Making History: The First World War Early - Access Update #5

Making History: The First World War Early - Access Update #5

November 07, 2020

This release does not have many new changes since we are mainly spending our time working on the new scenario The Russian Revolution. There is a new Armored Train unit and this will receive better combat balancing by the next update. Besides fixing small content bugs, feedback on The Balkan Wars has led us to make some modifications to the nation AI to increase adherence to a more historical flow.

Changes to the AI scripts are highly sensitive and can lead to unintended consequences. For that reason we try not to make drastic alterations. Oftentimes, odd AI behavior is caused by seemingly unrelated events. These are increasingly harder to track down as the game gets more content heavy and the deeper they occur in a playthrough. The Early Access community has been very helpful by providing both bug reports and actually saved games that we can investigate.

We’ll continue to release an update every 2-3 weeks or sooner when possible. A list of all the significant changes in the latest version of Making History: The First World War Early are listed below.

Update #5 Release Notes:


  • Fixed errors in Italian and Austrian Mountain Infantry models
  • Added new Armored Train Model and Unit to game
  • Removed University from Cleveland TJC that prevented upgrades
  • Revised Soviet Democratic flag set
  • Modified AI Army Recruitment Templates
  • Switched Auxiliary Cruisers name source to match Cruisers
  • Fixed 0% Prospecting chance in TBW regions that had resource deposits
  • Adjusted French AI to ignore Greek 1914 regions in 1912
  • Added date constraint to Italian Albanian interference
  • Fixed string error in Ottoman Naval triggers that made Turk mining fail
  • Added Alliance Breaks to Balkan nations prior to declaring 2nd Balkan War
  • Fixed multiple string errors in events
  • Partial update of Historic Naval unit names
  • Updated Resource objects in TBW regions
  • Removed Building restrictions from Factory Outputs, prevented recruitments of units
  • Fixed Typo in German-Argentina event


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