The 3rd Age

Game Enhancement Mod

Game Enhancement Mod

Enhances the expansion by adding new units, new features, and a new faction: Arnor!

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The Dwarf Holds

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Category: Beta Mods
Created: Saturday March 24, 2007 - 21:09
Updated: Friday January 24, 2014 - 23:27
Views: 50324
Summary: This mod adds a fully functional Dwarf faction to the game. Based on the now-defunct RA mod.


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The Dwarf Holds (TDH) is a mod for Electronic Arts’ The Battle for Middle-Earth real-time strategy game. The game originally shipped with four factions – Gondor, Rohan, Mordor and Isengard. This mod adds a fifth playable faction – the Dwarves of Erebor.

TDH originally started out as the Rhovanion Alliance mod, started when BFME was released. That project was eventually cancelled in Spring 2008, and a new, more realistic vision was set to put the mod's assets to good use.

The Dwarves are a fully functional faction, with new units, buildings, castles and a unique playstyle. We have done our utmost to make sure the faction fits in with the vanilla factions in terms of completeness and polish. You will find impressive new effects, detailed animations and a lot of things that you probably wouldn’t notice – unless they weren’t there.

In addition to the Dwarves, we have also modified each of the original factions a great deal – new, higher detail versions of almost every unit and hero have been created so that they don’t look out of place beside the forces of Erebor. There are also many new units, heroes, powers and gameplay options for these factions, as detailed in the manual, as well as a vast array of new maps, including the fortress of Erebor.

Links / Downloads

The Dwarf Holds Website2801March 24, 2012 - 10:28
[NEW VERSION] Download The Dwarf Holds v0.753622February 17, 2010 - 11:11
ModDB Page3536December 21, 2009 - 14:28
Forums5211May 9, 2007 - 3:22
Old Rhovanion Alliance Website7588May 9, 2007 - 3:21


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Bart (Administrator) - Thursday August 2, 2007 - 14:20

it's been going for (at least) 2 years, so i wouldn't be surprised

MorgulLordWitchKing - Thursday August 2, 2007 - 9:18

i hop dosent did a year to finish it

Bart (Administrator) - Thursday August 2, 2007 - 4:09

believe me, when the time of the release comes, everyone who does not live under a rock will know

so it's not out

MorgulLordWitchKing - Wednesday August 1, 2007 - 20:54

I hope its out

babyd (Banned) - Monday June 4, 2007 - 5:15

some good work keep it up lol been goin for the last 16-20 months

Servant of Sauron - Monday May 21, 2007 - 21:59

An amazing mod to be sure! Especially the Orcs...and all of Mordor for that matter!

Can't wait to see what you guys do for Isengard!
Speaking of which what factions are you working on now? Do you do one at a time or all at once?

Marioverraeter - Sunday April 29, 2007 - 5:52

yeah, this is going to be the greatest mod ever made for any game i know! Please, dont stop your work, bring this project to an end, you will be celebrated then as modding gods!

Uruk King - Thursday April 26, 2007 - 12:11

Make way for the Greatest Mod in PC history (and the maod that made me mapping)

clonecommand - Thursday April 12, 2007 - 19:24

Keep it going! It has to the most anticipated mod for BFME.

Bebbe - Thursday April 12, 2007 - 10:58

The mod that got me inte modding . I bow for thee

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