kondor999 wrote:To the author: Great article, and makes want to dust off HOI3 actually.
Can you suggest what Mods and DLC (for HOI3) to run for someone who's looking for a lot less sandbox and a lot more historical narrative, within which I can make different Operational decisions?
For mods I would suggest "BlackIce": http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-ice
as well as "Historical Plausibility Project" as The Fox suggests above: http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-historical-plausibility-project
I also recommend all major DLC, including Their Finest Hour
, For the Motherland
, and Semper Fi
; check Steam for descriptions, but you can probably guess that the first enhances the U.K, the second deals with U.S.S.R., and the last U.S.A. They also improve other features like espionage. The Dies Irae
pair add some more, though aren't full DLC: Gotterdammerung
does some nice things for Germany, while Stars & Stripes
beefs up -- you guessed it -- America.
There are more, but mostly vehicle sprites etc. -- perhaps not what you're after.