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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Faction Description

War has begun and the time has come to teach those Germans a lesson. Since stealing Alsace-Lorraine from us four decades ago, they have continually threatened the stability of Europe and the safety of all of their neighbors, ourselves included. Now the Austrians feel they can seize the Balkans without penalty, and the Kaiser thinks he can bully the rest of the world into accepting it. No longer! The days of Bismarck are over, and it's time for someone to put the German barbarians in their place! With the help of our allies, we will show the bullies of the Central Powers that only the free people of Europe can control their own destinies.

Much has changed since our defeat in 1871. Our army is one of the largest in Europe, and our soldiers remain the finest in the world. We can also call upon our colonies for additional support, and the colonial troops at our disposal have never failed to achieve results. Our fleet, together with that of our British allies, can defeat any navy in the world, and our aerial forces are the most advanced of any nation. With the navy and natural resources of the British, and the immense military strength of the Russians, not even the mighty Kaiser stands a chance. If the Germans don't kill themselves smashing against our defenses, we will take the war into their lands, and all the way to Berlin if we must! Vive la France!


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The Great War VI - Kingdom of Greece

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Greece

News 18 comments

Here is a look at the new Greek uniforms, unit and info cards. As well as the new portraits for generals and admirals.

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Belgium

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Belgium

News 34 comments

Here is a look at the new uniforms, unit icons and info pictures.

The Great War VI - The United States of America

The Great War VI - The United States of America

News 27 comments

Here is the preview for the unit and info cards of the United States of America.

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Bulgaria

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Bulgaria

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This is the first of 2 shorter previews for custom battle only factions.

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[HOTFIX] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.5

[HOTFIX] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.5

Patch 167 comments

We have added installation instructions to the description.

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

[OUTDATED] [PATCH] The Great War 5.1.4

Patch 298 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

Patch 102 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

Patch 64 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

Full Version 308 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

Full Version 164 comments

Version 5.0 of The Great War mod, original release version

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Guest
Guest

when are you coming to Spain?

By the way, mauser, is the weapon a Turkish model?

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

I have created a Turkish variant of the mauser for the ottomans already.

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Nickster183k
Nickster183k

Hey sir, I've been following this mod for years. I appreciate all you and other devs do, I'm now in the military and am still eagerly awaiting the release. Keep pushing! I can't wait for a good WWI strategy game.

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Guest
Guest

I served from 2013 to 2016 and still eagerly waiting to this mod :D played it on my laptop and still kicking it

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

Thanks man and thank you for your service. I actually have some military in my family. My brother did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and my grandpa served in Korea. I myself however would never make it through basic haha.

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

Can you please make it work on Total War Empire ? I dont want to spend 30# on a different version of a game I already have.

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Lamrett
Lamrett

Did you really, SERIOUSLY, ask him to rework the entire mod for a different, well known to be inferior in every way, game to the one that has been worked on for several years now, all just for you? ... Wow. ******* hell, this is almost impressive levels of being a ****.

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

"inferior in every way" ?
Empire Total War has more population, a better campaign with more factions to choose from, North America and the Colonies are playable.

It is Napoleon who is "inferior in every way". Thats why it has such a low population when compared to other Total War games. Even Total War Troy has more population then Napoleon !

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

This is the appropriate response to his request lol

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

Sure, brb

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

Out of curiosity, Ive started a campaign with Romania, and they got 1 city only. And no images for the units....

Why thou ? Why only 1 city ?
Why no, images for their units ? Not even copy / pasted from a different country, or just screenshots of unit models.

Is it that some countries are just not finished at all ?
Will they come in the next version ?
I mean you could finish every country, before you go in to add colonial troops. I bit of a odd way of doing things.

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

We did it on purpose because we hate Romania. It has nothing to do with time constraints or works loads of anything legitimate like that. It's just cause we hate em.

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

I did think about " time constraints or works loads".
Thats why I asked why would you make it a priority to add colonial troops to already finished factions, rather then complete all the factions first.

If you want to represent "war contribution", all of the not yet finished countries contributed more to the war effort then all of the colonial troops combined.

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356

Loooooook Moddb.com

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

Fantastic, looking forward to it. Keep up the great work !

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Guest
Guest

You can make your own mod

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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.

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