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It has been four millenniums since the fall of the Dark Lord at the Siege of Barad-dûr during the Second Age. Time and time again the followers of Melkor have disrupted the peace, with incursions such as the Angmar War and Wainrider/Balchoth War, but the West still stands. This, however, can change at any moment. The forces of Mordor and its allies have been preparing for a breakthrough in the Gondorian defenses, one which they are not prepared to face alone. The War of the Ring is upon us, and the fate of Middle-earth rests on your shoulders in this modification for Mount & Blade: Warband that emulates The War of the Ring.

Developed by Dark Anvil Studios


Mr. Biscuit - Lead developer, Project Director, and Coder

Lightwolf - 3D/2D Artist, Animator, and Coder

Efe Karacar - Coder

Rankanovac - Lore Designer and Idealist

We are currently looking for new members! 3D/2D Artists and Writers are highly required!

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Greetings defenders of Middle-earth!


The past month we've questioned ourselves whether we are creating something unique and game-changing. Now we've concluded that we are just more of the same which is not what we intended when we started this project. Because of this, we've decided to back our development right to the start and thought about what we lack and what we are available to change with the limitations we got. As a result of this, we've decided to create the first cartoon looking Mount & Blade modification ever!

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This major change will not only affect everything visually, but it will also enable us to create extremely low-poly models that contain almost 4x times fewer polygons than native, which significantly improves performance. If that were not enough, we optimized a lot of code to achieve a number of robots on the battlefield that go well beyond the average number that we really hope you will enjoy!

Here are a few previews - Work In Progress

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New Beards


As a wise Tolkien enthusiast once said, "A modification based on Tolkien's work without any immersive music is
absolute blasphemy." which is something we at Dark Anvil Studios agrees with entirely. Therefor we decided to 
hire a professional composer called Filip Olejka a few months ago that even now continues to compose
absolutely stunning soundtracks for us.

Here's but a taste of what he's composed for us

Until next time



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Here is a list of features that will be included in the mod.

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I'm personally abit sceptical about the development and the way it's heading now.
Don't take this the wrong way, im also equally curious to find out how it'll play out. And i think many people have a right to be sceptical, this is something entirely new (atleast what i know) with warband modding. But i will be keeping a close eye on it, and i'm wishing you all the best! Just remember guys, gameplay is more important than graphics.

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Ufff a drummer orc. Cool.

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So many days without updates! I wonder how the team will blow our minds...

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Lightwolf_Games Creator

how is diplomacy going to work? will it be lore like (that is, goodies vs baddies) or free-style (and we will get to see friendly and utterly fun neighbouring alliances such as rohan and isengard)?

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they are sticking to the lore so ofc not

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Mr.Biscuit Creator

Don't assume too much lad. We'll most likely make two alternatives the first one would be a static war where the factions diplomacy get's locked in a way that simulates The War of The Ring with events that unfold throw time. The second alternative would be just like normal Native with quests which you can complete that may or may not have an impact on the inhabitants of Middle-earth.

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release date??

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Mr.Biscuit Creator

Please take a look a few comments down below.

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Pleas release date :D This mod is best i Ever seen :D

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