HOI4 Dev Diary - Early look at at supply and the coming year

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Railway, this alone is worth purchasing the new DLC!
 
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"Oie mate, lovely railway you got there. Bloody shame if something... Happened to it eh." - random British Commando
 
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I don`t think Italy is coming in this DLC. Given that 1.11 and the next DLC is focused on the Eastern Front I would assume that the countries getting a Focus tree rework will be the Soviets, Poland and Finland.
Yes, but Italy was a nation wich they take part on the Eastern Front, and the ARMIR lead by the General Messe and Itali Gariboldi.
So if Italy has a new focus tree and new generals, would be better and more realistic the Eastern Front
 
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I’m very disappointed that Italy is still not getting reworked, but on the positive side this makes it more likely that Austria will be included in the Italy rework (also hoping for a Belgium rework as the other “lost” European country without a focus tree).
 
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On a side note, what would Denmark, Sweden, and Norway be able to offer to the game if they had their own trees? Regarding populations, Denmark had around 3.5M, Sweden 6M, and Norway 2.5M. There industries are not that heavy and they don't have strong armies, air forces, or navies. Denmark also does not have much of a useful geography when it comes to defenses and Norway is too big to defend or fortify realistically. To be relevant, any of them would need to annex all of the Scandinavia as one country before Germany invades westwards in 1940. This would not be realistic to do since all three countries embrace democratic values and any swap to fascism or communism would trigger a response from powers on the opposite ideological spectrum.
 
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On a side note, what would Denmark, Sweden, and Norway be able to offer to the game if they had their own trees? Regarding populations, Denmark had around 3.5M, Sweden 6M, and Norway 2.5M. There industries are not that heavy and they don't have strong armies, air forces, or navies. Denmark also does not have much of a useful geography when it comes to defenses and Norway is too big to defend or fortify realistically. To be relevant, any of them would need to annex all of the Scandinavia as one country before Germany invades westwards in 1940. This would not be realistic to do since all three countries embrace democratic values and any swap to fascism or communism would trigger a response from powers on the opposite ideological spectrum.
Denmark and Norway have sizeable weapons industries. Sweden even more so, Sweden ends up with a lot of industry (almost as much as a small major) when WW2 kicks off.
 
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Yes, but Italy was a nation wich they take part on the Eastern Front, and the ARMIR lead by the General Messe and Itali Gariboldi.
So if Italy has a new focus tree and new generals, would be better and more realistic the Eastern Front
You need to look at the bigger picture, almost every single Axis country fought on the Eastern Front: Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia etc.
Vichy France and Spain were sending volunteers. Finland who officialy never joined the Axis also attacked Soviet Union to reclaim the land they lost during the winter war.

PDX already stated that they want to do countries that share borders and can have much interactions with their neighbours as possible. Poland and Finland are definitely on the list along with Russia, i also expect Germany to get tweaked a bit.
 
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Can we somehow lend-lease supplies? historically, that was a thing
 
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yes. its quite expensive because we generally want you to use cities and ports and fight for those. you also have new construction options for railways that you can draw etc
then what happened to old (actually current) infrastructure type building? I hope if infrastructures gonna still remian ,then at least their cost decreased so to make them still viable option to invest IC on them
 

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Yes, but Italy was a nation wich they take part on the Eastern Front, and the ARMIR lead by the General Messe and Itali Gariboldi.
So if Italy has a new focus tree and new generals, would be better and more realistic the Eastern Front
Indeed I was wrong when I said italy doesn't fit in the barbarossa theme: Italy played a very important part in the advance and in the defence of southern ucraine, and sent more than 250 000 active soldiers + more than 40 000 support personnel and 300 aircrafts, togheter with our best general Giovanni Messe; and probably influenced the war more than finland, that just sat on the leningrad line for 3 years.
 

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Did anyone notice the absence of the XP counters next to the Command Power? Appears to have been moved.

am i the oly one who has noticed the new button and that xp is totally gone
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As someone pointed out, it has been moved, but the movement and possible changes to the XP system put the recruitment screen's changes into additional context.
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You are right, Italy doesn't really fit in a barbarossa themed expansion. But if we think it on the other side of the coin, we have a supply themed dlc incoming, and in that case italy completely fits in, especially regarding the war in africa and the battles to defend supply's convoys in the mediterranean. In northern africa the main issue, that also stopped Rommel advance, was the lack of supply. In my opinion it would fit, but probably this dlc is already too fat.
Hopefully it will come in a little dlc at the end of the year like battle of the bosphorus
I presume an Italy DLC will be coming with an Air Warfare rework. It kinda fits too as the Regina Aeronautica was one of Italy's greater strengths in warfare.
 
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Nice, because I build up every time the Railroads (not only for Supply) for the Economy-Effects etc. too as well as the Harbors. If the Airports come too in this System, then it will be very very interessting and an Point to upgrade the Airports too.
 

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This looks promising, always thought that weather in particular was way too overlooked in hoi4, up to this point I haven't even cared about invading Russia in winter, it barely makes a difference.
Meta change is also a potentially good thing especially in multiplayer games, but PLEASE don't just change the meta for the sake of changing the meta, if it's gonna be changed then it needs to be interesting changes, making more builds viable as opposed to basic infantry spam with 40w tanks just dominating everything else. Don't just swap out one dominant meta for another one. I think the key to this is making soft attack more viable to build around - against the AI it works fine but in multiplayer you will just get de-orgd and die.
Is it possible we will see weapons such as railway guns in this update? Most likely they'd be a sideshow more than anything, maybe giving something similar to the naval bombardment bonus on adjacent tiles, just an idea for something cool to add.
Also could we maybe get a fix for the launcher so that it doesn't take five times longer to load than the actual game if you're subscribed to a lot of steam mods?
 
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