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Age of the Ring is a mod for Rise of the Witch-king, featuring dozens of new heroes, units, spells, and abilities!

Our goal is to create an RTS experience that is faithful to the spirit of Tolkien's mythos,

with diverse, engaging, and balanced gameplay.

Take a look at our community forums to learn more about what is planned!

Note: there are no release dates for future updates,

so please don't ask.

Read our FAQ for answers to common questions,

and read our Installation Guide before installing.

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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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Age of the Ring - FAQ

Age of the Ring - FAQ

News 44 comments

A list of frequently asked questions. Please check below before asking your question.

Lots of new maps!

Lots of new maps!

News 20 comments

An article showcasing various exciting new maps coming in the next release.

Spells of the Dwarves

Spells of the Dwarves

News 7 comments

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, While hammers fell like ringing bells In places deep, where dark things sleep, In hollow halls beneath the fells.

New Mordor Spellbook Powers

New Mordor Spellbook Powers

News 7 comments

Mordor's getting 3 new spellbook powers next release. Read below to find out what they do, as well as take a look at a new map.

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Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Full Version 39 comments

The third release for Age of the Ring, containing the completed Erebor faction as well as some reworks/additions to the already existing factions.

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Patch 3 comments

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION!! This ZIP file contains what you will need in order to get AoTR working with GameRanger

Patch 2.0 French Language File

Patch 2.0 French Language File

GUIs 2 comments

A fan made french translation done for patch 2.0 of Age of the Ring done by Ursidey and Dadoone. Installation instructions are included in the readme...

Age of the Ring Version 2.0: The Golden Wood

Age of the Ring Version 2.0: The Golden Wood

Full Version 112 comments

The second release for Age of the Ring, containing the completed Lothlórien faction and some reworks of the Gondor, Mordor, Isengard, and Misty Mountains...

Patch 1.1 French Language File

Patch 1.1 French Language File

GUIs 13 comments

A fan made french translation done for patch 1.1 of Age of the Ring done by Ursidey and Dadoone. Installation instructions are included in the readme...

Gondor's Maps Pack v1.0

Gondor's Maps Pack v1.0

Multiplayer Map 28 comments

This is a pack of maps for Gondor in the mod The Horse Lords. Don't forget to read the description.

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command points 10x, Misty Mountains has only 1000, all others have 11000.

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Wow. Great job, well done very good expansion. I like the changes to pop cap and armoury things flow a little better then before. As for the Dwarfs the lvl 4 gold power that summons a dragon, lol i love it. I troll the enemy with it sent in the bird dropped the troops on a timer right in front of enemy then dropped the gold, the troops got the gold and attack the enemy they responded just in time for a dragon to arrive LOL

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Idk if it's just for me but my game lags a lot more with the aotr mod, any way to improve?

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so i was playing cisterns of moria and it would be nice if you could, when you have time to spare obviously, fix the build settings. like, its really hard to build anything at all because the rubble stops you from building. This happens most frecuently on the plateu you spawn in, specially with the dwarven mines. Also, the stair are buggy or something because they AI gets stuck on them or dont use them at all.

really enjoying the update so far, great work as always!

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Why cant i build easterling swordsmen and cavarly there is some bug. I upgrade it to level 3 but dont let me build this 2 unit?

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MathijsRevora Creator

Read the unit strings and spellbook powers more carefully.

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Now i see thank you mathjis haha

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Probably my favorite faction is going to be Haradwaith. There's just something i love about evil men.

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That sounds a tad provocative.

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You are not alone 🤜🏻🤛🏻

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This is the mod you are looking for if you enjoy high quality content, fun online games, brand new features and a fantastic development team.

I have enjoyed the rise of the mod and I hope to see more of it as they bring out new content and new factions!

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