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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10 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 119 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 197 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 153 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Taii_Owl Feb 18 2014, 10:24pm says:

I do not expect help, but I will still ask regardless.

Does anyone else have an issue where the U.I. is incredibly blank when fighting in battles? There is no cursor, no highlight box whenever I am selecting multiple units of infantry, and does anyone else have an issue with a popup claiming you do not have your "Scripts path set properly" after/during every loading screen? I am trying to enjoy this mod, but it is taking quite the hammering to my patience.

If-so, how do you fix this issue? I have gone through with a clean reinstallation of Napoleon: Total War and even reinstalled the mod a few times as well, nothing I have tried seems to resolve it.

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Taii_Owl Feb 18 2014, 10:46pm replied:

Nevermind, it is the templates path.

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Hughie Feb 18 2014, 12:03pm says:

I hate to sounds like the ignorant fool here, but I can't see a lot of comments so I need to ask myself:
Are units and building names supposed to be not present? Or have I done something wrong in the installation....

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KingSama Creator
KingSama Feb 19 2014, 10:49am replied:

You've done something wrong in the installation.

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Hughie Feb 19 2014, 1:04pm replied:

I found the issue. The problem was resolved when I launched with 'Authentic naming' turned on....

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sectorv Feb 18 2014, 11:54am says:

From what I played of the campaign so far it hasn't crashed once, but France, Russia and United kingdom are very passive havnt seem any regions taking by neither country and its closing in on 1917

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KingSama Creator
KingSama Feb 19 2014, 10:51am replied:

Well, I'm glad at least it hasn't crashed. Who are you playing as, and are you sure that they've been passive, or that others have been defending effectively?

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gilgamesh912 Feb 20 2014, 6:56am replied:

They take it slow sir especially France. I play as the Germans and they even sent a whole stack to guard Belgium

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Sebestyen Feb 17 2014, 1:45pm says:

Multiplayer carshez at begining of map for my friend.

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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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