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 125 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 200 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 154 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Racingla1 Dec 2 2014, 1:44pm buried:


can i play this mode with pirate version of the game?

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ColtonMJack Dec 19 2014, 10:54pm replied:

You have some serious balls to announce that your trying to use a pirated version of the game.

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WhiteEarl Dec 19 2014, 3:15pm replied:

No, i tried. Today i bought the game on steam ut is in sale for 5 EURO

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Guest Nov 30 2014, 12:50pm says:

Can we see the Naval units to be set in the same Era? I was excited to play a Naval battle but when I saw all the units were still the same I was disappointed.

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Guest Nov 25 2014, 6:53pm says:

Are any more updates planed? Because I'm having a problem where I crash in the late game. Or is this just completely dead at this point?

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Kick_Abbot Nov 25 2014, 2:56pm says:

Will you ever be able to implement animated tracks for the tanks?

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Edu-Br Nov 20 2014, 4:58pm says:

What's version of Napoleon Total War need?

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Knez Nov 25 2014, 9:06am replied:

Steam one.

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Devilsem Dec 14 2014, 10:07am replied:

sorry but i have the steam version and the great war launher say that i must have patch 6-7 but steam say that the game is updated and i can't play it can you help me?

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Shipbreaker_Kraken Nov 18 2014, 7:59am says:

I have a problem. I tried to install this mod about a year ago, and I horribly failed. The title screen showed the WW1 mod but when I tried to click on the single player, the game crashed. After a while of trying to get it to work, I just gave up and deleted it. Then came now, I wanted to play Napoleon total war for good times sake, and redownloaded it. But the mod is still installed, and I cannot play the original game.

How did this happen? What could I have done? Can someone help! Thanks!!

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Gimly-der-Zwerg Nov 17 2014, 7:30am says:

Is it possible to Play the ww1 campaign online?

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F1C4 Nov 29 2014, 7:56am replied:

It is, you just need to replace the mp campaign files from napoleon with the ones from the mod, i recommend you save the vanilla files somewhere in your pc so you can later play orginal napoleon multiplayer campaign. Your vanilla campaign files are located in Napoleon Total War\data\mp_eur_napleon and mod files are in Napoleon Total War\data\ww1_multiplayer.

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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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