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June 9, 2016

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A Modern Major General

June 6 (D-day!) marked the release of Paradox Studios’ Hearts of Iron 4, the venerable World War II simulator.  I’ve had a long love-hate relationship with this strategy series going back a decade or so.  Love, in that in captures one of the most tumultuous periods of human history and lets you jump in wherever you please – feel like playing as the Dominican Republic?  Sure, go nuts.  Hate, in that, the game’s complexities, though adding strategic depth, make it nightmarish to approach at times.  It is a series not for the casual strategist, but more for the armchair Pattons and Eisenhowers.