German 1-Armee retreated before battle. Perhaps I forgot to change his stance to offensive? However, 2-Armee engaged and defeated Rennenkampf, as you can see below.
It seems that the evil genius Radomir Putnik attempted to pre-emptively capture Fort Zemun before Potiorek could arrive, but was thwarted in his dastardly designs on the arrival of 6-Armee, who soundly thrashed him, amazingly enough. As you can see, this means that Putnik's forces have lost any entrenchment values they may have had in Belgrade, should Potiorek choose to capitalize on his momentum and assault the city. Hmmm, what to do? What to do?
Germany shipped it's gold to the Kaiser and the Goebben and Breslau arrived safely. Unfortunately, our negotiators got drunk in Windhoek instead of inciting the Boers into revolt in South Africa... Well, we ran out of EP, apparently. The operation remains available to us for a future date, though we will not be able to implement it this month. The enemy has convinced Japan to join them, through the Anglo-Japan Treaty! Ah, sooooo...
Since we forgot last turn, we now print state funds in both Germany and Austria. Neutral parties stand as follows: Ottomans 89%, USA 86%, Bulgaria 60%, Greece 49%, Italy 45%, and Romania 43%. The enemy have ambassadors in Greece and Romania. Germany, France, Britain, and Russia all appoint new generals, and all the enemy save Serbia and Japan are printing state funds. Also, it seems Luxembourg has lost it's capital? with what appears to be the Dutch flag.
In other news, SMS Nurnberg sank some enemy shipping in the Grand Pacific. SMS Dresden nimbly retreated from battle with the British and made port in Windhoek. Due to incompetence, IV-Kav remained in Thionville, enjoying french wine, instead of riding the train to Wehlau. Heads will roll!
But not the head of Otto von Emmich, leader of X-AK, who brilliantly supported 2-Army's attack on Rennenkampf. von Emmich, on learning of the retreat of von Kluck, rode terrifyingly into battle at the head of his corps, screaming wildly as he brandished a flaming sword at the perfidious russian defilers of blond prussian milkmaids, before returning to his bivouac outside Gumbinnen where he treated his brave forces to a nice game of badminton. He shall receive a letter of commendation from the Kaiser himself! Look at him! To have a ferocious moustache and a full head of hair at age sixty is no small accomplishment!
To begin, von Moltke sends a strongly worded dispatch to the commander of IV-Kavallerie ordering him to immediately board train along with all of his horses and all of his men and ride said train all the way to the recently captured Russian town of Wladislavov, only stopping at Colmar in order to pick up III Kavallerie. He also orders all Kavellerie to change their names to G-KAV-01, G-KAV-02, etc, for German cavalry, and A-KAV for Austrian. G-KAV-02a is then renamed G-KAV-01, and G-KAV-02b is shortened to G-KAV-02! Some more shuffling of troops occurs in the west: XIV-AK to Mulhouse, I BayKorps to Morhange.
In the north, G-KAV-1/2 are ordered to exploit their gains and press on into Latvia. G-ARMY-1/2 are ordered against Rennenkampf again in Kowno - in fact, all remaining troops in Gumbinnen are ordered to attack Kowno, excepting the garrison and a lone leaderless infantry division, and GardeKorps whose job it will be to conquer the countryside in Wladislavov and make sure the arriving Kav corps do not lose their way again. From Suwalki, II and III AK will advance into Olita and Augustowo, respectively.
As depicted below in a watercolor commissioned by Frau Mussengesheissen von Arseschplatter, Allenstein and Masuren were occupied to guard against incursion by the Russian 2nd Army. Max von Hausser's 3rd Army and subordinates held fast in Thorn, across the Weschsel from the strong Russian NV Army. "Dig schneller!" bellowed von Haussen, "Von Moltke don't think it be like it is, but it do!" Luckily, the message detailing this tirade is intercepted by Paul von Hindenburg, who decides to move his 8th Army south to Ostrau because he knows very well that it do be what it is!
Further south, the Austrians hold to their most eastern positions. All Krakau troops are ordered to attack Kielce. All Przesmyl troops are ordered to attack Zamosc. Lemberg's 3rd Army attacks Dubno, with support from 9 and 14 AK advancing into Kremenetz.
In Serbia, Potiorek holds to Fort Zemun, but orders his subordinate 15th AK to attack Belgrade, perhaps convincing Putnik he is being pursued and tricking him into running away! The 16th enters Zemun to support. The intrepid sailors of the 1st Donau Division, in their souped-up river gunboat, the Koros, lob rotten potatos from the Sava Confluent at Serbian troops.
Colonial troops in OstAfrica advance on British West Africa, which never really works, but what the heck!
The Austrian Reserve cavalry is ordered to Vukovar, and the first mobilized German reserve divisions are ordered to assemble in Posen. Air assets in Mainz are flown to Saarbreucken. The Asian Fleet is consolidated in the South Pacific. All available German merchant vessels take to the Baltic.
Thus ends orders for late August 1914.