This version is a milestone in this mod's development. The campaign has been enhanced and corrected in all departments. Concerning multiplayer battles, many factions have been added, removed or merged. 500 units have been added, 100 removed, aiming at getting rid of the generic nameless 'recruit/standard/veteran' units. Significant gameplay changes were also brought.
Soon the Lordz' new website will display with more details all informations about NTW3 and especially this version.
New factions in v7.5
Russia 1799 (Suvorov's expedition)
The Italian and Swiss expeditions of 1799 and 1800 were undertaken by a combined Austro-Russian army under overall command of the Russian General Alexander Suvorov against French forces in Piedmont and Switzerland as part of the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars.
This faction has poor cavalry and artillery, but a very fast and efficient infantry, especially grenadiers. One of the best for aggressive tactics.
After four years at war against France, the Spanish army became better organized and trained than it was in 1808. The already-existing Spanish faction has been renamed "Spain 1808". Spain 1812 still suffers from poorly effective cavalry, has less massive volunteer/militia force, but the regular troops have significantly improved since 1808.
"People's uprising", mostly irregular troops who started the war against Napoléon and his brother. Like all irregular factions in NTW3, most of units can deploy anywhere on the map during deployment. The 'Levantamiento popular" has a mix of motivated trained infantry regiments and mobs of angry citizens. Like all Spanish rosters, cavalry is weak.
United Kingdom 1812 (War of 1812 against the U.S.A.)
A roster based on a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies. It mainly includes some well-trained British regiments, and a wide variety of Canadian fencibles and militias, plus some natives.
This roster depicts Switzerland's army from 1798 to the fall of the Holy Roman Empire after the battle of Austerlitz. For an unknown reason the Swiss regiments were not at this time split in several batallions, unlike most other countries, so almost all units are very large.
Before the Hundred Days Campaign in 1815, Napoléon has officially been the Emperor of Elba for almost one year, followed by his Old Guard and his most faithful soldiers. This roster is about them, and it is of course by far the weakest faction of NTW3.
- Most scenarios have been changed, in order to use the many new units in this version
- New scenarios added : Novi and Hollabrunn
- Waterloo, Rivoli, Marengo and Montebello with much more accurate roster and deployment zones
- Borodino with fewer units, the former version was too laggy
- Two new large 1v1 non-historical scenarios
Every unit's cost has been increased or decreased depending on its speed. This factor wasn't taken in consideration in previous versions (except for light infantry). There are six scales of speed. Within each scale the slower units are cheaper than faster ones. This will be displayed in each unit's name:
- Standard infantry (elite, light, line, militia, irregulars): from L1 to L5
- Grenadiers: from G1 to G5 (same pace as standard infantry, but faster bayonet charge)
- Skirmishers: from S1 to S2
- Foot artillery: from F1 to F5 (same pace as standard infantry on flat terrain)
- Horse artillery: from H1 to H3
- Cavalry: from C1 to C9, heavy from C1 to C4, medium from C5 to C6, light from C7 to C8, nomads C9
- ... and static units have their own void scale
Now you cannot add chevrons to your units when building your army. Chevrons can only be gained during a battle. Each earned chevron gives +2 in accuracy / melee / charge / defense, and +10 in morale.
All artilery costs have been drastically reduced. Round shots are also more powerful and far more effective at long range. Canister shots are also slightly more powerful. But reloading time after shooting canister has been considerably increased.
Most foot artillery batteries now have more guns than in previous versions.
Also, differences in reloading time between 3 and 12 pounders have been reduced.
Infantry musket fire is more reactive, meaning you can have a more accurate management on that exact moment you want to open fire, usually a close-range volley against a cavalry charge.
Cavalry units remain in a more organized formation during charges, but run slower.
Many units have their own complete description (depending on available sources). The description can be seen just by rolling over a unit card with the cursor:
If the text is too long, righ-clicking on the unit card will open a larger window:
These factions have descriptions for all their units: Austria, Holy Roman Empire, Levantamiento popular, Portugal, Prussia 1806, Spain 1808, Spain 1812, United Kingdom 1815 + short translations for Mamelukes' units' name.
Most of these descriptions were provided by contributors, thank you very much to (alphabetically): CommunismWillPrevail, Karlsson, Kettch, iSandlwana, MightyOwl27, Retyn
Even with six new factions, most of the new units in version 7.5 are within already-existing factions. Here is a quick sum up of those changes:
More details about important changes:
- Austria, Holy Roman Empire, United States, Portugal and United Kingdom 1815 are completely redesigned, with a full regimental roster
- France 1811 and Russia 1812's infantry roster is completely new, also regimental
- The French Imperial Guard is now complete with the 3rd and 4rd chasseurs and grenadiers
- Berg, Baden, Hessen and Saxony 1809 are now merged in the Rhine Confederation
- Hannover's infantry is based on its only major battle: Quatre-Bras
- Mamelukes: new mix of huge slow Falahoun (peasants) units and tiny fast squadrons
- Poland: four historical infantry regiments
- Spain 1808: twice more units for the largest NTW3 roster, from all cities are regions who rose against France
Many new generals, commanding but also fighting ones, have been added in almost all factions.
- New launcher
- New background animation
- New musket sounds
- New icons' frame:
Download and installation
- NTW3 version 7.5 is made of three files:
- Download both Setup & Optional>>> files to run the SP Campaign game (Campaign A+B files)
- It's a standalone version, you don't need any previous version.
- For each file: launch & select your own NTW root directory (by default "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Napoleon Total War")
- Installation process can take a while. Your anti-virus may initially block the install of the NTW3.exe file and ask you to authorize the installation.
- Launch the "NTW3 v7.5" shortcut on your desktop, or Napoleonic Total War III.exe in /data/NTW3/Launcher7.5 folder.