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

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Kingdom of Belgium




Unit Cards


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Portraits



Starting Camera and Army



New Loading Screen



New Text Descriptions


Faction Description

We have been betrayed! Violated! Centuries of struggle and decades of careful diplomacy brought our nation to life, and the Germans seek to take that away from us! The Kaiser claims he wishes only to use our lands to attack France, and requests we stand aside like submissive sheep as they march across our lands. But to that the Belgian people say never! So long as a Belgian soldier lives, the German violation will not go unpunished. Our forts are strong, our rivers and floodplains are defensible, and our soldiers are unshakable. With His Majesty, King Albert at our front, and our British and French allies at our backs, Belgium will emerge victorious, or die fighting!

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LeGozac
LeGozac

Amazing work as always

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commissar197
commissar197

Beautiful work, but it still always confuses me, by "Old", do you mean they are out dated or are they veterans?

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BDIZZLE356 Author
BDIZZLE356

Old style uniforms. Before helmets and uniform color change.

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Guest
Guest

Why don't change it to "early"? I think it fits so much better.

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$NOT
$NOT

The early and Late Switches are in the empire total war Data, I don't think the Modders can switch it to the Napoleon Total War Data.

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Returnofthemick
Returnofthemick

Stunning, you’ve truly brought them to life here. Love the old uniforms and kit especially!

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HighOnTea
HighOnTea

Looks phenomenal!

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Euphoria_21
Euphoria_21

Keep up the great work! Bought Napoleon just for this mod!

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FFerdinand1914
FFerdinand1914

Wow, it certainly seems like it didn't take too long to do Belgium, unless I am mistaken. That sure is fine work.

And why are there two general's staff for two eras? Did they really make the general's uniforms so drab and bland? The early war general looks fresh and has drip, but the mid-war general has no style. Okay, I am not exactly being serious, but still: most other nations (I presume) did not change their generals' uniforms when that of their troops changed.

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don_durandal
don_durandal

Yes, they did. Why would you change everyone's uniform in the army but the General's?

Belgium was one of the two longest faction to make, after France. Work started in August of last year.

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FFerdinand1914
FFerdinand1914

Oh, I thought you did one nation at a time.

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don_durandal
don_durandal

The last faction I worked on before Belgium was the USA, and I finished them in July last year. There is some minimal parallel modding work, but nothing as major as a whole faction. Belgium was particularly time-consuming.

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FFerdinand1914
FFerdinand1914

So I guess working on one nation at a time gets boring, so you switch between working on them?

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var_Emreis
var_Emreis

So 7 months of work for one faction? So we should probably expect Spain and Greece to take 4+ months each as well, right? Especially considering how different Greek early war uniforms often were.

Also - am I right in assuming that the fact Belgian uniforms largely mimicked the French cut down the time you needed to complete them? What made the Belgian uniforms so time consuming, then? The headgear? The textures?

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don_durandal
don_durandal

No, there was little that was reused from the French appart from texture edits. The similarities are superficial.

The Belgians required two new belt equipment models, five new hats and a new torso model. It's also one of the two factions with the most texture variety (some of the textures didn't make it in the mod as there was no space left on the atlas).

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ACreativeMind
ACreativeMind

Are the Greeks next?

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Guest
Guest

It will be them or Spain. My 6th sense suggests Spain but I have no proof other than gut instinct on that.

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ACreativeMind
ACreativeMind

Yes I Know about that too, I Don't know about you but I don't think they should waste there time making an entire unit roster for Spain which is a country that was completely neutral during the entire war and also because of this:

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Makes no sense to me, even though BDIZZLE356 said at some post that it was going to be a generic faction so maybe they will only use already existing uniforms from other nations instead of making an entirely new unit roster

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Guest
Guest

Personally I disagree. Spain was neutral but this is total war not real history. I don't want a totally historical playthrough, I want to change history. Spain would have been a significant force on either side and had reasons to intervene on each side. In game its the only nation outside the major ones that have multiple territories and would be fun to play for people like myself. I can see myself playing them at least three times on the Allies, Central Powers and as an independent third force.

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BDIZZLE356 Author
BDIZZLE356

I agree with your disagreement.

Spain and Italy are the 2 big "what ifs" of WW1 and offer tons of potential for interesting a-historical play-throughs.

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ACreativeMind
ACreativeMind

"Spain would have been a significant force on either side and had reasons to intervene on each side"? you obviously know nothing about Spain during this time period and neither does BDIZZLE356

if you want to change history for fun then fine its a videogame

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BDIZZLE356 Author
BDIZZLE356

Once you take control of a faction, Spain included, you can make them as powerful as you want especially if you can build up your forces before entering the war.

AI controlled Spain on the other is weak and would lose badly to any other major faction if they entered the war. So they are historically accurate.

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var_Emreis
var_Emreis

In TGW6, will the general's unit also get the later uniforms or will the new-style uniforms be limited to custom battles?

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don_durandal
don_durandal

Generals get the new uniform by default. The old uniform are available to Generals already on the map at the start of the campaign, or in custom battles. There's no other way to change the uniform during a campaign.

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var_Emreis
var_Emreis

Awesome (and awesome work on the uniforms, as usual)!

I assume this'll be true for all factions?

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tman0617
tman0617

I noticed I made a few typos when reading the descriptions XP If you'd like, I can retype the Guides description and send it back to you shortly.

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BDIZZLE356 Author
BDIZZLE356

Ok cool. I also found some units I forgot to send you that still need descriptions.

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tman0617
tman0617

Cool, send them on over

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Guest
Guest

These all look fantastic! Can't wait for version 6 :D

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Guest
Guest

since i am myself a belgian i must say , awesome ; i cant wait until the next update

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Guest
Guest

Fantastic work! Though I'd like to point out one spelling error: one of Albert's Character Traits reads "Competant" though it should be "Competent".

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Guest
Guest

Hello! Is there New uniform for Spain? or Denmark, Norway?

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Guest
Guest

Spain is getting a overhaul after Greece. I believe Norway and Denmark are using generic uniforms for now.

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HansSSyka
HansSSyka

Great Work! Is there New uniform for Spain? or Denmark, Norway?

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lord_ellessar
lord_ellessar

Lang leve de koning
en lang leve België

Longue vie au roi
et longue vie à la Belgique

Es lebe der König
und es lebe Belgien

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BaronAndrew
BaronAndrew

Will there be Albert I as a general ? I don't know if that is possible but it'd be nice as he was on the frontline as well

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