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Paradox Helps You Relive “Their Finest Hour” Later This Year. Victory at all costs. Yes, it is true. It’s time to dust off the field marshal's baton and take command of any nation in World War II; the largest conflict in history.
Because one of Paradox Interactives and Paradox Development Studios' most expansive games will get even bigger this fall. Hearts of Iron III, the deepest and most expansive simulation of World War 2-era politics, science and warfare, will see a new expansion that offers players a greater connection to the period's history and new ways to jump straight into the action.

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You can expect the expansion Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour to land with a bang later in 2012.

Announced features for Hearts of iron III: Their Finest Hour include:

- Expanded espionage system with new and reworked missions, including new covert operations that can be performed on the map.

- New 'battle plans' mode where you can load historical plans, or draw your own and share with your allies in real-time in multiplayer games.

- New unique elite units for each major nation's army - Gurkhas, Rangers, Imperial Guards etc.

- Deeper naval invasions system including the development of specialized landing and assault crafts to improve the effectiveness of your assault.

- More detailed control over strategic warfare and a generalized lend-lease system to support your distant allies with your industrial might.

- Leaders are now able to gain traits, and assigning them to duty is more important than ever with the new combat tactics system for battles.

- A new custom game mode for both single and multiplayer. You start with a clean slate and can instantly produce units, research technologies and affect political alignment before the game begins. This allows you to model interesting 'what-if' scenarios and speeds up the early years for those who would like to jump straight into the action with no slow build-up.

- Two new detailed battle scenarios, the Russo-Finnish Winter War and the Spanish Civil War

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What comsubpac said! Fantastic!
 

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New perks for espionage. Neat.

But how exactly the elite units thing will work? Won´t revive what was already discussed in the threads, but I´m a bit skeptical on that one. What will they have? Better morale and ORG? Better stats? More chance for combat events? And above all how many can be recruited?
 

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Good. Very good, in fact. But what do those highlights have to do with "Their Finest Hour"?

Clarification: I'm very pleased by the news, just a little bemused by the title! :)
 

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But we can expect new patches for For the Motherland, until and after new expansion release?
Or FtM become obsolete after 3.06 public patch?
 

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But how exactly the elite units thing will work? Won´t revive what was already discussed in the threads, but I´m a bit skeptical on that one. What will they have? Better morale and ORG? Better stats? More chance for combat events? And above all how many can be recruited?

each nations unit is different. they are limited in number by a percentage of your other army, so you cant just replace your entire infantry with Gurkhas. for actual stats you have to wait for a future dev diary.

But we can expect new patches for For the Motherland, until and after new expansion release?
Or FtM become obsolete after 3.06 public patch?

3.06 will be the last one for FTM unless it has some big problem (which I dont think, we are being careful and doing several public beta versions first)
 

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- Deeper naval invasions system including the development of specialized landing and assault crafts to improve the effectiveness of your assault.
YES! Finally! :happy:
 

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<3 Awesome Can't wait for it. Will there be any beta testing or something on this one later? :)
 

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Shut up and take my money already!!!!!
 

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New 'battle plans' mode where you can load historical plans, or draw your own and share with your allies in real-time in multiplayer games

So only in MP? No improvements to coordinated actions with AI allies?

Otherwise sounds fantastic, really looking forward to it! :)
 

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very nice, just hope that the Navy system gets overhaul same time the invasion gets pimped. Any word on that?

that would really make my day.

great game made better all the time loving it:)
 

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new combat tactics system for battles

You're mean. Teasers, teasers everywhere.

Strategic warfare and covert operations look great additions for making the game deeper. Italy's screenshot is really amazing btw. Not talking about the battle plans mode :eek:

When are preorders enabled?