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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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War of the Ring

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Hey all!

We have come to it at last, after years of questions and clamoring (and about six months of work)... War of the Ring in Age of the Ring!

This article will briefly explore our most significant changes and additions to this game mode. We are very thankful to Robnkarla for his groundbreaking work in RJ-RotWK, which he has made available for use, and to MaxHardy, who took charge in converting WotR to Age of the Ring, adding our new maps, factions, units and army leaders to the Living World.

Conquer Many More Regions and Territories...

In vanilla Rise of the Witch-king, WotR had 43 regions, split up into 7 territories: Arnor, Erebor, Eriador, Gondor, Mordor, Rhovanion and Rhûn. In Age of the Ring, we have more than doubled the region count:

111 regions in 11 territories - adding Haradwaith, Rohan, Misty Mountains, and Lindon. Each region has been newly outlined on the Living World, and comes with its own unique map to do battle on.

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You will also note that the Living World has been given a brand-new look - thanks to Biddy! The Golden Wood is finally golden, baby.

Command Many More Heroes and Units...

Every new unit that we've added in Age of the Ring is now recruitable on the Living World, and in real-time battles. This leads to some pretty spectacular selection wheels:

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We have also redone the Army Leaders available for each faction, including vanilla factions. For instance, Gondor now starts out with Prince Imrahil to lead one of its armies:

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Each faction can recruit a late-game Army Commander from a Living World fortress, to a total of 4 commanders. Gondor may recruit Gandalf the White, Mordor may recruit the Witch-king of Angmar, et cetera.

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Additional heroes can also be bought and added to existing armies, which makes things feel pretty complete.

Brush Past and Glance Over Lots of New Details...

Every new region has received a new and unique portrait image, as well as some information about the area. New loading screens for each region are also implemented.

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Additionally, new static objects have been added to the Living World, such as Mount Gundabad...

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And a flying dragon that might be familiar to some of you...

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As well as a variety of other things that you'll have to discover for yourselves - once we release the next version!

The Age of the Ring Team

Age of the Ring - FAQ

Age of the Ring - FAQ

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

Screenshots by the Fans

Screenshots by the Fans

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Screenshots for the fans, by the fans. We hope you've enjoyed this year of bringing Middle-earth to life!

The Peoples of Eriador

The Peoples of Eriador

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Today we're offering a closer look into Rivendell's sprawling unit roster.

Announcing the Age of the Ring Campaign

Announcing the Age of the Ring Campaign

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Today, we're going to talk about that other thing we're doing: a brand-new campaign. Warning: this article will not contain real spoilers, but if you...

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Age of the Ring Version 3.1

Age of the Ring Version 3.1

Full Version 53 comments

AotR 3.1 fixes several bugs, most notably the multiplayer out-of-sync (OOS) that frequently occured in 3.0. It also contains several balance changes.

Patch 3.1 French Language File

Patch 3.1 French Language File

GUIs 9 comments

A fan made french text translation done for patch 3.1 of Age of the Ring done by Ursidey and Dadoone. Installation instructions are included in the readme...

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Patch 10 comments

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

Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Full Version 66 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.

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...

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Are you considering to maybe add a couple more maps to Haradwaith, Lindon, Mordor, Rhûn and/or Erebor, just to flesh the regions a bit more out?

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MathijsRevora Creator

Unlikely. 111 regions is already quite a lot.

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Any idea on a release. or a video preview ?

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DúnedainRanger Creator

Not for awhile yet, but we are thinking sometime mid-late spring it should hopefully be ready.

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Okay sounds good, keep up the good work.

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In the Path to AOP 4.0 article, you indicated that the mod will come out soon. I did not expect that until mid-spring (

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RiderOfRohan Creator

We didn't write that article, it is fan-made.

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What a beautiful update.
Do you think of make new dol goldur fortress map if you realese it's own faction??

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MattTheLegoman Creator

All I can say is maybe. The Dol Guldur faction is far away for now.

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this is very complete, the war of the ring, I am only interested in one problem, it seems convenient, to place the map of crossroads between osgiliath and morgul, since otherwise to leave the valley of the morgul you would always have to invade osgiliath.

and therefore there would be no corridor between ithilien and the areas around northern ithilien and south

Attached photo in bfme if there is the ithilien corridor
I reiterate very good job greetings


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This isn't a bad idea.

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G'day ModDB users!

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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