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The Great War mod is a total conversion modification for Napoleon: Total War. It aims to create an authentic representation of World War 1-era tactics, strategies and general warfare within the game. Watch as waves of battalions advance under the cover of massed artillery barrages and deadly poison gas, or stay and play it safe hidden behind their defenses. Machineguns will brutally mow down uncareful attackers and defenses are manned by thousands of troops, armed with rapid breech-loaded rifles. SMG Infantry, Flamethrowers, Snipers and Elite Stormtroopers are a few among the many units that attempt to break the stalemate, while the sheer industrial output of all nations in the conflict - and the density of forces along most fronts - ensure that advances are measured in metres, not in the grand distances of earlier days. Commanders must learn to control massive battles, where audacity and wit must overcome seemingly impossible odds.
Dreadnoughts rule the waves in the grand collisions between the world's mightiest navies, while cruisers and destroyers launch raids on ports and merchant shipping, gradually forcing nations into starvation and resource shortages. Battles are carried out at long ranges, with the biggest metal titans bolstering an impressive and unprecedented firepower.
The artillery barrages, huge explosions, clouds of dense poisonous gas and the sheer scale of battles help create a feeling of awe and truly exposes the capabilities and wonders of the 'Total War 3' engine. Watch battalions evaporate under withering shelling, melt away in poison gas or be turned into piles of corpses in front of enemy positions in the mods enthralling land battles.
Rule at the head of any of the many countries that watched Europe become engulfed in war, lead your nation however you want in a free sandbox campaign that set you off at the start of the war.
The Greatest war the world has ever seen is about to begin, it's time for you to take your place in it.

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I got some more French goodies for you guys. First is the Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, the main heavy machine gun of the French army in WW1. I also added the other 2 heavy machine guns in there just for good measure.

On our home forum, TWC, a friend of the mod posted this video, which goes along perfectly with this sketchfab. They cover a lot of info on the three heavy machine guns i posted above.


Next is the new Lebel Model 1886 rifle model ive made. I added all of the levels of detail for this model as well to show you guys since, in game, its almost impossible to tell the difference since Total War's LOD system works so well. I listed the poly counts of each model as well.

And here is another video perfectly explaining the history of this rifle. This video was posted in conjuction with The Great War channel, which is one of my favorite things on the interwebz these days. Its kept me motivated theres last several months and is very informative and entertaining. If you guys get a chance check them out here: The Great War Channel


P.S. All texture work done by Aanker and don_Durandal from TWC, as well as the previous article I posted.


Hope you guys enjoyed the post :)


A New Way to View Models - 5.2 Models

A New Way to View Models - 5.2 Models

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I havent posted here in a while but i wanted to show you guys that theres still work being done on the update and show off some new models.

TOTAL WAR Mod Award: WINNERS!

TOTAL WAR Mod Award: WINNERS!

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Announcing the winners for Creative Assembly's 1st Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

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The Great War mod has been nominated in the legacy category of The Creative Assembly's Total War modding awards!

Patch 5.1.4 released!

Patch 5.1.4 released!

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The autoresolve imbalance is fixed, along with related AI improvements in campaigns and battles. Smaller bug fixes are also included.

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[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

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Re-upload of the 5.1.4 patch, last patch was uploaded when I was drunk and so there were... problems. Many apologies. NOTICE: This includes all patches...

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.3

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.3

Patch 103 comments

Patch 5.1.3, [SAVEGAME COMPATIBLE] fixes campaign crash due to industrial buildings, fixes campaign problems with certain unit scales, fixes certain campaign...

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.2

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.2

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Patch 5.1.2, enabling multiplayer and fixing a host of bugs and crashes. Re-uploaded in a zip with a different compression so it can be opened by all...

The Great War 5.1

The Great War 5.1

Full Version 262 comments

A full version, if upgrading from 5.0, delete all old 5.0 files and install this.

[OUTDATED] The Great War 5.0

[OUTDATED] The Great War 5.0

Full Version 159 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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dropitlikeitsdogg
dropitlikeitsdogg

HEY MITCH THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM FOR THAT AWESOME MOD THE GREAT WAR MOD. I GOT SOME SUGGESTIONS. I'M FROM TURKEY AND NATURALLY I WANT OTTOMANS MORE DETAILED. CAN YOU ADD SOME REAL CHARACTERS INSTEAD OF ARABIC NAMES AND PORTRAITS? YOU CAN ADD GENERALS LIKE MUSTAFA KEMAL PASHA (FOUNDER OF TURKISH REPUBLIC), ENVER PASHA ETC. Famousfix.com YOU CAN FIND A LOT THERE. YOU CAN ALSO ADD REAL STAFF OF STATESMEN FOR OTTOMANS En.wikipedia.org En.wikipedia.org
YOU ALSO CAN FIND A LOT THERE. THANKS AGAIN FOR THAT MOD.

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Ilpippero
Ilpippero

I don't know if it's already said, but a lot of crashes or bugs happen imo because the game is run/installed with a not-administrator user. I.E. in my pc, win8, if I play with admin user (admin, not "admin permission check" with password) it's all fine, if I play with a not-admin user I can't even start the campaign, and I got bugs in main menu too.

I got only one bug, It's the well-known "turn ctd", playing with italy. I don't remember the turn number or the year tbh

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ctt123
ctt123

wow this mod is like not a mod is like the game was meant to be like this good job creaters you impressed me but the british are speaking spanish for some reason and the spies (planes) are so funny and one thing, guis DO NOT try to make the tanks cross in to a horse trap you dont want to know what happens and THE MOST IMPORTANT whan you go in battle bring as many artilery units as u can in this mod artillery is the key and tanks and mabie just mabye the machineguns and a little bit cavalery it f***s the enemy artillery verry good :)

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Yestra
Yestra

I love your mod! It's just so breath taking! I do have two concerns doe. The main one is the ships XP Could you make the actual world war one ships please? and the second is very minor. It's when artillery rounds whizzes pass your camera. The sound just suddenly stop instead of fading off. But other than that this mod is the best!

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SexyTrain
SexyTrain

my game crashes every time I select WW1 Campaigns in the main menu. But it doesn't crash when I launch a normal battle´╗┐. Please help

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Cpace88
Cpace88

Are you guys still working on the updates? I hope so, this mod is truly something magical. I honestly wish we were allowed to fund you for your time and work.

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Cpace88

the issues remain for me as just crashes on TGW maps custom battle and random campaign crashes.

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I am giving this mod a 10, not just because I know it will be amazing. But because of the hard work and determination that the developers have put into this mod. 3 Years of incredible work.

Not just that. But also with the troubles on release day they have worked all day and night trying to get it working. For this they have my utter most thanks and gratitude.

Thank you. For all your hard work.

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Launcher doesn't work. I had to look up Youtube to get the game started which required moving around of files. Game doesn't start without crashing. Probably due to a file being in the wrong place. Couldn't be bothered to fix!

Sep 23 2015 by Ruthers

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