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    Hearts of Iron 3

    This is truly a highly impressive World War 2 game. Very in depth in strategy and programming as it allows you play not only the key nations that were involved but any nation in the world. You can decide on for example what technology you wish to research and designate how many scientist to put on the project but you haft to be careful by putting too many people in one research area will hinder other areas of your government. There's tons of micromanaging going on all throughout the game but if you wanted the AI to control certain aspects of your government you have that option.

    I was over at mightymouse's house Saturday checking out the game after he downloaded it off of steam. This game is like Advanced Third Reich on steroids. You definitely need to have patience when playing this game. I'm a big fan of the old school strategy games like the board games Third Reich and Civilization and also the old pc games like Panzer General and Allied General. This game utilizes all of those games in one package and it is truly amazing all the knowledge and input put into this game.

    Just curious if anyone else planned on getting this game. It offers co-op play and multiplayer as well as single player. Another design addition during co-op games you and your buddy/s can choose to play your own individual nation or you can play the same nation but decide amongst yourselves who controls what aspect of the government or military. I know there's already a patch out for it and Paradox Interactive is generally good at keeping their games up to date with bug fixes and such.

    Let me know if you are planning on getting this game or have already gotten it for we might get a multiplayer game going.

    Hearts of Iron 3 links:
    http://www.heartsofirongame.com/
    http://www.paradoxplaza.com/
    http://www.hoi3.com/index.php

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    Map looks like Axis & Allies (favorite board game of all time)... maybe ill check it out.
    Good lord are there no good games to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x[bodyshot] View Post
    Map looks like Axis & Allies (favorite board game of all time)... maybe ill check it out.
    Yeah i thought the same thing looking at it when the map was zoomed out but when you zoom in on the map there's regions within the nation and territories within the regions it's crazy detailed. The only con between Jack and I was the lack of labeling or showing which terrain was considered mountains or hills but one feature about the map details makes this game pretty bad ass is that each province has it's own weather patterns and details such as barometric pressure, wind speed, temperature outdoors, is it raining or snowing, etc. knowing all this info lead to future military movements or battle because if low pressure is pimped up in one region the high pressure is beginning to move in another you will be able predict what the weather patterns will be and thus the initiative will be in play for what ever you have planned. Weather definitely is in play in this game and can be the tie breaker in an armed combat battlefield.
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    I got HOI2 way back and it took a while to work it out. Very detailed, this game isn't for people who lack patience.

    You have to manage combined actions combat (infantry [Marines, Airborne, Artillery], armored, air support ). Supply issues, reinforcements, technology, and diplomacy all can add up to make or break a battle, or an invasion.

    I pre-purchased HOI3 and welcome the improved system, but still have to work out some changes from the previous version. I also am noting online there are snafus with the 1936 scenario, but I expect that will get cleared up soon.

    I am not sure if I can get away with the shenanigans I did in HOI2. I recently played a HOI2 game from 1936 as Italy and invaded Spain just as they were having their civil war, after snatching them up without too much trouble (no allied war declaration), I decided my next target would be Yugoslavia and through the Balkans towards Turkey and an eventual confrontation with the USSR.

    To my surprise Hitler was peeved at my 1937 aggression towards Tito and he declared war on me! Luckily Austria had not been subject to anschluss yet and was a convenient barrier to the Wehrmacht. I actually got them to join with me against the little Austrians rage later on.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anschluss

    History ran amok from there with France and Great Britain declaring against Germany for a rather stable western front (as neither side wished to DOW the low countries). But they didn't join with or against me, they were their own alliance.

    With my back covered I invited Bulgaria and Hungary to join in a southern alliance to help carve up Yugoslavia, Romania and Greece. Turkey was angry and declared, but could not mount any effort across the Dardanelles.

    The Russians felt left out and decided they hated the National Socialists more than us Fascists, so they declared against Germany. The Poles, being frightened joined sides with the Germans! Oh what to do with all the Jews now, eh Adolph?

    In the Far East the Japanese successfully dominated China and eventually created a puppet state.

    The U.S.A. was ever content with it's hegemony over the western hemisphere and remained isolationist through 1940.

    By then the insurmountable red tide had washed over Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany while I had expanded eastward to fulfill Il Duce's dream of Pax Romana.

    Many things could have turned the tide against me, but luck was with me and I was able to juggle the diplomatic scene well.

    Fun game!



    If you are just starting out I would recommend a smaller land-locked country to absorb the complexity. Liberal use of the online forums can also be of assistance.

    Multi-player for me will be tough due to my location and the sheer length of time required for such a massive game. Let me know how you like it.
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