What a beginning. Your opponent seems to know what he does. Never achieved such an advance into the balkans. Sure, AI will have more units then a human player, but still... Impressive defense of the Central Powers in Galicia too. His "Russia first" strategy could work,as Russia is short on MPP - and has to keep Serbia alive. You should have an eye on the Hochseeflotte.
In my opinion, the best use of german ships is to attack the Russian fleet. Here it is superior (will certainly win) und therefore weakens one main opponent. Attacking in the West, the allied moral-losses are shared by british and french, which "halfs" the effect. Even more, Russia is fighting AH too, who also has the profit of weaker Russian moral. So I guess, your tsarist fleet will get a visit very soon...
On the plus-side, he weakens the Western Front. I think it is crucial to build up pressure there. Funny thing, that I never understood how stubborn Real Life generals launched their offensives in WWI, but now I can understand it better You HAVE to keep Russia in the war, and therefore you HAVE to attack in the West. Do you know, where the german guns are? I always like to send them to Belgrad to take the city in 1914. Super-CP-Opponent already has the city...
By the way, what's your research? Infantry Weapons seems absolutly crucial here, I'd say. Trenches too, as they are cheap. But I hope, you invested in IW too.
@AAR: Is there a way to make the pictures bigger, if I click on them? Hard to see the details. Other then that: Great AAR of the Great War!
Last question: Why keep the Osmans out of the war some time longer? They don't seem too dangerous, and there spawn quite a lot british and russian troops, when the join the war (or is that only in single player?)
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