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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The Great War Mod 6.2

RE-UPLOADED


This is a reuploaded version of the 6.2 Complete Edition that addresses some known and some possible causes of crashing during battles. This update also includes adjustments to gameplay and visuals as well as several bug fixes and a new feature.

The reason this is a reupload instead of another patch is because we want to get v6 in the best playable state and all in one download so that we can shift our focus to the next major update, v7. We arent giving out any details about v7 yet but we can say that many things we have wanted to do in the mod but were previously impossible are now possible and will be the focus of v7.

Installation Guide

Step 1) Download the 6.2 here

The Great War Mod 6.2 Complete Edition


Step 2) Open the Zip file and click on the 6.2 folder then drag and drop the data folder into the Napoleon Total War Folder and choose to overwrite the existing files

Step 3) Drag and drop the user.script file from the 6.2 folder into the Napoleon script folder located in the AppData directory

Step 4) Launch Napoleon Total War from Steam


New Feature


We have added a new feature called National Resistance. This adds an additional permanent unrest to captured enemy regions. The main purpose of this feature is to slow down steamrolling in the early game, particularly on the western and Italian fronts. There are multiple ways to manage this unrest however. Recruiting militia will become far more important due to the fact that they are the only unit with a repression bonus, also building happiness buildings and researching civil techs that increase happiness will be necessary.


National Resistance is alliance based, meaning if a Central Powers faction captures an Entente regions, such as Belgium, they will have the new National Resistance unrest applied. However if an Entente faction captures the same region there will be no added National Resistance.


NationalResistance

Submods


Soundtrack

This submod features a new campaign soundtrack comprised of songs from WW1 documentaries and movie soundtracks. Not recommended for use if you are streaming gameplay.

Step 1) Click on the Submod Folder then click on the Soundtrack folder

Step 2) Drag and drop the Soundtrack pack file into the data folder with all the other mod files

Step 3) Drag and drop the user.script file from the Soundtrack folder into the Napoleon script folder located in the AppData directory

Step 4) Launch Napoleon Total War from Steam

Alternate German Flags Mod

This submod features 2 alternate flags for the German Empire including an all new Iron Cross variant and the Colonial Flag variant which was used in version 5.0.

Step 1) Click on the Submod Folder then click on the Alternate German Flags folder

Step 2) Click on either the Iron Cross or Colonial folders (depending on which one you want to use) then drag and drop the pack file into the data folder along with the other mod files

Step 3) Launch Napoleon Total War from Steam

Chaos Mode

This submod removes all diplomacy restrictions that force the WW1 scenario in the campaign. This means any faction can join the war and allies can break alliances and side with your enemies. Most campaigns using this submod often result in chaos, hence the name, but you'll have completely open diplomacy.

Step 1) Click on the Submod Folder then click on the Chaos Mode folder

Step 2) Drag and drop the data folder into the Napoleon Total War Folder and choose to overwrite the existing files

Step 3) Launch Napoleon Total War from Steam

No Scripted Events

This submod removes all the scripted events including the influenza pandemic and all revolutions

Installation is the same as the Chaos mode submod.


Sandbox Mode

This Mod combines the Chaos Mode and No scripted events submods.

Installation is the same as the Chaos mode submod.


Massive Unit Sizes

This submod doubles the size of all units including the units in the starting armies.

Installation is the same as the Chaos mode submod.



Bug Fixes


1) Added missing entries in the user script files causing some mod files not to load when launching the mod

2) Re-Added missing export historical character lua file to the mod which caused the historical characters not spawn when launching the mod

3) British units and French researchers speaking Spanish has finally been fixed!

4) Fixed machine gun sounds being vanilla.

5) Fixed battle crash when the ammo cassion for gas howitzers is destroyed.

6) Increased income for town building chain.

7) Added mini buildings around all towns except farms and stables

8) Overhauled research times for techs, decreased some and increased others. Also rearranged the order of some early techs unlocking.

9) Completely overhauled all destruction models and textures.

10) Added new LODs to some artillery and tank units.

Improved Ironman Difficulty


The Ironman Difficulty has been overhauled and should offer a decent challenge in the campaign. This setting give massive bonuses to the AI resulting in larger armies and more aggressive behavior. It also gives the player more challenges including more settlement unrest to manager and less income per turn etc. If you the mod to easy and are finishing the entire war in 1916 then give Ironman difficulty a try.


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How to Uninstall 6.2


Step 1) Go to the Data folder and move all of the mod files to The Great War folder


Step 2) Launch Napoleon Total War from Steam


Step 3) When you want to play the mod again just move the files back to the data folder




The Great War Mod 6.1 Beta

The Great War Mod 6.1 Beta

News 10 comments

This is the 6.1 beta version.

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Spain

The Great War VI - Kingdom of Spain

News 16 comments

Here is a look at the new content for the Kingdom of Spain.

The Great War VI - Release Date

The Great War VI - Release Date

News 65 comments

This is the release date for The Great War mod version 6.

The Great War VI - France

The Great War VI - France

News 22 comments

Here is a look at France. France was actually the first faction we made new uniforms for and they have the most new faction specific content out of everyone...

RSS Files
The Great War Mod 6.2 Complete Edition

The Great War Mod 6.2 Complete Edition

Full Version 83 comments

This is a new update that combines all patches and submods into a single download.

[OUTDATED] Patch 6.1.2

[OUTDATED] Patch 6.1.2

Patch 16 comments

This patch fixes the missing sounds files from 6.1 and disables the vanilla background video on the main menu.

[OUTDATED] PATCH 6.1.1

[OUTDATED] PATCH 6.1.1

Patch 12 comments

This patch removes some tables from the Media_Sounds pack that were causing the mod to crash when launched.

[OUTDATED] New Soundtrack

[OUTDATED] New Soundtrack

Patch 5 comments

Here is a new custom soundtrack for TGW. Do not use if you are streaming or making YouTube videos just to be safe.

[OUTDATED] The Great War Mod 6.1 Beta

[OUTDATED] The Great War Mod 6.1 Beta

Full Version 97 comments

Here is the new 6.1 Beta. Please help us improve the mod by giving feedback of this new Beta version.

[OUTDATED]  The Great War Mod VI

[OUTDATED] The Great War Mod VI

Full Version 292 comments

READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE INSTALL! It will save you time and frustration.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 8,604)
Guest
Guest - - 688,910 comments

Create a translation of this wonderful mod, into Brazilian Portuguese. Please!

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malatasocietaoffic
malatasocietaoffic - - 105 comments

I recently finished the mod (I'm in 1918) and I noticed that the Als are a little too static, they dare too little, and they prefer a war of position which is ironically realistic up to a certain point... But the artificial intelligence remains excessively static when moving its units on the map it must need takes absolutely a little more dynamism.. And in any case a serious problem is that the United Kingdom moves its units continuously without ever trying to invade the continent! They only reconquered Ireland which had declared itself independent P.s. I play with Italy, why can't I ally myself with some northern nations? and why can't I donate technologies to some nations, such as Romania for example? and why doesn't Spain want to ally itself with me under any circumstances??

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elinath
elinath - - 53 comments

Hello, Bdizzle356,

Do you know when the next update with others changes for bugs etc will be out?

Thanks

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Guest
Guest - - 688,910 comments

it's a really nice mod with a lot of work on historical accuracy and lots of immersive events in an exciting historical period, if not the most exciting of our modern world, but unfortunately it keeps crashing and you can't even spend 10 minutes in battle, even if you reduce the sound variation and uncheck the graphics settings, it's a bit frustrating. I hope a stable version with an installer will come out one day

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356 - - 1,035 comments

That's not normal, that doesn't happen to everyone who plays the mod or else no one would be playing it at all. There is something wrong with the install or something else on you computer that's causing that to happen. Try adjusting the graphics and sound settings as mentioned here Moddb.com

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TheWidow
TheWidow - - 26 comments

the Molvoda region is too buggy. In one of my campaigs, it caused CTD at turn 98 every single time. It really has to be fixed.

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356 - - 1,035 comments

What happened on that turn specifically?

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TheWidow
TheWidow - - 26 comments

I believe the bug might be from startpos.esf

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TheWidow
TheWidow - - 26 comments

Even if it's part of Romania, the game somehow regards it as if it was part of Russia. So when you play as Romania, cavalry units are recruited there constantly by the AI. AI Romania cannot use the university there either. As for my campaign, when it was time for the Soviet revolution, Moldova emerged as a new faction, and I suspect it is because the scripts for Russia also apply to the Moldova region. Then after a few turns, I have a CTD everytime at Moldova's turn.

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356 - - 1,035 comments

We are aware of all of those issues with the region but not that it causes any crashes. So the crash happens right after the Soviet revolution?

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Guest
Guest - - 688,910 comments

the crash happens after Moldova emerges as a faction

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BDIZZLE356 Creator
BDIZZLE356 - - 1,035 comments

Ok I'll check it out, thanks

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