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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12 comments by TKAzA on Sep 12th, 2014

The winners have been announced for Total War's first mod awards.
Congratulations to the winners & nominees, here's a taste of what you will be receiving.

Each trophy contains a genuine historic coin from the ages and cultures featured in the game.

Nominees and winners will also have a custom badge to display on their modDB profile, your profiles will be updated with these shortly.

Best Unit Mod

ChampLoo Gold Unit Compilation - Winner
Radious Unit Pack: Rise of an Empire - Commended

Best Overhaul

Divide Et Impera - Winner
Constantine: Rise of Christianity - Commended

Most Innovative

Sell your Slaves - Winner
Hellbent Traists, Talents and Toadies - Commended

Best Graphical

GEM - Winner
Authentic Ancient World - Commended

CA Legacy Games

Europa Barbarorum - Winner
The Great War - Commended

It's been our pleasure to be involved in this historic event, lets hope more studios join in celebrating changing the game!

The full awards presentation can be seen here.

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[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

Feb 13, 2014 Patch 144 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

Sep 1, 2013 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

Aug 24, 2013 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

Aug 17, 2013 Full Version 209 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

Aug 11, 2013 Full Version 155 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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louiethepitt
louiethepitt May 1 2015, 2:40am says:

So after 15 months without any new patches or fixes...is it safe to say this mod is dead....and the glitchy mod we have is the best we ever gonna get....sad because I see very few games or mods that touch WWI...and this had so much potential. give it a 6/10 with what we have.

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AmonWolf
AmonWolf May 14 2015, 12:08pm replied:

Agreed.

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punch999
punch999 May 28 2015, 2:17pm replied:

It's not dead, the forums have people who've already been sent the newest version.

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jari18 Apr 9 2015, 4:10pm says:

I played this mod, I loved it, tanks, SMGs, Gas shots, EVERYTHING! But then, I couldn't uninstall it, so I needed to re-install the game...

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edisoncwc
edisoncwc Apr 5 2015, 1:20am says:

If your game is missing files, check your bottom left corner for version number:
it should be something like version 1.3.0 (Build 1754), or maybe other steam patches;
If you play ignoring missing file, then your might have memory crashes once they are used, and your interface misses texts

Though, some true bugs might be the chain of building doesn't always work (especially educational);

And the AI are not good enough, especially for German Empire, two-fronts-war is hard enough and without "support", Germany is always crushed by French, Britain and Russia before 1917. besides, the neighboring countries like Holland and Denmark sometimes step in even if they are not supposed to, making it even hard for AI or player Germany to contain the warfare.

Lastly, unless Britain is used by player, otherwise it just sits there and enjoys the show, no expedition and navy only fight once your get too close to the British Isles

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Vaerulen
Vaerulen Apr 2 2015, 5:40pm says:

I love this mod and the idea, though, combat seems to be easy. Such as, my artillery will just obliterate the enemy as they keep swapping positions on their side of the deployment field. By the time they actually begin their assault, I've reduced their numbers by half. Anybody else?

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biguppiff Apr 1 2015, 8:52pm says:

Having severe launcher issues. Cant find path to "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Files\Settings.txt". Reinstalled NTW and the mod itself a good 5 times. Verified game cache, deleted local content, nothing works. Anyone got a solution? incredibly frusturating

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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, 12:29am 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, 11:29pm by TheWiseman

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