Italy set to take the fascist path opposed to Germany, rather!
Time for another Custom Game Rules challenge!
In ‘Roles Reversed’, play as a democratic Germany with the UK, France, and Italy set to become fascist.
This should give you a decent challenge, and experience a lesser-used part of the German Focus Tree!
Axum was a Auda-class submarine commissioned into the Italian Regia Marina in December 1936.
She was a part of the growing Italian submarine fleet, which by 1940 was larger than the Royal Navy’s.
Axum’s most notable engagement was when she intercepted a British convoy attempting to resupply Malta in Operation PEDESTAL.
In one frenetic overnight engagement, Axum sunk one cruiser, HMS Cairo, and crippled another, HMS Nigeria, as well as the tanker Ohio.
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In today’s Dev Diary, we give some updates to the 1.6.2 patch, which will include two new legendary Field Marshals for Finland and Turkey respectively.
Check it out here 👉
In today’s stream, @PDX_Da9L and @ceeebie will be shooting for the Britzkrieg achievement, and aiming to complete it in just 60 minutes of playtime.
Tune in for all the action at 16:00 CET!
Would you like even more options with the naval designer that arrived in Man the Guns?
Well look no further than the
‘Naval Rework Mod II’, which adds a dizzying array of customisation options for the naval side of the game.
Check it out here:
In 1936, the lead ship of the Scharnhorst class is not yet completed, but you can expedite her construction to form the nucleus of your ‘Plan Z’ future battlefleet.
After the battle the British commander, Admiral Bruce Fraser, remarked on the bravery of the German sailors fighting against hopeless odds.
On 26th December 1943, Scharnhorst sortied to intercept one such convoy, but found the tables turned as a powerful British fleet hunted her down.
In the Battle of the North Cape, Scharnhorst put up a brave resistance before eventually being sunk with the loss of 1,932 crew.
Scharnhorst was the lead ship of a pair of battlecruisers commissioned into the Kriegsmarine shortly before the outbreak of WW2.
She played a key role in the invasion of Norway, before later being posted there to raid Allied arctic convoys.
A cool game you can set up using the new custom game rules is a ‘Balkans Thunderdome’,
You can get this by telling the Romanian and Hungarian AI to follow the paths in the picture below.
For added challenge try and survive as Yugoslavia, or Bulgaria in this scenario!
See the reddit thread behind this screenshot here:
Now *that* is a lot of encircled divisions.
What’s the most troops you’ve ever encircled/had encircled?
Credit to u/-BMKing- on Reddit for posting this!
Another week, another great live recording of some Hearts of Iron music from @composerandreas!
This time its the main Soviet Theme. Enjoy!
This weekend, why not give the ‘Crush The Dream’ achievement a go?
This requires you to play as a Communist Britain and then puppet the USA.
What are your strategies for this? Ally the USSR or go your own way?
Got some thoughts on what makes a great strategy game? Let us know! 👇
Here's a couple of subtle but useful mods; they introduce a bit of colour make it easier for you to work out what’s going on with your armies and navies.
Coloured Ship Icons: