Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Italy Mod
 
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A mod for Italy. I tried to fix some historical errors in HOI4 and make Italy more playable and enjoyable. All modifications were made fitting as most as possible the historical reality.

- Fixed Aircrafts names, using the historical ones:
. The italian Tactical Bomber during the early '30s was the S.M.81 'Pipistrello', while the Ca.101 was mostly used as transport plane;
. The italian Fighter in 1944 should have been the Macchi C.206 (or Fiat G.56), while the G.55 (and the C.205) were developed in 1942. The armistice in 1943 and the allies bombardment prevented the final realize of these aircrafts.

- Added "Economic Sanctions" to Italy in 1936.
. After the italian aggression to Ethiopia, the League of Nations applied economic sanctions to Italy. Indeed they weren't so useful, since many countries continued to trade with Italy. However, a month later the end of the Ethiopian war, the sanctions were revoked.

- Fixed some core states:
. Zara has been added as italian core state (it was inhabited by italian people);
. Istria has been removed as yugoslavian core state.

- Aircraft Designer refactored:
. Macchi is now available only after having completed the "C.R.42" focus;
. Caproni has been removed as Naval Aircraft designer, since it never developed Naval Bombers (indeed it developed transport and heavy bombers aircrafts);
. Savoia Marchetti now as a new special trait ("Medium Bombers Aircraft Designer") that merged the Tactical Bomber bonus together with the Naval Bomber bonus. Indeed Savoia Marchetti developed really good tactical bombers that have been successfully used as naval bombers too and in this way the bonus for the heavy fighter has been removed (italian heavy fighters were really bad).

- Ship Designer refactored:
Italian navy was quite powerful at the beginning of the WWII, even if it didn't use any radar equipment neither aircraft carriers. Anyway, the submarines and the battleships were at the forefront.
. CRDA is now a "Raiding Fleet Designer". It developed many submarines and destroyers during the war;
. Ansaldo is a new ship designer with "Atlantic Fleet Designer" trait (It developed many battleships before and during the war). It will be available only after having completed the "Atlantic Fleet" focus.

- New Industrial concern:
. AGIP has been added as "Refining Concern" and it will be available only after having completed the "Prospect for Oil" focus. AGIP was founded in 1926 to supply Italy with the hydrocarbons it needed.

- Theorist list refactored:
. Romeo Bernotti has been added as "Naval Aviation Pioneer", but it will be available only after having completed "Democratic Rebirth" focus (Alternative History path). Romeo Bernotti tried to convince the fascist regime about the importance of aircraft carriers, but he was unheard;
. Renato Sandalli and Italo Balbo have been swapped. Now Italo Balbo is a "Air Warfare Theorist" that fits more with his air warfare idea;
. Rodolfo Graziani and Emilio De Bono have been swapped. Now Emilio De Bono is a "Grand Battleplan Expert", since historically he has never been chief of the italian army and the Ethiopian invasion was successfully planned by De Bono.

- Chief of Army list refactored:
. Pietro Badoglio has been upgraded to "Expert" level, since he was a good field marshal. But he also gained the "Old Guard" trait, since his ideas were outdated;
. Rodolfo Graziani now is a "Army Defense" specialist, since he was chief of the italian army from 1939 to 1941 and he focused his warfare on defense and entrenchment;
. Federico Baistrocchi has been added as "Army Reformer" specialist. During his term as chief of the italian army (1934-1936), he tried to reform and upgrade the royal army;
. Alberto Pariani has been added as "Army Organization" specialist since he was chief of the italian army from 1936 to 1939

- Chief of Navy list refactored:
. Inigo Campioni has been removed from the list, since he has never been the chief of italian navy;
. Raffaele De Courten has been added as "Commerce Raiding" specialist, since during the interwar period he was in charge of submarines and destroyers. He was chief of the italian navy from 1943;
. Domenico Cavagnari now has "Decisive Battle" trait, since he set up a development program focused mainly on battleships;
. Arturo Riccardi now has "Naval Maneuver" trait, since his activity as chief of the italian navy was focused on protecting convoys and light ships.

- Chief of Airforce list refactored:
. Renato Sandalli has been added as "Ground Support" expert, since he was an excellent bombers captain during the Ethiopian war. He has been chief of the italian airforce from 1943;
. Giuseppe Valle has been added as "Air Safety" specialist. He has been chief of the italian airforce from 1928 to 1939 and he was focused about the aircraft reliability;
. Rino Corso Fougier has been upgraded to "Expert" level.

- Military High Command list refactored:
. Inigo Campioni has been added as "Fleet Logistic" specialist (from the chief of the airforce list). He was Governor of the Dodecaneso;
. Ettore Bastico has been added as "Army Logistic" specialist, since he tried to warn Rommel about the logistic problem in Africa.
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47 Comments
Nov 1 @ 11:21am 
How to get rid of the national spirit "Italy supports national spain" ? Republican spain absolutely trashed the nationals and now I'm stuck with 10% increased consumer goods
PatriarchQuickFingers Oct 30 @ 2:45pm 
very underrated mod tbh. a very good rework!
pep Oct 26 @ 9:44am 
pls russian language
SP dar1us Oct 26 @ 1:40am 
are they still trash?
Akaoni  [author] Oct 23 @ 2:13am 
@The_Deman_Jockey: Exactly. This is what I did. And the explanation is simple: the aircraft tech tree is divided in 4 great period: 1933, 1936, 1940 and 1944. The G.55 (as the C.205 and the Re.2005, so the "5" series) is a model produced in 1942, while the C.256 (as the G.56 and the Re.2006, so the "6" series) was designed to be produced in 1944. Unfortunately the progress of the war and the bombardments prevented the production of these aircraft.
We could discuss also about the Ro.58 (the 1940 heavy fighter) or the S.M.92 (the 1944 heavy fighter): only 1 aircraft has been produced for each model... so what should we do?
About the tanks: I dind't modify anything, since I didn't study it
Akaoni  [author] Oct 23 @ 1:55am 
@Rattus: I thought a lot about that. I think that the original 'Italy Supports Nationalist Spain' focus was completely useless. I tried to make it more playable adding 150 pp (Italy is the only major country that cannot gainn pp through the focus tree and it doesn't have a Silent Workhorse
advisor). On the other hand, since supporting Franco caused many probblems on the italian economy, I added a malus on consumer goods.
Anyway, it can be removed! :)
Akaoni  [author] Oct 23 @ 1:47am 
@arbys: no, there aren't any new states. I only set Zara as italian core state
InquisitorFireGrim Oct 22 @ 11:01pm 
OMG someone finally made an Italy mod that has all 4 ideology paths available
King Cattail Oct 22 @ 8:05pm 
Ive longed for the day someone made italys focus tree interesting.
The_Deman_Jockey Oct 22 @ 7:42pm 
Loool, so in the air tech tree, you replaced the g.55, a real, tested, relativly successful mid/late war italian fighter, with a plane that dosnt exist, the c.206 Oreoni?. Only prototypes were made of this aircraft, and never completed. Also this mod should adress some of the insain inacuracies of the italian tank tech tree. The m13/40, the only decent italian tank of the war, which was mass produced, is entirely left out, in favour of tanks that never existed, outside of prototypes/drawings, which is retarded.