From: Sydney, Australia
It's been a while since I've updated. The game is still going strong, we are just finishing December 1805 at the moment.
The Austrian/Prussian alliance eventually surrendered to the overwhelming numbers that France could send at us, and with no support from any allies we were stumped for a solution. Both sides lost large numbers of troops -- 40+ factors casualties on both sides. The French army rambling around Vienna was reduced to a cadre, but the allies could put together almost nothing to fight it. However very generous surrender terms were obtained -- nothing more than 1/2 reparations or trading loss on the AU/PR side, and a fairly favourable division of minors. The Austrian army is well on the way to rebuilding. Italy has been divided between Austria and Spain, and France and Prussia share the German minors. Britain took Denmark and Prussia took all of the minors on the Danish border, including Hanover which was liberated early in the campaign.
While the French army was away fighting in Austria, the French navy was utterly destroyed. 10 light ships and some transports are all that remains, due to the British landings on the Atlantic coast being relatively unopposed. British losses amounted to a few ships and some cavalry.
In the Mediterranean things have lit up, with Britain declaring war on Turkey, and Nelson taking full toll of the Turkish fleet. The naval war is essentially over at this point, with the Spanish navy bottled up in port. Only a serious rebuilding campaign by France can hope to seriously threaten British naval dominance.
More posts with maps coming soon.