War-gaming marches on. First Impressions of Hearts of Iron IV
Have you ever thought about what if scenarios involving major historical combat events? Have you ever wanted to play out those scenarios for yourself via simulation? In the previous series, we got to follow the conquests of the Golden Horde in Europa Universalis IV a game that lets you play out what-if scenarios like what if the reformation had been stomped out or what if China had developed its gunpowder technology into the first major armies using cannons.
Today we look at a time frame from the more recent past. The Hearts of Iron series has been simulating scenarios from 1936 all the way up through the end of World War II and beyond. You are given the position as a guiding force of one of many selectable nation states and can play our what if scenarios like; what if the big three Moscow, Stalingrad, and Leningrad had fallen to…
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