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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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.

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

1 year ago News 8 comments Report

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!

1 year ago News 19 comments Report

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

MODEL SHOWCASE #4 l Artillery : Première Partie

MODEL SHOWCASE #4 l Artillery : Première Partie

1 year ago News 6 comments Report

Here is a look at the new artillery models for France. Altogether there will be 4 new pieces, here are the first 2.

Hotfix Teaser

Hotfix Teaser

1 year ago News 17 comments Report

We will soon be releasing a hotfix to fix many major issues with the mod.

The Great War mod is a total conversion modification for Napoleon: Total War. It creates an authentic representation of World War 1-era tactics, strategies and general warfare within the game. Including stunning new visuals that include entirely new...
[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

1 year ago Patch 157 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

2 years ago 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

2 years ago 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

2 years ago Full Version 217 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

2 years ago Full Version 155 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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ManlyMan24 Jul 17 2015 says:

Whenever I try to launch the mod I get an error message saying, "Could not launch successfully! Error:Pack files remain in mod folder (it appears all the files did not move correctly)"

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Jaeckex Jul 11 2015 says:

Great mod, but could you try to redo the campaign Map? Its really annoying to see it so wrong. Also the naval battles could.. no MUST be overhauled. I am tired of always clicking AUTO BATTLE. also maybe a trench system would be good. It just needs a little bit enthusiasm, then it would be a great Great War Mod (hehe. But the completely overhaued Units and gameplay elements (tanks n stuff) are also pretty good. However, please care yourself about the crashes, the naval stuff and PLEEEAAASSEE the campaign map. just google "1st World war europe 1914" and you got it.

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dannyboy297 Jun 29 2015 says:

Could someone help me, So I've been trying to get into this mod but the combat ai seems rather dumb, is their a specific difficulty setting i should use?

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deathgivercola Jun 28 2015 says:

I think that the machine guns should not be hidden when they fire or move, this makes the MGs extremely op, as in order to see them, i have to sacrifice about 5 units to run up close enough to spot them. Also, bunkers need to not have a 360 degree firing arc, as this makes it impossible to take out with any infantry what so ever. Another thing, field guns such as the krupp gun and the 75mm need to be fixed, they should fire more like the howitzers.

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BobplaysNOTHING Jun 28 2015 says:

mod is broke.
i start it and campaign wont start
all units are white

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rockpilez Sep 18 2015 replied:

actually a number of people are reporting crashing at campaign start.

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Lord_Kraarulak Jun 26 2015 says:

Is this mod still under works? I haven't heard anything in a while.

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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 by Eliminator96

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 1/10

it fucking crashes

Aug 21 2013 by yashasvi2

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