The 3rd Age, BFME Modding Community

Hello, and welcome to The 3rd Age, a website and community entirely dedicated to modding the BfME series.
Whether you’re entirely new to modding BfME, or have already been modifying a few things around, this site, and the forum, is the best place to find resources and help.
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Once you've logged in, you can actively contribute to the site by sharing your knowledge with us, and asking whatever questions you may have in the forums.
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We hope you will have as much fun modding the BfME series as we’ve had during the past few years.

The 3rd Age Staff

Latest News (view all)


Posted March 31, 2015. By Mathijs | View Comments




So the Revora inbox received this just now:






Burbank, Calif. - March 31, 2015 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces today that The Battle for Middle-earth 3: The Battle of the Five Armies, an epic real time strategy game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's renowned novels is set to launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC in 2016.

"Having secured the rights to this fabled franchise, we can finally bring The Battle for Middle-earth into the current generation of video games," says Isaac Johnston, High King, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Utilizing the award-winning people behind 2014's 'Shadow of Mordor', we are looking to both satisfy the existing The Battle for Middle-earth fanbase as well as evolve its concepts to attract new gamers to this franchise. This is going to be the Lord of the Rings RTS experience fans have been waiting for."


Developed in association with Middle-earth Enterprises, The Battle for Middle-earth 3: The Battle of the Five Armies is based primarily on the recently concluded The Hobbit trilogy, bringing with it an extensive campaign (playable both on- and offline) mixing RPG elements with the familiar Battle for Middle-earth RTS quality. Players will take control of Thorin and his Company as they set out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the terrible Smaug. Move strategically across Middle-earth using the all-new Living World Map, defeat the forces of Azog and the Necromancer, and raise your armies to prevent the destruction of all free folk.


Choose your side as you play online against your friends, taking command of one of eight unique factions. The Battle for Middle-earth 3: The Battle of the Five Armies sees the return of old favorites Gondor, Rohan, Mordor and Isengard, while adding the new, Hobbit-based factions of the noble Greenwood, sturdy Erebor, savage Gundabad and sinister Dol Guldur. Rise through the ranks of the official Battle for Middle-earth 3: The Battle of the Five Armies ladder and prove that you are the greatest commander in Middle-earth.


As you can imagine, I am currently picking my jaw up off the floor. It's looking very early days still, but still, I can glean so much promise from the first bits of information.

Here's hoping for modding tools.

Lone Wolf Updates » Return of Shadow 9th faction revealed

Posted March 10, 2015. By Radspakr Wolfbane | View Comments


Battle of the 9 Armies


Wait that's not right...
Well you get the idea.
The 9th faction will be Erebor, faction of the shaving adversed.

Erebor has been the faction I've wanted to release most but at the same time it has always been the faction with the largest workload.
Finally Erebor has started progressing enough to be released in the nearish future.


Erebor are a powerhouse infantry faction fielding a large number of strong infantry units for both attack and defence.
Familiar faces will make up the hero list like Gimli, Gloin, Dwalin and King Dain Ironfoot.
Via the spell store other dwarf heroes will also be making an appearance such as Thorin Oakenshield and his ill fated companions.

Breaking with tradition Erebor won't be coming alone they'll be released at the same time as the Strongholds.







T3A News » Early 2015: A Good Start for T3A

Posted February 3, 2015. By Mathijs | View Comments

Hey all,


It's been one hell of a good start of the new year for T3A.


January is barely out of the door and we've already secured three new hostees!


Immersive Middle-earth [BFME1]

Echo's Chamber of Secrets

Middle-earth Expanded [BFME2 and RotWK]


There's also been a noticeable rise in activity (mainly in the modding forums, which is where we want it), and the T3A:Online server has games going every night now.


I'm confident we can continue this trend throughout the coming months. 


Thanks for being here,



T3A Leader


T3A News » 21-12-'14: A T3A Christmas Carol

Posted December 21, 2014. By Mathijs | View Comments



Merry Christmas/Yuletide everyone!



This past year has been pretty good for us at T3A.


In terms of BFME modding, there's been a good amount of activity.


We saw a rise in modding questions (many of which were answered by the great Ridder Geel and Kwen), and there has been some great activity amongst our hostees. We have welcomed a new hostee in An Unexpected Mod, and we've seen plenty of updates from SEERidder Clan ModThe Horse Lords, Classic Edition, and Shadow and Flame


There has also been a new release of The Elven Alliance Community Edition, thanks to the return of the venerable Rob38!


Besides BFME modding, T3A has developed its first official BFME1 game patch in the form of 1.06, which is now the standard BFME1 patch used across the community. This is a monumental achievement, and I would like to thank Echo and RoR for their contributions, and ICT for his excellent leadership and vision, as well as his effort in realizing the translation of our work in almost every language BFME1 was initially released for! 


Throughout 2014 I have streamlined and reorganized T3A's forum structure. Compared to 2013 and before, we look quite different now, and I consider it a marked improvement.


Looking towards 2015, T3A will continue to grow and develop as a leading presence in the BFME community, with important additions coming to the T3A:Online server early in the new year and beyond.


Thank you all, modders and players, for your contributions in keeping this community alive.



T3A Leader

T3A News » Hosted Mods Forum Changes

Posted November 8, 2014. By Mathijs | View Comments

Good evening all,


I have made some drastic changes in the layout of our hosted mods.


As you can see, the T3A forum is no longer the scrollfest it was, and all hosted mods are now neatly categorized in appropriate subforums under the new 'Hosted Mods' category:

Released BFME Mods

In Development BFME Mods

Archived BFME Mods


The advantage here is that users can easily distinguish between released mods, in-development mods, and dead mods without having to scroll so far down. Even though our mods are now behind an extra layer of subforum, the whole thing looks more self-explanatory, visible, and user friendly. Someone visiting us in search of released BFME mods won't have to look far. You'll also note the Hosted Mods category now sits above the Modding category for additional exposure. 


I intend to further update individual mod subforums with new icons representing available releases and perhaps something that represents a mod being top-rated (which is really why RJ-RotWK is not in the Archived subforum). 


I hope you all get used to it quickly. :p


NOTE: If you feel I have made a mistake in categorizing a certain mod, let me know.



T3A Leader

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