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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10 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 119 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 198 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 153 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Jules551997 Oct 17 2014, 10:56am says:

Hi there, mod looks awesome, only one problem: can't launch it. I downloaded the latest patch (5.1.4) and I know I have to give the launcher admin privileges or something like that, but how?

Please help me

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Khanti Oct 21 2014, 5:59pm replied:

Do not use launcher.
Use this method:

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d3thl0cker Oct 15 2014, 8:30am says:

Guys, I don't know why my game always crash on November 1916, always there,November 1916.... you guys are experiencing this? if there's a way around tell me !!

I was on my way on Restoring the Ottomans to its former glory.. then it crashes, what a bummer....

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elek2008 Oct 16 2014, 2:06pm replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
griphass Oct 16 2014, 9:55am replied:

Hmm I see that since the creation of this mod, this problem has never been solved.

That's why I stop playing

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Jason17 Oct 13 2014, 3:26pm says:

Will there be more updates for this mod? What are the devs planning for the future?

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Wulfburk12 Oct 7 2014, 11:35pm says:

this mod desperately needs a launcher like the one from Darthmod. The current one is not working, and it kinda ruins the chance of me playing cause i dont want to install this one permanently.

Would be very nice if i could restore to vanilla at any time, then put Darthmod, play some of it, then restore to vanilla through its launcher, play some vanilla multiplayer, then go to TGW launcher and set it up and play some of it again....

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calicoyoda Oct 12 2014, 2:20pm replied:

But there is a launcher? It's included in the files, just because it's not exactly like Darthmod doesn't mean it does not exist -_-

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Wulfburk12 Oct 13 2014, 10:14am replied:

There is one, but it crashes for me every time.

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Unwilledduck Oct 9 2014, 11:44am replied:

Why is everybody saying: i can;t install, hu hu no launcher bad mod

If you can't get files from folder A to B i don't think you can use any mod.
IT IS JUST MOVING THINGS. even my little broter who is 5 years old can do that

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Wulfburk12 Oct 13 2014, 10:15am replied:

No one is saying bad mod. :P

Like i said, i'd rather not have to move any file myself whenever i want to play either vanilla or Darth mod after installing The Great War. A restore to vanilla launcher would be swell.

No need to get on the defensive.

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Unwilledduck Oct 11 2014, 4:34am replied:

Well i moved the files into my Steamapps/common/NapoleonTotalWar/data.
So i got the 4 maps: Campainmaps/campains/UI and the Great war

that must work

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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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