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The Wars of Arda

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Category: Archived Mods
Created: Sunday April 1, 2007 - 6:39
Updated: Sunday October 23, 2011 - 22:28
Views: 42066
Summary: A huge expansion for RotWK, adding multiple eras, numerous new factions and a full campaign.


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Welcome to Valarian Mod Studios

The Wars of Arda is a (very) large expansion mod for the EA Games title "The Lord of the Rings: The Rise of the Witchking". We will first be heavily reworking the existing factions (adding Rohan and Harad and merging the Goblins into Isengard) and implementing a "minifaction" system where you begin a skirmish map with a "Core Faction" which contains a variety of units and heroes, and you purchase "Mini Factions" as the match prgresses, giving you access to new units and heroes.

The Mod will also be implementing several "Eras" into the mod. This will NOT be an Empire Earth style system where you upgrade from one era to another, but a system where each era is a separate set of skirmish factions and campaign missions (however all factions will be able to play against each other). The eras of the mod will be as follows.

The War of the Jewels
The Last Alliance
The Rise of the Witchking
The Wainriders Invasion
The Quest of Erebor
The War of the Ring
The New shadow

Each era will consist of between 2 and 7 factions, each with between 3 and 5 "mini factions".


The mod is now available, and can be downloaded from our page on ModDB!


The mod also has a new feature called "Be-A-Hero". Wherever possible we are adhering to a mix of the LoTR movies and the works of tolkien, but in many cases there are not enough characters to adaquetely fill the required numbers of Heroes for each faction (10-15 heroes per faction), so we are allowing people to submit designs for their own personal Avatar to appear in the mod. This can be voiced by you and you can even appear on the skin/unit portrait.

Examples of current heroes are Calintz of Rhun, and the black Numenorean General Eraus, commander of the defence of Barad Dur against the Last Alliance (mod team get the most impressive characters!).

I cannot guarantee youll get the character you want (were FULLY stocked with Elves already im afraid) but within reason I will try and include your character, until all the spaces for new Avatars are full.

Links / Downloads

Credits1965July 3, 2009 - 15:55
ModDB Page - Including download link12287December 25, 2007 - 15:00
Valarian Mod Studios12604April 1, 2007 - 6:40


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persons - Monday February 18, 2008 - 19:30

He he he...actually we DO use "that camera angle mod", so you can switch the angle at will (Thanks RJ!). Skies will be coming at some point.


I can't wit to see Dol-Guldor and the Necromancer.

ILUTAVAR - Thursday February 7, 2008 - 8:06

o sht, this is damm of fk/ng amazing nothing is better, best as the game, bes mod best thing- downloading right now can´t waith anymore, going to die as a emo xDDD -

Argolis - Wednesday February 6, 2008 - 16:31

He he he...actually we DO use "that camera angle mod", so you can switch the angle at will (Thanks RJ!). Skies will be coming at some point.

persons - Sunday February 3, 2008 - 15:42

Being able to see the sky would be cool but since the camreas coming in at an angle that would be quite impossible unlesss they use that ceamera angle mod from whatever thats from.

ILUTAVAR - Tuesday January 29, 2008 - 9:06

plz tell me when you start the first age i have some things and skills to help alittle ^^ this mod rocks, also a good ide will be the sistem to see te sky

persons - Friday January 18, 2008 - 19:18

I can't wit to see Dol-Guldor and the Necromancer.

Are you guys gonna use the Games workshop ( pic for the Necromancer? - (

Argolis - Tuesday January 15, 2008 - 17:57

oh we intend to have a good shot at it. weve a few ideas for neat things, but its all at a kind of conjectural stage until we finish teh current bits.

MasterSilver - Tuesday January 15, 2008 - 10:33

Aww, War of the Jewels is the best era hands down. Too bad more modders aren't giving the first age a shot. It is probablly one of those things that can only be grasped in the human mind, and then only partially. How do you go about adding legions of Barlogs, and dragons that make Smaug look like a butterfly? It's nearly impossible I'd say, I still hope someone gives it a try though.

Argolis - Friday January 11, 2008 - 16:03

im afraid teh WotJ is a way away yet, were going to go onto RotWk next, with our versions of Arnor and Angmar.

ILUTAVAR - Friday January 11, 2008 - 9:18

when you will have the first age? if you need cool pics of morgoth you need me ;D

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