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 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.

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

Patch 199 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

Patch 101 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

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

Full Version 238 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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scottcr
scottcr

Hey, I am having trouble running the mod. The launcher loads up just fine, but then when I hit the launch mod button within the launcher, I get a message saying that the program is no longer responding. Did I possibly install it wrong? All I had to do is extract the downloaded file into my NTW folder right? I really need help finding out what the problem is!

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alexcar92
alexcar92

Hi this is a great mod, congratz! I know this been asked a few times before but can you guys check again is it possible to reskin the ship models. I think this would be much better if you could add ships of the epoch.

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Carl_Wilson
Carl_Wilson

I noticed that you made a tank for your mod! That is awesome! I am trying to make a WWII mod for Empire: Total War, and was wondering if any of the team was on there and could help me make tanks a units like on here! Awesome job, and please respond.

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m0thbanquet
m0thbanquet

The three words that kept recurring when I played battles in this mod: Hell on Earth.

Exactly how WWI should be represented, well done to the team on one of the best TW games around.

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RockyBrown
RockyBrown

Will you make planes recruitable, and aa to take enemy aircraft down if possible?
A big wish to this mod is to see a dogfight with aa shooting at them planes.

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erwinrommel44
erwinrommel44

hi guys. I hae a question. Why does dead soldier bodies,that lay on the ground dissapear after a while ?

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Boki62453
Boki62453

because it would be unplayable with 1 milion bodies on the ground

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Kinggreg
Kinggreg

No- Its because OP's graphic settings are low.

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CapriciousCarp
CapriciousCarp

Is this mod workable with Darthmod? Which is to ask, can I just turn it off and pop on the Great War, or is it a 'one at a time' thing where I can only have one hanging around?

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Highest Rated (39 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

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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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