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    The Lion's tale - Bulgaria in World War I


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    Bulgaria in World War I


    Welcome!

    Since the release of DH, I really enjoyed the WWI scenario and wanted to make an AAR with it. Still, since I was aware of some bugs in the scenario (plus I had a load of work with my university studies), I decided to wait a bit for the next patch to be released. Following Wilhelm II's example, I bid my time and now I feel ready to start playing/writing

    I'll be playing DH 1.02, with slightly modded research module (maximum number of techslots set to 7, minimum number of active slots increased to 2, new slot added every 10 base IC, double cash production rate). I made this changes to make research a bit more dynamic, since I strongly believe the original system effectively cripples minor states.

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    Lion reborn


    The modern Bulgarian state was established after five centuries of Ottoman control after the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. The day the peace of San Stefano was signed, 3 III 1878, is celebrated in Bulgaria as a national holiday.

    Initially composed of Bulgaria and Macedonia, with a wide access to the Aegean Sea, the new state was later reformed during the Congress of Berlin. Not only the new state was deprived of Macedonia, it was also forced to give up territory South of the Stara Planina mountain range, where a semi-autonomus state of Eastern Rumelia was created under the sultan's supervision.



    This division lasted until 1885, when a coup at Plovdiv overthrew the governor. The new government asked the Bulgarian prince Alexander I to annex the territory. At a subsequent conference in Constantinople, the Great Powers reluctantly accepted the unification. The only country to openly oppose the unification, Serbia, was quickly defeated by the Bulgarians in a brief war and forced to accept the emergance of a unified state.



    Bulgaria was strong enough to openly proclaim its independence in 1908. Prince Ferdinand, who replaced Alexander after a military coup in 1886, adopted the title of the tsar, thus resurrecting the long gone dream of the Imperial Bulgaria.

    At the break of ages, Bulgarian economy developed rapidly, fueled mostly by Russian and German investments. Railroads connected major cities, factories and other commercial enterprises opened throughout the country. This in turn allowed the country to field the greatest army of the Balkans, which would soon prove to be a formidable - although not invincible - force.

    In 1912, tensions between the Ottoman Empire and the Balkan Christian states resulted in a full-scale war breaking out. The coalition of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Romania swiftly and decisively defeated the Turkish armies. The resulting peace of London saw the Balkan states dividing the European part of the Ottoman Empire.

    Tensions quickly rose again - this time between former allies - and before a month has passed, the Bulgarian forces struck the Greeks and Serbians, initiating a second war. This time it was Bulgaria who turned out to be hopelessly outnumbered. The brief conflict ended with a treaty of Bucharest, which left Bulgaria stripped of almost all it former gains.



    As of June 1914, with war looming in Western Europe, Bulgaria is waiting for a chance to take revenge for her defeat against the other Balkan states. But tsar Ferdinand and his prime minister Radoslavov have to choose their allies wisely. The battered country may not survive yet another humiliating defeat...
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    One more WW1 AAR, just great! Good luck, let's see how your Tsar will behave.

    BTW - Maybe you'll join Russia, your MAIN historical ally instead of Germany? Brother-Slavs should be united
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    Good luck, youll probably need it.

    As for your choice of alliance, its definatley a tricky choice (If you can in fact choose). Entente lets you gain land from Ottomans, but Central lets you gain from Romania, Greece and Serbia.
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    The war erupts


    The assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo shocked the Bulgarian nation. Spontanious manifestations of sympathy and support took place in front of the Austro-Hungarian embassy in Sofia, as well as in cities throughout Bulgaria. The only political force openly supporting the assassin - the socialists - remained almost unheard. Tsar Ferdinand issued a telegram to emperor Franz Joseph, expressing deepest regrets and promising support in "hunting down the terrorists, should their influence ever spread into Bulgaria".

    Crown prince Boris attended the funeral, along with the prime minister Vasil Radoslavov. In a private correspondence with his father, Boris mentioned the "uneasy atmosphere" in Vienna; according to his words, the Habsburgs' grief and personal tragedy were almost "eclipsed" by the tensions building up around the Russian ambassador. This feeling was later confirmed and elaborated by Radoslavov, who clearly stated that "The Serbians are openly blamed - no-one even tried to conceal this. The problem is that the French and the Russians don't really try to hide their true sympathies either. I do believe war is inevitable".


    Franz Ferdinand's funeral on the 2nd of July


    This prophecy started fulfilling very soon. Presented on the 23rd of July, the famous ultimatum to Serbia was only partly accepted by the Slavic state, which has by no means satisfied the bloodthirsty Austrians. The subsequent declaration of war triggered a network of alliances - Russia started mobilisation and declared war upon Austro-Hungary, which in turn resulted in Germany sending an ultimatum to St. Petersburg. Finally, this forced the French to honour their obligations and declare war upon Germany. In less than forty eight hours between the 30th of July and 1st of August, the whole continent became engulfed in a war no-one has ever seen before.

    It should be noted, that despite treaties signed between France and Great Britain in the pre-war period, the United Kingdom decided to maintain neutrality in the conflict. The official explanation presented by sir Edward Grey, His Majesty's Foreign Secretary, was simple; the "limited scope of the conflict" made a direct British involvement unnecessary. The truth, of course, was more complex; the British society was by no means eager to bear the war effort, and since the Germans decided to respect Belgian neutrality, there was no sense of imminent danger looming above the United Kingdom. Entering the war in such situation would surely cause unrest among the population. This did not mean that the British stayed out of war completely - volunteers and supplies flew freely between French and British ports - but the seed of distrust has been sewn; the Entente cordiale was no longer a cordial one.


    A German caricature from August 1914; as Europe gets engulfed in war, both France and Germany watch the seemingly cowering John Bull


    The Great Powers' struggle was far from ordinary Bulgarian's life. The press focused mostly on the Serbian front, where initial Austrian strikes quickly lost their momentum in rough terrain and sunk into a bloody trench war. To satisfy the people's lust for sensation, the press resorted to exaggeration and outright fantasy; every day newspapers informed about a "decisive breakthrough" or "fighting in Belgrade itself". The spirits in the nation were in correspondence; numerous demonstrations and donations have been organised throughout Bulgaria, raising over ten thousands of levs to be send to Austro-Hungary as a sign of support. A group of journalists and publicists even organised an independent printing company, which produced countless brochures in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian, hoping to distribute them across the border as soon as hostilities between Bulgaria and Serbia commence.

    It should be noticed however, that the Bulgarian government did not follow the hurraoptimistic spirits of the nation. Although prime minister Radoslavov was widely recognised as a staunch opponent of Russian policy and influence in Bulgaria, he wisely instructed ambassadors in Vienna, Berlin, Paris and St. Petersburg to contact the Great Powers' foreign ministers about terms on which Bulgaria could join the war. Taking Radoslavov's anti-Russian sentiment into account, as well as the overall sympathies of the nation, the result of such talks was easy to predict. Still, it bought the Bulgarians time to prepare for intervention.


    Vasil Radoslavov, prime minister during the opening stages of the World War


    The question however remained; when would be the best time to take action?

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    So you decided to be bad Bulgaria, well-well...I'd suggest attacking Romania, not Serbia. The Austrians would crush Serbia, so you won't need to worry about her.
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    The choice of alliance was pretty much obvious for me - only a year has passed since the humiliating Second Balkan War, and with Serbia controlling Macedonia, my best chance is to ally with Germany. Besides, with Great Britain out of the war, many things may happen

    @ Falconette - I actually have cores on Skopje, which means that if Austria beats Serbia without my aid, I'd have to wait until they hand them over to me. Plus the province has some IC. Maybe 1-2 IC is not very much, but for my economy it would be a 5-10% boost, so... Besides, there's not river between me and Serbia, while Danube may turn out to be very problematic once I attack Romania. As for the alliance with Russia - this is tricky. It is true Bulgaria was designed to be a Russian foothold in the Balkans, but soon it stared following a path on its own. And once Alexander was overthrown, the new dynasty was even more eager to seek ties with the Central Powers. Additionaly, Russia is supporting Serbia. I strongly believe in "my enemy's ally is my enemy".

    Thanks for all the encouragement, I'll do my best to get to Bulgarian entrance into the war this weekend
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    Military preparations & war aims


    Shortly after the Second Balkan War, the Bulgarian High Command accepted a plan of reformation of the Royal Army. General Pravoslav Tenev, chief of the Bulgarian General Staff who drew up the very basics of the plan, believed that in order to prevent another catastrophy like the Second Balkan War, the army has to be as swift and aggressive as possible, taking into account the harsh Balkan terrain.

    26 divisions of the Bulgarian army have been divided as follows:


    Dislocation of Bulgarian units in 1914:
    Sofia: 1st Army (1st, 6th, 8th, 9th Infantry Divisions), 2nd Cavalry Division, 20th Reserve Infantry Division, Lom & Orahovo Fortress Divisions
    Gorna Dzhmuaya: 3rd Army (2nd, 4th and 11th Infantry Divisions), 3rd Cavalry Division, 22nd Reserve Infantry Division
    Haskovo: 23rd Reserve Infantry Division
    Xanthi: 10th Infantry Division, 24th Reserve Infantry Division
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    Plovdiv: Shumen & Razgrad Fortress Divisions
    Burgas, Varna, Ruse: Respective Fortress Divisions
    Vidin: 2nd Army (3rd & 7th Infantry Divisions), 21st Reserve Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division


    This setup was designed to exploit the greates advantage of the cavalry; its speed. Massed along the Serbian border, the three cavalry divisions were to move across mountain passes, flank the border posts and cut them off from supplies as the bulk of the army would crush them, opening the way deeper into enemy territory. Tenev's concept was to overwhelm the enemy as quick as possible, before an anti-Bulgarian coalition is mounted, as it had happened in 1913.

    Following the German example of 1870, top-secret mobilisation plans have been drawn up as well, allowing the Bulgarian Army to activate its reserves and achieve complete battle readiness as soon as hostilities commence. A rushed army modernisation programme was also initiated; in less than a year, loads of foreign weaponary have been purchased, with funds mostly provided as German credits. This gave the seasoned veterans of both Balkan Wars a technological superiority over their future foes.


    General Pravoslav Tenev, Bulgarian Chief of Staff prior to the First World War


    Between 24th and 28th of November, the University of Sofia hosted nation-wide conference on Balkan politics and culture. Among numerous lectures, debates and exhibitions, one presentation stood out; a short lecture by professor Sava Dragutinov, renowned historian and publicist. Here is a transcript of his speech:

    The current war is an event of paramount importance. Whoever emerges victorius, will recieve a unique opportunity to reshape Europe according to his will. But every such occasion has its price.

    I have little doubt that this war will be a devastating one; since the Napoleonic epoch, there was no war between three or more Great Powers, except for the Crimean War, which was, however, fought on European outskirts. Now we face a completely different situation - and we must face it boldly.

    In order to take part in the post-war reconstruction, we must have precise, clear goal. Objectives we must strive towards, no matter the cost. Today I shall spend those few minutes to outline my vision of war aims.

    First of all, Macedonia. I am well aware of pleople underlining differences between Macedonians and Bulgarians. I would like to point out a mistake in their argumentation - a very simple one. It is true that the language spoken in Skopje is slightly different than the one spoken in Sofia. However, those differences are just like the ones between dialects spoken in Haskovo and Varna. Macedonians, Dobrudjans, citizens of Sofia - we are all parts of a single nation. A nation that deserves to live in a single, unified state, just as the Prussians, Saxons and the Bavarians deserved a unified Germany.

    We must also know that Macedonia in fact consists of two parts - Skopje and classical city of Solun*. Those cities are like twins - separated, they cannot prosper and fall into disarray. Only with them under one rule, Macedonia can return to its golden age.

    My wish is not to argue for a war with Greece. The Greeks' wise decision to stay out of the present conflict is commendable - but we must be prepared for unpredictable changes of the international situation. Very few people foresaw the Slesvig war of 1864 and the subsequent unification of Germany - but one can herdly deny that it did happen.


    The lecture reieved applaud from the public. Newspapers widely printed its transcript in the following days, and praising Dragutinov for "a bold approach to the question" and "the most patriotic stance". Among people attending was the prime minister Radoslavov himself. He carefully noted the main points of Dragutinov's speech, planning to use them during the nearest meeting with the tsar.

    On the 4th of December Radoslaviv presented a semi-official memorandum to the tsar and the General Staff. Its main points were:
    -> Rapid advance into Macedonia; Skopje should be secured within 2 months from the official declaration of war.
    -> Close cooperation with Austro-Hungarian military and intelligence to ensure swift elimination of Serbian resistance.
    -> The city of Nish should be considered of secondary importance; although it lays in the Austrian sphere of influence, its capture may give us a favourable position during post-war negotiations with Austria.
    -> Romania, Greece and Turkey should be closely observed. As soon as situation on the Serbian front is resolved, the army should regroup and relocate significant forces along the Danube and in the South, in order to prepare for a potential war with any number of neighbours or their potential configurations.

    * -> Bulgarian name for Thessaloniki.

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    War comes to Bulgaria


    Early months of the war quickly showed that initial plans to end the conflict "before the leaves fall" were less than probable to fulfill; the Western Front quickly turned into a stalemate. The Germans advanced as far as Nancy before losing the momentum. Furious Franch counterattacks in September failed, and both armies dug into endless trenches, spanning from Belgian border to Switzerland.

    In the East however, the Germans struck the largely unprepared Russians with great success. One by one, Polish cities fell to the advancing armies and in November the Kaiser's troops were poised to strike Warsaw itself. In the South, the Austro-Hungarian army fought a less successful battle, losing to initial Russian attack and retreating from Lwow and Przemysl. Serbian mountains proved to be a difficult adversary as well; the Austrian march on Belgrade collapsed quickly, and a stable frontline was established, although fighting in Montenegro continued. Back in Poland, the German assault on Warsaw began on the 21st of November. After a week of intensive fighting, the inner defensive circle was broken and the triumphant Germans entered the city itself on the 1st of December.


    German soldiers in Warsaw


    Peter Markov, the Bulgarian ambassador to Berlin, observed those developments closely. His detailed reports about German advances were carefully analysed by Radoslavov, who wanted Bulgaria to enter the war at the very best moment possible. Once word of Warsaw's fall reached Sofia, he acted quickly; a special congratulations telegram, signed by both the tsar and the prime minister, was sent to the Kaiser himself. On the next day the Austrians announced that Cetinje, the capital of Montenegro, was captured. The miniature kingdom ceased to exist, and Austrians quickly proceeded to redeploy their forces, hoping to flank Belgrade from the South.


    A Bulgarian officer and his family celebrate the fall of Montenegro


    Those two victories convinced the tsar that the moment to enter the war has come. Although Radoslavov insisted on waiting until rest of Poland falls into German hands, the perspective of Austrians finishing Serbia on their own was enough to make the tsar lose his patience. He demanded an immediate mobilisation of the army and the declaration of war on Serbia. Radoslavov however opted for at least a two months' delay, wanting to ensure that Bulgaria joins the Central Powers as a cleary wining side. It was general Tenev who found the solution; he pointed out to the tsar that the Austrians would need at least two weeks to redeploy their forces for a new offensive and that a simultaneous attack by Austria and Bulgaria is far more likely to defeat Serbia within the time assumed by the war plan.

    Mobilisation was officialy declared on the 19th of January 1915 and official declaration of war on Serbia was announced on the 21st. The alliance with Serbia compelled Russia and France to declare war upon Bulgaria on the 22nd, and on the same day the official alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary was signed in Berlin. The Lion has finally joined the battle.


    Bulgaria with us! - a commemorative postcard released in Germany in January 1915

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    An update! Nice Let's see how you'll deal with Romanians and Russians.
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    @ Falconette -> My involvement in the war with Russia will depend on several factors... We'll see how the campaign develops, I try not to play too much in advance.

    @ Baltasar -> Thank you for encouragement. I was starting to worry all those views are a glitch in the system, since no-one commented.

    @ Soulstrider -> So do I, to be honest. Currently the war seems to be in favour of the Central Powers, with Britain out of the war. I haven't checked the events, but I hope that British neutrality would mean no Unrestricted Submarine War, which in turn should prevent the US from joining the Entente. If the Germans keep the pressure once the snow melts, Russia will be done with, I suppose.
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    March on Skopje


    According to general Tenev's plan, the Bulgarian offensive began with an attack along the whole border with Serbia. Being tied up in the North, the Serbians could have only spared a token defence force in the South - peace-time border guards have been reinforced with single battalions, sometimes just companies. As a result, the Bulgarians outnumbered the defenders 7:1, reaching 10:1 along the main line of advance.

    It is quite a paradox that the first city to fall was the one of secondary importance to the Bulgarians; Nish, guarded by few militia units, surrendered to general Hristov's 2nd Army on the 2nd of February. Battles of Kumanovo and Pirot were far more bloody. In spite of being hopelessly outnumbered, the Serbians managed to delay the Bulgarians long enough for reinforcements to be brought up. By the end of the first week of the offensive, Bulgarian advantage fell to 4:1, which combined with rugged, mountainous terrain resulted in the offensive gradually losing momentum.


    General Nikola Zhekov (2nd from right) and metropolit Iosif, chaplain general of the Bulgarian army, inspect the frontline East of Rsovci (central Serbia)


    This, however, meant that Serbians' northern flank had to be weakened. Taking advantage of this situation, the Austrians launched a long-awaited offensive. After a month of bloody struggle, the Central Powers managed to break through, securing the cities of Sabac and Uzice. Belgrade's western flank has been exposeed, but the assault on the city itself has not been attempted yet; instead, the Austrians focused on the Serbian forces in northern Montenegro, hoping to push them out of the fortified city of Prijepolje.

    Those two defeats undermined the Serbians' morale. Kumanovo surrendered to general Boyadzhiev's 3rd Army on the 25th of February, and Pirot fell to general Zhekov's 1st Army on the 2nd of March. This allowed to launch an attack on Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. The week-long battle ended on the 9th of March, when the city was occupied by general Geshov's advancing cavalrymen. Infantry followed soon after, securing the city and eliminating isolated pockets of resistance.


    Bulgarian soldiers posing for a photo in Skopje


    The last objective before the Albanian border, Tetovo, fell on the 10th of April, after a prolonged battle with freshly deploed Serbian reinforcements. This engagement was also the place of the war's greatest manouver operation so far; 4 infantry divisions of the 1st Army attempted a fake an advance on Pristina, while 3 divisions of the 3rd Army pushed towards Tetovo. The plan worked splendidly; fearing being cut off from supplies, the Serbians retreated, hoping to recreate their defense lines in the narrow belt between rivers Morava and Sava. However, with almost 40% of their industrial areas occupied by the Bulgarians and the Austrians, as well as the numerical superiority being clearly in favour of the Central Powers, the small, reckless kingdom clearly seemed to be bound to fall.


    The Balkan Front as of 10th of April 1915
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    Victory in Serbia


    When news about the fall of Skopje reached the citizens of Bulgaria, a nation-wide burst of celebration occured. People in Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and countless other cities went out into streets to cheer, dance and sing. The shame of the Second Balkan War of 1913 has vanished. The tsardom finally began to claim its rightful place under the sun.

    The tsar himself took part in the celebrations - he arrived at the former royal palace on the Battenberg Square and from its windows he gave a passionate speech, promising "glory for our people and humiliation to all those who dare to stand in our way". Congratulation letters from kaisers Wilhelm II and Franz Joseph have also been read aloud to the public. The improvised ceremony ended with the crowd spontaniously singing the national anthem.


    The formal royal palace on the Battenberg Square (currently a home to the Royal Art Museum


    But on the frontline, the situation was not so optimistic; although the attack on Skopje went better than expected, with Bulgarian casulties not exceeding 3000 people, the quick end of the war seemed out of reach. Originally, the war plan hoped that the war will be concluded within three months, with a simultaneous capture of Skopje and Belgrade. The Austrian failrue to capture Belgrade meant that the Serbians had time to bring up the reserves and set up a formidable defensive line. A new plan had to be devised.

    On the 14th of April generals Tenev, Zhekov, Boyadzhiev and Hristov, as well as the crownprince Boris, met in Zhekov's headquarters in Pirot to devise a new plan. Two variants have been proposed; a modification of the original plan, calling for combined attack of Pristina and Krusevac in order to break through the Serbian lines and then advance on to Belgrade and a completely new one, where the the left wing and the centre of Bulgarian forces would feint a massive assault on Pristina alone, with the weaker right wing attacking the weakest section of Serbian defensive lines - the town of Bor, East of Belgrade.

    Initially, it seemed that the first variant will pass, since it gained both Tenev and Zhekov's acceptance. Boyadzhiev and Boris, however, feared that the Serbian lines may turn out to be too tough to break through directly. They also pointed out that with Bor's capture, a stable communication line with the Austrian troops will be established. Boris also brought up an economical argument - Bulgarian industry badly needed German coal and steel, and should Serbia keep on fighting, establishing a direct land connection between the Central Powers would be a wise move. The deciding argument came from Sofia; frustrated with the generals' resistance, Boris telegrammed both plans to his father, who ultimately decided in favour of the second one. Not even the chief of staff dared to openly oppose the ruler.

    The new offensive began on the 25th of April with the attack on Bor, with assault on Pristina commencing on the 10th of May. All avalible forces have been mustered, including a single reserve division that performed covering duty along the Romanian border. The Bulgarians once again managed to achieve numerical superiority - outnumbering the Serbians 2:1 on Bor direction and 9:5 on Pristina direction. The attackers were clearly superior in weapons as well - the Bulgarians concentrated all their artillery, hoping to pound Serbian positions to dust before throwing infantry into the fray.


    All of Bulgarian artillery - over 500 guns - have been used in offensives on Bor and Pristina


    Their hopes were soon proven wrong; the rugged terrain once again prevented the Bulgarians from fully deploying their forces. Instead of a rapid advance, the attackers crawled slowly forward. In the south the battle raged furiously, with loses quickly doubling the war's overall death toll. Still, the Serbians took greater blows; a single division was decimated while attempting a counterattack towards Tetovo. Three thousand Serbians have been taken into custody, with two thousand left dead on the battlefield. Slowly, yet steadily, the Bulgarians moved towards their objectives.


    Serbian PoWs taken during the advance on Pristina


    By the end of May, Serbian resistance near Bor began to fade; even reinforcements from Belgrade did not help to sway the result in Serbian favour. The town itself fell on the 30th of May, taken by advancing Bulgarian cavalrymen. Contact with Austrian troops was established on the next day.


    Bulgarian soldiers, somewhere near Bor


    With Belgrade sandwiched between the Austrians and Bulgarians, the assault on the city itself began very quickly. The Bulgarians, however, did not take a very active part in it; the 2nd Army was exhausted after the battle of Bor and could only perform artillery shelling of Serbian defensive positions on the city's eastern flank. The final assault began on the 17th of June and was concluded on the 22nd, when the Austro-Hungarian army banner was hang above Petar I's palace. Still, neither the Serbian monarch nor his prime minister were nowhere to be found; they had fled the city soon after the direct assault began. Remnants of the Serbian army in the north surrendered; the campaign came to a triumphant end.


    The end of Serbia - a German postcard published shortly after the fall of Belgrade

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    Nice, without the Serbian distraction now the Central powers can focus on the two major fronts, and with some luck you may grab some land from Romania if they enter the war (if I remmeber correctly Russia as to conquer certain Austrian regions for Romania to enter)
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    Good writing, nice pictures and an interesting choice of a country! I'm really enjoying this one and hope that you will keep up the current rate of updates .

    However, there is one thing which is bothering me - lack of maps. Maybe it's just a matter of personal preference, but I think that it's much easier and more entertaining to read an AAR with operational maps detailing the progress of the campaign. IMO they would suit this AAR well, since you describe the battles and manoeuvres, anyway. Add some in-game pictures, paint some arrows on them and the result should be good enough

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    @ Soulstrider -> War in the Balkans is not over yet... But I'll cover that in the next update. Plus the overall developments on the international scene. Some things just got serious...

    @ Cybvep -> Well, I supposed the reader would just scroll up or open the first map in another tab and consult it every time I describe a manouver... Sorry, it seems I have an abnormal memory towards maps of even most unusual regions of Europe. ^^' I'll definately post some maps in the next update. Plus I'll try to remember about using them in future campaigns. The rate of updates will surely drop now - I had a free holiday week. I'll try to post at least one update before New Year's Eve, maybe two if I find enough time.
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    Great, now Balkan front is secured. Maybe you'll send some troops to Galizia to help the Austrians?
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