Third DLC add-on to the Hearts of Iron IV strategy game. The creators introduced new content for China and modified the tree of national goals of Japan and the Third Reich, allowing, among others, for the removal of Hitler from power and the restoration of the German Empire.
This is an add-on to Hearts of Iron IV.
Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger Download is the third addition to the second-tier real-time strategy of Hearts of Iron IV, available on Windows PC. This time, the Paradox Development Studio team decided to bring the realities of the conflict in the Far East closer to the players, where the war between China and Japan flared even before the German invasion of Poland. The essence of the supplement is new content for the divided Middle Kingdom and a set of general improvements, including in the form of new development paths for Japan and Germany.
Both the Republic of China and the Communists led by Mao Zedong received extensive trees of national goals. Players commanding this first party can lead their people to the ideals of "Three People's Principles" by Sun Jat-Sen, the first president of the republic. The Communists, however, have several variants of their preferred ideology to choose from. Both factions can get support in various areas of military development, establishing diplomatic relations with certain world powers, even with the hated Japan.
Japan and the Third Reich received modifications to their national target trees, making it possible to create new alternative scenarios for events. Japan can now follow the path of democracy, and Germany can organize a rebellion against Hitler, fighting in the civil war under the command of Field Marshal August von Mackensen. The removal of the Nazi tyrant makes it possible to return to the idea of the German Empire and to cooperate with other states against the USSR.
Along with the addition to the game, the system of decisions and missions has arrived. At the price of political power, players can trigger events, launch special projects and react in a preferred way to emerging situations. Missions require that certain tasks be completed in order to receive bonuses or to prevent penalties.
The way of organizing the armed forces has been modified: field marshals now command groups that consist of an army commanded by generals. National unity was divided into a coefficient indicating the support of the government and the support of war activities by the nation. The divisions can collect equipment abandoned by the enemy from the battlefield. Soldiers sent in unfriendly areas (eg deserts) learn to effectively operate in them over time. The sphere of air combat has been improved, among others for volunteer squadrons and the possibility of assigning squadrons of airplanes to moving armies.