Napoleonic Warfare
Holdfast: Nations At War is an online multiplayer first and third person shooter focusing on a combination of teamwork and individual skill. Take part in historic clashes on land and at sea waged by the most powerful nations during the great Napoleonic Era.

Charge into battle with over 150 players per server!

Fight On Multiple Fronts
Join the Navy
Experience what it’s like to be a crew member on board a military sailing ship. Raise the sails, fire the cannons, test the water depths and cooperate to keep your vessel afloat!

Enlist in the Army
Work with your comrades to storm enemy fortifications or support the fight from the rear with artillery fire. Keep the line steady in open field battles and lead your men to victory!

Class System
Play as a Captain, Sailor, Line Infantry and more! Every class comes with its own traits and roles which are crucial for your team’s survival. Holdfast: NaW’s order-based system allows for intuitive cooperative play where your ability to work as part of a team matters just as much as your personal skill.

Challenging Combat
Whether you are manning a cannon, firing a musket or swinging a sword, Holdfast: NaW's combat mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master. The game rewards player skill via a precision and timing based directional melee system.

Competitive Play
There will be plenty of chances for you and your mates to take on other groups in tournaments and fierce competitive events. Hone your skills because you can be sure that your opponents will too!

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Holdfast: Nations At War is now 25% off for a limited time during Steam's winter sale.

Muskets with relatively long reload times, men marching into battle at the sound of drums, fifes and violins - Played by specific classes, Officers leading others to victory or to an inevitable death and mighty warships from the golden age of sail are some of the things that you’ll find in Holdfast: Nations At War. This all happens with over 150 players per server!

Things have been extremely busy here at the office! Keep on reading the blog post as we have a few rather exciting announcements to make. Your help with spreading the word around about the sale would be greatly appreciated. We’re doing our very best to bring this genre of Musket Warfare games that we all love in the limelight.

Holdfast NaW - The Guard Stands their Ground

We’re Growing The Team!

There’s going to be an instrumental addition to the team coming next month! We have been listening very closely as to what the community wants. Improvements upon melee combat, the introduction of cavalry, more naval mechanics or even a map editor all require a programmer’s skill set to be developed.

As such, we are now embarking on a major investment towards the success of Holdfast: Nations At War - Another programmer will be joining the team! Dylan ‘Monroy’ Vassallo, will be working closely with our lead programmer Andreas ‘Dreas’ Grech to bring new and improved gameplay oriented features to the game.

There’ll also be another 3D Artist working on the game. We’ll do an official introduction for both of these good fellows later on next month.

Here’s a look at our progress on the new office space we mentioned in our previous blog post. We’re still awaiting the delivery of hardware but other than a few remaining aesthetics, everything’s pretty much done!

Anvil Game Studios - Office Space [WIP]

More About The Next Game Update!

The upcoming update is not ready just yet. We're working very hard towards its release! You’ll be seeing four new maps - two of which are specifically designed to cater for line battle gameplay, improvements to the free flight camera, the ability to go into melee combat while crouching, smoother transitions when going from running to aiming, other direct improvements towards melee combat and more.

This will only be the beginning of our work on improving the melee - There’ll be a lot more to come after the next patch. There has also been ample progress on preparing the game so it can be translated into other languages. We want to make sure that the game is widely available to everyone.

Let’s move forward with a few more sneak peaks, shall we? We have been gathering feedback from various regiments (clans) and event hosts to improve on our current designs for line battle maps. Desert Plains is another line battle map that will be available in the next patch.

Holdfast NaW - Desert Plains

A new class! Chosen from the strongest and largest soldiers, Grenadiers will excel at killing other infantry units. More information about the Grenadier class will be made available in the patch notes.

Holdfast NaW - Grenadier Class

We won’t be revealing everything just yet! There’s more to the update than what we’ve shown above. In the spirit of this festive season, we’ll be providing you with another hint as to what you might be seeing get into the game relatively soon.

Loud and glorious. They are coming! But what could it be?

Join A Crew or Regiment! Clans

Interested in organised play, firing volleys in a formation and all that goodness? Join a crew or regiment of your choice by posting an application in one of the threads on our forums. These clans partake in events which brings the game to a whole new level.

Apply to join a crew or regiment here.

Holdfast NaW - Hold Your Ground!

Thanks again for your support. Be sure to keep forwarding us your feedback and suggestions.

There's a lot more in store for Holdfast: Nations At War in 2018! Stay tuned. From all of us here at Anvil Game Studios, we would like to wish you the best of holidays and as always, may good health be yours.

Feel free to give us a follow on our Facebook and Twitter.

You can discuss this blog post here.

Once again thank you for all of your support from all of us on the Holdfast: NaW team,

- Andrew, Julian, Andreas, Nico, Cameron & Tassilo

Anvil Game Studios

Office space. Prussia and the upcoming game update

Office space. Prussia and the upcoming game update

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Things have been very busy the past few weeks with setting up an office space. We’re investing time into this with the sole purpose of growing the team...

Post launch update. Thank you!

Post launch update. Thank you!


Thank you! Between hitting the front of Twitch and top sellers on Steam, our release was an interesting one.

Holdfast: Nations At War released! Development roadmap

Holdfast: Nations At War released! Development roadmap

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Holdfast: Nations At War released on Steam! Check out our development roadmap.

Holdfast: Nations At War Pre-Release Q&A. Your most pressing questions

Holdfast: Nations At War Pre-Release Q&A. Your most pressing questions

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Check out the pre-release Q&A blog for a look at what's to come during Early Access! A frigate, new classes, firearms and more.

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INtense! Staff

Holy batman, how have I not seen this till now. Love the detailed posts. What is your plan for mod support?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hey, we would like to start from a map editor first then eventually move forward to other modding functionality. I'm really glad that you've taken a liking to our game!

Feel free to contact me on if you'd like a key sent over to check the game out.

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INtense! Staff

Awesome, we've got a new modding product coming out so when the time comes it be great to chat about it. See if there is a fit

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seems really amazing
please add more factions such as Prussians or ottomans too :)

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

We will most certainly be adding additional factions in Holdfast: NaW. The community will be involved in our decision as to which faction is brought first into the game.

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How is the entering of ships gonna work?

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What I mean is is it gonna work with grappling hooks?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hey! Right now you can board other naval vessels by de-masting them which will cause the ship to cease sailing. We also have plans for grappling hooks to make it into the game in the future. This among other systems we have planned for naval combat will encourage boarding to take place even further.

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Will there be other playable nations in the future? Also some minor nations for diversity? for example : denmark, sweden , ottoman empire etc.

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hey Parade, we will be introducing additional factions into the game besides Britain and France. The community will be involved in our decision as to which faction is brought first into the game.

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