The German-Italian war has unfortunately started, as no sign for peace talks resuming were sent by Rome.
The Geramn Imperial Army has moved down to Lombardia and Friul, laying sieges to the cities there. Contingents from Wurtelberg and Bavaria are slowly coming down, delayed by heavy snowfall in Tirol. In the fairer weather Northern Italian plain, a daring reconnaissance by a lone Uhlan cavalry brigade (which was lucky to escape
) showed the main Italian forces waiting beyond the Po and in Alessandria.
At the same time, the Reichmarine exerted a new display of combined operations for which it has been trained for years. Forces landed simultaneously in Sardinia, Sicilia, Eritrea and Berbera (where the local installations were unfortunately destroyed in the fight
), while the main fleet patrolled the seas with interception orders. On such a patrol, off the island of Rhodes, a squadron of Italian TB, trying to escape through a squall (weather is rain
) was caught by the big guns of the Mittlemeer Geschwader and, unfortunately for the poor chaps there, dispatched to the bottom at over 8,000 yards.
In the colonies, the Ost Afrika Armee is advancing in Somalia, while the garrison of Suakim (Sudan) is besieged by an Italian foray from nearby Eritrea colony.
We shall see what the interim Italian command shall do in the coming months (OOC: has player did not submit orders for 2 consecutives turns, the AI takes over