The game seems to running in a dependable fashion, so it is time for an AAR. I’m using the G Beta patch-playing as the Central Powers. Starting Situation
The German General Staff has, after all due consideration, decided to keep the Schlieffen Plan. The alternatives hold no prospect for achieving a situation that would ensure a decisive victory in a reasonable amount of time. There are also other considerations; the most popular idea among the people (apparently) is for a major attack against France. To keep the highest possible National Will (NW), France must be the target. Initial Dployments
The Western Front will receive most of the German Army. 33 infantry corps are spread throughout 7 armies, supported by 3 cavalry corps and 8 artillery regiments. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armies will move into Belgium in early August. The 4th, 5th 6th and 7th Armies will stand on the defense for the expected French attacks. The general idea is to outflank, and out march the French Army. Plans
The first Army will advance north of Liege and aim for the Belgian coast. It will then advance south of the Seine River before turning east-attacking the French Armies in the rear. The second Army will capture Liege, Namur, and advance straight to Paris. A detachment from the 2nd Army will besiege Antwerp.
The 8the Army located in East Prussia will have to hold the Russians alone for about 2 months. Large reinforcements will arrive in time to deal with any Russian offensive.
. The Austro/Hungarian Empire will also keep its Conrad Plan. For it to deviate from that without German assistance would not be prudent (at this time). There will be advances against both The Russia Empire and Serbia in late August. Note: This same AAR is being posted at Matrix as it is completed. I will eventually get this one caught up. I intended on doing both at the same time, but I'm falling behind here.The other posting is located at- http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1977666