Napoleonic Warfare
Holdfast: Nations At War is an online multiplayer first and third person shooter focusing on a combination of teamwork and individual skill. Take part in historic clashes on land and at sea waged by the most powerful nations during the great Napoleonic Era.

Charge into battle with over 150 players per server!

Fight On Multiple Fronts
Join the Navy
Experience what it’s like to be a crew member on board a military sailing ship. Raise the sails, fire the cannons, test the water depths and cooperate to keep your vessel afloat!

Enlist in the Army
Work with your comrades to storm enemy fortifications or support the fight from the rear with artillery fire. Keep the line steady in open field battles and lead your men to victory!

Class System
Play as a Captain, Sailor, Line Infantry and more! Every class comes with its own traits and roles which are crucial for your team’s survival. Holdfast: NaW’s order-based system allows for intuitive cooperative play where your ability to work as part of a team matters just as much as your personal skill.

Challenging Combat
Whether you are manning a cannon, firing a musket or swinging a sword, Holdfast: NaW's combat mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master. The game rewards player skill via a precision and timing based directional melee system.

Competitive Play
There will be plenty of chances for you and your mates to take on other groups in tournaments and fierce competitive events. Hone your skills because you can be sure that your opponents will too!

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Constant Game Updates! Holdfast: Nations At War is now 20% Off

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After the release of two massive updates during the past few weeks, Holdfast: Nations At War is now 20% off for a limited time during Steam's lunar sale.

Muskets with relatively long reload times, men marching into battle at the sound of pipes, drums, fifes and violins - Played by specific classes, Officers leading others to victory or to an inevitable death and mighty warships from the golden age of sail are some of the things that you’ll find in Holdfast: Nations At War. This all happens with over 150 players per server!

Constant Updates! Ongoing Dedication

There’s been plenty of major recent additions to the game with more to come in the coming weeks! You can have a look yourself at some of the things we’ve introduced down below. Bagpipers, new units, classes, maps and more.

Holdfast NaW - Loud and Glorious. Bagpipers

Recent Additions

- We’ve brought forth kilted men into the field of battle with the addition of the Bagpiper! A grand total of 22 tunes are available for this class. You can check them out by joining the British faction.

- Yet another class. Grenadiers! Chosen from the strongest and largest of soldiers. They’re available to be played in both the British and French factions.

- 6 New Maps. Sharpton, Dutch Canals, Training Grounds, Grassy Plains II, Snowy Plains II & Desert Plains.

- 2 new line infantry units. The 92nd Gordon Highlanders and Polish Vistula Legion.

Holdfast NaW - Polish Vistula Legion

- Melee combat improvements. You’ll be seeing more updates on this from us in future patches.

- Multiple language support. Holdfast: Nations At War is now playable in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Japanese and Korean.

Holdfast NaW - Language

- Single life official servers. Strategise, coordinate and make good use of cover to turn the tide of battle in your favour!

- Hardcore mode. A mode specifically designed for organised and competitive play.

- Firearm recoil. Giving you that extra kick whilst you’re burning powder.

- Quality of life additions, performance optimisations and a whole lot more.

Prussia! Another Sneak Peek

Have you ever met an Officer who turned the tide of battle with their unparalleled leadership and tactical knowhow? We certainly have! Here’s a very first look at one of the most important roles on the battlefield for the upcoming Prussian faction.

Holdfast NaW - Prussian Officer

We’ll keep you updated on our progress. We’re very much looking forward to introducing them into the game!

Join our Community! Discord

If you’d like to become more involved with the community, we highly recommend that you join in on our Discord! You’ll also find us there engaging with the community and answering your questions. Don’t shy away from providing us with feedback. We’re always on the lookout for great ideas.

Holdfast NaW - Linebattle

Enlist in A Crew or Regiment (Game Clans)

Crews and regiments (clans) host weekly events where they follow the rules of engagement relevant to the Napoleonic era. It is a delight of ours seeing servers fill up to the brim with players, as regiments battle in formation.

You should definitely consider participating in one of these events. Head over to our forums and enlist in a crew or regiment to your liking.

Enlist in a Crew or Regiment.

Holdfast NaW - The British In Line

Thank you very much for your support and as always, may good health be yours.

You can discuss this blog post here.

Once again thank you for all of your support from all of us on the Holdfast: NaW team,

- Refleax, Rycon, Dreas, Monroy, Cameron & Rejenorst

Anvil Game Studios

Huge Update! Bagpipers, Grenadiers, Melee, 4 Maps & More

Huge Update! Bagpipers, Grenadiers, Melee, 4 Maps & More


We’re bringing forth kilted men with the most recent addition of the Bagpiper class, the Polish Legion, Grenadiers, four new maps and more.

Holdfast: Nations At War is now 25% Off! Progress

Holdfast: Nations At War is now 25% Off! Progress


Things have been extremely busy here at the office! Keep on reading the blog post as we have a few rather exciting announcements to make.

Office space. Prussia and the upcoming game update

Office space. Prussia and the upcoming game update

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Things have been very busy the past few weeks with setting up an office space. We’re investing time into this with the sole purpose of growing the team...

Post launch update. Thank you!

Post launch update. Thank you!


Thank you! Between hitting the front of Twitch and top sellers on Steam, our release was an interesting one.

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Big fan of Creative Assembly games here, and this looks amazing. Will you need testers?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hello! The game is already out on Steam Early Access. Feel free to check it out.

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INtense! Staff

Holy batman, how have I not seen this till now. Love the detailed posts. What is your plan for mod support?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hey, we would like to start from a map editor first then eventually move forward to other modding functionality. I'm really glad that you've taken a liking to our game!

Feel free to contact me on if you'd like a key sent over to check the game out.

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INtense! Staff

Awesome, we've got a new modding product coming out so when the time comes it be great to chat about it. See if there is a fit

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seems really amazing
please add more factions such as Prussians or ottomans too :)

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

We will most certainly be adding additional factions in Holdfast: NaW. The community will be involved in our decision as to which faction is brought first into the game.

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How is the entering of ships gonna work?

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What I mean is is it gonna work with grappling hooks?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hey! Right now you can board other naval vessels by de-masting them which will cause the ship to cease sailing. We also have plans for grappling hooks to make it into the game in the future. This among other systems we have planned for naval combat will encourage boarding to take place even further.

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