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Aug '14
West Front-South

Although there are strong German forces in the south (particularly the 6th Army), the French are known to have large concentrations of forces there. It is also evident that the French are about to launch a major attack-most likely into Colburg. The German 7th Army will be defending in that area. Although the 7th has some elite mountain divisions-it is lacking in artillery. The outcome of the defensive battle is in question.


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Aug '14
West Front

As explained above, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Armies will initiate the campaign with the advance into Belgium.
The 1st Army had an uneventful advance to the north and west of Brussels-reaching its inital objectives.

The 2nd Army laid siege to Leige, but the fortress, although reduced, did not surrender. However, another large detachment of 2 corps from the 2nd Army succeeded in attacking Namur and Army reserves were able to exploit into Brussels-capturing the city.

The 3rd Army fought one small battle against the French on its advance through the Ardennes. Even though it did not reach Dinant as planned, it has gained some good ground.

The results of these initial battles are in the following reports-including a view or two of a detailed battle report which is accessible after each battle if desired.

The battle of Namur is a good place to start.


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Aug '14
West Front

The 2nd Army reserves could have been deployed in another direction other than Brussels, but Clearing the way for a rapid advance by the 1st Army was its primary task at this point-so Brussels it is.


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Aug '14
West Front

The capture of Brussels did result in some loss for the German Army-this was expected. An elite infantry corp took some significant losses, but it was not withdrawn from the front.


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Aug '14
West Front

The 3rd Army had one little scape with the French. It won the battle and was able to continue its advance.


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Aug '14
West Front Overview

This map shows the current position of German forces after the initial week of the war. It also show the planned advance routes for each army and detachment. The thicker blue line is generally, but not always, the HQ element with the main body of each army. The thin line is a single corp.

It is expected that the 1st and 2nd Armies will be inside of France by the end of August. The 3rd Army has a somewhat more dangerous situation now as it failed to reach Dinant in the initial push. It will be attacking across the river into an area that may not be strongly held-it appears defenseless, but that can be deceiving.

The remaining German armies are free to join in offensive operations now. The 4th Army will move due west to avoid any gap opening up by the westward movement of the 3rd Army. The 5th (a strong detachment) Army will also move into Luxembourg and then promptly attack south into Longwy. Heavy French attacks are expected in this area.

The 6th and 7th Armies will remain on the defense until the intentions of the French command have become clear.


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There were two reserve coprs railed in from Berlin. One went to Trier and the other to Aachen. One will promtly join the 2nd Army in Liege and the other will join the 5th Army at Thionville.

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Aug '14
Balkans

The Serbian Army has crosses into A/H. The main body of the A/H 5th Army will move northwest in the hopes of a quick battle with the Serbs. If that does not occur it will then move to the south taking a position to the west of Belgrade-to be ready to attack by September.

Elements of the A/H 6th Army, including a mountain corp, will move into western Serbia. By September, it may be possible for elements of the 6th Army to link up with the 5th this cutting supplies to any Serbian units to the north of Belgrade.


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I suppose it wouldn't hurt to root for the "bad guys" :D . Go Central Powers!
P.S. "Central Powers"... they wouldn't happen to be related to Austin, would they?

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enf91 wrote:I suppose it wouldn't hurt to root for the "bad guys" :D . Go Central Powers!


I am-why not? :)
enf91 wrote:P.S. "Central Powers"... they wouldn't happen to be related to Austin, would they?


Austin was a fraud-he changed his name to capitalize on a famous entity. Thats just one reason I never thought he was worth my time. ;)

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Great AAR, again, again. :thumbsup:

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A/H Russian Front

In accordance with the Conrade plan the A/H Armies must launch attacks into Russia. The 1st, 3rd and fourth Armies will advance into what appears to be a void-but it is not.

The 1st Army will advance towards Warsaw in the hope of drawing off some Russian forces that appear to be massing against Germany.

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East Prussia

The Russian 2nd Army moved on Tannenburg in early August. The German 8th Army, although set to intercept, was still immobile. A detachment of the 8th comprising of 2 corps was defeated by the Russian forces.



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Lannes wrote:Great AAR, again, again. :thumbsup:


You're welcome. I will pick up the pace a bit.

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It appears that only the Russian 2nd Army moved into Germany.


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Aug '14
Belgium

The HQ element along with the siege guns captured both Liege and Antwerp. This was the second round of siege activity for the forts at Liege and the first at Antwerp.


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Aug '14
West Front

The series of moves by the 1st to 5th German Armies went according to plan. The battles were all somewhat successful. The one unfortunate event is that the 2nd Army was not able to reach Mons. The main reason for this failure is that its forces were still tied up at Liege thus limiting forces available for a breakthrough attack. Just 1 more corp would have been enough.

France launched one big attack at Metz, but broke it off before achieving success. This is a new attribute to the Gold version; in the old game the attacks would have continued until all units were damaged. In this case, that would have brought a victory, but at a high price.


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West Front
Battle of Montmedy

The German 4th Army made a good advance with this victory.


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Battle of Dinant

The 3rd Army also had some very good luck at Dinant.


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Battle of Longwy

The 5th Army made its move into Luxembourg and turned south as planned. The battle of Longwy was an important success. The breakthrough battle which resulted was, however, a failure. The 2 corps that were still available for that task was not enough to defeat the French in Cote de Meuse.


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August '14
East Front

There was another battle at Tannenburg-this time with the whole German 8th Army. The result was a defeat for Russia.


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The results of that battle was a significant hit on Russian moral. It will take many more battles like this to make Russia surrender.


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East Front

There were small battles in Thorn and Posen in which the German reserve corps were driven out. Both cities are under siege-and are in danger of falling.


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There was some activity in Africa. British forces have attack German colonial forces in East Africa-and defeated them.


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Armenia

The Turkish 3rd Army launched a major attack into Kars. It nearly succeeded, but was broken off before suffering major losses. There will be time to try again in September.


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August '14

There was some action in Serbia which ended with a small A/H victory which left the 5th Army in a better position to advance on Belgrade.

At this time, France has suffered from a rebellion in Algeria. It will have to station some units there for a while to calm things down.

There were multiple smaller battle in the east, west and in the Serbian theater.

The A/H Army did quite well against the Serbs and Russians enabling the A/H forces to continue the offensive.

It is becoming clear the the Russians have opted for a major invasion of Germany. The small Russian forces facing the A/H Army will be pressed hard.

The battle of Zamosce was a cheap victory for A/H.


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1 September 1914

Before getting into the next round of operations, perhaps it would be helpful to have this periods beginning front lines followed by the next month front lines.

The planned advance by the German Army did not meet with complete success. Some important battles were won, but a misplaced breakthrough attempt and the loss of Metz has made it clear that Paris will not be reach this campaign.


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1 October 1914

The advance has fallen far short of its goals. The appearance of the BEF right in front of the 1st Army led to a very brutal battle. Although German forces triumph in the end, it drew off reserves for the breakthrough battle, thus dooming that effort.

Even with the significant setbacks, France is far from having a solid front and the advance will be able to continue into the autumn. Of course, in this view from the C.P. vantage point not all French/T.E. forces are visible-far from it.




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Battle of Douai

This was a quite large and unexpected battle. Although it was counted as a belgian Army, there were some British divisions involved.

This is the starting line up for the German 1st Army.


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