Napoleon Total War Campaign Mods

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Napoleonic Total War 3

  • Let’s take a look at some Napoleon: Total War mods. While Empire: Total War is remembered quite fondly, Napoleon: Total War is generally considered the superior version: What it lost in terms of scale – shedding the global map to instead focus on the Euro-centric Napoleonic Wars – it made up for with an improved UI, better technical foundations, and generally fixed most of what was broken in Empire.
  • Napoleon’s relative popularity over its older sibling means the mod scene is a bit more robust and active, with plenty of overhauls and smaller mods available to spruce up your game.
  • One thing to note is because the setting and underlying mechanics of Napoleon and Empire are quite similar, many of the mods available are also available for Empire: Total War, you may even see some repeats from our Empire: Total War mods guide.
  • We’ve tried to avoid this as much as possible, only showcasing duplicate entries when the mod is too important or too big to leave out, like DarthMod’s Napoleon version.
  • Otherwise, enjoy this curated list of user modifications for this popular chapter in Total War history.
  • Here is a list of excellent mods for Total War: Napoleon:. DarthMod Napoleon. Napoleonic Total War 3. North & South: ACW The American Civil War. Additional Units Mod (Napoleon).
  • While Radious is one of the more notable figures in Total War modding these days, back during Napoleon: Total War’s day DarthMod was the name to look out for, and like with Empire: Total War they released a massive overhaul mod for Napoleon as well.

Additional Units Mod (Napoleon)

DarthMod Napoleon improves everything it possibly can: 200+ extra units, better visuals, better AI, new campaigns.

Napoleon: Total War mods

The current iteration is called the ‘epic’ edition, as it’s apparently that good.

North & South: ACW The American Civil War

We don’t know about that, but it does have a good reputation, and is definitely worth checking out as a first port of call.

  • The Great War

    • As far as we’re aware this mod isn’t related to the Empire: Total War mod that also covers WW1, but given the similarities in base setting it makes sense that someone would also make a Great War total conversion for Napoleon as well.
    • The Great War was updated as recently as 2019, and the developers have also been posting deep dive articles this year into some of the less popular factions.
    • A lot of attention to detail has gone into the making of this one, and it introduces units such as tanks and planes as well.
    • We’re not quite sure where the ‘3’ comes from, but this is a multiplayer focused mod that looks to achieve “the most historically accurate and breathtaking multiplayer experience to date.”.
    • Version 9.0 was released in August 2021, so it’s an active mod that’s continuing to improve and it does have a campaigns component as well, so it’s not all about multiplayer.
    • The peninsular campaign expansion, for example, has been reworked to be compatible with the base mod’s improvements, although we’re not sure how well the single-player AI copes with all the changes.
    • While we do feature an American Civil War mod on the Empire: Total War mods guide, this one is made by a different team.
    • This is not to be confused with another mod simply called North & South.
    • As the 2019 MODDB Mod of the Year winner, you can set your expectations high if you’re looking for an ACW total conversion.
    • The current version – 2.6 – features 65 battle maps, 38 historical scenarios, and over 4,000 unique historical regiments that fought in the conflict.
    • The only real drawback is that there’s no campaign gameplay.
    • The Napoleon version of the same mod we link to in the Empire mods guide, this variant introduces 48 new custom land units, and even three custom ships into the game for use in tactical battles and the single-player campaigns.
    • Related: The best grand strategy games on PC. It’s also fully save game compatible, and the AI’s recruitment priorities have been adjusted to account for the new units.
    • We hope you enjoyed this list, stay tuned for more! With so many Total War titles to choose from, it’s easiest to just pick out what scenario interests you the most and jump on it.
    • You can choose to play anything from medieval times, to Rome, Japan, or even the fantasy-themed Warhammer.
    • The 6th installment of the franchise, Napoleon, sees you take on the role of Napoleon Bonaparte.
    • Great game and a lot of fun. But maybe vanilla is getting a bit stale by now…. Well if custom gaming is in your ballpark, give these mods a go for an updated experience.
    • All totally free, of course! Total War has always been about the thrill of battle. With the epic recreations of historic warfare, modders have continued to make small improvements to make battles feel more realistic.
    • Starting with the Ultimate Soundmod, a compilation pack of the best sound mods for NTW.
    • Community member LochKopf took what he thought were the best sound updates from 6 different packs and the result is amazing.
    • The realism of each battle is taken to a whole new level with simple changes in audio.
    • Everything from muskets, cannons, mortars, and even player deaths now sound more realistic.
    • Some of the sounds were even taken from real-world weapon fires!
    • It may not sound like much, but you’d be surprised at the impact of better audio.
    • If you prefer to play through NTW on your own, you’ve probably noticed flaws in the AI. It may have even gotten too easy at certain points as the AI becomes predictable through experience.
    • This mod buffs the AI giving the game a fresh breath of life.
    • If you’re up for a challenge, the AI here may surprise you.
    • They are now capable of recruiting large navies and infantries too.
    • AI focus on naval warfare is also increased as invasions become more common.
    • If you’re looking to play through the European or Middle Eastern campaigns again, this is something you might want to try out.
    • Focusing on the Ottoman Empire, it aims at making the units more historically accurate.
    • The mod adds 10 new units that the creator felt were missing. And this is based on research of the time period, so it’s pretty accurate.
    • The additional merchantmen, ships, and infantry are sure to make your campaign playthroughs more interesting.
    • To make the game even more realistic, modder Iutland created the Diverse Artillery Mod.
    • This time, the mod focuses on improving artillery units.
    • With 83 new artillery units spread across the different factions, there is much more fun to be had in the battlefield.
    • Explore the mod to find out for yourself. Not only are the artillery units updated, but Iutland even included explosion and projectile effects from other modders.
    • These definitely make for a great improvement to the excitement of battle.
    • You actually don’t even have to go so far as to get user-made units to add additional units to the game.
    • There are actually certain units within the game that are not playable (for some reason).
    • But thanks to this mod they can easily be unlocked. Mostly affecting the French and British factions, you’ll be able to unlock units including French Grenadiers.
    • Explore for yourself and see what other units will be made available for use.
    • If you’re looking to add more than just new units to the game, the Coalition Campaign mod is the one for you.
    • Adding new playable factions like Naples, Bavaria, and Denmark, there’s so much to find here.
    • Each faction has detailed descriptions and win conditions, so you’ll have different objectives depending on who you prefer to play as.
    • Although the original Coalition Campaign links are already offline, they have been uploaded to for download.
    • So go ahead and grab the pack, set it up, and give this mod a go.
    • Europe in Conflict is another expansive mod that adds loads of content to NTW.
    • Introducing new gameplay mechanics like shell-shock (which affects unit morale), recruitment, and naval updates, this will surely give you a fresh NTW experience.
    • One of the more unique features of this mod is the addition of disease.
    • Adding a deeper sense of realism to the game, nations can now be affected by plagues.
    • Diseases have multiple effects on gameplay, disabling unit replenishment and causing unrest among others.
    • There’s so much more to explore here, so it’s best to experience in your own playthrough.
    • Another overhaul mod looking to improve on the campaign, The Right of Man II makes changes to virtually all aspects of the game.
    • From additional units to new playable nations, there’s tons to explore in this mod.
    • One of the major changes in terms of gameplay is the updated recruitment system.
    • Players are now able to recruit foreign troops from captured regions.
    • The attention to detail given here is incredible as recruited units from captured nations even have their own uniforms and unit cards.
    • There are also more updates to the GUI, units, and general gameplay mechanics to explore in this mod.
    • I definitely recommend giving it a try. This time we’re taken to Victorian Era warfare with historical representations of both the Anglo-Zulu and Mahdist Wars.
    • The mod covers some of the great battles fought by Great Britain against African and Sudanese forces.
    • You’ll be able to play through custom scenarios based from the Battle of Rorke’s Drift and the Battle of Isandlwana among others.
    • Containing 4 new factions, you can now choose to experience the game as the Natal British Contingent, Corsaire, The Mahdist, or Zulu.
    • Many leaders have been added as well to match the time period, including Lord Chemlsford, Col.
    • Anthony Durnford, and Muhammad Ahmad. A great way to experience these epic battles, made even more immersive with additional videos and sounds taken from films relevant to the time period.
    • The American Civil War is mostly a scenario mod that takes us back to the time of Abraham Lincoln.
    • You’ll be able to play through the different historical battles between North and South America, either in single player or multiplayer modes.
    • Though the mod does not feature a campaign mode, there is no shortage of interesting content.
    • With the latest update just being released in 2019, there are now 65 battle maps to play through.
    • Each battle map has been recreated to most accurately capture the battlefields from historic events.
    • Some of these maps are the Battle of Cedar Creek, Battle of Shiloh, and the Battle of Five Forks.