Third Age - Total War:

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1 Colonial1.115th Dec 2011 02:00:02 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Has anyone seen this? It's ''incredible''.

edited 15th Dec '11 2:00:17 PM by Colonial1.1

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2 Tarsen15th Dec 2011 02:33:51 PM from FC: 2165-5763-7629 , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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huh. i thought the total war series was always set on our earth.
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3 Colonial1.115th Dec 2011 03:37:28 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Interested?
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4 Tarsen15th Dec 2011 03:39:27 PM from FC: 2165-5763-7629 , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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eh. the series as a whole interests me, as much as a genre im not too fond of can. but middle earth...not so much.
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5 Colonial1.115th Dec 2011 05:01:05 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Aww...

Anyone else want to take a crack at it?
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6 SgtRicko17th Dec 2011 09:09:28 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Well EA tried with their Battle For Middle Earth franchise, but that still didn't get the epic scale right. This game however... oh hell yes. THAT's the way a Lord of Rings battle should look like. Given some more time and polish, this mod could achieve some impressive things...
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7 Colonial1.117th Dec 2011 03:38:55 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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They're hammering away at a proper Barad-dur as we speak. That is, a multi-layered doom fortress just as epic, if not moreso, than the model they've got for Minas Tirith.

Did you know that you can awaken the Balrog of Moria with certain conditions? And control it as a unit with the right faction?
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8 Firebert17th Dec 2011 05:40:54 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
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@Tarsen: You are aware this is a mod for Medieval II Kingdoms, right? Not a full retail game.

This looks like it could be awesome as well.
9 Colonial1.117th Dec 2011 06:37:36 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Indeed. This was made with the Creative Assembly's blessing, but not their own hands. Credit should be given to King Kong and those who work alongside him.

Right now, they're at work patching up some of the custom settlements, like Minas Morgul, Caras Galadhon, and Moria.

As it stands, all of the factions, save for the Orcs of Gundabad, are covered in this page.

That's right, two factions of Elves, three factions of Orcs, four if you count Isengard.
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10 Firebert17th Dec 2011 06:41:41 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
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There's a whole sub-forum for this mod? Nice. Fitting, as this mod looks particularly epic. I'm definitely trying this out once Steam sale starts.
11 theLibrarian24th Feb 2012 09:57:28 AM from his own little world
That all you got?
I've been trying to install it in my copy of Kingdoms, but I can't get it to work :(
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12 Colonial1.124th Feb 2012 10:06:03 AM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Did you try their help threads?
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13 theLibrarian24th Feb 2012 10:14:25 AM from his own little world
That all you got?
No, I was following the installation thing. I think I've done everything required, but I guess not.
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14 Colonial1.124th Feb 2012 11:28:29 AM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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They'll probably be able to help. What error did you get?
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15 theLibrarian24th Feb 2012 11:40:40 AM from his own little world
That all you got?
Just that it goes to the Americas campaign, which is the one I'm trying to replace.
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16 Colonial1.124th Feb 2012 01:21:46 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Mmhm. I uninstalled the Americas portion, myself. Also, recommend getting Baron Samedi's submod in there. Adds interesting and helpful things to the game, while also making its default difficulty below murderous.
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17 diomedes227th Feb 2012 01:24:47 PM from Monroeville PA
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Since it is a Total War mod I would also like to bring up how I can't wait for Europa Barborum II comes out. I love that Rome Total War mod and having them use the MTWII to make another makes this fan very happy.
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18 Colonial1.14th Oct 2012 09:43:23 AM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Say, has there been progress on this mod?

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19 GameChainsaw4th Oct 2012 01:54:21 PM from sunshine and rainbows!
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Gonna take a look at this now, I've got Medieval II installed.

(This is gonna be awesome!)
20 Colonial1.14th Oct 2012 05:32:34 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Got it all workin'?
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21 GameChainsaw6th Oct 2012 03:48:56 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
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Yup... um, bit odd...

It's an impressive piece of modding alright, particularly the Fellowship quest. And most importantly it's fun to play. However, I'm not quite sure that I should be able to storm Minas Morgul as Gondor as the game begins. It's 2980 T.A (Third Age) and I've already smashed my way into Mordor and am merrily storming my way towards Barad-dur to lay out the red carpet for the ring bearer.

The Black Gate is impenetrable to siege however. Or at least to your basic siege equipment. I think Minas Morgul is too; the only reason I got in was due to the enemy sallying.

Basically I took everything I had and went straight for Mordor.

And I've taken Barad-dur!... which was just a regular citadel. Models still need work.

edited 6th Oct '12 9:28:02 AM by GameChainsaw

22 Colonial1.16th Oct 2012 02:30:19 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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—eyebrows leap up—

Wow. You sure moved fast.

Did you get Baron Samedi's mod?
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23 GameChainsaw7th Oct 2012 02:30:57 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
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Nope.

I've now taken just about everything in Mordor. Only Nurn (Southern Mordor) and the Black Gate remain in orcish hands. My expansion is slowing down and I'm having to build a second army to secure the border against Harad, but now that I'm actually inside Mordor I might be able to attack the Black Gate from the other side. Problem is a sizeable army forms at it and my army is exhausted, so I might need to gather some strength.

Also Boromir bit it early on. :( Gonna hope that doesn't cause the fellowship grief. It's still only 2984 TA.

Turns out holding Mordor is the hard part. Trying to rebuild the Gondorian vigil over it. Lost Barad-dur, which caused a massive army under the Witch King to spawn. Thankfully I took it back (cue more dead trolls) but now I've got a massive battle to fight with a ten star general opposing me, and my only advantage is waves upon waves of cavalry. Most of the infantry and archers are dead by this point. Even if I win that fight, I still don't have the resources to take the Black gate until reinforcements are shipped in from Pelagir. There's also a side action going on in Minas Ithil.

I need to finish Mordor off before Harad comes looking seriously; I've basically got no reserves in Gondor. Already picked off a few raiders, but now I'm having to throw my reserves into Mordor.

Short answer; if you're going to hurl your army screaming at the great evil, don't do it half-heartedly.

edited 7th Oct '12 5:16:27 AM by GameChainsaw

24 Colonial1.17th Oct 2012 02:59:53 PM from The Marvelous River City , Relationship Status: In season
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Any tips for quickly taking down a Nazgul?

I've brought down three in a single fight, but it cost me a lot of good men.

Every defeat weakens them, I've discovered.
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25 GameChainsaw8th Oct 2012 02:57:34 AM from sunshine and rainbows!
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Couldn't tell you, I ended up losing that campaign.

Long story short, the Witch King trapped me in Barad-dur. That decisive battle I was talking about? I lost it. Badly.

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