In my first PBEM game i had something rather interesting happen to me. Having decided, using my superior tutonic logic, that the best way to win the war was an all out assault on Russia while holding off France, I set up to amass my troops at the border of East Prussia, with three main drives planned: one north for Riga, one east for Minsk, and finally, one south for Warsaw. Another minor attack route was further south, to take Lodz. The austrians, for their part, were set up semi-offensively, with most of their cavalry forces in the extreme south hoping to ride across the ukrainian plains to burn russian grain.
Imagine my surprise at the russian deployment: Their armies, all massed in central south Poland! Opposing me in east prussia, not a soul. Imagine my surprise when, by the end of the 4th impulse, an unoccupied Bruun, and then Vienna is taken, along with a lightly defended Krakow. Lemberg and Premysl, thankfully, hold despite heavy fighting.
This shows that the engine is still flexible enough to produce pretty interesting results. I will put troops in Vienna next time!
"Hard pressed on my right; my left is in retreat. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking."
-Gen. Joffre, before the battle of the Marne