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'''NOTE: This strategy has not been properly tested and may not be viable. If this strategy proves itself as non-viable, remove it'''
 
 
 
Luxembourg is a tiny country consisting of only a single province that has very little means in terms of resources, manpower or industrial power and also shares borders with Germany, a country indefinitely superior to Luxembourg which also plans to invade it, playing as Luxembourg (and surviving for that matter) is very hard but doable.  If Luxembourg is to survive, then becoming friends with Germany is the first priority. Raising the relations high enough will allow the player to join the Axis, effectively removing the threat Germany poses and even turning it into some form of protection. In order to avoid being invaded however, Luxembourg should secure axis membership in order ''before'' 1939.  This is impossible unless one allows fascists to take the lead: choose a Fascist Demagogue as political advisor to increase the Fascist Party popularity until a fascist coup d'état is commited. Once great Luxembourg has a fascist egime, they should work on improving relations with Germany until they let them join the Axis.  If relations are good enough, it should be possible to pull of.  Once Luxembourg has secured their alliance, they should focus on changing their conscription laws to either Limited or Extensive Conscription as the situation demands in order to increase one's manpower to build up a military to defend their homeland from potential imperialist Belgians or French.  They should go for Political Effort, then Collectivist Ethos followed by Militarism, Military Youth and Paramilitarism to ease up the efford building an army.  
 
Luxembourg is a tiny country consisting of only a single province that has very little means in terms of resources, manpower or industrial power and also shares borders with Germany, a country indefinitely superior to Luxembourg which also plans to invade it, playing as Luxembourg (and surviving for that matter) is very hard but doable.  If Luxembourg is to survive, then becoming friends with Germany is the first priority. Raising the relations high enough will allow the player to join the Axis, effectively removing the threat Germany poses and even turning it into some form of protection. In order to avoid being invaded however, Luxembourg should secure axis membership in order ''before'' 1939.  This is impossible unless one allows fascists to take the lead: choose a Fascist Demagogue as political advisor to increase the Fascist Party popularity until a fascist coup d'état is commited. Once great Luxembourg has a fascist egime, they should work on improving relations with Germany until they let them join the Axis.  If relations are good enough, it should be possible to pull of.  Once Luxembourg has secured their alliance, they should focus on changing their conscription laws to either Limited or Extensive Conscription as the situation demands in order to increase one's manpower to build up a military to defend their homeland from potential imperialist Belgians or French.  They should go for Political Effort, then Collectivist Ethos followed by Militarism, Military Youth and Paramilitarism to ease up the efford building an army.  
  

Revision as of 17:27, 17 December 2016

Luxembourg
Luxembourg.png
Capital:
Luxembourg

Government Type:
Democratic Regime

Faction:
Neutral

Luxembourg is one of the minor nations in HOI4. Starting off with only one province, it is one of tiniest nations in the game. It has very little in terms of resources, manpower or industrial power.

Background

Luxembourg is of little concern to the great powers. Its position between France, Belgium and Germany means that it is part of the slightly more important Benelux Region. It has very little significance in the greater schemes of the great powers, and thus usually ends up as a footnote in history. Should a war break out between Germany and France, Luxembourg probably will be invaded because, like Belgium, it allows bypassing the heavily fortified French-German border. It's unlikely it would offer any major resistance.

Politics

In line with the Netherlands, their senior personal union partner at the time, Luxembourg became a democracy in the 1840's.

National Spirits

Luxembourg does not have any national spirits.

Diplomacy

Being a democratic country, Luxembourg has a positive relationship with other Democratic countries (+20) and a slight negative relationship with everyone else (-10). It lacks colonies of any kind and does not hold any puppets at the start.

Luxembourg does not have claims or cores on foreign soil.

Ideology

Luxembourg starts 1936 as a democracy with elections every four years, the next being in 1937. The ruling party is the Rietspartei led by Joseph Bech.

Political Parties

Luxembourg has the following political parties:

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Country Name Is Ruling?
Rietspartei (Right-Wing Party) democracy Democratic 92% Joseph Bech Luxembourg Yes
Kommunistesch Partei Lëtzebuerg (Communist Party Luxembourg) communism Communist 5% No leader Rosa Luxembourg no
Fascist fascism Fascist 3% No leader Luxembourg no
Non-Aligned neutrality Non-Aligned 0% No leader Royalist Luxembourg no

Political Advisors

The Netherlands can choose from the following Political Advisors:

Advisor Type Effect Cost
Paul Medinger Communist Revolutionary Daily Communism Support: +0.1% 150 pp
Damian Kratzenberg Fascist Demagogue Daily Fascism Support: +0.1% 150 pp
Pierre Dupong Silent Workhorse Political Power Gain: +15% 150 pp
Pierre Krier Captain of Industry Civilian Factory Construction Speed: +10%, Infrastructure Construction Speed: +10%, Refinery Construction Speed: +10% 150 pp
René Blum Democratic Reformer Daily Democracy Support: +0.1% 150 pp
Martin Karp War Industrialist Military Factory Construction Speed: +10%, Naval Dockyard Construction Speed: +10% 150 pp

Economy

Luxembourg starts out with little industrial capacity and no room for expansion. It also has access to a small amount of SteelSteel.

Laws

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
Export Focus.png Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed

Industry

Factories 1936
Military factory1 Military Factory Naval dockyard0 Naval Dockyards Civilian factory3 Civilian Factories

Resources

Total resources 1936
Oil.pngOil Aluminum.pngAluminium Rubber.pngRubber Tungsten.pngTungsten Steel.pngSteel Chromium.pngChromium
0 0 0 0 8 0

These numbers represent the available resources, depending on trade law a certain amount may be traded away.

Technology

Luxembourg has, contrary to other countries in Europe and North America, only 2 research slots.

Latest Technologies Researched 1936
Army Technology Naval Technology Air Technology Electronics & Industry Doctrines
  • Weapons I
  • Engineer Company I
  • Artillery

None Researched

  • Fighter

None Researched

None Researched

National Focus

As a minor country, Luxembourg has the generic Focus Tree.

Military

Luxembourg is completely pacified in 1936 and has no military at all.

Army

Generic infantry bonus.png

No No Divisions

Navy

Generic navy bonus.png

No No Ships

Air Force

Generic air bonus.png

No No Fighters

Strategies and Guides

The third way

Luxembourg is a tiny country consisting of only a single province that has very little means in terms of resources, manpower or industrial power and also shares borders with Germany, a country indefinitely superior to Luxembourg which also plans to invade it, playing as Luxembourg (and surviving for that matter) is very hard but doable. If Luxembourg is to survive, then becoming friends with Germany is the first priority. Raising the relations high enough will allow the player to join the Axis, effectively removing the threat Germany poses and even turning it into some form of protection. In order to avoid being invaded however, Luxembourg should secure axis membership in order before 1939. This is impossible unless one allows fascists to take the lead: choose a Fascist Demagogue as political advisor to increase the Fascist Party popularity until a fascist coup d'état is commited. Once great Luxembourg has a fascist egime, they should work on improving relations with Germany until they let them join the Axis. If relations are good enough, it should be possible to pull of. Once Luxembourg has secured their alliance, they should focus on changing their conscription laws to either Limited or Extensive Conscription as the situation demands in order to increase one's manpower to build up a military to defend their homeland from potential imperialist Belgians or French. They should go for Political Effort, then Collectivist Ethos followed by Militarism, Military Youth and Paramilitarism to ease up the efford building an army.

Research takes on different role due to Luxembourg's limitations. Researching new equipment is only done in order to make the researched equipment available for production once the sufficient means of production have been acquired. Having everything ready and researched is useful in the long run but initially, Luxembourg should prioritize researching better Infantry- and Support equipment to make the Luxembourgish army stronger in the count since their initially limited manpower and size means that it's manpower is precious and every casualty and defeat one sustains will be ticking away percentages of the entire Luxembourgish population. Researching the aforementioned subjects will allow one to increase the chances of success and minimize casualties. Motorized/Mechanized infantry and Tanks can come later as Luxembourg's limited industry does not allow for efficient production of them. Researching airplanes or ships would also be pointless as Luxembourg has neither an airport to store the planes in, nor shores for ships. Researching as a whole should be done liberally but production of researched equipment should be done with careful consideration as the initially limited industrial capacity and resources controlled by Luxembourg mean that one will only be able to produce limited quantities of everything. The player should initially only attempt to produce Infantry- and Support Equipment as that probably will be the only equipment one can produce effectively.

As far as resources are concerned, Luxembourg also has very limited resources. All they have is 8 units of Steel and nothing else; this means that picking a side is essential in ensuring that the player will gain the resources necessary to build up an army. If one can achieve self-sufficiency by annexing enough territory, that would be a huge boon to the Luxembourgish cause.

Remaining democratic

Alternatively, joining the Allies and surviving is possible. As level 10 forts give a -150% modifier to enemy attacks, and as Luxembourg is classified as a Forest Terrain type, incoming attacks are reduced by at least 180%, meaning that most troops without large positive bonuses will not be able to do any damage at all to the Luxembourgish forces. Therefore, it is important to begin building forts on Day 1 of the game with one's limited Civilian Production. Taking the Deterrence Tree is important in this case, and World Tension will jump to 100% anyway in time. Germany will also justify a war goal on Luxembourg, so one should be able to join the Allies. The only weakness of the Luxembourg is that they lack an air force in the face of German Bombings. State-built Anti-Air defense will reduce effectiveness by 50%, so Forts will not require much repair. If one joins the Allies, attempt to seize Bitburg, as it is the only Victory Point in the Moselland region, and this will result in a majority state control of the Moselland state. The state is filled with 24 units of Aluminium and 100 units of steel, while also snatching it away from the Germans, so it is a highly worthwhile place focus the offensive on. It is recommended that one builds forts there as soon as possible.