Just continuing my game as Central Powers against AI (Veteran level, easiest setting) into early 1919 with 6 artillery shells maximum and no campaign termination date. Just a few things to observe . . .
1) saw a documentary that mentioned German "stormtroopers" quite a bit. These do not appear to be modelled, although both sides can buy elite reinforcement points. Do these extra points include the stormtroopers and other elite troop types?
2) further to Warsaw always seeming to be defended by a detachment when friendly corps are available, the same thing has happened at Brest-Litovsk and Milan so maybe this is a wider issue than just Warsaw?
3)The Austro-Hungarian morale is going off the scale now. Something like 155% and it was fighting Italian units who were at 6%. A-H also has a kitty of 3,000 MPP's that it cannot spend. I did read somewhere that some players think the national morale should be capped at 100. Maybe that is too strict, but I definitely think there should be some ceilings, maybe differential ones, so that it reflects the historical realities a bit more. Currently Germany is at about 60%, A-H 155%, Turkey 55% and Bulgaria 95% whereas the Entente has UK at about 70%, France 15% and USA 100%. Russia, Italy, Serbia, Greece and Albania have been knocked out; and Romania is now pro-Central Powers after a diplomatic offensive directed at them. All I have to do now is knock-out France in the next few months and that is virtually game over.
4) I attacked Novo-Georgievsk fortress again. It was 6 entrenchment with full strength Corps in it. I had one artillery piece with maximum of 6 shots available. I took all 6 shots, completely de-entrenched the defenders and 4 of the 6 shots reduced the defending unit's strength. The fortress fell on the second "prepared attack". This was with an artillery piece on level 1 research. This seemed far too easy to me. I don't know much about these fortresses, but I did see a programme a while back about what happened to the Liege fortress and apparently the defenders most suffocated due to the dust. So morale and readiness should definitely suffer badly in such a bombardment, but maybe not the strength points forcing the attackers to concentrate more units before launching such an attack?
5) Sorry to mention this again, but one of the messages that flashes up on the screen says, "CP units in the East become infected with Bolshevism." This makes socialism sound like a disease, although I am sure all the generals and heads of state probably did regard socialism in that way! More neutral language might substitute "influenced by" for "infected with".