June 1915...the skies are clear, the mud has hardened, and the troops are ready for the jump off. So...
First, the major assault on the city of Lodz by German troops. Two dozen infantry corps and an artillery unit shelled the Russian front line, blowing away 3 enemy units and damaging the HQ behind. The Russians are already taking up defensive positions around Warsaw but this has surely dealt a blow.
Second, I have been building troops in the West for a summer offensive on Verdun. Again artillery was the lynchpin, destroying the fort and reducing the French defenders to 60% strength. German troops brushed them aside easily and for the first time, the Imperial German flag flies from the city with major morale ramifications for France.
In the Baltic, the German navy moved up to surround the Russian naval units in their ports, most of them not battle ready. It'll take a few turns but with a bit of luck I'll be able to whittle away the Russian navy and push their morale a little further down.
It's not all sunshine and roses however, as the Ottomans have failed utterly in their defence of the Caucasus and the field is now open to Russian invaders. The lack of railway connections means it's extremely difficult to get reinforcements to this front and I could end up in a bad spot if Russians are allowed to pour through unabated.
The Serbians also attacked and badly mauled the AH front line. The Serbian campaign has not gone well so far, and will certainly require German assistance to break the deadlock.
Meanwhile, diplomats from both sides are hard at work. The Entente have reduced Bulgaria's appetite for war from 74% back to less than 50%. The CP have had successes of their own though - Greece now favours them, although only by a whisker. This prevents the Entente being presented with an event in August 1915 which would automatically bring Greece into the war on their side. This is imperative if I am to eventually have success in the Balkans, to prevent British and French troops flooding in to support the Serbs.