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 125 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 201 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 154 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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mrskittles Mar 10 2014, 4:43am says:

hello, i dragged the unzipped data folder of 5.1 into my data folder and combined them, i also dragged 5.1.4 over into it, i launched from the launcher i got and when i play i see NO difference, only the menu and background video is ww1, everything is still old napoleon. what do i do? i i play thru steam it launches the old vanilla game with no ww1 menu stuff

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mrskittles Mar 10 2014, 4:52am replied:

i did exactly this.

step 1, download ntw. great war mod. and 5.1.4 update
step 2, i unzipped mod and combine data folder from mod with ntw data folder in steam folder, i then dropped in the update.
step 3, i then launched the game from launcher that was included in mod

all i see is just a different menu, no tanks, no heavy arty, all old stuff, only different menu. help?

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Alma123 Mar 6 2014, 8:37am says:

We need real ww1 era backpacks and equipment

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spencer141 Mar 4 2014, 8:01pm says:

Every time i click on ww1 campaigns, it crashes to desktop. Any Help?

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Shipbreaker_Kraken Mar 12 2014, 9:28am replied:

Same here :C

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rommelmoh Mar 17 2014, 11:14pm replied:

same...if u know how to fix...can u post the solution ?thanks

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sj1980 Mar 2 2014, 1:55pm says:

Aaaarrrrghhhhhh! I've installed 5.1 and 5.1.4 and the game launches but crashes when loading. I'm desperate to play the ww1 mod, i've been saying for years that total war would be an excellent ww1 game. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Guest Mar 2 2014, 4:30am says:

I want to ask you what nations can be played, because I am Bulgarian, And in 1396-1878 Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire, but at the time of World War I was independent, and I'll be happy, if I can play with Bulgaria. Otherwise I played Medieval 2, but where you can not play with Bulgaria, which is a mockery, since the Second Bulgarian Empire had great power. So thank you, if you added Bulgaria in this mod!

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Alma123 Mar 6 2014, 8:41am replied:

Agreed, I'am not bulgarian but im completly agreed with you

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KingSama Mar 2 2014, 5:44am replied:

No, unfortunately we don't have a separate region for Bulgaria (only Rumelia with the capital of Istanbul). However, we did give a few Bulgarian units to the Ottomans, to provide them with some representation ingame.

Fun fact: A few years ago I was working on a submod which added the second bulgarian empire to medieval 2. Never finished though =/

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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 (7 agree) 3/10

I can't find out how to install it and I read the read me file and I did what it said and it still doesn't work it looks really cool but I just can't play it because it won't' install. :/

Aug 25 2013, 5:17pm by mw2mw3rhett

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