Turn 6 – 3rd September 1914
The Serbians launch a couple of attacks against the Budapest Garrison north of Cattaro, but fail to dislodge my troops. Otherwise, this sector is quiet as no doubt the Serbs are repairing units.
I push 4th Infantry into the fray to keep the pressure on the Serbian Infantry west of Nis and the attack is quickly followed up by 2nd Army which finishes off this key enemy unit.
Meanwhile the 2nd and 3rd Garrison Armies, from the newly formed Army Group Temeschburg, try and force a way through to Nis, reducing the defending Garrison back to 2-strength.
I place the newly arrived 1st Artillery Army in Temeschburg. I do not attack in the west in order to allow my Garrisons to repair.
I purchase a cavalry unit.
Further north the Russians take Lemberg and threaten Przemysl, Krakow and even Klausenburg with their railroad gun. I place an Infantry and a Garrison in Debrecen and Klausenburg respectively.
The Russians start to advance so I place a Garrison south of Danzig behind the Bug river. I attack a Russian Garrison that has encroached onto Prussian territory with the 7th Infantry Army, but the 2-1 result is frustrating. I take no further action there – I need to cover Konigsberg.
The French have kept at least 3 Infantry Armies in Alsace. I can do no more than screen these with Garrisons. In the west, I destroy the French Infantry east of Rouen and force a Garrison to retreat south of the Seine from the hex northeast of Paris. I have 4 Infantry and 1 Cavalry bearing down on Paris, but with the main French strength located around Verdun, I have to move the 5th and 6th Infantry to Brussels to stop any possible cutting-off of my spearhead.
I purchase an Infantry.
England expects that every man will do his duty.
Horatio Nelson - October 1805