Russia (NTW faction)

Game: Napoleon: Total War
Culture: European
Religion: Orthodox

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Starting position


Early January 1805


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  • Moscow Guberniya - Moscow (Capital)
  • Belarus - Minsk
  • Belgorod Guberniya - Belgorod
  • Courland - Mitau
  • Estonia & Livonia - Riga
  • Ingria - St. Petersburg
  • Kiev Guberniya - Kiev
  • Lithuania - Vilnus
  • Little Tatary - Odessa
  • Novgorod Guberniya - Novgorod
  • Smolensk Guberniya - Smolensk
  • Volhynia & Podolia - Kamenets Podolsky


Absolute Monarchy




Aleksandr I

Russia is a giant, if it can be mobilised to face the deadly danger to peace that is Napoleon Bonaparte.

It is also a nation that is recovering from the assassination of the reforming Tsar Paul in 1801, a man who was too interested in reform to be left on the throne. Rumour has it that Tsar Alexander was complicit, at the very least, in his father’s death. Paul had taken Russia to war against revolutionary France. Now Alexander is beginning to realise that a French, or rather, Napoleonic hunger for victories will drag Russia into war once again. If Russia is to be seen as a major power in Europe, she must behave as a major power, or accept French domination of Europe.

This is why Russia now contemplates war against France again. There may be incidental gains to be made in Poland and Prussian-dominated Germany, but the threat of the new French Empire is real. Napoleon has set himself up as the equal of the Tsar, and that is an implicit challenge. There are potential allies and some, like the English, have very large treasuries.

Russian soldiers may be rough and ready, but her generals are cunning commanders. Russia also has the advantage of time and space, should a war go badly. No invader from the west can comprehend the emptiness of the steppes, deal with the vast distances of Russia, or survive the merciless campaigns of “General Winter”.

Victory Conditions


Capture and hold 25 regions, including the regions shown. Ingria, Greater Poland, Moldova & Bessarabia, East Prussia, Finland, Galicia, Moscow Guberniya

Complete by the end of your turn in: Late December 1812

World Domination

Capture and hold 60 regions, including the regions shown. Moscow Guberniya

Complete by the end of your turn in: Late December 1812


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See also