[Top 15] Hearts of Iron 4 Best Division Templates (2024)

#15 - Medium Tank Template

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While this is ranked the lowest on the list, don’t let it fool you.This template holds many support units like logistics, reconnaissance, radio communications, and more which give the template overall a balanced action, making this armored unit ready for both everything…and nothing.

Strengths:

Speed: this template can quickly maneuver around the enemy allowing for both excellent coordinated attacks and retreats.

Cost Production: this template can be mass produced as it is one of the cheapest on the list.

Reconnaissance: this unit can give greater detail/intel of the enemy allowing the player to make plans ahead.

#14 - Infanterie Division (Infantry)

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This division doesn’t offer much. With a decent soft attack and HP, this template is great for players who are getting the feel of making new divisions.

Strengths:

Soft attack: This division excels at fighting infantry.

HP: This division can take more damage before being routed.

Training time: This division has one of the lowest training times, allowing for more divisions to be built.

#13 - Mekhanizirovaniy Korp (Mechanized)

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This division is the only mechanized template on this list, and it is decent.With a great soft attack, speed, and the highest suppression in the game, this division is good for support attack.

Strengths:

Suppression: Prevents resistance from rising in the occupied territory.

Soft Attack: Being essentially a motorized infantry with armor slapped on the front, this division is great for dealing with infantry divisions.

Recovery Rate: After a battle happens, the lost manpower will be filled up quicker than most of the other division templates on this list.

#12 - Panzer Division (Medium Tank)

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This division template (and #11 template) has the highest air attack, meaning that any bomber plane that attempts to target this division will first have to get through some of ten best air defenses on this list.

Strengths:

Air Attack: Prevents enemy air attacks on this division and other divisions that may be with it.

Cost: With a lower cost compared to the next division template, this division can be produced more.

Speed: This division template is quick, allowing for more opportunities of encirclements.

#11 - Gornostrelkovaya Diviziya (Mountain)

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This division is tied with the previous template’s air attack stat, however, this division template has hard attack and piercing, making this more suitable for offensive operations.

Strengths:

Air Attack: Prevents enemy air attacks on this division and other divisions that may be with it.

Hard Attack: Makes this division more suitable for fighting armored units.

Piercing: This division can pierce higher armored tanks than normal mountain or infantry divisions can.

#10 - Panzer Division (Heavy Tank)

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This division has quick speed and the highest soft attack on this list. This means that this division can absolutely decimate infantry units that may be ahead, especially with its high breakthrough stat.

Strengths:

Soft Attack: With the best soft attack on this list, this division template shreds through the enemy infantry.

Hard Attack: 912.3 hard attack makes this template equally as tough against the infantry as it is against the tanks.

Breakthrough: This is the last gem to make this template a great offensive beast. Its breakthrough of 832.1 allows the division to rip through the battlefield causing gaps within the enemy lines.

#9 - Infantry Template

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This infantry division offers a few perks that unfortunately weren’t enough to be ranked higher. Its movement is standard, but its cheapness and fuel usage make is stand out quite a bit.While the division itself isn’t the greatest, this is perfectly suitable for 1936-1938.

Strengths:

Reliability: In case of attrition, you can expect to suffer lesser penalties with this template.

Soft attack: While not the best, this template’s soft attack is decent, meaning it can fight other infantry-based divisions/templates.

Recovery rate: When this division loses manpower after a battle, it has a faster rate of restoring its strength compared to other division templates.

#8 - African Division (Artillery)

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This division is an artillery man’s dream. This template contains trucks and towed artillery both against ground and air. With quick speed and low manpower, this template will soften any frontline it faces! Its training time being low also makes this division mass producible.

Strengths:

Speed: If in fear of enemy troops encircling, this division can retreat faster than you can say, “Go.”

Training Time: This template has a low training time of 120, meaning it can be produced quicker than other templates.

Manpower: With a manpower of only 13.1K, this division is suitable for countries who have low populations.

#7 - 4 Line Artillery (Artillery)

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This is an infantry-artillery-mixed template, meaning you can put your useful fuel elsewhere.Its soft attack is pretty good compared to other templates and the reconnaissance elevates this unit higher. Lastly, its engineer support allows the division to entrench itself quicker, preventing the division from easily falling into the enemy hands.

Strengths:

Production Cost: It's very cheap, allowing for more of these divisions to be built without severely hurting the production cost for other templates.

Soft attack: Its soft attack of 403.5 makes it a solid adversary against the enemy’s infantry.

Entrenchment: With additional help from Support Engineers, this template allows the division to quickly entrench itself whenever needed.

#6 - Infantry Template

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A true combat division. This division has the highest HP and the best Reliability out of this list. Additionally, its organization is solid, the recovery rate is quick, and has a solid defense! For offense, its breakthrough can spearhead through the battlefield.

Strengths;

HP: This unit has 408.4 HP, making this (although infantry) an absolute tank.

Reliability: The best reliability on this list, meaning if you struggle keeping your forces out of attrition, this template is for you.

Organization: Solid organization means that the unit can move more without arriving with only one boot and no commander. In other terms, this template has a high organization, allowing for more movement and lesser chance of taking more damage.

#5 - Brygada Kawalerii (Cavalry)

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The only cavalry template on this list, and one of the best ones too.Being primarily cavalry, this division template uses the least amount of manpower, meaning that hypothetically, you could overrun all of your enemies with the hussars. Additionally, with reconnaissance as a support and cavalry in general, this template has the highest reconnaissance score, meaning that by the time the enemy arrives at the front, you’ll be three steps ahead.

Strengths:

Reconnaissance: High reconnaissance means for more intel on the enemy, giving the player an overall edge in the battle, additionally aids the general’s tactics.

Low Manpower: With only 12.1K able-bodied men needed, nations can form more divisions with lesser manpower.

Organization: Its speed and organization make this template a tough opponent for most of the infantry, this unit can move further AND quicker without losing much organization, allowing the division to fight with more strength.

#4 - 2 Line Arty (Artillery)

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Back to artillery, the king of battle. This time, the template has higher HP, better defense, faster entrenchment, and is the cheapest template on this list.This is a perfect division for support attacks and for defensive purposes. To add on, this template has a decent reconnaissance, quick production time, and a solid organization.

Strengths:

Cheap: This is the cheapest template on this list, allowing for more divisions to be built.

Eco-Friendly; Because these artillery pieces aren’t towed, this means that no fuel is used for this division, allowing players to focus their fuel spending on motorized and tank divisions.

Entrenchment: With an entrenchment of 5.5, this template is perfect for defenses.

#3 - Panzer Division (Medium Tank)

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Excluding the African Division, this division template is the quickest and most aggressive template on this list. With the highest breakthrough and recovery rate, the victories that this template will bring from the sheer speed would make Erwin Rommel jealous. This template is best for encircling and absolutely wreaking havoc on the enemy.

Strengths:

Speed: With a speed of 8.0km, this division can zoom through the frontline while the enemy tries to reorganize.

Recovery Rate: Speaking of reorganization, this division can quickly resupply on manpower after battles, allowing the division to fight longer.

Breakthrough: With a breakthrough of ~1,000, this Division will break through almost anything, allowing the player to have more opportunities for encirclements.

#2 - New Division (Heavy Tank)

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This is the pinnacle of an armored division. With the highest hard attack, armor, and armor piercing, this is practically a wave of tanks. With a quick speed and air attack, this unit can both get away or ensure no one gets away. A con of such division is the cost and the fuel usage.

Strengths:

Hard Attack: With a hard attack of 928.3 , this template shreds most tanks it faces against.

Armor: With the highest armor on this list, any fortunate enemy tank that gets to fire at this division must first penetrate its thick armor.

Piercing; Once that now unfortunate tank takes their shot, they must survive the shot from our division’s tanks, because this template has the highest piercing, 9/10, the enemy tanks would be no more.

#1 - Vanatori de munte (Mountain)

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Despite what seems to have a lot of debuffs, this mountain division has the lowest supply use, but it has the highest defense, organization, and one of the lowest training times.Ever thought that conquering Switzerland was difficult? Not anymore.

Strengths:

Organization: With an organization of 79.7, this template can move far without losing much organization, allowing the division to still fight with high potential.

Supply use: Although this costs more than 20K manpower, this division uses the least amount of supplies on this list, meaning that it doesn’t take many supply routes to feed this division.

Defense: With defense of 967 and entrenchment of 9.4, it’s practically impossible to pass through this division, especially if their general enacts the “Last Man Standing” plan.

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