New Zealand is a British Dominion and minor country located east of Australia and is one of only two countries located in the Oceania region. As a subject of the British Empire, New Zealand begins the game as a member of the Allies.
Geography and infrastructureEdit
New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean, just east of Australia and south of France's New Caledonia and the United Kingdom's Fiji islands. The country itself is composed of 40 provinces organized into two moderately-sized island states connected by a single strait. New Zealand also owns Samoa, an island chain composed of two provinces, both of which are plains, located northeast of Fiji.
The northern state, called North Island, is composed of 24, mostly forested, provinces. However, there are some hills in the northeast and plains dotting the island, as well as two mountain provinces: one in the center and one in the uppermost northeast near the hills. This state is the location of Wellington, New Zealand's 10 victory point capital, which is also the location of a level two naval base. In the northeast of the state is a level three air base, which is level eight at the start of the 1939 scenario. To the northwest is Auckland, a five victory point city that houses a level three naval base. North Island's infrastructure level is six in the 1936 scenario, eight in the 1939, and it's population is 900.93K in both.
The southern state of South Island is made up of 16 provinces. This state is mostly mountainous, but contains some hills, plains, and a single forest in the south and southeast, as well as one additional forest in the north. Like North Island, it also has an air and naval base, but both are level one and located on the east side of the island and on single victory point provinces — the air base in Dunedin in the south and the naval base in Christchurch in the north. In 1936, South Island has an infrastructure level of five, which is increased to seven when starting in 1939. In both dates, the state's population is 547.86K.
- Main article: New Zealand events
- Main article: New Zealand national focus tree
New Zealand, along with other nations of the British commonwealth, gets a unique national focus tree (part of the Together for Victory expansion). Without the expansion New Zealand utilizes the Generic national focus tree.
New Zealand's unique focus tree has five main branches:
- The First Labour Government
- Acts as the political tree, providing both a means to deal with internal issues, and mutually exclusive branches on whether to remain within the Commonwealth, or to push for Independence as a Democratic, Fascist or Communist country.
- Transfer the New Zealand Division
- Focuses on developing a navy through construction of dockyards and bonuses to ship and naval doctrine research.
- Expand the NZPAF
- Provides bonuses to aircraft and air doctrine research.
- National Roads Board
- Acts as the industrial tree, buffing industrial capacity, resource extraction and research slots.
- Army Reforms
- Focuses on bonuses for Infantry, Armour and Artillery, and construction of military industry capacity.
New Zealand starts with only 2 research slots; however, with the Together for Victory expansion, it can gain 4 more research slots from its national focuses, bringing the total slots to 6, which is matched only by the United States and democratic Germany.
In addition, if the Together for Victory expansion has been enabled, then through the Commonwealth Research technology sharing bonus, New Zealand also gets a research time reduction for 31 different technologies across various research trees.
|Army Technology||Naval Technology||Air Technology||Electronics & Industry|
New Zealand does not start with any national spirits in either the 1936 or 1939 scenario.
Staff and designersEdit
|Concern||Type||Effect||Cost ( )|
|Wairarapa Ranches||Industrial Concern||
|Electronics Company||Electronics Concern||
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
Industry and resourcesEdit
- In 1936, New Zealand has a very low production capacity, with only one military and four civilian factories located in North Island in 1936, and no factories in South Island . It can gain four more civilian and six more military factories through their unique national focus tree available with Together for Victory, as opposed to three military and four civilian factories through the generic national focus tree. In the 1939 scenario, North Island has three military and six civilian factories with the Bureau of Industry and Domestic Army Industry national focuses already unlocked.
- New Zealand is also extremely resource poor at game start, only producing 6 units of tungsten in South Island. By completing the New Zealand Steel and Taranaki Oil national focuses, North Island can respectively produce 10 steel and 5 oil. Both of these national focuses are automatically unlocked at the start of the 1939 scenario.
At the start of the game, New Zealand has the smallest military of all of the British Dominions and the smallest DLC country army in the world. In total, New Zealand utilizes 22.18K manpower and has an additional 3.94K available for use.
The entirety of the military consists of only three District Force infantry divisions made up of three infantry and cavalry battalions each.
The country lacks a navy, but has 70 convoys. It can acquire relatively easily a pair of light cruisers using the Transfer the New Zealand Division focus, which has no prerequisites.
There is a small air wing of 12 1936 Fairey Swordfish naval bombers stationed in the air base in North Island.