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 149 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 214 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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Sebestyen Apr 26 2014, 8:53am says:

I had a question abaut Hungarian units and trenches but ok.I come here to speak abaut MOW WW1 modders I speak abaut how big shame that they asking for money and you who WW1 Napoleon modders are dont ask for money and you done a great job,greater than they!
And now they will ask for money to use their mod(what now will be an independent game) the are asking for steam greenlight I want to say thanks againt Napoleon WW1 modders for your mod for free and for good work and for the future good works too.But I still would like an answer for the Hungarian units and trenches part I would apologize it.

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Gen.Anthrax Apr 22 2014, 11:37pm says:

Whenever I try to launch the launcher, it crashes... In the readme it tells you to report that the launcher is broken via the launcher. This doesn't seem to be possible.

Yes I ran it as admin, the game is up to date, and I updated to 5.1.4.

Any ideas?

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CharlieSceneUndead Apr 22 2014, 3:39pm says:

Whenever I open the file it says it cannot be opened and goes to a adobe reader screen. I've been using chrome and I downloaded the latest version. AM I doing something wrong?

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jovanhacker98 Apr 20 2014, 5:44pm says:

Need help,my version is but this mod need Please help.Some link for update.

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Orszag May 5 2014, 8:15am replied:

Google, have you heard of it?

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mechwarrior24 Apr 25 2014, 1:05am replied:

Buy the game. Stop pirating. Don't ask for help with a pirated game. Good day.

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crabx20 Apr 18 2014, 7:45pm says:

Whenever I build a school it wont let me research any tech.

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pier2 Apr 17 2014, 3:16am says:

French tanks ?

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malcadorthesigilite Apr 13 2014, 7:16pm says:

do you intent to make the true battleships, not wooden one?

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Sebestyen Apr 13 2014, 2:31pm says:

And one more thing Greg Black has writed you abaut Hungarian Army I would see Hungarians in army I know there is unit what name is Hungarian Line Infantry bu it is not different from others so I and many Hungarians should be thankful for at least 2 units what is different from Austrian like Hungarian Hussars with ww1 Hungarian Hussar skins.I know that you are under pressure because other Nations want their units but...

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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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