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Napoleon: Total War- The Peninsular Campaign

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The Peninsular Campaign Downloadable Content is a new and independent campaign for Napoleon: Total War based on the conflict in the Spanish Peninsula between 1811 and 1814. It was during this era that the Spanish resistance gave their style of fighting its name: Guerrilla, or the “little war”.

France vs Portugal

It is 1811 and the war in the Spanish Peninsula has been raging for over two years, with mixed fortunes and heavy casualties for both sides. Following the withdrawal from the Madrid area of the combined armies of Great Britain, Portugal and Spain after the Battle of Talavera in July 1809, Viscount Wellington retreated into Portugal and consolidated his forces. Now Napoleon´s Armée d’Espagne, has invaded Portugal once again but thus far the network of entrenchments has proved impossible for the French to successfully assail. Wellington has planned a fresh offensive to drive the invaders out of Portugal and eventually out of the Peninsula altogether. Although forced back to the edges of their Peninsula by France and the traitors who helped them, Spain is not yet out of the fight. The Supreme Central Junta and its successor the Supreme Regency authorised the forming of local bands to fight guerrilla – the “little war” – against the invaders.

Choose one of the three nations involved – France, Great Britain or Spain – and experience one the most intense conflict of the Napoleonic era.

Key Features

The Rock

A new and independent Iberian Peninsula campaign map featuring 32 controllable regions.

Three playable nations: the brand new Spanish nation and the existing but revamped France and Great Britain, each with its own unique set of Objectives and Missions.
A new, non-playable Portuguese nation, controlling some of the regions.

Play the campaign from three different perspectives, each with a unique feel:
– The French fight to keep resistance at bay while converting regions to their political alignment.
– The British are very limited for regions at the start, but receive enough income from Northern Europe and North America that they can afford to liberate regions back to the Spanish in return for Guerrilla aid.
– The Spanish also have a limited starting position, but have permanent access to Guerrillas for effective battlefield use against the French.

Personal Battle

5 new Guerrilla unit types, recruitable by all nations, adept at battlefield stealth and with the added ability to deploy outside of their faction’s deployment zones: Tiradores (Skirmisher Infantry), Cazadores, Lanceros (Lancer Cavalry), Husares (Light Cavalry), Leader (General).

28 new units in total, spread across the three playable nations including the British 95th Rifles, the French Vistula Uhlans and the Spanish Coraceros Espanoles.


Two new agents to enforce political conversion:
– Provocateurs (French and British nations only) have the ability to promote anti-opposition sentiment in regions, incite unrest, decreases turn time for research and passively spy.
– Priests (Spanish and Portuguese nations only) have the ability to promote anti-opposition sentiment in regions and incite unrest.

– A new Guerrillero agent for the Spanish nation:
similar to a Spy but with the new ability to Harass enemy armies – lock them in place for a turn and cause them attrition.

Political Alignment system which sees the French battle to increase pro-French sentiment throughout the peninsula.

More information on the Peninsular Campaign is available on the Napoleon: Total War website.


Free Stuff Friday – May 28, 2010

It’s double prize pack week for Free Stuff Friday! We’ve got 3 packs, and in case you don’t win them the first time, you have a second chance because we’re giving away 2 of each pack.

Because of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the US, we will be doing all giveaways between 10am and 1pm US Pacific time. We get out early to enjoy the long weekend, and you get some non-stop prize winning action!

We had a special guest join us for this video as Aaron/Ruby wasn’t able to make it. Fabian is from Germany, and he offered to help us out with the video. Eagle eyed viewers of our videos may note that you’ve seen Fabian walk out the door before.

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On the Block

1. Iron Man 2 Pack

This Iron Man 2 pack includes a 1 GB USB drive with Iron Man 2 game assets (totally reusable for other stuff, too!),  a copy of the game on the platform of your choice (X360, PS3, Wii, DS, or PSP), a special edition commemorative film cell from the movie, and a copy of the Iron Man Limited Edition Norton Internet Security 2010 for PC.

Congrats to our winner, @abductedvision!

2. Iron Man 2 Pack

Same as above. A second chance to win!

Congrats to our winner, @Kaluntia!

3. Napoleon: Total War Pack

1 Napoleon horse statue, 1 Napoleon t-shirt (size S – XL), and 1 Napoleon hoodie (size M-XL). Fabian’s German (or my questionable subtitling) not included.

Congrats to our winner, @ONoesUDidnt!

4. Napoleon: Total War Pack

Same as above.

Congrats to our winner, @cappytweet!

5.  Alpha Protocol Pack

1 Alpha Protocol poster signed by the Obsidian development team, 1 Alpha Protocol-branded iPod Touch (8GB), and 1 copy of Alpha Protocol for PS3 or X360. (Please note that you must be 17 or older to win, as the game is rated M.)

Congrats to our winner, @fat_nerd!

6. Alpha Protocol Pack

Same as above, same rules apply.

Congrats to our winner, @KristinBarista!

How it Works

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2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)
3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.
4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

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