Hi to all readers.
I thought it would be fun to do AAR about our multiplayer game. I am doing this AAR posting action from several turns ago. Initial player setup was Lindi taking over France, Guru Britain, Ebbingford Russia and Serbia, HerrDann Germany and me Austria-Hungary.
Everybody went with historical plan except me who choose all Russia plan. It puts some loyalty penalties back home, but I hope I can sway public opinion back rather soon. This war plan is the only war plan that puts A-H forces on par with the Russians in Galicia and Ruthenia, so hopefully I can have some victories in that theater. Historic A-H battleplan would mean I would be pretty much restricted to defense in that theater, and that was not my intention.
We join the action on Trn 3 planning phase. After grabbing lightly defended FtChotin on Russian sothern flank, I plan to isolate and surround Brusilov's 8th army with my 3 armies, while 2 other armies hold defensive line in front of Lemberg.
In the meantime, HerrDann opted not to assault Liege and Namur fortresses hoping for a surrender and NM boost. Kluck captured Brussels and is poised to attack Liege, Schlieffen plan objective. I consider this plan too risky, as BEF is undetected and in the area, and rail connections to Liege are still open for the French to bring reinforcements, something human player would surely do, but being a junior ally I am not to meddle in Germany plans. Herr Dann also planned attack in Longwy, rather unexpected and risky, but it might bring success if WE concentrates soley on Belgium.
CP have used diplomats on Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, while WE is trying to influence Italy and Romania. They even played unhistorical event that gives 2 British battleships to the Turkey to delay its entry into the war (historically those were 2 ships ordered by the Turkey seized in British ports - this event makes the Britsh honour their agreement and give ordered ships to Turkey for some WE influence).