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    Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

    Last Alliance: TW is total conversion of Shogun 2. This mod base on stories from Tolkien's books, concretely on end of Second Age when Elves and Númenoreans fought against Sauron - many years before events from "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings". The goal of the mod is changing most aspects of the game: models, units, campaign map, ui, music, battlemaps, etc. This still WIP, but is avaiable alpha with playable campaign ^^ In final version will be two campaigns: Akallabęth and Last Alliance War.

    You can find mod also on: MODDB, Discord, totalrtsmods
    If you want support this project, check Patreon: Patreon

    DOWNLOAD Last Alliance: TW Alpha 0.1.6:
    - MODDB

    Recommended difficulty level: Normal

    Alpha version include:
    - Akallabęth campaign witn new campaign map
    - New animations
    - A lot of new units and models
    - Heroes with own bodyguards
    - New buildings, techonlogies, skills trees and more.

    Campaign will be expanded (new lands and factions) in next patches. Here is plan for main updates:


    Main changes in Alpha v0.1.6:
    - 20 new provinces in Gondor, Enedwaith and Calenardhon (later Rohan)
    - New armor for Nizar (Haradrim Black Snake Clan faction leader) (thanks Edred for great concept)
    - New armor (still WIP) for Ikrimah (Haradrim Golden Lion Clan faction leader) (thanks Edred for mask concept)
    - Nizar and Ikrimah now have own bodyguards (avaiable in campaign and custom battle)
    - More variants of movemment animations for spearmen with shields by CherJair
    - Some new building icons (for Numenorean) by Mareon
    - New campaign settlement models for Haradrim
    - Changes in economy - now some buildings basically generate less wealth, but other building can increase it
    - Unplayable Wildmen factions in campaign (avaiable in custom battle, but it only few units - so I suggest to not play as them)
    - Fixed problems with 2h sword animations
    - Removed placeholder custom naval units and restored some vanilla naval units (because AI for some reason not recruit custom naval units)

    Previous releases:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

    Alpha version 0.1.5 changes:
    - 24 new provinces (Near Harad, Umbar, part of Gondor)
    - Added new culture - Haradrim
    - Added 15 Haradrim units
    - Added 3 Teleri Elves units - available for Numenorean Elendili in important port provinces
    - Added 3 new Numenorean units (Rangers, Scouts, Pikemen (last available only in custom battle atm)
    - Removed Numenorean cavalry units (except added Scouts), but Numenorean factions can recruit local Haradrim cavalry
    - Added resource: Spices
    - Added many unit voices: for Numenorean, Haradrim and Elves
    - Removed minor Numenorean factions on Island
    - Changed name Miriel faction to Kingdom of Numenor and Pharazon faction to Empire of Numenor
    - Added factions: Numenorean Colony in Pelargir and Numenorean Colony in Umbar
    - Added 8 Haradrim factions, include two main: Black Snake Clan and Golden Lion Clan
    - Many minor changes

    Alpha version 0.1.0 include:
    - One playable culture - Numenorean
    - Numenorean units
    - New animations for units with shields
    - New campaign map with 28 provinces (Numenor Island) and 8 playable factions
    - Important characters (Amandil, Tar-Miriel, Pharazon)
    - New building chains for Numenorean
    - New models on campaign map
    - New resources (e.g. Mithril)
    - New technologies and comander skill tree
    - New music (by Filip Oleyka) and units sounds
    - And more...


    Prologue campaign map - Alpha v0.1.6:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Last edited by Sara Temer; November 08, 2020 at 11:42 AM.

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
    Last Alliance: TW
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    Looking forward to this. Still in development?
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    Yes, and I hope that soon I will do campaign map preview

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
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    First alpha release with mini-campaign is out now. Link to download from moddb is in first post ^^

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
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    Congratulations to your first release!

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    Thanks ^^
    I added to first post link to hotfix (this fixes one important bug) + here is changelog

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
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    Awesome and a very good idea to start with a "Teaser".
    May I suggest you keep this small campaign as an appetizer and prologue even when the "main thing" arrives (which will probably take a few years...)

    If I may, how did you deal with Realm Divide in this campaign?

    Would it be possible to "enlarge" the "mini" campaign map a bit and perhaps add a few more provinces? An island of 400-800 miles across is a damn big place... it is probably double the size of Japan.

    +rep and I hope you find a lot more patrons as this work is awesome.
    S2TW is the most moddable total war title in existence but how much can be done with it, is often overshadowed.
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    To be honest, in future will be two grand campaign in mod (Akallabeth and Last Alliance), because I have plan to expand this mini-campaign in updates. I mean e.g. when I will prepare Lindon army and building - mini-campaign receive Lindon territory
    About Realm Divide - I only changed requirements that are now unachievable
    And no, I can't enlarge Numenor Island because would be to big relative to Middle-Earth (when I will add Middle-Earth on map). Campaign map has resticted size (I'm trying take off this restiction, but I didn't do it yet )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara Temer View Post
    To be honest, in future will be two grand campaign in mod (Akallabeth and Last Alliance), because I have plan to expand this mini-campaign in updates. I mean e.g. when I will prepare Lindon army and building - mini-campaign receive Lindon territory
    About Realm Divide - I only changed requirements that are now unachievable
    And no, I can't enlarge Numenor Island because would be to big relative to Middle-Earth (when I will add Middle-Earth on map). Campaign map has resticted size (I'm trying take off this restiction, but I didn't do it yet )
    Oh, you plan to "include" this as is in the main campaign once it's done?
    Wouldn't it be possible to have two separate maps? One that is just a big numenor island, with more provinces etc (i.e. like Japan in S2TW) and a different campaign map which has a small numenor with perhaps 7-10 provinces and the rest of the middle earth?
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    Creating one campaign map is very much work, and for this reason I decided make both campaign in the same map scale. In future in mini-campaign will be also Lindon, Enedwaith, Harad and other lands. And when I will have units for all (or most) factions I will just remove Numenor from map (because when was Last Alliance War Numenor doesn't exist) and I will change start situation for Last Alliance War

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    Very well, thank you for all the effort.

    How do we use this mod? The hotfix goes first?
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    Install version 0.1.0 from first download link and next install hotfix on it

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    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
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    The game has a learning curve. I would say it is closer to NTW than S2TW.
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    If you love Lord of the Rings definitely check this one out!


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    thanks for ur mod,tws2 is my favourite game,and i really like its mods,and its a really a surprise for me that there is a modder still working on it since years passed.thanks a lot.

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    Looks great. Your able to mod the campaign map? question can you mod units into creatures like tools ents etc? I might have to get shogun 2 if this mod completes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18611096 View Post
    Your able to mod the campaign map?



    Quote Originally Posted by 18611096 View Post
    question can you mod units into creatures like tools ents etc?
    If we will prepare animations for them

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara Temer View Post




    If we will prepare animations for them

    I shall keep a watchful eye on this mod thanks.

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    The mod is, simply put: an outstanding work so far considering the engine's...difficulties


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