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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I got some more French goodies for you guys. First is the Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, the main heavy machine gun of the French army in WW1. I also added the other 2 heavy machine guns in there just for good measure.

On our home forum, TWC, a friend of the mod posted this video, which goes along perfectly with this sketchfab. They cover a lot of info on the three heavy machine guns i posted above.


Next is the new Lebel Model 1886 rifle model ive made. I added all of the levels of detail for this model as well to show you guys since, in game, its almost impossible to tell the difference since Total War's LOD system works so well. I listed the poly counts of each model as well.

And here is another video perfectly explaining the history of this rifle. This video was posted in conjuction with The Great War channel, which is one of my favorite things on the interwebz these days. Its kept me motivated theres last several months and is very informative and entertaining. If you guys get a chance check them out here: The Great War Channel


P.S. All texture work done by Aanker and don_Durandal from TWC, as well as the previous article I posted.


Hope you guys enjoyed the post :)


A New Way to View Models - 5.2 Models

A New Way to View Models - 5.2 Models

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I havent posted here in a while but i wanted to show you guys that theres still work being done on the update and show off some new models.

TOTAL WAR Mod Award: WINNERS!

TOTAL WAR Mod Award: WINNERS!

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Announcing the winners for Creative Assembly's 1st Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

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

Patch 5.1.4 released!

Patch 5.1.4 released!

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The autoresolve imbalance is fixed, along with related AI improvements in campaigns and battles. Smaller bug fixes are also included.

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

Patch 192 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

Patch 101 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

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

Full Version 236 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

Full Version 157 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Broshevik
Broshevik

Quick question when are you gonna release the 5.2 version with the lebel and stuff? i seriously cant wait :3

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ByzantineCataphract
ByzantineCataphract

I believe 5.2 is being worked on.
From what I last heard of, they were working on new textures.

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Broshevik
Broshevik

Are they going to fix the bug where troops started to move around without orders? Half of my casualties is mainly because of that hmm

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Alexesg
Alexesg

same

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jemenbatlescouie
jemenbatlescouie

me too i dont like to see french troopsusing lee-enfield

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Broshevik
Broshevik

yeahh exactly, that is a major turn off for me when playing French and the friendly fire thingy too

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evertonj2000
evertonj2000

Great work done in this mod! Very well done, did the best to fit all the WWI style and weapons into Napoleon Total War. Amazing effort. Just wondering if you will add Bulgaria into the game since they were important on the Macedonian Front and it would be odd if there is Greece but no Bulgaria. I understand there is the limitations for the campaign map but even skirmish battles only for Bulgaria or other minor factions would be great. Just a suggestion. Really loved your work!

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Imperialgamer10111
Imperialgamer10111

So I have a few issues with this mod. All of them are minor that are at their base just annoyances. However I am still going to ask you to fix them.

1. When I try to deploy people into a trench it screws up and the unit either ends up all over the place or they will only be looking to the side and not straight ahead.
2. The graphics are a bit off. Such as, with SMG units they hold their SMG's as if they were holding muskets. One hand will be holding the gun while the other is stretched out into thin air.
3. The animations are a bit off as well. The biggest annoyance regarding this is when someone fires you see the flash a few feet away from the gun.
4. The mounted machine guns have no animations whatsoever. No one is holding them there are no flashes coming from them and their is no recoil. However I do hear the rounds going off.

Those are all of my issues I really hope you fix them. Again, these are minor issues and I can live without you fixing them it would just make this mod much better if you did. Thank you for reading my review.

Imperialgamer out!

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jemenbatlescouie
jemenbatlescouie

can we have indochinesse soldier and indian soldier

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shaunie1
shaunie1

Hi..Can someone tell me why this mod is so difficult to install ? I've played all the previous mods like NTW3,Darthmod,LME4 and so on without issues but this mod baffles me and quite a few others. I've tried following the simple instructions, I've watched how to install it on you tube videos but still can't get this mod to run and to be honest I've given up trying after what seems like hours of downloading and moving files around. I know you guys have spent a huge amount of time making this mod and it's had some great responses and reviews but for the simple folk that just understand the basics of downloading and playing a game what makes this mod so confusing to set up. I was itching to have a look at it but i fear I will have to miss out. Will there be any changes to the download to make it more simple ?? I mean to say,like the previous mods that just download and have a desktop icon that I just click on to play. I got so far as having the launch feature for the game but it just starts the Napoleon base game. Gutted would be an understatement for my feelings when I couldn't get it to run. Please, any ideas or thoughts would be most welcome.

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Imperialgamer10111
Imperialgamer10111

Here is a link to a YouTube video I used.

Youtube.com

Also here are some possible fixes that may work.

1. Make sure you install 5.1.4 you install that the same way you install the mod itself. Replace anything it asks you about. Otherwise it will not work.
2. Make sure you run as Administrator as it say to in the README.txt.

If none of these solutions work then you can try manually deleting every file you have that is related to this mod and attempt a clean install.

These are the only things I can come up with at the time.

Imperialgamer out!

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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.

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it fucking crashes

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