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.

Modding Awards

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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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Daler2013 Aug 10 2013, 11:55pm buried:


why you cant allow to cracked napoleon players play this mod?? i have been waiting for this mod so long and now i cant play it. why i must to buy a game to play a free mod?

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War_Pony Aug 11 2013, 12:05am replied:

come on dude give the game makes some money for giving them the resources to make it and if you like support the developers at Sega

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[WoR]Dennizjoon Aug 11 2013, 12:02am replied:

Just buy the game, it's been out for years now, it's pretty cheap, please, don't ask the devs to re-do it all for your illegal and cracked version, just.. No..

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Daler2013 Aug 11 2013, 12:10am buried:


ok then its the problem of the mod developers they are losing players and bigger Community and also i asked my mother to buy me rome 2 and battlefield 4 maybe you can buy any game that you want but not me and its doesnt fair that i must buy a game to play free mod

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vamisk Aug 11 2013, 12:41am replied:

God damn this kid has a strong sense of entitlement.

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KingSama Aug 11 2013, 12:01am replied:

Because it is a free mod based on a commercial game. NTW provides us with a platform whereupon we can create our mod, and to support pirated copies would not only be the height of ingratitude, but to divert extra effort towards an audience whose practices undermine the legitimate gaming community.

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Eliminator96 Aug 11 2013, 12:00am replied:

Get out.
No one likes a pirate.

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Sebestyen Aug 11 2013, 9:32am replied:

And you hungry idiot capitalist.

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Daler2013 Aug 11 2013, 12:03am buried:


explain me please why i need to buy a game that i didnt like for a free mod that looks good for me i bought empire and it was great but then i downloaded napoleon and i didnt like it enought to spend money on it. maybe you can spend money on any game that you want but i cant so shut up.

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[WoR]Dennizjoon Aug 11 2013, 12:07am replied:

You're not very polite and more so potty mouthed, you're a pirate and in-polite, now be gone with you!!

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Daler2013 Aug 11 2013, 12:28am replied:

because he said "get out no one likes people from your kind" many gamers that are buying all their games are full of ego towards the "illegal" gamers

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Daler2013 Aug 11 2013, 12:42am replied:

i am 15 years old and i already searched for work but didnt find any work and also even if i will have lot of money i am not going to buy games that i dont like

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Daler2013 Aug 11 2013, 1:01am replied:

i spent more then 15$ on games that i enjoyed to play but i wont spend even 5$ on a game that i didnt like.i am dishonest man because i am downloading games? lol ok... at least i am not spending money on every game that i want to try like a sucker

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ksgamer1044 Aug 10 2013, 11:55pm says:

You guys arn't the only ones. I've refereshed this AT LEAST every 10 minutes for the past 6 hours now :( SO FRICKEN EXCITED! but it's 11:00PM, and I have to go to bed soon :( I'll give em' one more hour of waiting before I attempt to go to bed. (yeah, like I'll ever sleep now...)

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mikesnel Aug 10 2013, 11:51pm says:

what time is it for you guys? its 11:51 PM over here! ive been refreshing and constantly checking this page since 8:00 AM xD

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.Mitch. Creator
.Mitch. Aug 10 2013, 11:59pm replied:

5am... need sleep... must... release... mod.


On a serious note, the team's been working all night, we really want the campaign to be released with the mod download as it should be, the campaign is a massive part of the game that it feels wrong to release without it, this team has come too far to let an badly estimated release time mess up our release.. and that's the delay.
Honestly I wish I could give you a time of release, but I just don't know right now, everything is working it's just a case of finishing it all up.
I haven't slept in sooo long, so I'm going to get some Z's, I really have to... when I wake, release.. I swear.

Stay strong my brothers, it is coming.

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Sebestyen Aug 11 2013, 8:25am replied:

Plese sleep if you want If you not sleep enugh you wll do something wrong.Working as tierd man is not healty.

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ksgamer1044 Aug 11 2013, 12:02am replied:

Huzzah my men! confirmation of a victory! our leader has halted the enemy tide and confirmed a counterattack after a brief rest period! I forsee a victory over the enemy within the next 10-11 hours tops!

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Eliminator96 Aug 11 2013, 12:01am replied:

Don't worry!
We will wait for you my lord!

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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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