The Dominion of Men is set during the Fourth Age of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. It is based solidly upon the lore of The Lord of the Rings books and associated official works, but is set three-and-a-half centuries after the end of the War of the Ring. Themed around a little-known (and unfinished) story by J.R.R. Tolkien entitled The New Shadow, the modification focuses upon the rise of a dark cult among the Mannish peoples during the Fourth Age of Middle-earth.

The campaign map covers the area depicted in the official maps of western Middle-earth as found in the appendix of The Lord of the Rings. Every effort has been made to adhere as closely to the lore of Middle-earth as the game engine will allow. Due to both the period of the setting and the necessities of gameplay, artistic license has been necessary; but where this has been the case, we have sought to be as faithful to the spirit of the lore of Middle-earth as possible.

Technical Specifications (see "Support" link above for forums)

Platform: Rome Total War – Barbarian Invasion, patched to 1.6 (or 1.61)
Modfolder status: Fully modfoldered. Overwrites no original game files. Will work alongside any other fully-modfoldered modification for RTW 1.5 or BI 1.6.
Download size: approx. 1.29 Gb
File size: Full uncompressed file size after install is approx. 2.17 Gb
Installer option: Yes
RAR option: Yes
Steam instructions: Yes

Current Cumulative Patch: Cities of Middle-earth 3.1 (RAR, compressed at 199 Mb, uncompressed at 429 Mb)

Contact & Usage

If you wish to contact the Fourth Age developers to inquire about usage of the mod or elements thereof, or for any other reason, then please visit the Fourth Age: Total War forums at (see "Support" link above).

The modified files of The Dominion of Men are not to be used without the permission of the Fourth Age Development Team. Please also note that some mod assets, chiefly musical files, have been used with the express written permission of the creator - please do not distribute these files, in mods or otherwise, without seeking that same permission from their authors.