It was pointless to resist... The DarthMod series of Mods strikes back to destroy all gameplay inconsistencies of the original game and offer you better AI, realistic battles and unequaled challenge.
It's a really top notch mod which turns a nearly unplayable game into one of my personal favorites!
However, now that Darth has stopped modding for Total Wars (apparently) there are no updates to the mod which means that any bugs/glitches you may encounter will probably not be fixed (unless you attempt to fix it yourself).
Also, it would be even greater if there were more units for the minor nations but as I said before, it's unlikely as Darth isn't focused on Total War modding anymore.
Overall, great mod (possibly the best for Empire Total War) but needs a new modder so that the mod is glitch free as well as adding more hours of fun by putting in extra features.
An awesome mod. Makes the Empire Total War the game that you wanted to have. It's simply perfect: huge units and new moral, that makes battles incredibly realistic and fun; spectacular visual effects, hundreds of new units... Is a Must Have mod if you have Empire Total War
I have played Empire since release, I enjoyed it even then but it got a bit bland. Downloaded this mod and spent 10 hours yesterday on a Sweden campaign, wish I had fraps running because some of the battles I have had were epic. 10,000 men died to remove the Inuit Nations from this world!
All credit to whoever/whatever group made this mod, fantastic.
The campaign AI is sublime compared to what it used to be, using diplomacy, more realistic army sizes and movements, the addition of garrisons and seemingly removing their insane progression through the tech tree.
The battle AI I am not really sure on if it has changed, but having the number of men on field more then treble makes it much harder to manage the situation and the anarchic melee that follows favours the CPUs, at least when playing as a European line infantry based faction.
The music. Oh my bejsusgawd! It's so good, it changes at just the right times to just the right music, I have found myself trying to find out some of the songs on it to have for my own listening! Best one was when by accident I turned it into slow motion in a battle and got some, I don't even know how to describe it, epic music. Or after my conquest of Scotland some bagpipes!
When a Darth game comes out let me know, you can take my money!
Very good mod. Graphics, sounds, units, factions and army sizes are great. I also got an addon for the mod which let me play as Hannover, my home region. Only problem I have at the moment is the lag but that is mostly because of my bad computer. Continue the great work.
Even after a couple of years passes, and i've tested other mods for ETW but in the end DMUC just manage to still be better by improving immersion, look and feel, balance, tweaking the economy and trade system, increase the unit size in ratio for all selective options (no need to use an editor unless you want a over the top big massive battle), new music, screens, some new animations for the main menu background, enhanced effect and special effects (walking, fighting, shooting etc), smoother animations, and transitions between actions and etc, all in all it is actually easier to state what it does wrong, which is as far as i know to date nothing!.
A true gem for the game, this is the game as it was meant to be, if you read this review and got Empire Total War then stop playing Vanilla if it is no fun and download&install; this to play the way it was meant to be played.