the campaign map, improved road systems in some provinces

-An entirely new faction, the Freehold of Eriador, repurposed from the formerly dormant Shire faction to spice things up in the North. This faction of middle-men wants independence from the Reunited Kingdom, and might just resort to force of arms to obtain it!

-Several new options for factions switching alignment, including true alternate rosters for Cult factions (no more palette-swapped "X of the Shadow" units). New alignment options have been added for Harondor, Khand, Rhovanion, Tharbad and North Rhun.

-Ruined provinces which need to be repopulated through good governance to become functional cities

-Forts may be upgraded to castles by several factions, unlocking additional development and high-XP recruitment options

-Expansion milestones for most factions; taking a set area of land will unlock a new building at your capital, providing additional recruitment options. See your faction's summary building in any settlement for more info.

-Several stability and crash fixes, and some minor graphical touch-ups

-New loading screens and soundtrack

If you thought FATW was great but in need of a bit more content, this might be your jam. Come check out our Discord for chat and updates: Discord.gg

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New features in the mod

Feature

General background scripts: This mod has a handful of passive background scripts which pertain to some of the mechanics below, as well as automating the "Peace with the Dead" system that prevents the relationships between living and dead factions from disrupting diplomacy. At the start of a campaign or when loading a save, click on any settlement you own, which will show an advisor window; by clicking on the scroll (NOT the dismiss X), scripts will become active. Be aware that activating scripts will deactivate the info scrolls dotted around the map, so do any lore reading before you get going!

Castles: All Dunedanic factions, Southron factions, and the Dwarves, as well as Dale, Rohan, Dorwinion and Eriador are able to further upgrade fort buildings into castles, which have an expanded build tree of low-level construction (traders, first tier ports, etc), as well as Specialty Buildings normally reserved for 4th tier cities. Castles near to a given faction's homelands will provide a small but universal trade income bonus, representing increased patrols on the roads, while other castles will provide trade locally only. Upgraded forts that always possessed a mannish population will offer additional recruitment options with an XP boost. Any fort that used to contain orc recruitment options (ie mordor, the grey mountains and misty mountains, etc) will not have new recruitment options.

City Ruins: Roughly a dozen locations around the map will appear as ruins, or "Petty Holdings" in the UI. These locations cannot build anything, but may be restored to functionality. Human factions can station any general with the Intelligent and Energetic traits in one of these locations, which will prompt a rapid burst of population growth; once the settlement reaches 12,000 population (unfortunately a hard-coded number), you can upgrade the governors building of the settlement, which will allow establishment of regular dominion buildings and disable and reverse population growth. There are a few variants to this system: Dwarves specifically can only rebuild Orodengrin in this fashion, and are also able to restore Gundabad by sending a character of Durin's line to the ruins. Elves will still only be able to restore Ost-in-Edhil (An elf governor of Noldor or Sindar heritage with the Foresight trait must be present, the Dwarves must own Dwarrowdelf, and you must not be at war with them). The AI have a few bonuses to help them restore locations as well.

Having this trait in a ruined province will prompt population growth

Governor's Building

Expansion Scripts: Most factions (excluding the Reunited Kingdom, Adunabar, Harad, Dale, Rohan, and the Dwarves and Elves) will have a set of conditions listed in their faction info building, which appears in every settlement on the game map, based on who you're playing. This may entail expanding territory, restoring settlements, or both. Once fulfilled, taking your faction leader to the capital will generate a bonus building which offers faction-wide bonuses, new recruitment options, and a crown ancillary for the king.

Strong and Weak start Adunabar: There are two options for the campaign's start, one where Adunabar is still a fledgling nation without much military power amassed in the south, and another where Adunabar has already rebuilt the Tower of the Moon, and it stands as a near-rival in power to Minas Anor. The strong start is the default setting and will involve a rebuilt Minas Ithil with a stronger garrison, and the AI receiving more powerful script-generated stacks at the start of the campaign. The weak start is closer to classic 3.4. Both versions are included in the extras folder of the download; just drop the data folder into your fatw folder and overwrite all files to change between the two.

The Palantir and the Iron Crown: There are several major artifacts from the Third Age and earlier hidden on the map. Recovering any of these items and returning it to its place of origin (Minas Anor for the Osgiliath Stone, Minas Ithil, Annuminas, or Amon Sul for the other respective stones, or Carn Dum for the Iron Crown) will trigger scripts which will not only allow you to recover these powerful ancillaries if the holder dies, but also may provide new recruit options and faction-wide bonuses. The Palantir can be found in Forochel regions or along the Anduin by constructing Great Dredgers, and the Ithil Stone and Iron Crown can be found in Barad-eden and Ettendale, resp, by building a mining network.

Treasure Hordes: Several locations (dwarf settlements, Thranduil's halls, and most rebel orc provinces, and Mathom House in Michel Delving) contain treasure piles or equivalent, much like in the original game. New, however, is the chance to find rare but powerful loot in these areas rather than deconstructing them for cash. It's up to you which option is more important in the long run.

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Numerous fixes, additions and balance changes. Overwrite all files from 2.2 full install. See summary file for full list of changes.

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New full install with additional units, balance tweaks and fixes. See included list.

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Guest
Guest - - 692,907 comments

i have CTD in WIN7 when start campaign
I see all my savegeames present
is it steamversion mod only? i have non steam

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YaBoiSteerve Creator
YaBoiSteerve - - 4 comments

What save-games are you referring to? You shouldn't be over-writing the original FATW mod with this folder (or trying to keep your saves). Just put the "FATW" folder from the download where the original FATW folder was.

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wiseandfree
wiseandfree - - 193 comments

The Dwarven People are calling on you! Brothers we must retake Gundabad! We must retake Moria! Our Mission shall unite the people of Durin against all twisted men!

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Mr.-D
Mr.-D - - 764 comments

where is the icon?

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dreadlamp12
dreadlamp12 - - 83 comments

Is this standalone?

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YaBoiSteerve Creator
YaBoiSteerve - - 4 comments

Yes, the folder is ready to play on its own

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caledoniaxe
caledoniaxe - - 32 comments

You said not to overwrite the old fatw folder. So how are we going to place the new fatw folder inside BI? Won't that, technically speaking, overwrite the files? Please clarify. Thank you~

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YaBoiSteerve Creator
YaBoiSteerve - - 4 comments

You use this folder, which is 100% self contained, instead of the FATW folder. It goes in the same place.

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Guest
Guest - - 692,907 comments

thanks

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demonus3
demonus3 - - 120 comments

Rename one of them to something else and have both. I have 4 instances/variations of the Third Age Total War mod running on my pc.

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