The new expansion Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour will improve many areas of the game. Expanded espionage system with new and reworked missions including new covert operations that can be performed on the map and new battle plans mode where you can load historical plans, draw your own and share with allies in real-time during multiplayer.


  • New unique elite units for each major nation's army - Ghurkhas, Rangers, Imperial guards etc.
  • Deeper naval invasions system with the possibility of developing specialized landing and assault crafts to improve effectiveness.
  • More detailed control over strategic warfare and a generalized lend-lease system for lending your industrial might to allies.
  • Leaders are now able to gain traits and allocating them is more important than ever with a new combat tactics system.
  • A new custom game mode for single and multiplayer where you start with a clean slate and can instantly produce units, research technologies and affect political alignment, speeding up the early years for those who would like to jump straight into the action.
  • Two new detailed battle scenarios, the Finish Winter War and the Spanish Civil War
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About Hearts of Iron III: Modern Warfare with 15 comments by PlayerHOI on Apr 12th, 2014

Hey everyone,

Beta 4 will be a very juicy update for Modern Warfare both in terms of content and graphical overhaul to HOI3 which is already becoming old especially when you compare it to the new games released by Paradox.

One of the missions of this mod is to make the game more accessible and no doubt this can be achieved by making the game look more 'fresh' among its counterparts. You have already seen some of the graphical changes introduced in Beta 3 and the new political screen which will be introduced in Beta 4, now its time you see the new map.

I've always had immense issues with the original HOI3 map, the community map project as well as the Magrathea - The Map Rebuilt mod have done their best to improve the map both visually and in terms of data but in my mind have not gone far enough. No doubt it is almost an impossible task to further improve the map we have in HOI3 Their Finest Hour and that is why I chose to start fresh.

The map which will be introduced in Beta 4 is a mix of the old map, the Victoria 2 map and some heavy modifications on my part. Before we get to the juicy screenshots I would like to point out that the new map is not perfect and be sure it will be further improved but I had to draw the line somewhere in order to get close to release.

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Besides the visual changes the amount of provinces has been increased from the original 14,155 to well beyond 18,000 provinces. This obviously has its down sides and benefits. The benefits are that all countries now have a fair chance at growth - which means that countries like Australia and Canada as well as Brazil have no less provinces than the US and some even more.

Same goes for the African countries that were abandoned in the vanilla game and had a handful of provinces, this time around they will have a decent amount relative to their size. For example: Algeria and Sudan both have about 200 provinces. DR Congo has above 100 provinces, so assuming you can get the countries going they have a real shot at becoming at least secondary powers in their areas.

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The downside is of course how well the game can handle all of these provinces, this will require some testing as well as input from players since my machine is old and is no benchmark for any game these days so I am hopeful the game will work smoothly for you... initial testing on stronger machines than mine have shown this shouldn't be an issue. My guess is that if your machine can run EU4 steady it should have no problem with the mod.

That is all for now, I will leave you to enjoy the screenshots.

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Apr 13, 2014 Black ICE Mod Full Version 8 comments

The next installment of BlackICE Brought to you by Panzeroo, Maverick87, and Marneman. Changelog for 6.0 AASF costs 5% not grants 5% IC remove soviet...

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Mar 26, 2014 World War 1 Mod Full Version 12 comments

v0.9.0 -TRP AI included (with explicit permission from Lothos, on the condition that no one else can borrow it)

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Mar 2, 2014 Black ICE Mod Full Version 70 comments

STEP ~ 1 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PODCAT'S TFH EXE ! ! ! You can find this on the paradox HOI3 forum once you have registered your HOI3 base game.(the expansions...

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Mar 1, 2014 New Nations Mod Demo 1 comment

A quick release containing only Angola. This was made after I lost all my data a while back, and I am glad you've all been patient with me.

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Feb 14, 2014 HOI3:TFH Zombie mod Demo 8 comments

Hello at long last Alpha 0.7 is here progress has been greatly slowed due to school I am so so sorry it took so, so, so, long to update this but it is...

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Feb 4, 2014 Turkish War Of Independence Demo 1 comment

TIW 0.5 BETA please note that this is just a beta versions so many features are still missing.

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louby33 Mar 13 2013, 2:02pm says:

will this be compatible with TFH 4.02

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