Straight Arrow wrote:Central Powers can conquer Russia by…
Destroying Russia's northern start-up armies. The job doesn't stop there of course, but as long as they are intact and active you'll spend most of your time in the East reacting to them rather than pushing on to St Petersburg.
It helps if you can also clean out the Russian Baltic fleet, mount a credible Austrian offensive on the eastern shoulder of the German push, and later bring Bulgaria and Romania onside to further distract from your northern ambitions.
Straight Arrow wrote:Lines of attack into Russia should go through...
Depends on the combination of Plans that you draw.
* an enveloping movement to secure the rail Kovno, Bialostok, Brest-Litovsk, Rzin, Lodz;
* a subsequent development along the rail Kovno, Wilna, Dvinsk, Lutzin, Pskov, Luga Tzarskoie Selo;
* a low-intensity (including amphibious) movement along the Baltic coast securing regions west of this line;
* an Austrian effort to secure Dubno, Rowno, Kowel, Pinsk.
Straight Arrow wrote:Central Power attacks on Russia should focus on…
Isolation, neutralisation, and ultimately destruction of the nest of Russian armies deployed into Poland.
Straight Arrow wrote:Key points to remember are…
You can't do any of this unless you can secure your start position in the West. So, stay out of Belgium, send the majority of your infantry builds East but the majority of your artillery builds West, build depots along your western border to ensure ammunition supplies for the arty you've sent there.