Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Unique Infantry Equipment
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Unique Infantry Equipment

What does it do?

Simple! It adds the appropriate infantry equipment used by EVERY COUNTRY IN THE GAME from 1918 to 1946. All of them are appropriately added to the localization as well, so no more Weapons 1, Weapons 2, etc. Everything is now appropriately named.


I got really tired of seeing countries using completely inappropriate weapons when there's no excuse for them to. Now everybody has (to the best of my research) the proper weapons for their countries. That means you get to see classics like the M1 Garand, the Sako M39, the SVT-40, the SKS, the Chinese Mystery Pistol and more!

But [COUNTRYNAME] didn't use [WEAPON] in [YEAR], or at all!

Ah, yes. Well, unfortunately there are limits to my research abilities, time, and patience. What's more, some countries just didn't adopt weapons in correlation with Paradox's date system. I tried to match things up as closely as I could.

[COUNTRYNAME] should be using [WEAPON] instead of [OTHERWEAPON]!

Ah? It should? Excellent, let me know. I'll fix it.

The designation for [WEAPON] is wrong.

Ah? It is? Excellent, let me know. I'll fix it.

A lot of these countries use the same weapons. What's up with that?

Well, not every country wanted to or was capable of spending the time and resources to develop their own infantry small arms. Countries like Czechoslovakia made an excellent business selling infantry equipment to countries across the world. Additionally, companies like Mauser often would license our their products, allowing nations to build Mauser pattern rifles in domestic factories, rather than import them directly. Finally, countries like the Soviet Union, United States, and the United Kingdom often gave their aging and obsolete weapons to regional allies. Combine all of this together, and you have maybe fifty different types of service rifle in mainline use across the world at any given time in World War 2.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Nov 29, 2021 @ 8:17pm
Lamp's Eqpt Icons is a better choice for now
Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:47pm
I can't download it......
Nexen [iZZ]
Apr 2, 2020 @ 5:03pm
Error: "Unexpected token: SpriteType, near line: 2685 " in file: "interface/unique_technologies.gfx" near line: 2688
Skylord17 Apr 6 @ 3:30pm 
KING COLIN Mar 17 @ 8:39am 
does it work with road to 56
Rat 6 Feb 9 @ 8:56pm 
Blitzkriegfree Jan 30 @ 7:54am 
Best mod for eqipment icons so far! There are some little things here and there that I may not like but other than that it is exactly what I was looking for!
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barricadedpurifier Nov 28, 2023 @ 1:16pm 
Allusive_7 Aug 23, 2023 @ 9:04pm 
I'm really simple, I just want the Federov Avtomat (USSR) added and a couple Battlefield one weapons like the Farquhar-Hill (Great Britain) as well
Caspramio Aug 7, 2023 @ 12:04am 

For Weapons IV is where I put my finger, as for the times we could reach that tech (more or less end of the WW2 or even at Korean War, 1948 was a hell year) we were already mixing the Prussian Doctrine from the academy and the new American Doctrine as they were supplying us with their hardware and the compromise of a common cause againts the red tide. There are texts from the times of Old Baldy and Operation Nomad (where the Colombia Battalion flexed their skill) where we used M2 Rifles, Bars and Browning .50, so the Weapons IV here must be either the M2 or the M3 Rifle (the ones with ties with the M1 Carbine, in case I'm being confusing).

Again, I want to express my gratitude for this important yet sometimes thankless effort to give more realism to this game.
Caspramio Aug 7, 2023 @ 12:04am 
For Weapons III we used either M1A1 or the M1 (yes, Thompson. But be aware we used surplus as a way to defend ourselves and Panama if the Japanese tried to attack the channel. Other "gifts" were M5 Stuarts and Jeeps, one of those tanks were part of the Bogotazo. I know, bloody lot details here)
Caspramio Aug 7, 2023 @ 12:03am 
First at all, I thank you for this effort to give a more correct way to the Infantry Rifle tech (even if it's something aesthetic).

About Colombia, Yes we used the Mauser (in fact it was the rifle of the last Civil War in those times, the Thousand Days War). The next step is more like a doubt rather than a certainity, you see we begun our military doctrine in 1911 after Chile aid us with advisors to get a second hand Prussian Doctrine (still it did wonders) so we took the German-Austrian Rifles as part of our arsenal, but in the other way (the diplomatic one) we begun to have a more closer relationship with USA after the Panama Crisis.

So, for "Weapons I" it can be either the Mauser M98 or the Steyr Modelo 1912.

For Weapons II you nailed it using the vz 24.