So, not quite home before the leaves fell, but close.
I have run through this scenario multiple times in the old game. The opening of this campaign was about average for the "proper start". What really made this work all the way was the French capturing Metz. Normally, there would have been more French forces arriving around Paris.
This plan is not the easy way to go to win this war as the German player-there are easier options. To make this work you can't miss a breakthrough attempt in the first 3 turns. The advance is slow enough even getting two provinces per attack-some of the time.
I got caught up in the game and sort of got away from making comparisons with the old version. Other than the obvious appearance differences, there is a whole new feel for the game. The scrolling and cursor accuracy is vastly improved. Also, as I mentioned before, the battle AI is much better. It may look like this was too easy, but I know that it would take me another 3 or 4 tries to achieve this same win.
I was not planning on this ending so soon-this means I must start another one. I will try one that I never attempted before-either hitting the nice Swiss folks-or just hitting France. To keep England out of a long term war is a good thing-maybe I can win after a few years.
Hope you all enjoyed this installment of WW1 (I did)-be back real soon!
P.S. Next game I will set the AI on full power. This time I had it on a little over half-I'm sure it will make a difference. We will find out soon.