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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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 140 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 207 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 155 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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killer1152 Jan 12 2015, 11:31am says:

ok so i am able to play the game it randomly crashes i have done Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Russia all of which have randomly crashed either after a battle of before a battle even while im waiting on other nations to go.

things i would like to see:
-different machine guns for each nation such as lewis gun for allied and maxium for axis.
-the great war era ships instead of Napoleonic war era ships
-machine guns crews actually holding the machine gun right
-different artillery for each nation like the lefh 10 for germany

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allcanadianreject Jan 14 2015, 9:47pm replied:

I'm not a member of the TGW development team but I can answer a couple of your requests for them because I know exactly how they'll answer.
1. They are always working on new guns but doing legit LMGs is very hard due to the nature of the engine they're using.
2. Great War era ships are impossible. Not only is it hard enough to change the skins of the ships but there is no mechanic for rotating turrets in the base game.
3. Again, it's really hard to do it. If the base game doesn't have something they can work with, then they can;t use it.
4. Working on it always.

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killer1152 Mar 17 2015, 12:22pm replied:

their may not be a mechanic for rotating turrets in this game but I think their may be in total war shogun 2 fall of the samurai and im glad they are always working on It I hope they come out with a new update soon

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killer1152 Jan 7 2015, 12:12pm says:

ok so i downloaded the mod both 5.1 and the patch i tried to launch the game after unziping and placeing them both into the napoleon total war folder and it wont launch at all from the 5.1 launcher so i tried to launch it from the patch launcher it works for maybe a few minutes then crashes im not sure if im doing something wrong i used winzip to unzip the flies if someone will please give me some instructions to what i should do i really want to play this game i have watched my friend play it and it looks badass compared to the great war 1918 for company of heroes and to add to the fact i greatly enjoy total war games if someone will please help me figure out whats going on

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ajmagavin Jan 4 2015, 4:36pm says:

can someone help please i have done 3 from scratch installs and every time i launch it gives me memorey refrence 0x000 meemory cant be read message any ideas i have ran a memorey check and msconfig still no joy

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theleagueofexiles Jan 1 2015, 2:27pm says:

what do you build that enables research? I tried building a college and im still not able to research anything

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abdulvosi123 Dec 27 2014, 12:57am says:

I have installed 5.1 5.1.4 and 5.1 5.1.2 it is not working it shows that louncher errors the shows how to install it also not running the great war mod

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vef214 Dec 26 2014, 1:36pm says:

My British forces are speaking Spanish? 10/10 Tally ho, to battle amigo

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Orszag Jan 4 2015, 10:22am replied:

Oi, great comment, mate!

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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 (3 agree) 3/10

sub-par mod. too many glitches upon launch, sound hopelessly out of synch in battles, dev team vague and sometimes rude when asked about patches/fixes............
no plans for a naval re-work.....? really???

take a lesson from Darthmod team!!!!!!!!

Aug 14 2013, 11:29pm by TheWiseman

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