The Great War mod is a total conversion modification for Napoleon: Total War. It aims to create an authentic representation of World War I-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 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 combatting nations - 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 Warscape 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 enthralling 3D 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, or follow the path of history in our new heavily scripted campaign.
The Greatest war the world has ever seen is about to begin, it's time to take your place in it.

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3 comments by .Mitch. on Sep 2nd, 2014

The Great War mod has been nominated in the legacy category of The Creative Assembly's Total War modding awards!

We would just like to say that thank you for the recognition that many fans and supporters still give us and regardless of the result and which way the judges vote (which is out of our hands) we're very humbled by our inclusion in this category alongside some other very good mods.

So again a big thank you to whoever nominated us to be put forward into this category, it does mean a lot.

You can keep up with the proceedings over at the forums.

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[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

Feb 13, 2014 Patch 98 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 174 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 152 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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mohamedkhaledf Aug 13 2014, 11:59am replied:

yeah me too i need help too

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Unwilledduck Aug 14 2014, 9:44am replied:

I don't know how so many people are having problems with the instalation. I launched the launcher and clicked on install mod

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OdaNobunaga18 Aug 12 2014, 11:45pm says:

I Found a way to get the United States in the campaign when the Netherlands ever decide to declare war on you attack the capital region then liberate it will add the USA as a new nation.

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Unwilledduck Aug 13 2014, 7:55am replied:

Well, if the US is in the Dutch region, does there economy becomes better or only the troops and flags??

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OdaNobunaga18 Aug 13 2014, 11:50am replied:

Well when I looked at their army they had conscripts with an American flag in the background. I guess it's only their troops. And I think the economy stays the same.

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OdaNobunaga18 Aug 12 2014, 9:46pm replied:

When it did that I put the graphics high and it went back to normal then I put it back to very high all the units had there normal looks again. Just mess with graphics options that might fix it.

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OdaNobunaga18 Aug 12 2014, 2:11pm says:

This mod is really great when the next patch.

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Highest Rated (34 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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