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Hi!

Many people are disappointed by the lack of manuals for this game. The reason we don't really make one is because of our development process, these tend to be outdated and confusing really fast. This is why we opted to pour resources into our wiki project rather than an old school manual. The wiki will be up to date for the most part, all the time. It is also accessible inside the game.

Yet, the wiki may be daunting for newcomers nonetheless. This is why I've created this thread to help newcomers find the most useful sources to learn quickly. Feel free to post your own contributions below. Please help keeping this thread tidy and accessible by not cluttering it with questions (create separate threads for that), or by adding not so useful content.

Here are some links to official content made with new players in mind:
Hearts of Iron IV - Advanced Guide for Beginners
The Beginner's guide (wiki)
Beginner Tutorial Videos

I hope you will enjoy Hearts of Iron IV!

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I also made a Beginner Guide video. It does cover some of the same things that Jake's tutorial does, but it also covers several things that his don't yet. Though you may just want to post official videos on this thread, and if so then ignore my comment.

Here is Part 1

EDIT:
And Here is Part 2, which covers the basics of warfare


For those who don't want to watch videos and understand some of the mechanics at least well enough to start playing, I've begun constructing a Normal, Historical guide for Germany.

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/constructing-a-hoi4-germany-guide.943354/
I have been doing some testing to see how the mechanics work regarding CAS combat.
It was alot of work, but i hope you will appreciate it.

Hi @BjornB :)

Please notice this post made by
@GAGA Extrem , it's a guide to explain how to build useful division.


I have been doing some testing to see how the mechanics work regarding CAS combat.
It was alot of work, but i hope you will appreciate it.

Hi @BjornB :)

Please notice this post made by @sterrius .
It explain the air mechanism, how to create efficient air wings, set good missions and build powerful variants.

A short guide on how best to handle the Spanish Civil War


Written guides! - added 2016-12-20
Beginner's Guide to Unit Types & Division Design
Air Mechanics/Combat/Mission "Quick" Guide.
Naval Combat complete guide
Beginners Guide to doctrines


A FAQ from before the release of the game

Please use the "Helpful" and "I agree" options available to show your appreciation for content added. I will leave comments for now, but if this thread grows I will start cleaning out posts that doesn't contribute with content to make it easier for people to find stuff.

UPDATE June 16th 2016 - I've moved all replies in this thread to it's own thread: Beginners Resource Collection! - Thanks and Requests! To keep this thread tidy so that newcomers can find the help they want! The contributors to this thread deserves all the thanks and praise they are receiving! But I hope you agree that content is more important than praise :)
 
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I also made a Beginner Guide video. It does cover some of the same things that Jake's tutorial does, but it also covers several things that his don't yet. Though you may just want to post official videos on this thread, and if so then ignore my comment.

Here is Part 1

EDIT:
And Here is Part 2, which covers the basics of warfare

EDIT 2:
I've continued my Beginner Guide series, but I won't embed them here in order to avoid cluttering this thread by adding more videos. You can find the links to these videos in my signature.
 
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Hi @BjornB :)

Please notice this post made by @sterrius .
It explain the air mechanism, how to create efficient air wings, set good missions and build powerful variants.
 
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I put the guide from Emnel, Gaga Extrem and sterrius together in one document.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzLOehWwWQepZ3dKU2M2amxGbE0

Abstract and Sources

This document is a summary of the work of two people summarizing their work and give a better

overview with a table of content to jump easily to the sections you are interested in. Also it’s good for

printing and putting the papers next to you, when playing HOI4


Over 200 tips for new players
https://www.reddit.com/r/hoi4/comments/4ndo2o/over_200_tips_for_new_players/

Written by user Emnel (https://www.reddit.com/user/Emnel)

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?members/emnel.488385/



Beginner's Guide to Unit Types & Division Design
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...s-guide-to-unit-types-division-design.942449/

Beginner's Guide to Doctrines

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/beginners-guide-to-doctrines.942522/


Both written by user GAGA Extrem
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?members/gaga-extrem.26939/




Air Mechanics/Combat/Mission "Quick" Guide

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...-mechanics-combat-mission-quick-guide.947290/

Written by user sterrius

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?members/sterrius.132453/
 
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HERE IS A COMPLETE VIDEO COLLECTION OF HOW TOS FROM MOST BASIC TO MORE ADVANCED

Hey there, My name is T and Ive been working my but off to put together this collection of videos together. I want the new players of the game not to get turned off by the games steep learning curve. If you like what Im doing here please share me around so we can get this community as big as possible!!!

CHECK IT OUT:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb_2Ma4XP76GASNoTJ-8Upw

 
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