The Great War mod is a total conversion modification for Napoleon: Total War. It creates an authentic representation of World War 1-era tactics, strategies and general warfare within the game. Including stunning new visuals that include entirely new models and textures for equipment, vehicles and more, the mod immerses you into the era with brand new gameplay unlike anything you've experienced in Total War before.

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Here is a look at the new MG for France, the Hotchkiss M1914.

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Hotchkiss Machine Gun

The Mle 1914 Hotchkiss machine gun chambered for the 8mm Lebel cartridge became the standard machine gun of the French Army during World War I. It was manufactured by the French arms company Hotchkiss et Cie, which had been established in the 1860s by American industrialist Benjamin B. Hotchkiss. The gas-actuated Hotchkiss system was first formulated in 1895 by Odkolek von Augeza ( Austria ) and improved into its final form by Hotchkiss armament engineers Laurence Benet and Henri Mercie.

The Hotchkiss company delivered 47,000 Mle 1914 machine guns to the French Army between 1914 and the end of 1918. Several hundred were in the 11 mm Gras caliber for anti balloons use since it was the smallest caliber to be able to receive an incendiary bullet but all the others were in 8 mm Lebel. The second largest user of the Hotchkiss gun was the American Expeditionary Forces in France between 1917 and 1918. The U.S. purchased and used in combat 7,000 Mle 1914 Hotchkiss machine guns, also in 8 mm Lebel.

This machine gun was used by many other countries during the war as well including: Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Sweden, Spain, Norway and was even used by several units of Soviet Russia.

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And here are the different LOD models. LOD1 : 2071 polygons LOD2 : 1256 polygons LOD3 : 342 polygons

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Hopit
Hopit

The likeness to the Japanese Type 92 is immense... (I know type was based on the hotchkiss, but still)

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Woozle
Woozle

I think the Type 92 turned out to be the better weapon.

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Hopit
Hopit

Even though it was a piece of *** in WW2

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KingKetsa
KingKetsa

Hotchkiss, in my opinion was a better weapon.
8mm rounds, weighed a considerable amount less w/ tripod than the Type 92. Round belt compatibility, nearly the same fire rate. Plus the Type 92 jammed constantly because of the small belts. Only downside is that it took at least 3 people to crew it for constant belt feeding and firing.

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BDIZZLE356

IDK man they look pretty different to me.

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Schrubber
Schrubber

Awesome! Can't wait for the next patch.

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