Imperial Splendour attempts to create the best Empire: Total War experience possible without destroying the essence of the game, with an eye towards expanding and enriching the experience, while adding to the game's realism whenever possible. IS 2.2.1b focus on Britain and France, adding two periods so as to allow an evolution of the uniforms. IS made also a large rework on the visual and sound aspect so as to make ETW as enjoyable as last TW games. The CAI and BAI are totally reviewed, the Great Campaign is now really more challenging, and it will be difficult for you to impose to the World your imperial splendour.

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At first I want to appologise from the annoying campaign crash. The good news is, I found the bug and fixed it so the campaign will be stable again. There were just 2 entries in the AI tables in the startpos.esf wrong and this caused the AI searching in a Region for an army where the army was not. This caused the R 6025 runtime error.

Furthermore I corrected all uncorrect textures which were reported in the hope that all have been found. I addition GB and France can now recruit tradeships and the US can now expand their ports and plantages.

In addition the enddate for the 6 done factions have been fixed to 1803.

Special thanks to MAIAN and Switz for many hours of testing and helping me find the bug!

In addition I did a bit more than just fixing bugs, I though that I give you a bit more. The result are 2 new elite units and many new historical characters.

US Marines:

42nd Regiment (Britain) the Black Watch:

the Black Watch

New historical characters:

Note that you can recruit characters only at their 20th bithday! So as example Wellesley and Napoléon are only recruitable in the year 1789 and not before. If you try to recruit them before that date the portraits will not be correct. In general I tried to create a sequence in which you can recruit all characters with their correct portrait but this can not be guaranteed!

Great Britain:

General and Admiral:

1. Arthur Wellesley
2. Robert Digby

Gentlemen and -woman:

1. James Lind
2. Caroline Herschel
3. James Hutton
4. William Murdoch
5. Andrew Meikle
6. Thomas Clarkson
7. Granville Sharp
8. Erasmus Darwin
9. Edmund Cartwright
10. David Ricardo



1. Jean-François de La Pérouse
2. Louis-Antoine, comte de Bougainville
3. Laurent Jean François Truguet
4. Julien Marie Cosmao-Kerjulien
5. Louis-René de Latouche-Tréville
6. Louis-Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse
7. Louis-Philippe de Vaudreuil
8. Étienne Eustache Bruix
9. Pierre-Charles Villeneuve


1. François Christophe Kellermann
2. Adam-Philippe de Custine
3. Armand-Louis de Gontaut Biron
4. Arthur Dillon
5. Louis-Alexandre Berthier
6. Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
7. André Masséna
8. Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
9. Jacques MacDonald
10. Napoléon Bonaparte


1. Antoine Parmentier
2. Jacques-Noël Sané
3. Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau
4. Gaspard Monge
5. Joseph-Marie Jacquard
6. Jean-Antoine Chaptal
7. Jean-Baptiste Say



1. Christoph August von Wangenheim
2. Viktor von Alten
3. Ernst August von Großbrittannien
4. Peter Joseph du Plat
5. Rudolph Bodecker

Gentlemen and -woman:

1. Johann Stephan Pütter
2. Georg Ludwig Böhmer
3. August Ludwig von Schlözer
4. Johann Georg Heinrich Feder
5. Dorothea Schlözer



1. Wichard von Möllendorff
2. Ernst von Rüchel
3. Carl August von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
4. Eugen Friedrich Heinrich von Württemberg
5. Friedrich Ludwig Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
6. Anton Wilhelm von L’Estocq
7. Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg
8. Bogislav Graf von Wittenberg
9. Louis Ferdinand von Preußen


1. Johann Elert Bode
2. Johann Georg Scheffner
3. Friedrich Nicolai
4. Theodor Gottlieb Hippel
5. Christian Garve
6. Johann August Eberhard

Details of I.S Version 3.0 Development

Details of I.S Version 3.0 Development

News 8 comments

The article will explain the ultimate goal IS development team hope accomplished with Version 3.0 upon its completion.

Progress Report

Progress Report

News 1 comment

Here is a report concerning the recent progress after no news have been posted for a while.

Preview: Late Saxon Army

Preview: Late Saxon Army

News 6 comments

This is the next late era Army, the Army of the Electorate of Saxony.




Imperial Splendour is searching for modders to join the developers team. We are especially searching for 2D and 3D artists.

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RotR 1 1 Patch 1 reupload

RotR 1 1 Patch 1 reupload

Patch 3 comments

Some of you still had CtD's with the patch 1. It seemed to be a problem with the upload so I reuploaded a new .zip containing the Patch 1 and intense...

RotR 1.1 Patch 1

RotR 1.1 Patch 1

Patch 18 comments

Finally, Patch 1 is available. This patch will fix the campaign bug. You need to start a new campaign!

RotR 1.1 Hotfix

RotR 1.1 Hotfix

Patch 9 comments

Sorry for the campaign crashes, here is a hotfix for the crashes, you need to start a new campaign!

Rise of the Republic v. 1.1

Rise of the Republic v. 1.1

Full Version 37 comments

In this new version of Imperial Splendour - Rise of the Republic, a mod for Empire: Total War, we expanded the campaign starting in 1783. Play as one...

IS 2.2.1b Patch 2.0

IS 2.2.1b Patch 2.0

Patch 4 comments

This fixes the British Techtree bug. Just overwrite the file "Imperial Splendour 2_2 DB.pack". If you not now where the file is located (it should be...

IS 2.2.1b Patch 1.0

IS 2.2.1b Patch 1.0

Patch 22 comments

As some fans found some annoying bugs with the IS 2.2.1b release, we decided to make a little patch so as to make IS enjoyable, and we did it. Enjoy!

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hey i just started playing this mod as Prussia and ofc i rush republic because well im a democrat what can i say ! :p i was a bit dissapointed with my new flag though :( It's just a plain two-striped (black and white) piece of cloth. Why is that ? Is it supposed to look like that ? Will every nation i pick have this kind of flags when i turn into a republic ? Thanks for this great mod btw !

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The problem with Prussia is, that there is now suitable republican flag sadly...

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I honestly cant install this mod for the life of me. So I download RotR 1.1 and unzip all the files to my Empire directory. I run the installer, follow the steps and it says that everything has been installed correctly. It asks if I would like to launch it now, I click yes and it says a error with the installation occurred. I try to launch the short-cut and I get told that windows cant find ImperialSplendor.exe. I am so confused, I really want to try this out, I've been getting by with darthmod, and I really wanted to try something new.

Update: I also tried moving the files from the IS files folder into the Empire data directory while also moving the ImperialSplendor.exe into the main directory, still nothing.

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Uninstall it please and follow this tutorial:

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Error: Windows can't open this file. To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...etc.

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well it's an .exe are a .zip file, so windows should normally know what pogramm it needs.
from what you wrote, there is the end of your filename missing, add .exe and it should work

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Game keeps closing down randomly and corrupting saves!

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did you install / extract it to the following path: "[...]\steamapps\common\empire total war"?

If yes, please try this version and give me a feedback if it works:
extract this to "[...]\steamapps\common\empire total war\data"

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US recruiting system is broken

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What is not working?

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Great mod

Aug 6 2012 by villbey

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