In any case, expect Greece to face many wars for supremacy in the Balkans and Anatolia. Send your troops to the Italian border, I have 36 divisions, so I put one division near the dardanelles islands in Turkey, 12 near Albania, 6 near Zara, and the rest 22 near the Italian Border at north.
Concentrated Industry 3 is done, get Support Weapons 2. It has limited conscription, export trade focus, and civilian economy. The main portion of China lies with Chiang Kai-Shek, while Mao Zedong controls the fledgling state of Communist China. Put them up on the Bulgarian border. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Artillery is just a waste of recources since you dont have the materials to build them anyway. Turkey joined the Axis but quickly capitulated under pressure from Greece and the Soviet Union on two fronts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The RTS Gamer's Guide to Hearts of Iron IV. (10) Will load again and try to send some divisions to defend the French Spanish border.
God damn look at that purple! Delay is done, continue with Mobile Defense. A place to share content, ask questions and/or talk about the grand strategy game Hearts of Iron IV by Paradox Development Studio. I would have to redeploy units out of Turkey to defend the border. The AI merely shuffles divisions around the map without making any real progress, but Greeces contributions to the war effort far exceeded anything that could be expected from them. Germany declared war on the Soviet Union in January 1941. The war against the Allies dragged on into the 1950s with no discernible winner. Doctrine Effort 2 is done, do Armament Effort 3.
Mexico can gain cores on Central America and a few Caribbean countries. fuck, what a nice guide. If you've been playing Hearts of Iron IV and struggling to win wars, I put together a couple of pointers to help you get on the path to victory.
I decided to do a little of both. The navy is one of the most elusive and incomprehensible aspects of HOI4 to players new and old alike, for a variety of reasons. This guide will teach you how to easily win with the following nations: Germany, France, Russia, Poland, China, Italy, Spain, Romania, Brasil. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TIP: IF YOU JOIN AXIS AND THEN DECLARE ON YUGOSLAVIA SPECIFICALLY FOR CROATIA, DALMATIA AND SLOVENIA, NEITHER ITALY NOR GERMANY CAN TAKE THEM FROM YOU.
This is a cute little trick I use against Turks: Turks love attacking you and tiring themselves out, just let them use all their stuff and then attack back when they are exhausted. Thank you, Michael! This can give you a refreshing experience away from all the chaos of the old world. Likewise, since most of your steel will be consumed by producing infantry equipment, rocket artillery is a good alternative to traditional artillery (advanced rocket artillery costs 2 tungsten and 1 steel per factory to produce, while advanced artillery costs 1 tungsten and 3 steel per factory). Despite misgivings about going to war with only 12,000 men in reserve, I joined the Allies in July 1944 and sent several divisions to help the Republic of Turkey. Lets try to restore Byzantine Peoples Empire. For 1.6.1 MtG Valve Corporation. Unfortunately, the Soviet Union capitulated shortly after, freeing up German forces to fight the Allies.
The first section called "Basic Templates" includes all kind of regular templates which will work perfectly in every situation, even tho they are basic. Over 400 tips for new and new-ish players. With the next 150 pp, you can get Silent Workhorse for 15% more pp. Improved Machine Tools is done, research Support Weapons 1. After Germany caped it was a matter of time they snowballed everyone. I advise going commy and allying USSR. And this country can choose to rearrange its internal politics in many different ways.
The only nation I can attack without being attacked by a protector is Turkey, because Turkey is being protected by Romania and so am I. Jason Rodriguez writes for various websites under the Enthusiast Gaming umbrella -- Destructoid, Flixist, Daily Esports, PlayStation Enthusiast, and PC Invasion. Construction 2 is done, continue with Improved Machine Tools. You just have to defend your southern border very well if that happens. The official Black ICE mod guide for Hearts of Iron 4. You can then choose whose side youre on in WW2 and land on European shores.
You just started playing and keep losing in singleplayer ? If comes up, you can sign the Anti-Comintern Pact. You can now train 5 additional divisions, regular infantry. It shares no borders with major powers (at least until Italy claims Albania), and can expect to avoid war until late 1940 or 41, giving you more time to prepare than other countries in the region.
everyone gets their slice of the civil war cake. After doing the relevant focus, this allows you to core any state in the world, as long as you have enough compliance there. Concentrated Industry 2 is done, continue with 3. Show items tagged with all of the selected terms: Click here to learn more about Steam Guides. The road to liberal democracy is long, thanks to a limited National Focus path that gives no bonuses to democratic party growth.
I hope you learned something from this, hopefully you will get this achievement also! Hearts of Iron IV is an epic historical simulator that allows you to experience the Second World War as any country, and perhaps, change history. Press J to jump to the feed.
Does that happen a lot or was it just unfortunate? The Second World War, a great conflagration that engulfed the globe, saw many nations that picked sides, or chose neutrality.
Start of by turning facist as soon as possible and taking some nationalist focuses. War Propoganda against Bulgaria is good too btw, spend 50 pp on that.
Welcome to the latest in a series of posts looking at minor countries in the game Hearts of Iron IV by Paradox Entertainment. So as I was pushing Axis troops out of Syria, the Soviet Union declared war on Iraq, opening up another front when my 22 divisions were already stretched thin.
As I feared, Bulgaria surrendered in May 1945. Strategic Advantages: Greeces mountainous terrain offers good defensive positions. 4. HOI4 Transport Planes: What Are They & How Do You Get Them? I decided to join the Axis. Just as I was settling along the new frontline preparing to attack, the Soviet AI also declared war on Iran and Afghanistan, creating even more enemies to fight.
I could wait for the Allies to push across Italy, or I could abandon my gains and focus on a more attainable goal: liberating the Republic of Turkey. You can be enemies with Axis but be very careful at that, Italy is powerful.
Mabuhay! The moment I declared war on turkey France guarenteed them.
As happened in history, I tried to keep Greece out of the war, but Italy began justifying war goals in August 1940 (Italys invasion of Greece surprised everyone, including Hitler). There are definitely more around, but he doesn't know anyone. Once again, the world was made safe for democracy!
Also, China has the highest manpower in the game and a lot of room for industry. HOI4: How Do You Get The Trickster Trait For Generals?
Or you can choose to decide that youre enough on your own & conquer all of those who would dare to take away Polish sovereignty. DO NOT PICK "PROMISES OF PEACE". Italy formed Novus Imperium Romanum faction with Bulgaria (who is capitulated, by me, couple years ago). This is a min-maxing guide as well as a strategy guide for the Soviet Union. While you are doing that you should be going for industrial focuses to get the extra factories. Doctrine Effort is done, go ahead with Armament Effort. Italy surrendered in February 1944, followed by Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. All other assets & trademarks are property of their original owners. With the exception of Mengkukuo, who apparently only exists to either be conquered or to give Japan a place to put their troops. Germany declared war on Yugoslavia on July 5, 1942, threatening to bring the Axis war machine closer to the Greek border, however, the Allies invaded and liberated most of Yugoslavia shortly after. Electronic Mechanical Engineering is done, research Mechanical Computing. I think the guide its in his final level, if i'm gonna have something to add i'm gonna add, but now i don't have what to add. PSS: Germany was like "Fuck the ardennes, I'm gonna break through maginot" and that's exactly what they did. Most of the guides on steam for HOI4 are completely useless in multiplayer, so, we made our own. Its strategic resources are plentiful for a minor country. You dont have access to artillery or motorized units in 1936. So, we must go for Bulgaria at the start.
Since the Greeks are so ancient, you can choose many moments of their civilization to emulate. The rest of the land is controlled by warlords, who can be led to proclaim lordship over all China.
Now my goal was to cut off the Allied armies in eastern Syria, so I launched an airborne invasion of Palestine with 3 remaining airborne units and moved toward the Saudi Arabian border. Spain also has the unique Anarchism form of government.
The invasion of turkey is the tricky part of the strat since it requires you to move your troops over a single province strait and this i almost impossible without air superiorety and CAS.
PS: This was done in Ironman mode, without historical with no mods on, just all the expansions, including La Resistance.
Need help? For every decision you make, expect the game to hand you a new challenge every time. The sheer power of german tanks I guess.
This mod won't tell you what to build and what to focus on with every country. Kai-Sheks China allows you to fix the government issues and possibly become democratic. Change), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Military Composition: Greece has very limited manpower, so you must compensate by making judicious use of military resources.
When Bulgaria joined the Allies, it actually made my situation worse because it left a longer border to defend when the German Army marched through. 1. However, I lost most of my fleet in the operation, so I would have to focus on an aerial invasion of the Middle East. Hearts of Iron 4 - Historical Focus Paths. The United States grabbed Albania, and the Soviet Union took Turkeys west coast.
Mexico also has 4 exclusive achievements for itself. Also remember that when you are invading Yugoslavia, you cannot be in Axis otherwise Germany will install Croatia in it. Greece starts 1936 with only 3 research slots, so you want to get the 2 bonus slots through National Focuses as quickly as you can. This week Ill be looking at Greece. When Industrial Effort is done, you can do Doctrine Effort. Slowly switch your infantry into this final template.
It became clear the Axis AI will never defeat the Allies. Or perhaps communism suits you better? Next 150 pp should be spent on Chief of Army, Division Attack. Then, province by province, I slowly liberated the Republic of Bulgaria and most of Yugoslavia, and the Allies began to liberate France.
Italy isn't in the Axis in my game btw. It has researched Infantry Weapons I, Mountain Infantry I, Recon Company I, Destroyer I, Light and Heavy Cruiser I, Battleship I, Submarine I, and Transport Ships.
We need to take Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Yugoslavia and some parts of Romania. What composition should you have, and how or where to deploy them? document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Basic Machine Tools is done, do Concentrated Industry 1. Greece starts the game in 1936 as a neutral, authoritarian state with 90% national unity and annual elections. Now, we must save our PP, because we will need to click the national referandum (100 pp), justify on Bulgaria and change to War Economy (150 pp). Unlike previous versions of Hearts of Iron, post-war Europe looked like a complete mess, with ahistorical outcomes in a historic scenario. (LogOut/
As our stability is so high and we need the political power for other stuff, we shouldn't shoot for civil war, Bulgaria isn't going anywhere. The Official Black ICE Guide for Hearts of Iron 4. Maybe you were fascist and you caused too much WT, that can happen. Keep building military factories on the same provinces of Epirus and Thessaly. The Greek mountain division (Tetragono Pezikou) is over strength by at least two battalions. After attacking and taking Romania, I immediately started Justifying on Italy. Of course, we haven't got engineers yet, so we will get that next. What ships do you need? I recommend the axis since the allies dont really have a strong precence in the area other than their navy. After nationalism, continue with Army Effort (for the land doctrine bonus). All other assets & trademarks are property of their original owners. And there are 7 achievements available only for Poland so theres a lot to keep you busy.
The Referential Guide to Ship Designs + Naval Doctrines (Revised by me 01/05/2022). Declare war on bulgaria and annex them.
They cost more aluminum, but Greece has plenty of aluminum resources. By October, German divisions returning from the eastern front began to push the Allies back in Eastern Europe. At that point, 357,000 Greek soldiers had fallen in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
2.when you have turned facist start justifying on bulgaria. The many focus paths available will help you pick your campaigns playstyle.
I began lend-leasing equipment to them, since my neutrality focus prevented me from sending volunteers. The Republic of Turkey declared independence on June 24, 1943 and joined the Allies. Create a website or blog at WordPress.com, on Hearts of Iron IV Minor Nation Strategies:Greece, Hearts of Iron IV Minor Nation Strategies: Romania | The Wanderings of Michael Kleen, Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges & Universities (2015), Shades of Gray: Strange Tales from the Old Dominion (digital, 2017), Bunnyman Cometh Available forPre-Order. Genshin Impact: Nightwatch Contract locations and usage guide, Genshin Impact: Questioner Raven Statue puzzle Truly deceived, Genshin Impact: Drama Phantasmagoria Raven Theater guide, Genshin Impact: Immernachtreich and Twinning Isle Phantasmal Conches, Stray: Where to find Clementines Mysterious Message clues (Midtown), Stray: How to get the Worker Jacket and Worker Helmet (Midtown), New Vampire Survivors update adds a Boss Rash challenge mode, 1997 shooter Chasm: The Rift will release on Steam this fall, TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection slices into a late August release date, Ubisoft has canceled the development of Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline, Square Enix announced a Cloud Strife figure that doubles as an NFT, Dragon Ball: The Breakers brings asymmetric gameplay to the franchise in October, closed network test soon, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has been delayed until after March 31 next year, RuneScape developer Jagex has acquired Pipeworks Studios, FIFA 23 will include cross-play, PC to get the next-gen version, Vanguard and Warzone Season Four Reloaded details new game modes, Terminator crossover, and more. After a hard slog through the mountains, Iran finally capitulated on August 30, 1943. Then, inexplicably, Germany capitulated! Queue construction: Infrastructure of Epirus to 10, then Thessaly to 10, Then max military factories on Epirus. The Ultimate Guide to Division Templates and Tank Designs (Barbarossa 1.11.12). Each nation with a unique tree is detailed, including all the expansion nations. Building a fleet from scratch can be difficult.
It has 28,020 manpower initially available for new units, and one general available to command your troops. I finally had the units and transports to launch a small invasion of the Middle East, so I put those plans into effect and dropped 6 paratrooper divisions on the naval base in French Lebanon. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Most importantly, I learned the value of changing division templates to match the mission and terrain. Armament effort is done, continue with Armament effort 2. Weird that Istanbul is a claimed state and Izmir is not Interwar Artillery is done, continue with Improved Infantry Equipment.
Production: We will be making 10-width Art-Eng supported Infantry, so we need 1 in support, 1 in art, rest in infantry for now. 25 Nov 1937 Justification for Bulgaria is complete. Now I'm going to attack Romania, annex them, then Albania, and we're done! It will be up to you to guide Poland through their darkest time. For several years, Greece was alone, surrounded by enemies. Its up to you to make the decisions that will carry the day, or provide a completely ahistorical outcome. Concentrated Industry 1 and Mechanical Computing are done, do CI2 and Cons 2.
Support weapon 1 is done, research engineers now. With the war in Europe finished, I waited for Japan to fall. In my game, there are only three wars and one is between India and Pakistan, other is the Spanish Civil war between 3 nations. Nice! Although your true challenge will be defeating the USA. I joined the Comintern in July 1938 and spent the next few years boosting military capabilities and building forts along the Albanian border.
Hello my dear reader. The old emperor is a Japanese puppet in Manchukuo. For example, although I like close air support, its better to develop tactical bombers because advanced tactical bombers cost less oil to produce. After dozens of play throughs as various Axis-allied countries, I came to the conclusion that the Axis AI will never win. Edit your Infantry and add in another infantry batallion in so it's 20 width.
The metrics Im using to rank these nations mainly focus on how soon are youre thrown into the action, and what can you achieve with each nation. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This guide will explain naval mechanics and basic strategy from the viewpoint of a casual multiplayer setting. As a Map Game connoisseur and best selling author I will instruct you onto how to get laid. An Intermediate Guide to the Navy in Multiplayer. Duplicate your Infantry template and make another template with Artillery and Engineers. FandomSpot is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by any brands or trademarks on this site unless explicitly stated. (6) In my game, Germany attacked Soviets and Romania was in Axis and they attacked too. Greece has 9 infantry, 3 mountain, and 1 cavalry divisions, but no air force. I kept declining all call to arms against allies. Armament effort 2 is done, go ahead with Militarism because we need army experience and manpower. I was forced to abandon the hard won territory in Turkey or risk being cut off and losing most of my army. Mexico is one of the 3 nations in the American continent with a focus tree. Thats where Hearts of Iron IV: Battle for the Bosporus takes us. The coup triggered on time.
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Emperor Aisin Gioro Puyi starts as a Japanese puppet. Dont join the axis yet since they would just take the turkish land in the peace treaty, However if you were delayed with your invasion and the allies are guaranteeing them then you should cancel the justification on turkey and instead join the axis continue with what you have. Support Weapons 2 is done, continue with Military Police. I joined the war and moved into Italian occupied Albania, which Italy left defenseless. Spain has 6 exclusive achievements in HOI4.
Click on the page for the country that you need help with: Note: The tips and ideas mentioned in the guide are based on the January 1936 start date. This post may contain affiliate links. The Soviet Union puppeted Turkey, Spain, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Hungary, Romania, Korea, and Manchukou. This is guide is a collection of basic and advanced templates. The Soviet Union capitulated in September.
Division Templates, Tank Designs, and Metas (Revised on 08/05/2022). Defeat your enemies, keep your independence, become a major power. I suggest, Just declare against Albania, let Italy attack you, then Italy and Germany will attack Allies at some point and you will be invited to join allies. Turkey joined the Axis in June 1942, slightly tipping the scales against the Soviet Union. Romania became fascist in February 1940, despite my efforts.
5.And then you choose which side you wish to fight for.
Most new players are pushed away by toxicitiy and the lack of avalible resources toward competitive, vannilla multiplayer. But exploring the many smaller nations of 1936 and carving out your place in the sun offers a more unique experience. Go for Collectivist Ethos. These articles examine the benefits and drawbacks of playing as any of dozens of minor countries in HOI IV. First, we must become fascist.
Updated with Waking The Tiger. A division is 1 basic unit depicted on the map during gameplay. While this might be a good strat to simply survive the war but if you really want to be a great power by the time the war ends then i have my own strategy.
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