There were mixed results during the month of October. The great scheme is coming close to success-Paris may be reached by the 1st Army in November. The siege artillery is nowhere near being able to reach the 1st Army by November, but it will advance on Paris regardless-it has field artillery; it will have to do.
The 2nd and 3rd Armies had their advance cut short-the 3rd simply because it was attacked before it moved. the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th Armies all achieved their objectives. This means that the French Army which had advanced and captured Metz is now surrounded. Before the AI realized it was going to be surrounded, it continued its advance into the Rhineland. There was some hope that would not occur, as it has made a mess of the front in that area. However, the end result should be the anihilation of all Frech forces on German soil. (well, if you are French, you might consider it French soil
The first-and most important battle was that of St Quentin. The German 1st had an easy fight this time.
An unfortunate loss occurred to the 1st Army. One of its cavalry corps that advanced south of the Somme in September was ordered to advance on Amiens. It ran into some 3rd rate French infantry, but that was enough to force a retreat.
As it was not clear if the 1st Army was going to be able to advance, the cavalry corp was withdrawn north of the Somme-it ran into more T.E. forces-this was too much-they went out in a blaze of glory.
This was a pre battle shot-as it was doubtful it would be seen again.