Together for Victory

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Together for Victory is the first major expansion for Hearts of Iron IV. It was announced on 2016-11-01 and released on 2016-12-15, along Patch 1.3. It focuses on the British Dominions, adding new events, art, and focus trees for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa. The expansion also includes a dynamic autonomy system, a spearhead command for the battle planner, continuous focuses, and a technology sharing system. Together for Victory, along with the following two expansions, is included in Expansion Pass #1.

Expansion features[edit]

  • New national focus trees and events for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Raj (India) and South Africa
  • Alternate historical path for each of the Dominions, with options to stay loyal to Great Britain, or forge a new, more independent destiny
  • New autonomy system giving subject states degrees of independence from a foreign master
  • Changes to Lend-Lease allow you to ask your allies to send you your desperately needed equipment
  • A Spearhead battleplan command allowing more control over grand encirclements and punching through enemy lines
  • Technology sharing will allow Commonwealth nations to quickly catch up with British assistance
  • 19 New 3D models for Commonwealth infantry, planes and equipment, as well as accompanying 2D art
  • Includes three new pieces of music by composer Andreas Waldetoft: London in Flames, Operation Compass, and Heroes of El Alamein

Free features[edit]

Main article: Patch 1.3

Together for Victory was released along with Patch 1.3, which contained a variety of free features, notably:

  • Theaters now indicate number of attacking and defending combats with color for status.
  • Can now configure garrison orders.
  • Can now edit existing lend lease details.
  • Added cosmetic tags for European states that are puppets of Germany, east-European states that are puppets of the Soviet Union, and tags for a number of British colonies (including a former one).
  • Added a new type of equipment design company for support units.
  • Added Manchukuo to the game.
  • Added an achievement viewer.
  • Added a music player.
  • Added outdated equipment alert.
  • Added outdated and new production indicators for production view.
  • Added several new generals.
  • Enable player to call subjects to war even if the player isn't war leader.
  • Buildings can now increase in cost for each level. Forts and naval forts now ramp up in cost the higher the level.
  • Interesting countries screen can show more interesting countries with special national focus trees.
  • Air attack (from AA battalions) now counteract enemy air superiority effects in combat and for movement.
  • Warscore system now uses combats instead of just taking provinces to reward nations.
  • Added 12 new achievements.

Developer diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

There were a total of 16 developer diaries released pertaining to Together for Victory and Patch 1.3.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Future Focus Focus for 1.3 / upcoming expansion along with general plans for the expansions beyond 2016-09-23
2 The Team Presentation of the current HoI4 team lineup 2016-09-28
3 Memory Lane A look at how some concepts have changed over the HoI series, such as: supply, upgrades, reinforcement and more. 2016-10-05
4 Blitz Command and Garrison Orders Blitz Command coming in the next expansion, garrison orders in the free patch 2016-10-12
5 Oh Canada! Canada and the Commonwealth 2016-10-19
6 Ally Down Under Australia updated in Together for Victory 2016-10-26
7 South Africa and Continuous focuses South Africa and Continuous focuses 2016-11-02
8 Autonomy New levels for subject nations coming in Together for Victory 2016-11-09
9 India - Struggle for Independence A closer look at the changes coming for India in Together for Victory 2016-11-16
10 New Zealand & Combat Log New Zealand focus and tech trees as well as a combat log 2016-11-23
11 Together for Audio Music and Audio in Together for Victory 2016-11-30
12 Cosmetic tags, art, gameplay and AI One week to the release of Together for Victory! 2016-12-07
13 TFV AI Update #2 Part 2 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-09
14 TFV AI Update #3 Part 3 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-12
15 TFV AI Update #4 Part 4 of AI bugfixes and updates for TFV 2016-12-14
16 Achievements & Patchlog New Achievements and 1.3 changelog 2016-12-14
17 XMAS & Hotfix out! It's time for holidays! Development diaries will be back again in 2017! 2016-12-21
18 Back from Christmas 1.3.2 hotfix patch soon in public beta 2017-01-11
19 Squanching them bugs Planned changes for 1.3.3 and general focus for the 1.4 Oak patch 2017-01-18
20 Getting started with modding Havebeard goes over modding requests and modding tips for beginners 2017-01-25
21 1.3.3 Modding Features More modding features coming 2017-02-01
22 Patch 1.3.3 Update #1 Changes done to industry, world tension and capitulation in the upcoming patch 2017-02-08
23 Patch 1.3.3 Update #2 Details on QoL improvements, AI update, performance and optimizations done in the coming patch 2017-02-15
24 1.3.3 Patch #3 The patch should now be ready for release 2017-02-22