Victory at all cost

You are now in command of World War II! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV by Paradox Development Studio lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.

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From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII. It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world?

Features

Total strategic war – The war is not only won on land, on the seas and in the air, but also in the laboratories, the factories, the backrooms, in international trade and in the hearts and minds of men and women.
The most authentic real-time simulation of the war – Let the greatest commanders of WW2 fight your war with the tools of the time; tanks, planes, ships, guns and newly discovered weapons of mass destruction.
Fight as any nation in the greatest human conflict of all time – Chose from the greatest powers striving for victory, or the small nations trying to weather the storm.

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Ante Rebellum - Pre-Release Special

Good day, and welcome to the first ever instalment of our developer correspondence. Today, the 5th of December, marks 25 days before the planned release of our mod for Hearts of Iron 4 - Ante Rebellum. Today I'm here to give an overall picture of the mod you can expect on the 30th of December, introduce you to the team, mention how you can contribute and possibly hint at some future plans. Buckle in.

The Mod

If you wish to view the timeline of the mod, from the point of diversion, you can read it here

Now onto the game itself. Let's first begin by looking at the world map:

Ante Rebellum Official Lore Map

Where to begin? Let's take a look at some of the countries that will have focus trees in the release version of the mod:

Germany


Germany is the strongest economy at the start of the game, and also possesses arguably the largest and most modern military. It begins the leader of the Imperial Mutual Assistance Pact, a faction composed of Germany's puppets Wallonia, the Flemish State & Morocco, and their allies in the Austrian Empire, with their puppet Bohemia. As you can see, Germany has few friends in the world. The newly born Soviet Republic to the east is growing in influence and might, whilst Germany's old enemy in the United Kingdom continues to attempt to grow it's influence over the world.

Germany is a constitutional monarchy - a parliament and chancellor lead Germany's legislature, but Kaiser Wilhelm II retains some influence over the state. Their only independent ally, Austria, is severely weakened, having been wrecked by civil war following the end of the Great European War. Germany seeks to expand its sphere of influence - peacefully if possible - to compete with that of the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is the diplomatic powerhouse of the world. They begin the game as the faction leader of the League of Nations - a faction consisting of the independent nations of Spain and Portugal, as well as Britain's puppet states of Ireland, Egypt & the Raj and their dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa. They too wish to expand their diplomatic sphere of influence, particularly into the Middle East and Eastern Asia. However, their military and economy are not comparable to Germany's, though they may be able to stand their own with their faction's help. It shouldn't have to come to armies, however - Britain's navy is it's wooden wall, and about double the size of Germany's by itself.

The Soviet Republic

The newly born Soviet Republic, led by Leon Trotsky, is the emerging great power at the start of the game. The begin with a large army, but this lacks the modernisation possessed by Germany and the United Kingdom, however the Soviet High Command have some of the most innovative military ideas. They have emerged from their war with Japan changed - the former Russian Empire is claimed by the Russian State in the east, a puppet of the Japanese Empire. They seek to expand their borders - reclaiming Ukraine, conquering the Baltics and finally reconquering Eastern Siberia and driving Japan once more from the continent. Spreading the revolution is an obvious plus.

The Soviets also need to decide on their internal politics - do they go with the left or the right inside the Party? Do they introduce the implement a New Economic Policy, or continue with central planning?

The Others

Other nations that will receive a focus tree on the launch of the mod are Japan and the People's Revolutionary Front (one of the southern Chinese fractures). These may be covered in a further article proceeding release.

In addition to event chains for those with focus trees, there are also event chains of varying length for many other countries.

Getting You Involved

If you are interested in contributing to the mod, we'd love to hear from you! You can get involved in the Discord server - we recommend as the best way for getting in touch with the developers, sharing your ideas, reporting bugs or generally getting to know the community. You can also use the forums here on ModDB if you wish, though this will be checked less often than the Discord.

The Future?

What are we going to be working on post-release? Well...

We're always looking to expand our existing focus trees, though this will probably take second priority behind expanding our focus tree range to other major countries in the world, notably the two Americas, France and Austria amongst others. We're also wishing to expand event chains to give a more immersive game to play!

However, I can give one special sneak-peak - the Balkans! This is the area I'm working on especially, and will get some loving in the future versions of the game. Will the expansion of Yugoslavia continue, transforming them into a European power controlling the majority of the Balkans? Will Austria, with Germany's help, be able to reclaim their empire and be a strong ally for Germany once again? Who knows!

Regardless of the specifics, one thing is for certain - we want your involvement, ideas and support.

And That's the Game

Thank you for reading this - the first of a hopeful series of developer correspondences about the mod. I hope it was informative and enjoyable - wetting your tastebuds for the (hopeful) release date of Ante Rebellum on the 30th of December.

- HappyNTH, Developer

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The first big update

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Here I'll introduce to the features of the first update of the mod.

We are not dead yet!

We are not dead yet!

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While progress is seemed slow,this does not mean it is not done.

Dev Diary #1 : IDEOLOGIES!

Dev Diary #1 : IDEOLOGIES!

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Dev Diary II: On the Matter of Britain

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kubisztal
kubisztal

I'm playing in this right now :) I choosed Poland and already conquered half of Europe. I got Italy and Spain in coalition with me. Now it's time to remove CPPP from the map :)

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Promiter
Promiter

hello i want to ask if someone knows how to fix this. When i tried to star the game it stars normal and then when i alredy chose the nation and tried to star the times it frezes not the game the time and it wont let me speed it up slowed down nothing. plz help me i want to play this game so bad but this stupid bug dosent let me thanks

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CheekiBreekiForYou
CheekiBreekiForYou

do you running the game with mods or vanilla?

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CheekiBreekiForYou
CheekiBreekiForYou

the mods list are gone, it just show PS4 Mods with empty list
anyone have the same issue?

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CheekiBreekiForYou
CheekiBreekiForYou

never mind found a way to fix it

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Vinho_Verde
Vinho_Verde

Would be Greek army skins?

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DrunkTerminator
DrunkTerminator

good game but i cant afford it rip

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GFM_von_Brauchitsch
GFM_von_Brauchitsch

Download a cracked version m8

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Guest
Guest

I have a Mac, after I've downloaded Hearts of Iron 4 will these mods would on my Mac? Millennium Dawn in particular.

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CheekiBreekiForYou
CheekiBreekiForYou

depends

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