Gary made up an AAR to spread fake news and Entente-propaganda. Here is the channel for truth - spoken in name of the Kaiser himself!
What happened so far:
Turn 1 / 1. August 1914:
Belgium: Well, there have been rumors, that Germany had violated Beglian neutrality. In fact it is... ähm... you have to know... well, truth is, that... oh f**k. If we win this war, you all have to kneel before the Kaiser! Yes, we invaded Belgium! And here we go. Liege falls on turn 1 (only one fortress to withstand the German armies).
Gary executes Plan XVII He is quite an honorable opponent and takes it very seriously, over-fullfilling the houserules. Therefore the French are in a bad condition and suffer a lot on...
...Germanys turn 2 / 8. August 1914:
Remembering more on 1941 then 1914, a lot of French divions and even HQs are encircled and destroyed.
You maybe know the German Plan in RL: Russia would need about 40 days to mobilize, peasents as they are, so Germany has 40 days to defeat France and throw everything against the East. What could probably go wrong?
In fact Russia, tricky as they are, mobilized much faster. Austria, living in their own world of Hobbits, Dragons and Austrian military might, got kicked in the ass at Przemysl (Poland) and the Russians even invaded East Prussia. Well, Germany panicked and sent troops to the east, who came to late (Russians got beaten at Tannenberg/Gumbinnen before the fresh troops arrived), but were missed in the Battle of the Marne, where the French, stubborn pack, stopped the German offensive.
Well, here we go: Russian 1. Army ready for action in turn 2!
Turn 3 / 15. August 1914:
Situation at the beginning:
Brussel is in German hands, as is King Albert of Belgium. He will eat Sauerkraut for the rest of the war. First fortresses of Antwerpen taken, but our cavalry screen finds the BEF. This is good news: With the French under pressure and the Belgians beaten, they will stand alone - and have no chance to avoid being encircled by superior German numbers. Maybe our cavalry can lure them deeper into Belgium.
The French front is broken. Their defense lasts on mighty fortresses now - Epinal, Verdun... but will that stopp our advance? No, not as long as we have a tremendous shock-bonus
At the end of the turn, you can see how dangerous the situation is for France. German cavalry, while weak, threatens their supply lines deep into France. More division are knocked out and French casualities must be heavy.
The Russian 1. Army marches on Gumbinnen. 4 Divisions - but they don't spread out. Well then, always ask yourself: What would Mr. Hindenburg do? Right: Encircly, attack, wipe out. Russian casualities are quite high, about 50.000 men. (about 5.000 squads, I always count one squad as 10 men. Not right for every army/time, but a good rule of thumbs and easy to calculate ). Sadly I run out of movement points. Now the deceisive question is: Is there a second army on the march? If not, the Russian army is doomed - I expect them to be in Reorg next turn.
At the end of the turn, reinforcements are on the way. Sadly to the Russian: They are German reinforcements.
The Goeben has arrived in Istanbul. On the other hand - The Turks have commissioned their warships - seems like Gary tries to keep the Ottomans out of the war as long as possible.
The Emden has quite a short career and runs into some British destroyers. I always preach to my naval units: STAY AWAY FROM THE ROYAL NAVY! But to they listen to me???
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