Paradox Development Studios has announced Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance, a new expansion to the best-selling grand strategy wargame.
La Résistance introduces a new espionage system to the game, and also increases the range of interactions and options with resistance movements in occupied territory.
The quickest way to kill an enemy is to do it from within. Learn its secrets. Sabotage its industry. Break its codes. Strike at vulnerable points behind the front lines. Send agents to build a network of informants and a secret army that will rise against the occupiers. Resistance is never futile.
The new expansion brings an entirely new Focus Tree for France, new National Focuses and the Vichy Regime, or maybe you would prefer to restore the old French Monarchy.
Spain is also getting some love, both Republican and Nationalist Spain are getting new National Focuses and the Spanish Civil War is being expanded, don’t let it spiral out of control…
When it comes to the new mechanics, you will be able to use your Intelligence Agency to train spies to specialize in certain types of information warfare and develop passive resistance to enemy espionage.
You can also use your agents to assist allied resistance movements, giving them what they need to damage the enemy. When everything goes as planned, use your agents to prepare the ground for collaborators to fill the void once you’ve conquered your target.
But don’t forget to check your information, enemy communications can be decrypted to gain short term battlefield advantages and scout planes can provide useful information on nearby areas while armored cars help in detecting and suppressing resistance activities.
As usual, La Résistance will be accompanied by a significant free update to Hearts of Iron IV, available to all players. The update will include a reworking of the resistance system, interface improvements to battleplans and air operations, and many other quality of life improvements.
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