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

2 weeks ago News 10 comments

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.



1 year ago News 12 comments

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

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

The Creative Assembly Mod Awards

1 year ago News 8 comments

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

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

1 year ago Patch 163 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 222 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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BobplaysNOTHING Aug 11 2015 says:

5.2 YES

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seththe14 Aug 7 2015 says:

does anyone have the glitch where u crash at the turn end of late February 1916

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obeythegiant Aug 29 2015 replied:

happening to me, too. any fix?

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MECKANIST Aug 4 2015 replied:

yeah i just got an update from the launcher about 5.2 update ... did the devs come back to it?

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VC24 Aug 9 2015 replied:

Sooon children... SOOOOOOON.

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Spaceman_from_Space Jul 29 2015 says:

Will the Naval warfare part of the game be updated? I'm Wondering if you can implement ships destined after the HMS Dreadnought aka. the classic battleship design. I feel this is the only part of the mod that really needs work.

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07_Republic_commando Jul 24 2015 says:

There is only one soldier in every regiment, there are no textures for several of the units, game breaks if you recruit gas spraying units... Really nice when people just leave unfinished work, it really shows what kind of people they are.

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danielgknight Aug 4 2015 replied:

sounds like you got a bugged copy mate.

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Unwilledduck Aug 10 2015 replied:

yes, mine worked perfect

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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) 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 by TheWiseman

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