Finally we played the game, we started roughly around 7 o’clock in the evening and stopped the game when the Allies surrendered around 3 o’clock past midnight.
I will try to type a after action report as far as i can remember, we played 2 vs 2. My mate played Austro-Hungary, myself Germany and Ottomans we made the decisions together. Other two friends controlled France-Italy-USA and UK-Russia.
Turn 1 AH:
bought 1 plane, 1 arty and 5 inf.
Attacked Serbia with 4 inf and 1 art. Serbia contested
2 inf supported with battleship landed in Tuscany, no losses and i gain Tuscany.
10 inf and 4 arty attacked Venice, Italy has only 1 infantry and 1 arty left
I attacked Romania with 14 inf and 3 art, managed to conquer it with minimal losses.
Moved Bohemia army to Galicia, moved troops from Vienna to Trieste, Tyrolia and Galicia.
Have an IPC of around 31 for AH.
Turn 1 Russia:
Russia buys mix of inf and art.
Does not involve in any combat except Serbia which results in a stalemate with both sides left with 1 infantry.
Russia retreats back to Ukraine and Belarus, leaves Poland empty, leaves Sevastopol with 5 units.
Turn 1 Germany:
Germany buys 1 battleship, 1 arty and 6 inf.
Attacks Belgium with all troops in Ruhr and Alsace
total of 14 inf and 6 art, completely destroy Belgian forces.
Subs attack UK fleet near Canada, i lose both subs with British fleet intact.
Attack main UK fleet, no losses with mines and i destroy the UK fleet with only 1 hit to my own BB. (bad dice for UK)
Invade Switzerland with 5 inf and 1 art from Munich. Successful with 2 losses.
Attack with all in Silesia and Prussia to Poland which Russia left empty.
forces from Kiel 3 inf and 4 art to Ruhr
Send forces from Berlin to West and Eastern front.
Hannover 6 inf to Munich.
I retreat all my forces in Africa so i can join them in a full force of 5 units in Central Africa
Turn 1 France:
Allies panic and France buys 2 battleships :?
They end up in heavy discussion because realise it was a very bad move.
They use transports and move North Africa units to inland Africa because they notice my movement (GER) in Africa.
France concentrates its forces in Burgundy and Picardy, leaving Lorraine with a couple of units.
Turn 1 UK:
UK bought a mixture of ships and troops, invaded Afghanistan, moved troops in Africa, moved troops to Egypt. England failed to move troops to France because of destruction of the navy.
Turn 1 Ottoman:
bought an arty and a couple of infantry, moved into Bulgaria to get free troops. Moved troops to Jordan and Mesopotamia.
Turn 1 Italy:
Italy unlocked Albania, moved troops to Egypt. Took back Tuscany.
America just bought ships and troops.
Turn 1 ended very good for the Central powers, my opening moves discussed in earlier posts have prove quite successful. It took the Allies completely by surprise and resulted in making bad decisions despite being good tactical players.
I even managed to sunk a fleet of 3 transports and a cruiser with 2 subs taking no losses. Submarine warfare is great to inflict casualties on the UK and France if possible, always look for opportunities to buy ships. At turn 3,4 and so on i had 50+ IPC, i could spend cash on planes, ships. I even managed to built a battleship fleet consisting of 5 ships with Germany!
Here are some screenshots from the game:
Here you can see the situation at the moment of surrender, i was about to attack the entire fleet there and retreat in orderly fashion until my troops from the east could get to the Western front. We succeeded in triggering the Russian Revolution, i managed to land troops in Finland and Karelia with a german transport :D
Ottoman Empire was on the offensive towards India and Egypt, so even with American help the Allies would not be able to achieve total victory as Italy was about to be invaded again.
As always feedback is welcome and appreciated, i will gladly explain in detail if needed.