Officers and commanders, high saddled horsemen, adroit artillery and the poor, bloody infantry alike,
At last the wait is over, and I can speak for the Lordz when I say that we are just as glad to release this as you are to finally play it. A good deal of work has gone into this momentous version of Napoleonic Total War II and we hope that it is worth the teeth grinding and hair pulling. Without further frilly words, here is a brief rundown of what you can expect from Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0:
- -Two new factions, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Ottoman Empire
-The removal of body piercing bullets
-Five new desert maps (so that the Ottomans feel at home)
-Three new multiplayer scripted battles, Quatre Bras, Ligny & Wavre
-No fire in melee in the scripted battles
-Preset armies for each nation
-And several other minor changes, additions and fixes that you will have to discover on your own
Further explanation of features
Body piercing bullets (BP) have been removed. This has been done in the hopes of removing the freeze bug. Tests were conducted by the Lordz and their beta testers to see what sort of effects the removal caused and we are satisfied with the results. The rank and file are still killed in the rearward ranks of the line and column even without BP enabled.
The three new scripted battles have taken Napoleonic Total War II to a new plateau in multiplayer gaming. With great efforts the Lordz overcame the restrictions imposed by the Rome Total War engine in order to give an even more realistic Napoleonic experience: there is no fire in melee in these battles. Once you lock bayonets in these battles, then no one may fire his musket. Instead, you must pull away and reorganize into ranks to attempt a volley. This is done at great risk to your men, who once let loss of their officers? leashes will be hard pressed to return to the stiff discipline of their lines.
Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0 is a full and complete install encompassing all previous versions. In summation, whether you are installing Napoleonic Total War II for the first time or have the Pen Pack and the Portugal expansion you will use the same, singular install.
NB- Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0 only contains the official Lordz maps. If you are installing NTW2 for the first time, it is recommended that you download the Map Pack as well containing over 100 community made maps for online play. A new, updated Map Pack will follow in roughly a week?s time.
Finally, this is version 1.0. For those of you who may not understand the significance of this, Napoleonic Total War II has reached its prime. In this version the culmination of over two year?s work from dozens of people are contained; sleepless nights, strained eyes, PC disasters, countless hours of reworked textures, codes, editing, a chorus of questions and slew of answers, countless PM?s and a breakdown or two, myriad history books, comings and goings, slow downs, boredom, headaches, and creative disagreements.
What began as a struggling start has grown into a strong, robust and extraordinary modification. There are hundreds of RTW mods out there, all offering something different, but this one has in my opinion out shined them for it?s longevity, creativeness and above all it?s community. While Napoleonic Total War II represents a paradigm shift in mods it is the tightly knit community that continues to pour life into the Lordz Modding Collective. Because of this every-changing community there is always something in the works from the Lordz. So while this might be the conclusive battle for NTW2, it is certainly not time to lower the flag.
Please go to the Downloads section of the site to begin your download.
Enjoy, The Lordz Modding Collective