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Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 8:46:42 PM   
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Right Orm has challenged me to another match. I do not want to delay reporting turns so would ask Orm not to look at this thread please.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 8:59:51 PM   
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Since I reply it is obvious that I already has broken the rule that I am not allowed to look at this thread. I'll do my utmost to make sure it does not happens twice.

Now I have to wonder what you write behind my back.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 9:05:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

Since I reply it is obvious that I already has broken the rule that I am not allowed to look at this thread. I'll do my utmost to make sure it does not happens twice.

Now I have to wonder what you write behind my back.
warspite1

Nothing much - only that you are a cheat and a bad sport and I hate playing against you

No, the real reason is that the screenshots will give away my plans etc


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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 9:07:31 PM   
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Turn 1 - 23rd July 1914

Standard stuff so far:

1. Princip shoots the Archduke
2. Austria cheesed off
3. Germany stirs the pot
4. All hell breaks loose
5. The Serb Garrison west of Belgrade get beaten up

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 9:41:20 PM   
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Turn 2 - 30th July 1914

For the first time I am going to try something new, something that has been used on me before to good effect.

I am going to hold in Serbia and go all out for Russia. I keep 1st Army as a screening force west of Belgrade and send 2nd and 3rd Armies to Galicia.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 10:20:03 PM   
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Turn 3 - 6th August 1914

Germany

France

The Germans carry out a "standard" Schlieffen. The Garrison in Liege is destroyed and 1st Army and 1st Cavalry Army set about reducing the Brussels Garrison to a 4-strength.

East Prussia

Damn I forgot to move 7th and 8th Armies ......

Austria-Hungary

I continue to do nothing in Serbia....

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 10:43:32 PM   
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Turn 4 - 13th August 1914

Germany

France

The Belgians vacate Brussels and put the Infantry in Antwerp. The armoured car unit is attacked across the Meuse by 1st Army and retreats - I cannot reach it with any other unit.

East Prussia

I remember to move 7th and 8th Armies - they retreat further into East Prussia.

Austria-Hungary

I place the 2nd Army in Krakow.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/25/2012 11:47:24 PM   
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Turn 5 - 20th August 1914

That was weird. The replay of Orm's turn showed me nothing.... Is that a bug or??

Anyway I continue as normal and hope all is okay.

Germany

France

2nd Army advances to just outside Calais where it meets the Belgian Armoured Car. Forcing the Belgian unit to retreat, the 2nd occupies the French port. 1st Strassburg and 1st Ruhr Garrisons take up position south of Antwerp.

4th Army moves south of Calais to finish off the Belgian Armoured Car and 1st Army crosses the Somme unopposed. 3rd Army also crosses the river on its left flank while 5th Army makes the risky move of crossing south of the Oise in order to try and destroy a French Infantry. I follow up the attack with 1st Cavalry Army - essentially sacrificing this unit for the sake of keeping the enemy unbalanced. Sadly, the French Infantry retreats into Paris while the German Cavalry are dead meat next turn.....

My final move is to push 6th Army northwest of Verdun. This is risky but I figure if the French make an all out bid to attack this unit, they need to divert units from Paris. We'll see.



Austria-Hungary

I place the newly arrived 4th Army southwest of Temeschburg, releasing the 1st Temeschburg Garrison to take up position on the fork of the Danube and Duna rivers. This in turn allows 3rd Army to head north for the Russian front.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 12:36:13 AM   
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Turn 6 -3rd September 1914

Germany

Sure enough 1st Cavalry Army is no more. I try and take Rouen but and attack by 2nd and 4th Armies on the Garrison there, results in the French unit remaining in situ - albeit at 3-strength. This mean the British will land next turn .

I take more chances to keep the French from reinforcing Paris, but once again I fail to destroy a French Infantry despite using two Armies, Von Hindenburg's 3rd Army together with 6th Army. The latter is now vulnerable to counter-attack next turn.

No sign of the Russians in East Prussia??

Austria-Hungary

There is no sign of the Russians in Poland or Galicia either...

I place 5th Army in Krakow, 6th Army in Klausenburg, and the 1st Artillery Army south of Lemburg.

This is the slowest starting game on the Eastern Front I've ever played...
Still n

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 10:42:34 AM   
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Turn 7 - 17th September 1914

Germany

Russia

Still no sign of any attack in Russia....

I go for broke in France and ignore Rouen and the French Garrisons south of the Somme. I attack Paris directly and take the capital with 6th Army.

Austria-Hungary

I move the Austrian Armies toward Brest-Litovsk..no sign whatsoever of the Russians??

I place 7th Army southeast of Lemburg.






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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 12:04:16 PM   
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Turn 8 - 1st October 1914

Germany

Could be a very quick game - I went for it and paid the price. 6th Army was destroyed defending Paris and my counter-attack to take it back once more failed to destroy the French unit.... I suspect 3rd Army will be destroyed next.

Austria-Hungary

The Russians are well dug-in around Warsaw - Brest-Litovsk - Vinnytsia. I throw the bulk of the Austrian Army at Brest-Litovsk and try and cut-off the defenders using the German 8th Army and 2nd Cavalry Army.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 1:22:40 PM   
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Turn 9 - 15th October 1914

Germany and Austria-Hungary

The Russians are employing a policy of sit and wait in order no doubt to maintain maximum benefit from being dug-in.

I wheel the German 8th Army south to link up with the Austrian 5th Army, half-way between Warsaw and Brest-Litovsk. This traps an Army and two Garrisons. I bring the 2nd Cavalry Army south too to try and widen the gap between the two enemy Army Groups. The Cavalry attacks a Russian Infantry north of Brest-Litovsk and I end the turn.

Germany

I attack the British unit in Rouen with Artillery, aircraft and Infantry but fail to destroy it. I made a mistake using the aircraft as I wanted to retreat behind the Oise.... whoops that could be costly.





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 1:23:24 PM   
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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 2:26:33 PM   
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Turn 10 - 29th October 1914

Germany

The go for broke strategy failed in epic styleeeee.

I am trying to fall back to the Somme but will lose von Hindenberg and 3rd Army. France is lost - its a case of how much I can extracate from the wreckage...

Never mind - at least I took Paris!!.....

Germany and Austria-Hungary

In better news, the gap between the Warsaw pocket and the Army Group around Brest-Litovsk has got wider . Unfortunately it can still be closed by Orm next turn .

Lets see....





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/26/2012 8:35:26 PM   
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Turn 11 - 12th November 1914

Germany

In France my worst predictions are realised and I pull the Germany Army - or what is left of it - back over the Somme...

Germany and Austria-Hungary

...meanwhile in Russia. What a mess. I have reduced the Warsaw pocket to 2 units and damaged the Infantry in the capital to just 3-strength. Fighting around Brest-Litovsk is tough, and I am unable to close the net. It all depends on what forces Orm has around Kovno-Vilna......





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 10:18:16 AM   
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Turn 12 - 26th November 1914

Germany and Austria-Hungary

The Warsaw pocket is now down to one weakened Garrison, although I am annoyed with myself that I used so many units to achieve this

I am too weak to close the Brest-Litovsk pocket too - but I have taken so many gambles in this game - what's another one between friends? I close the trap using the weak German 2nd Cavalry Army and the Austrian 7th Army. Lets see what happens...

Germany

I complete my pull-back and consider a cunning plan for a counter-attack. Only problem is; will the French get in there first?....

Turkey

Great, Turkey are in the war ..... I move my units as "standard". In the east, 3rd Army and the 1st Erzurum move toward Sarkamish, while everyone else piles toward the Egyptian frontier.





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 1:24:46 PM   
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Turn 13 - 10th December 1914

Germany

Battle of the Baltic Sea

A monster sea battle - worthy of the great Mediterranean convoy battles of WWII - takes place in the Baltic Sea. The Russian battlefleet sails and, evading my Submarine and Cruiser screen, attacks the High Seas Fleet. A British submarine force adds further damage to Vize-Admiral Sheer's battlewagons. The advantage is with the Entente. However, the Iron Ore convoy sailing south through the Gulf of Bothnia has the good sense to hug the coast near Stockholm. This gives Sheer the breathing space to order Vize-Admiral Hipper to join him in replying in kind to the Russians. The Russian fleet are reduced to a 1-strength while the German Submarine reduces their British opposite number to a 4-strength.






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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 1:33:44 PM   
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Turn 13 - 10th December 1914 (Cont)

Austria-Hungary

The Serbs make their move. No less than four Garrisons cross the Morava and push north toward Budapest and Temeschburg. I fail my first test of nerve - what a wuss I am . Scared of this show of force, I place the newly arrived 11th Army in Temeschburg and use 4th Army to attack the Garrison west of the city. This is all I do here...






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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 1:57:45 PM   
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Turn 13 - 10th December 1914 (Cont)

Germany and Austria-Hungary

The Russians put up a fight in Vinnytsia. I do not run the risk of trying to outflank enemy forces here. Instead I use all four units - 8th and 10th Armies + the 1st Budapest and Przemysl Garrisons to attack the Russian Garrison north of the city.

The Warsaw pocket is liquidated! I use three Garrison armies - the Austrian 1st and 2nd Krakow and the German 1st Breslau to achieve this and free's up the German 7th Army for operations further east.

Meanwhile the Brest-Litovsk pocket is relieved . The wily Ormster destroyed the 2nd Cavalry Army putting the Austrian 7th Army out of supply and in deep do-do. My best hope of relieving the Austrian unit is an attack on the Russian Garrison to its northwest. I attack from the west using the Austrian 6th Army and the German 8th Army. These units fail to dislodge the determined Russian. I throw 1st Danzig Garrison into battle and reduce the Garrison to a 2-strength. I have one attack left..I use the encircled 7th Army itself to gather its tired and freezing troops and launch one almighty do-or-die attack. Success!! The grateful Austrians link up with their 6th Army comrades at Bialystok and there was much rejoicing all around.

My final acts of this turn are to order Von Hotzendorf's 2nd Army and the 9th Army to launch themselves against the Infantry and Garrison Armies northeast of Brest-Litovsk. This is to try and weaken the Russians for the inevitable, and no doubt furious, counter-attacks to come. Unfortunately the results are disappointing.





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 2:18:21 PM   
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Turn 13 - 10th December 1914 (Cont)

Turkey

Damn. The Russians have reinforced Sarikamish in force... I think I will be pulling back tout de suite .

Germany

In France I launch Operation Zitadelle (I love that word!). This involves an artillery barrage against the British northeast of Paris and the French Infantry located half-way between Paris and Verdun. The operation limited in its objectives but is designed simply to remind the Entente that, whilst my military leadership has proven ..er rubbish..the German Army are still intact and an effective fighting force. The attack on the British is followed up by Von Falkenhayn's 2nd Army and 5th Army from across the Somme and causes the British Infantry to retreat. The attack on the French, using 9th and 10th Armies, is less successful, but reduces the Infantry to 4-strength.








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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 2:33:14 PM   
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I don't think your Serbian deployment was a failure of nerve, I think it's absolutely necessary. On reading post #15 I was going to post to say that it looks like you've done a pretty good withdrawal in Germany without letting up the pressure on Russia, but my only concern would be the lack of pressure on Serbia - I guess it's inevitable that Orm would get an itchy trigger finger in that area when he's under pressure elsewhere.

Your line in the west looks pretty good - no obvious weaknesses or salients, and although you didn't get Rouen or Paris, it looks like you have a firm hold on Calais.

The difficult decision now I guess is how long to wait before reacting in force to Serbia... There's quite a lot of empty Hungarian territory you can conceded before they threaten any production centers...

What would I do? I think:
In the west I'd dig deep and hold the line, with the exception of Antwerp which needs to receive the attention of your artillery pieces. I might even be tempted to rail a couple units away from this front to Serbia or Russia, depending on how your economy is going.

In the east I'd keep pushing. The Russians may well be trying to muster a counter attack, but I reckon right now Orm can't mobilise troops fast enough. I would probe around Riga, and bring up the Warsaw units whilst trying a larger encircling move around Brest-Litovsk.

In Serbia I'd reinforce the flanks of the enemy advance at Sarjevo and Temeschburg to ensure you don't get outflanked, but otherwise allow the Serbs to advance in the centre if they wish (and even maybe encourage them along with a token defence).

That's a lot of things I realise... I'd really like to see a shot of your management screen...

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 2:51:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Myrddraal

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In Serbia I'd reinforce the flanks of the enemy advance at Sarjevo and Temeschburg to ensure you don't get outflanked, but otherwise allow the Serbs to advance in the centre if they wish (and even maybe encourage them along with a token defence).


Myrddraal, the plan is exactly what you describe. That is why I refer to a failure of nerve. I want the Serbs to come out of their prepared positions while I stay in mine. I did not envisage putting a much needed Infantry unit here this early...

quote:

I would probe around Riga, and bring up the Warsaw units whilst trying a larger encircling move around Brest-Litovsk.


Watch this space

quote:

That's a lot of things I realise... I'd really like to see a shot of your management screen...


I fully trust Orm so I will post this when my turn comes up next.

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 3:36:33 PM   
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Turn 14 - 24th December 1914

Germany

Baltic

The aftermath of the Battle of The Baltic Sea sees the remnants of the Russian Battlefleet sail for Riga. They were hotly pursued by Vize-Admiral Hipper, whose Cruiser Fleet annhailated the remaining Russian ships.

The British submarine attacked the German convoy and caused 1-strength point of damage. Scheer meantime fled back to Konigsberg.

France

The British take a retaliatory pot shot at 1st Army on the Channel coast but do not follow up with Infantry. Otherwise all is quiet on the Western Front...All Quiet On he Western Front?? Mmmm sounds like a good title for a book or a film...

Austria-Hungary

Whoops - I've completely mucked that up . I highlighted my Austrian 1st Army and then went to check the quality of the Serb Infantry (without unhighlighting) and so attacked the Serb at 1-4 odds..Well that has blown the whole front open - whoops indeed . In a panic I attack the Serb Garrison north of the River Mures. I lose that one too... I can't afford those silly errors against a player as good as Orm

Germany and Austria-Hungary

This turn is proving as bad as the last one was good. In the Ukraine I attack the Russian Garrison once more, but take large losses and only succeed in reducing the unit to a 2.

To the northwest I continue to try and encircle the Fortress of Brest-Litovsk. in the process I destroy the Russian railroad gun but can not get close to actually encircling the enemy.

Turkey

I decide not to retreat with my Turkish forces but to sit it out and see what Orm does about it...








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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 4:55:49 PM   
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Turn 15 - 7th January 1915

Germany

France

Not much happening here. I launch another, lite version of Operation Zitadelle, picking on the French unit that occupied the position of the retreating British. The success is nothing like before however, I merely reduce the French Infantry to a 5-strength.

Turkey

Nothing happening this turn.

Austria-Hungary

The Serbian break-out has proven to be a full-scale offensive. The 1st Temeschburg Garrison was put out of supply but not attacked and I manage to bring him back in touch with Austrian forces operating from Temeschburg. Curious...and worried...about where Orm will go next.

Austria-Hungary and Germany

Russia

The position in the Ukraine has become untenable. The Russians have a bomber, two Infantry and a Garrison. I order a retreat from this sector...

Further north, the Austrian 6th Army is once again bearing the brunt of the Russian attempts to keep the supply lines to Brest-Litovsk open. However, I finally manage to shut the door using just about every unit in the region.The Austrian 2nd, 6th, 7th and 9th Armies comine with the German 7th and 8th Armies to destroy the Russian Infantry guarding the northern end of the bridgehead.

In the Baltic States, the newly formed Army Group North surround Kovno.





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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 6:19:11 PM   
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Turn 16 - 21st January 1915

I know Orm - he is very canny at this game. The British/French have been quiet considering the bad start I got. This is for one of two reasons a) he is building up overwhelming strength in France before attacking - or b) he is going to launch a surprise - In Serbia or the Middle East......

Austria-Hungary

Serbia

I don't know what the Serbs are playing at here, although he may be double-backing and trying to roll-up my forces around Sarajevo?? I decide to retreat from that city - and Cattaro too.

Germany

The Entente forces attack my positions on the Somme, causing me to make so adjustments - otherwise I save my ammunition.

Germany and Austria-Hungary

I continue the withdrawal from the Ukraine..

Further north I further reduce the Brest-Litovsk pocket, the Austrian 3rd and 5th Armies destroying the Russian Garrison northeast of the city.

Between Brest-Litovsk and Minsk I force a Russian Infantry to withdraw and push forward toward the Belorussian capital.

The surrounded Kovno Garrison however is another matter. I suffer huge losses trying to reduce the Garrison here.

Turkey

Nothing happening here...

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 7:16:04 PM   
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Turn 17 - 4th February 1915

Austria-Hungary

The situation is looking ever more hopeless for the Austrians. I have completely lost the initiative and any sort of control over the situation. Sure enough, the British have landed in Cattaro....

Germany

France

Another mini-Zitadelle sees a British Infantry reduced to a 4-strength.

Germany and Austria-Hungary

The forces retreating from Ukraine have taken a real pounding and are now around Lemberg, so great has been the extent of the retreat. The danger is that the Russians will reach Brest-Litovsk and relieve the Infantry there.

Further north the limitations of the Game in respect of surrounded units comes to the fore once again. Kovno has been on half-supply for about three turns but the unit in the city is as strong as ever.

Turkey

Nothing to report ...again. This confirms to me that Orm will employ a Serbian Front strategy - possibly to include Turkey.... Orm is such a great opponent

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 8:34:57 PM   
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Turn 18 - 18th February 1915

Austria-Hungary

The Serbs turn toward the coast as expected.

Germany

Another mini-Zitadelle reduces a British Army to 4-strength.

Austria-Hungary and Germany

I admit defeat and pull back my troops - I hope its not too late....

Brest-Litovsk falls and Kovno is reduced to a 3-strength, but will soon be back in supply...

The whole reason for leaving Serbia alone has failed....

Turkey

I inch forward with the Turkish Army toward Suez. No sign of the British Army... They are obviously defending Suez...

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 9:35:26 PM   
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Turn 19 - 4th March 1915

Game looks lost for the Central Powers. Italy will soon be in the war and further, large losses will happen next turn on the Eastern Front.

I pull back with the shattered remnants of my Armies around Brest-Litovsk, but this will give the Russians carte blanche to switch attack against my exposed units in the north. Two cavalry and a full strength Infantry could not dislodge a Russian Garrison, meaning Kovno is back in supply and my exposed units will be eaten up piecemeal.


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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 10:17:26 PM   
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Surely not that catastrophic? You have a very solid position in the west, you can afford to pull back troops from the western and eastern fronts to deal with the Serbian upstart or no?

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RE: Warspite1 (CP) vs Orm (Entente) NO ORM - 12/27/2012 10:30:08 PM   
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Turn 20 - 18th March 1915

In Russia the 4th Cavalry Army is predictably destroyed and the Kovno Garrison remains invulnerable... what a mess...

Meanwhile in Serbia, the Austrian Battlefleet, led by the battleship Viribus Unitis and her two Tegetthoff-class sisters - Tegetthoff and Prinz Eugen - squared up to the French Battlefleet at the Battle of the Straits of Otranto. The French Battlefleet had earlier sighted the Austrian Cruiser Fleet patrolling the Straits, and attacked. The Austrian Cruisers were then ordered back to Split, while the Austrian heavy hitters took over. The result was 1-strength point loss for the Austrians, and a total of 6 for the French. A minor success on this disaster zone of a front.

In Serbia itself - or more accurately, Serbian controlled Austria, the Austrians send a force of one Infantry - 1st Army - and two Garrisons - 1st Sarajevo and 1st Zagreb - to try and put some pressure on the Serbs beseiging the port of Split.

In Egypt the British have an Artillery and Infantry around Ismailia. I beat a hasty retreat with the Turkish Army....





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