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Youtube Let's Play by Pewpewchewchew

Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:29 am

Youtuber Pewpewchewchew has started a Let's Play series which can be found here.
Playing the Central Powers, he lets the community vote on what Warplans (opening positions) he will be using to start of his game.

You can watch "episode 0" here.

Viewers have the option of influencing our preview Let's Play of To End All Wars by commenting on the video page as to which German and Austrian War Plan they'd like to see. I'm playing as the Central powers and the first order of business is to decide which plan to use. This discussion will ultimately shape the course of our Let's Play so choose wisely!


German War Plan Options

- Schlieffen Plan - Historical route, German armies advance through Belgium for a quick strike at Paris whilst Defending with a light force on Eastern Front. The invasion of Belgium will anger Great Britian, if we forgo the historical plan there is a chance of keeping the British with their mighty blockade fleets away for some time if not entirely.

- Moltke Plan - Redeploy for offensive operations in the East while dispatching a force to hold down fortifications on the French-German Border. The F-G border is fairly easy to defend given the vast existing network of forts and what the game surmises as emplacements. Coupled with the Austrian plan to take the fight to Russia, this could be considered a very viable option however due to take that the fighting beings in August leaving not too much time till Russian winter sets in.

- Kronprinz Plan - Balanced Defense on West and East Very safe in terms of objectives, and could be used to set up for a counter attack.

- Rupprecht Plan- Somewhat similar in idea as the Schlieffen plan however we'd swing through Switzerland instead. The rugged terrain here is certainly a big barrier to this plan's success.

Austrian War Plan Options

- Conrad Plan - Fight Russia as a priority while dealing with Serbia as a secondary
- Kaiser Plan - Attack Russia in force and deal with Serbia later.
- Koenig Plan - Attack Serbia, defend Russian Border
- Prinz Plan - Austria holds the majority of units in reserve, and bides its time for later commitment.
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks for the link.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:54 pm

I saw the video, too and couldn't have hoped for anything more. :) This seems like a great way to get people into the game.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:43 am

Moltke plan first, last and always. There is nothing good about the other plans.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:39 pm

The thing about plans is that none of them survive when contact is made - said by GFM. Moltke Sr.
More important to have your tactics clear- this will need several iterative plays of 1914 to understand some abstract game concepts like supply.
And strategy clear- an idea of WW1 or its summary will help here.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:58 am

Surtur wrote:Youtuber Pewpewchewchew has started a Let's Play series which can be found here.
Playing the Central Powers, he lets the community vote on what Warplans (opening positions) he will be using to start of his game.

You can watch "episode 0" here.

Viewers have the option of influencing our preview Let's Play of To End All Wars by commenting on the video page as to which German and Austrian War Plan they'd like to see. I'm playing as the Central powers and the first order of business is to decide which plan to use. This discussion will ultimately shape the course of our Let's Play so choose wisely!


German War Plan Options

- Schlieffen Plan - Historical route, German armies advance through Belgium for a quick strike at Paris whilst Defending with a light force on Eastern Front. The invasion of Belgium will anger Great Britian, if we forgo the historical plan there is a chance of keeping the British with their mighty blockade fleets away for some time if not entirely.

- Moltke Plan - Redeploy for offensive operations in the East while dispatching a force to hold down fortifications on the French-German Border. The F-G border is fairly easy to defend given the vast existing network of forts and what the game surmises as emplacements. Coupled with the Austrian plan to take the fight to Russia, this could be considered a very viable option however due to take that the fighting beings in August leaving not too much time till Russian winter sets in.

- Kronprinz Plan - Balanced Defense on West and East Very safe in terms of objectives, and could be used to set up for a counter attack.

- Rupprecht Plan- Somewhat similar in idea as the Schlieffen plan however we'd swing through Switzerland instead. The rugged terrain here is certainly a big barrier to this plan's success.

Austrian War Plan Options

- Conrad Plan - Fight Russia as a priority while dealing with Serbia as a secondary
- Kaiser Plan - Attack Russia in force and deal with Serbia later.
- Koenig Plan - Attack Serbia, defend Russian Border
- Prinz Plan - Austria holds the majority of units in reserve, and bides its time for later commitment.


Thank you for time and trouble taken. Sure that every fan is appreciative.

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Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:48 pm

Ive been watching this for a while and it has been good so far.

He made quite the dive into Russia towards Leningrad/St.Petersburg but his supply/line of advance is starting to look more and more drawn out. At this point i think its debatable whether he is going to make it there without abandoning trying to keep his supply line open.

Further South Serbia has almost entirely fallen and Bulgaria joined the CP, but a new front opened up against Italy, so A-H is still under a lot of pressure.
WE NM is actually lower than Russian NM, despite the successes and focus on the East.
Anyway, its interesting stuff.

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