Mods that turn a historical strategy game into Lord of the Rings are statistically proven to increase your enjoyment of that game by 17 per cent, so I'm excited to see where this Middle Earth-themed take on Age of Empires III winds up.
Wars of Middle Earth has been in development for a few years now, and is getting through the work of replacing pikemen and cannons with Rohirrim and Uruk-hai.
The ultimate goal is to have 14 factions dragged over from Tolkien's universe into the game: Angmar, Arnor, Dwarves, Goblins, Gondor, Harad, Isengard, Lindon, Lothlórien, Mirkwood, Mordor, Númenóreans, Rhûn, and Rohan.
Going has been slow, but it's still going: we got a look at the dwarves from the Iron Hills this week. You can keep up with the project here.