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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 has been updated. Named after King George himself, we’ll be introducing yet another map in this week’s release! Join the rank and file as Holdfast: Nations At War is now 50% Off for the duration of Steam’s Black Friday sale.

It would be great if you can help us spread the word around about the sale to bring this genre of Musket Warfare games that we all love in the limelight. We want to continue strengthening the following behind the game as it grows and develops.

More about what’s the come in our latest blog post.

A New Map! King George

Strive for control over two war-thorn camps. Situated near the coastline, a lighthouse stands to overlook the possibility of an invasion. Along the paths leading to these camps, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to outwit your enemies as you attempt to break through their defensive positions.

Designed with the intent to promote quicker more action paced gameplay, King George is playable on the Army Battlefield and Army Conquest game modes. Join one of the Army Front servers hosted in various regions to check it out!

Here’s a first-hand look at the map.

Holdfast NaW   King George 1

Holdfast NaW   King George 6

Holdfast NaW   King George 3

Constant Game Updates! Ongoing Dedication

We’d like to once again affirm our ongoing dedication towards pushing forward frequent game updates. To this effect, we recently introduced two developers, Dylan ‘Wrexial’ Abela and Alistair ‘PingPong’ Azzopardi to help produce content at a faster pace. We have also optimised our development pipeline to allow us to bring more members into the team as the game grows.

Here’s a very brief list of what we’ve been up to during the past few months.

Game Updates

- Army Front! Battlefield, Conquest and Siege game modes all in one rotation.
» Multiple improvements to the Army Conquest game mode based on community feedback.

- 8 New Maps! King George, Ernest Ridge, Fort Salettes, Fort Schwarz, Snowy Plains 3 (L), Grassy Plains 3 (L), Desert Plains 1 (S) & Snowy Plains 1 (S).

- Melee Combat Mechanics! Direct improvements towards melee combat. More work will follow on this mechanic in a future update based on community feedback.

- Melee Arena Game Mode! Come up with new strategies on how to best your opponents before the arena gates open throwing you in a single-life team-based battle to the last man standing. Melee weapons are your only arsenal.
»6 new maps specifically designed for the Melee Arena game mode.

- End of Match UI! Strive for the very top before the match ends to boast about your standing.

- Game Engine Upgrade. This was one of the largest undertakings that the team has undertaken to date.

- Server Optimisations. Multiple server optimisations to stabilise performance over long periods of run time and reduce latency when a lot of players are in close proximity.

- Customisable Crosshairs. A much-requested quality of life addition that gives players full control over their crosshairs.

- Recruitment Channel. A dedicated chat channel that regiments (game clans) can use to advertise their own group.
» If you aren’t too keen on seeing recruitment messages, we’ve also included an option that allows you to disable this channel through the ‘Game’ options.

- Quality of life additions, performance optimisations, bug fixes, gameplay balancing and a whole lot more.

Expect more updates to follow soon.

Holdfast NaW   Melee Arena

What’s Next? Moveable Artillery & Cannoneer Class

We’re going to stick to our plans and focus on artillery mechanics for the upcoming major update. The majority of the groundwork required that will allow players to move field guns around on the battlefield is already in place. Our sights are set on having a BETA up in the next few weeks.

Until then, have a good look at a couple of uniforms for the Cannoneer class that will be introduced in the same update.

Holdfast NaW   Prussian Cannonee

Prussian Cannoneer

Holdfast NaW   British Cannoneer

British Cannoneer

Holdfast NaW   French Cannoneer

French Cannoneer

Community. Join The Discord!

Looking for a good bunch of fellows to play the game with? Do join our Discord! Linebattle events were players are encouraged to play in formations relevant to the Napoleonic era are hosted by the community throughout the week.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Join The Holdfast: NaW Community Discord!

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Once again, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the regiments and indeed the entirety of the community for their support.

We’re working on the next update and until next time, may good health be yours.

Discuss this blog post here.

The Holdfast: NaW team,

- Refleax, Rycon, Dreas, Wrexial, PingPong, Walki, Cameron & Rejenorst

Anvil Game Studios

Huge Update. Prussia Released! For The King

Huge Update. Prussia Released! For The King

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Brace yourselves as Holdfast: Nations At War has just received one of the largest content updates to date. The much-anticipated Prussian faction is here...

Dev Insight. Prussia & The New UI

Dev Insight. Prussia & The New UI

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We have good progress to show off on the new spawn menu. You’ll also find more about the long-awaited Prussians, new fortifications, maps and our plans...

A Look At Prussia! New Conquest Game Mode. Now 35% Off

A Look At Prussia! New Conquest Game Mode. Now 35% Off

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Have a look at the upcoming glorious Prussian faction. More about the new Conquest game mode inside.

Constant Game Updates! Holdfast: Nations At War is now 20% Off on Steam

Constant Game Updates! Holdfast: Nations At War is now 20% Off on Steam


After the release of two massive updates during the past few weeks, Holdfast: Nations At War is now 20% off for a limited time during Steam's lunar sale.

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Big fan of Creative Assembly games here, and this looks amazing. Will you need testers?

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AnvilGameStudios Creator

Hello! The game is already out on Steam Early Access. Feel free to check it out.

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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 andrew@anvilgamestudios.com 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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