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1914_0917_01: Gruppe Krauss Arrives - FWWC 03 Serbia '14

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1914_0917_01: Gruppe Krauss Arrives

By Edward Williams
Central Powers 1 - 0 - 1 Allied Powers
Rating: 7.75 (2)
Games Played: 2
SM: 3
Turns: 46
Type: Stock
First Side: Central Powers
Second Side: Allied Powers
Northeast Macva Peninsula, Serbia, 17th September 1914:

Just prior to the climactic and bloody battle on Mount Jagodnja, Potiorek desired to flank the Serbians in the Macva Peninsula by attacking them from behind. This was made possible now that FML Alfred Krauss' reliable 29.InfanterieDiv. had no further threats in Syrmia, due to the complete withdrawal of Serbian forces located there.

Potiorek instructed that Krauss should attack across the Sava River at Jarak, and advance south towards the interior of the Serbian position towards Valjevo. This optimistic plan did not take the deteriorating weather and ground conditions into account, nor the predictable Serbian reaction that they would quickly rush reinforcements into the area. Nevertheless, through Krauss' own initiative he ignored the plan and began to accomplish something more realistic and, in the long run would prove to be more beneficial: a southwestwards attack to relieve the Austro-Hungarian 5.Armee that was bogged down on the Drina, and a significant bridgehead that would be used in the inevitable third invasion.

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*See the notes document for information on scenario design decisions and historical notes.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Slightly Pro Allied Powers 7
ComradeP's ProfileComradeP Slightly Pro Central Powers 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Central Powers ComradeP's Profile ComradeP vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Allied Powers Central Powers Major Victory 54 6
Allied Powers Mr Grumpy's Profile Mr Grumpy vs. Sgt Jasper Sgt Jasper's Profile Central Powers Allied Powers Minor Victory 42 18
Mr Grumpy
Captain
Mr Grumpy Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:14 pm
Lots of mud. :)
ComradeP
Corporal
ComradeP Wed May 06, 2020 7:09 am
An enjoyable, quick to play, scenario, but a tricky one for the Serbian side.