Mod Overview

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 found this amazing web service called Sketchfab, it lets you upload models to it and it renders them in 3d in a browser window. The quality is incredible, you cant zoom and pan around the models and it works with google chrome and firefox. There is an embed code but for some reason it doesnt work here on TWC, i really wish it did :( So ill just post a screenshot attached to a link to my account with the stuff i want to show you guys.


Sadly you cant drive them around and they dont go boom but they are still pretty to look at until 5.2 is out.

Heres a direct link just in case

Heres the new equipment models im working on.

Let me know what you guys think about the placement and scale of the individual pieces of equipment in relation to the character. Also i added some glossyness to make the shape more apparent in the renderer.



These British equipment models below are still a WIP pretty much so suggestions would be helpful. In the reference material i found there were a few other pouches for the late era style but i didnt add them because other pics didnt show them. Im not sure what to include exactly in the late era version. The early era version reuses the front pouches for France so no additional work needed to be done. Im thinking if i do Russia ill reuse alot from France and Britian and just make a few new parts as needed.

British Early

British Late

Let me know if you guys have any issues loading it.



1 year ago News 12 comments

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

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

1 year ago News 8 comments

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!

1 year ago News 19 comments

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

MODEL SHOWCASE #4 l Artillery : Première Partie

MODEL SHOWCASE #4 l Artillery : Première Partie

1 year ago News 6 comments

Here is a look at the new artillery models for France. Altogether there will be 4 new pieces, here are the first 2.

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

1 year ago Patch 162 comments

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

2 years ago Patch 100 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

2 years ago Patch 63 comments

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

2 years ago Full Version 221 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

2 years ago Full Version 155 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Etah Nov 20 2015 says:

I have to start off saying I love this mod, but I have to also add that I wish there was an auto resolve button in, I know that's not in Napolean Total Wars or even in any Total Wars game once you've started battle but goddamn does it get annoying sending troops all over the battlefield to mop up machine gun bunkers, and time consuming.

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Etah Nov 20 2015 replied:

It's also annoying that several times I've had to quit battles I've won because after I've gone through the entire battlefield and found nothing, I have to quit and automatically lose the battle that I've already won. Rather irksome.

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Unwilledduck Nov 23 2015 replied:

Eeh, there is an auto-resolve button on my game, I don't know how about you but when i start a battle I can chose between auto, fighting myself and running away.

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Unwilledduck Nov 16 2015 says:

YES, It is still alive. developers just released some textures!

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husk22 Nov 14 2015 says:

I'm getting a CTD whenever I have my graphics settings set on the highest rendering setting. (Rendering 3). I get good FPS but I randomly CTD during a battle.. If I could get a reply on how to fix it that would be great because on a lower rendering setting the units don't look that great. Thanks.

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husk22 Nov 13 2015 says:

Wait, Are there custom maps in the campaign as well?

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DemonicPiogen Oct 30 2015 says:

Has this mod ceased to be updated?

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achaswashere Nov 1 2015 replied:

It's still being developed as far as I know. If you look at their TWCenter page there's a post about ongoing Phase 3 Testing for a new update.

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Highest Rated (35 agree) 10/10

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.

Aug 11 2013 by Eliminator96

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 3/10

sub-par mod. too many glitches upon launch, sound hopelessly out of synch in battles, dev team vague and sometimes rude when asked about patches/fixes............
no plans for a naval re-work.....? really???

take a lesson from Darthmod team!!!!!!!!

Aug 14 2013 by TheWiseman

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