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Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

Has any one here played the PC game Total War Napoleon? If so would you recommend it? Does it also have the War of 1812 as part of the game play? Thank you in advance for your help.

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

I did indeed play the daylights out of it when it first cam out, can be a really good time. Now, it's been a while so I cannot recall if 1812 was a campaign or not, I usually just did open play.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

I almost recommend it.

I have several major beefs with it.

1. Tiny armies 1200-1500 men. Bearly a brigade. Playing the historical battle of Borodino with 1500 soliders is down right depressing. But worse than the actual number of soldiers is the number of units. 20 units max.

2. Ai is useless. Battalions will bunch up in giant cluster-fs. Cavalry will often change a head of the army into your forces (they often seen to auto seek out artillery and charge at it blindly)

3. Wrong uniforms, almost all uniforms are slightly wrong, like they thought the uniforms were copyrighted and had to change them slightly not to be sued.

I do play it a little now and then just to scratch the Napoleonic itch. But when I do I only play it with Napoleonic Total War 3 modification. It fixes some of the uniforms, slows down the game(cavalry is slower and get tried faster, this actually does wonders for the game)

It also lowers the musket hit rate to make battles last longer, letting you pin the enemy while flanking them with infantry or cavalry.

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

I find enough "political correctness" in my daily life to ever want to play PC game Total War Napoleon!


Major Function20 Jan 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

Green Beanie, I play Napoleon Total War but use a mod. Check out link below but there are other mods you can find.

Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 5:37 p.m. PST

I had heard I should go with Mod 3. I was wondering which Total War carried the War of 1812? Napoleon or Empire?

dibble Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2018 11:32 p.m. PST

I still play Medieval Total War Viking invasion, for it's simplicity. I love it!

Watching the vids in those Napoleon Total War links shows that though the mods have improved the size of the armies, you still end up with a mass brawl.

Paul :)

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Jan 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

I go back to it occasionally just to hear the artillery fire!

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