Concerning the DEs: these two events depend on your over all strategy.
They are a can do, but not a must do.
I.e. the first one keeps the French busy, but does not have any major impact.
I am short MPPs, so I decided to leave the DEs... that is the main reason.
Concerning the understrength corps in France: I would love to refresh them.. but I lack the MPPs.
And Sugar is right: to deliver a proper fight in France, you need three rows of units.
The badly damaged corps need a couple of turn until you can use them again.
German units opertaing on AH soil do not face any penalties.
They just need a HQ, and I don't have a spare one.
thanks for your help.. you are right in most cases.
The only thing I will not do is to send detachments to the Italian Front.
This will be a pure AH thing, since AH is in a much better state than in RL.
I need all detachments to guard the Eastern Front.. if I open up a hole there, the AI send cavalry through it, and I cannot afford this.
Concerning the Balkan railway: you are right, I need this connection.
I will get a Heavy Artillery in spring, and then I will take Kragujevac and Usice.
After this, Bulgaria will join the CP, and I can buy another Heavy Artillery.
After this, Serbia will be defeated within a couple of months, and then I can start supporting the Ottomans.