Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, Great Britain

Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: My initial thoughts on the cold war simulation are that I am a little wary about what to do because of the large USSR force. I want to keep the peace and keep the NATO alliance intact. The NATO alliance will stay neutral until we feel that the USSR poses a threat to us or is advanding their offensive line. We want nuclear warfare to be our last resort and will try to keep the tension low against the Warsaw Pact. 

Strategy: The NATO strategy is to activate the “Launch on Warning” and only attack them if they attack us because we want to keep the peace for as long as possible and avoid nuclear fallout. We don’t want war, but if the USSR decides to fight against the NATO pact, we will make them severely regret their decision. The NATO alliance will fight with a force the Warsaw Pact will surely never forget. 

Day 1:

Thoughts: As I look over the map, the USSR has a great deal of power regarding their army and nuclear force. It is in our best interest to suppress the actions of the USSR and look to the future for peace for the world. We know not completely what Russia is capable of but we do know that they will not fall easily. We believe that in our first line of action we can take over Cuba because we believe they are building a large nuclear facility that will be used against us. We must act fast in order to stop it. 

Strategy: Russian has begun an advance on Turkey and is accumulating Russian troops in Poland and in East Germany. We can only fear the worst as their forces are growing in central Europe. The NATO alliance has stated that we do not want to use warheads of any kind to settle this global dispute. As a union of peace, it is our duty to defend the world from opressive enemies. 

Day 2:

Thoughts: Our thoughts looking at the map now are that Russia has moved all of their troops into Eastern Germany, leaving Russia’s mainland defenseless. Our plan is to invade Russia and keep their troops in Germany distracted so that Norway can swoop in and hold Russia. By doing this, we’d force Russia’s hand to make a bad decision and then we will launch our tactical nukes on their forces, completely wiping them out. This plan is extremely risky and the loss of life is large, but for the sake of the world, it must be done. 

Strategy: In order to act out our plan, we must act fast. Norway forces are ready to invade the Russian mainland and they are about to set out. While they prepare for their invasion, a small hitsquad of US troops has been sent into Eastern USSR to apply a small amount of pressure to their forces. The intent of the USSR is clear. They’d rather win this war on land rather than using their tactical nukes. However, this will not stand. We now know the force of the Warsaw Pact and know what we are up against. We must send our missiles against the USSR and level the entire state of the USSR. By doing this, the USSR has retaliated and now the world is at a full scale nuclear war. Baren are the trees that still stand across the land. The piercing screams of death whistling in the wind for nobody left to hear. Smeared against the rubble that lay wasted along the earth where once a city used to stand, are the bodies of millions who’s lives are gone with the wind. 

Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, United States

Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: Answer: 

It seems like it will be almost impossible to avoid nuclear war. We definitely know that by moving up defcon levels that it will provoke them to actually use those weapons, but if we don’t raise them, they will definitely try and take over all of Europe by traditional war. Going though this orientation shows how close we actually were to going into a nuclear war. If we did so, then it definitely would have been the end of everything as we know it. 

Strategy: Answer

Nato’s strategy will be to use anything possible as a deterrent of the USSR using nuclear weapons. This is what we want to avoid at all costs. We will begin by saying that we will take our missiles out of Turkey if they take theirs out of Cuba. We know that they have them there because that is how it was in real life, and the simulations usually go along with what actually happened. If this fails, then we will use Cuba as a bargaining chip, because if we take over then they won’t have any missiles within close range of the United States. If all of these fail, we will be forced to raise the defcon levels, which has the possibility of provoking a nuclear attack by the Warsaw Pact. This is a very delicate situation.

Day 1:

Thoughts: Answer

This has not gone to plan at all. The Warsaw Pact will keep advancing and we don’t see a possible way out of it. The attempt of taking missiles out of Turkey has failed miserably. They saw through all of our plans, and they just conquered Turkey instead of letting anything happen with it. This is very bad. It seems that every plan we have is falling through, because our plans with Cuba failed as well. The attempt to prevent them from conquering Turkey by threatening Cuba didn’t work. We were forced to stand by our words, and we have conquered Cuba. This eliminates the concern of short range missiles that they had in the area. Our great reconnaissance confirmed the fact that they were harboring nuclear weapons on the island. They, of course, denied all of these allegations. That spelt the doom for Cuba. We have no more bargaining though, this looks very, very bad. 

Strategy: Answer

Our strategy going forward is simply to try and deter them from advancing anymore. No matter the cost. If we have to go to the brink of nuclear war, so be it. We will do anything to protect our NATO allies. The current plan is to raise the defcon level as high as possible, without causing them to launch their nuclear weapons. We will not launch first. I do not see a world in which we launch first. I don’t feel that there is any other outcome though. We need to prepare for the worst, in life, or in death. We will survive as a nation if it does lead up to that point, there is no doubt. It is unlikely that we will go that far, but if it does, then I have no doubt that we will prevail.

Day 2:

Strategy: Answer

We are coming in with a different strategy for this day. We will be on the offensive. I have devised a plan to take out all of the USSR’s ICBMs. They pushed too far away from their homeland, and now will face the consequences. We can take their land, without them being able to reinforce with anything. All of their long range missiles will be disabled, and if we do go into a nuclear war, it will weaken any of the damage that we will take. This plan seems flawless, although we are unable to prevent their submarines from launching seaborne missiles. That will still wreak havoc on the people of the United States. Nuclear war seems unavoidable, so we may as well prevent as much damage as possible…

Thoughts: Answer

It went too far. The unlikely became reality. The end of the world as we know it. We pushed the USSR and their allies too far. We didn’t think that they would lack that much empathy for human life. This is it. I cannot believe that they would result in this. This is a tragedy. We shouldn’t have reached a defcon level one. I believe that this would have all been prevented if we didn’t go to that extent. They believed that they were going to launch, which never would have happened unless they had first. But, there is no point in looking back now. It is behind us. Now it is time to rebuild: bigger and better than we were before.

Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, West Germany

Orientation Day:  West  Germany  4 

Initial Thoughts:  This battle is unlike any we have had before. Technology is way more advanced and in that the weapons are much more powerful. Destruction can occur from miles away. Rather than having to invade other countries we can attack from other territories. It’s not as much about numbers, it’s about who fires their explosives first. In terms of decision making I must deliberate with my fellow allies. I am confident in my allies and believe they will make the right decisions. 

Strategy: For Nato our first objective is to turn on “Launch on Warning.” We will use this as a deterrent for nuclear attacks. We don’t want to attack unless we have to. In other words we don’t want to poke the bear. As long as we lay low we hope the other side will not want to take aggressive action upon us. The last thing we want is for the Warsaw Pact to launch their nuclear weapons. However, in the case that they do attack we will be ready for response. I am prepared to defend my allies for the enemy is just mere miles away. I estimate that the Warsaw Pact will invade but we are ready to take action in that event. We will look to attack countries that will pose a threat for the future. We are willing to work with the Warsaw Pact if they are willing to. We are highly outnumbered however we have our advanced technological weapons to defend us. This isn’t a numbers game, but rather who is best prepared. 

Day 1:  West  Germany  45

Thoughts: Stallin has decided to put in place a blockade against us. He claimed we have been harmful to their economy. How dare they just cut off all ties from us. They have left us out to dry, but I find comfort within my allies of Nato. To further their attacks against us they have decided to take the territory of my alliance, Turkey. They explained that it was unfair of us to prepare for a nuclear war when they are not planning for that type of war. We are going to hold true to our original strategy. Because of their attack we will attack Cuba. We can only hope this will not anger our enemy to use nuclear force. We can hear their troops advancing closer upon us. I fear what they have in store. Our limited Troops cannot withstand their large forces.

Strategy: After their advance on our territory with the taking of Turkey, my alliance has decided we are going to get back at them. The Warsaw pact claims they do not have Nuclear arms in Cuba. However, we can’t trust them. The United States has information on them proving that they must be lying to us. Having them as a threat we have posed the enemy an offer, if the Warsaw Pact were to not make any more movements in Europe then we won’t attack Cuba. They have decided to decline our offer and the United States has taken over Cuba. This will make for a very proactive move for the future. With our limited troops we are refraining from any more war. However, we want to be prepared. We have discussed moving from defcon 5 to defcon 4. With this decision Warsaw has also decided to move to Defcon 4. With their movement closer to us this has set aggression amongst my allies and I. We did not plan to attack with nuclear force, but we will do what’s in our best interest. 

Day 2:  West  Germany  4h

Thoughts: After The first siege of war my alliance and I have come to the realization that we cannot win this war without the use of our nuclear power. Our troops are limited, and we cannot reinforce. The United States has advised us to move to Defcon 3. Much like before, the Warsaw pact followed suit. Things are escalating quickly, and we have moved to Defcon 2. Warsaw responded with the same. We are moving Nato troops from Norway to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This decision will take away more of the Warsaw Pact nuclear arms. We have reached our final stage, Nato has moved to Defcon 1. And with this so has the enemy. We just got word of the worst news imaginable: the Warsaw Pact has launched their SLBMs. Our people are being targeted. It is too late, soon Europe will cease to exist. Nato has one last huge decision to make: will we fire back? The time is counting down, there is nothing we can do. The United States, Great Britain, and France have entered in their code sequences. There is no turning back now, Nato has initiated their nuclear strike. We sit waiting for the world to soon end. 

Strategy: Our plan of attack is to take away as much Nuclear force from the Warsaw Pact. We are prepared to respond if need be. Things are heating up. We are limited on troops and we estimate that the Warsaw Pact will try to invade us. Taking the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics will add pressure from behind. This decision has also allowed us to take away their Ballistic Missile Bases. The Warsaw Pact has initiated their SLBMs. They have made a very rash decision and acted too quickly. Do they even know what they have done? For Nato we are ready to respond. If we are going down we are taking the enemy with us. They have all put in their codes, and we have launched our attack. So quickly things have turned. 

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: Germany

Germany 8 1938

I lay awake at night, thinking, planning, body rigid with anticipation of the coming battles. The end is nigh for any opposition of the glorious Third Reich. The year itself has been long with planning, checking, then double checking, then re-cechking again just to make sure the first hit can lead to a knockout blow against our advisors. Those foolish French know not what is in store for their ‘mighty army,’ for we shall play a simple game of cat and mouse. My sources lead me to believe that their leaders react soly of emotion, with little forethought to their next move. It matters not of the British fleet in the channel, they shall little difference, if any at that. Their remoteness, once seen as their strength, shall become their crutch. We shall sweep upon the fields of northern France like a plague from the old testament, exterminating all who shall stand in our way. I wonder, though, if our influence could be spread more thoroughly throughout the Benelux, say a potential agreement with our Dutch neighbors? 

While the west shall dissolve in a storm of lead and steel, the navie Poles will look upon us and pray, though no god shall listen to the prayers of weak men. My fuhrer and that slavic peasant the Russians call a leader have been able to strike a deal, for they are allowed to take the eastern polish lands and the Baltic states. I pray that they fools are stupid enough to challeneg the Finish army, for even peasents can have a strong resolve. Those fools fail to realize that they are simply a tool to be used, nothing more. And the grande finale to this wonderful, shall we say blitzkrieg bop, is the our planned occupation of both the Danish archipelago and Norway itself. Hopefully this will be enough to make those soft bellied Swedish bureaucrats that hope for neutrality is meaningless. Though I am only mortal, something tells me that for right or for wrong, our strength is an extension of God’s will and the will of our beloved fuhrer.

Germany 8 1939

The year of 1939 has passed with little development on either side of the war. With permission from the future, I was able to launch a successful invasion of not only the low countries of Belgium and the Netherlands, but we were also able to finally eradicate a large portion of the Polish army during our initial invasion. I’m starting to believe that we should have taken everything and left the barest of scrapes for those Russian peasants. It would certainly show them that they are a tool and nothing else in this war. Though it has been slow in Europe, our eastern allies have had a much better experience in taking what they need, for they have conquered almost all the islands in the West Pacfic. Not only that, but they have dealt a serious blow to those peasants that call themselves the Chinese army. Nothing but a bunch of pretentious fools if you ask me trying to resist the power of a nation such as Japan

On a more serious note, it does make curious that the Allied nations would outright attack a nation such as Norway. On one hand they had made no moves to intervene on anyone’s behalf, but they do also hold strategic value. It annoys me though that we weren’t able to get there first, but in the end it would probably be best to conserve troops for other battles. I’ll have to convince the fuhrer, but it might be best to send one of our army groups from Austria down to Italy just to be sure against an allied breakthrough in the southern mountains. For now we can only wait and see what they’ll do.

Germany 8 1940

This rotten world is full of traitors, and may God have mercy on their souls. Those soft bellied Swedes have signed not only a defensive treaty with the Russians, but have allied themselves wholly with the Allied nations. Even more, those Russians have broken our truce and invaded our ally Romania. May the history books that the Romanian legion took more then their fair share of the communists pigs. We’ll have to begin preparations for one of our eastern armies to not only retake to oil fields, but also deal with even more inserections from Yugoslavia. My take away from this is to never trust a slav, for they are all cowards and traitors at heart. They will soon learn the error of their way. To add even more salt upon an open wound, our Italian allies floated our advice and launched a failed invasion on southern France with not only more than half their total army strength, but also convinced the general in charge of the southern army to join them. Those fools deserve the cold embrace of the grave they had brought upon themselves. I swear that the only point of Italy existenting at all is for Germany to waste even more of superior strength protecting their feeble armies and territory. We’ll have to move an army into Austria eventually as a deterrent of any further allied incursions.

Though the year has seemed bleak, it is not without some good news. We have reached the point in our war that I’m starting to consider our japanese allies are invincible with how they have taken most of China and the colonial possessions of  France. It does worry me though that there are still Russians in the Siberian region. If our reports are anything to go off of, we’ll need to deplete them as soon as possible before trying to make any further actions in the west.

Germany 8 1941

This year was full of possible hope, only for it to be dashed away by complete foolishness. We were able to deploy a sizable enough army to recapture Romania with enough success, as well connecting our territories with our Bulgarian allies who have now declared for us. Along with this, the former country of Poland is now under complete German control with extensive defensive fortifications along the eastern border as a just in case preparation. Victory, however, does not exist without a certain taste of defeat. Our Japanese allies were able to strike a massive blow to the allies by capturing Burma, thus cutting off all rubber to any nation outside of the Axis powers, but at the same time lost the provinces of Manchuria and Korea to the russian devils. The reports I read indicated that it was valiant, but in the end resulted in a Russian victory. Their role was not in vain as the Russians nearly lost ⅔ of their total forces in the initial assault; it might be best to look into defensive preparations our allies could make. The worst part is that this isn’t even the worst event of the past year. No, that would go to the fact the Japanese dragged the American doughboys into the war by conquering the island provinces of Hawaii. I wish those fools thought ahead before striking eastward; they could’ve done more damage if they took both Hawaii, Australia, and Alaska, thus forcing the allies to spread their armies and navies across three different territories. Alas, now that the Americans have joined, it’s time Germany starts preparing for the eventual end.

Germany 8 1942

We may not realise it, but time plays an effect on all of us that sooner or later, we will notice. The years continue to fly by in even more tragedy. Our Bulgarian and Hungarian allies got it into their head that their armies are strong enough to take Yugoslavia on their own. What fools, for they choose to challenge a nation of their home territory. I had hoped to send a Germany infantry division to help reinforce their lines, but the fuhrer shot it down, staing “we need to protect the oil fields at all costs.” It’s moments like these that I truly start to wonder if they fuhrer is the right man to lead our armies. He wishes for a strong victory, yet he has both Boch and Gudairan sitting in Poland and Romania, respectively, in defensive positions, hoping for the Russians to take the bait. They simply do not understand that they have lost all momentum by failing to take France, thus preventing us from even making a move westward. Eastward, however, is still ripe enough if we think it through and spread the Russian army out over a greater area. Along with this, we had also failed initially to take Denmark, forcing us to draw more troops away from the Belgium lines to retake it, and Japan lost Burma to the American dogs because their forces were spread so thinly.

The only positives, if you can call them that, is that all of the British Grakata divisions in India were wiped out, thus allowing Japan access to the middle east if they so wish. Italy was also able to do something right today in that they finally took Greece, though the true benefits, I cannot see in such an act. Since we are entering another year of hell and waiting, I will be doing everything in my power to assume complete control of the German legions and hopefully salvage something from this horrible mess.

Germany 8 1943

Lady Luck has finally shown us some favoritism, though it’s too late in the war to really call it that. Earlier this year, a coalition of Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Italian forces finally stomped out the last of the Yugoslavian resistance, thus removing one less piece from the board. I have since recommended that they start moving the last of their divisions to Italy to reigonce against an allied assault. I have also received word from the east that the last of the Chinese army, and thus the Chinese United Front, has been erased from this word, along with a successful naval invasion by the Japanese on the Philippine islands, and the recapture of Burma from American forces. I truly wished this how the entire year had transpired, but alas this was not so. The doughboys were successful however in taking back their precious Hawaiian territory, though not without substantial loss to their initial invasion fleet to use against Japan. Along with this, for one reason or another, our Italian allies, though I’m seriously considering them saboteurs, launched not one, but two failed invasions trying to take the entirety of Northern Africa. Initially they tried for the French territories and failed, they decided to try their luck and take Egypt with the same results. It might be time to start considering what side their failure of a leader is truly on. If need be, let them know how it feels to have German steel shoved down their throats 

Germany 8 1944

The year of 1944 shall be known for its great air of anticipation and preparation. After thoughtful consideration, half of the German army group in Belgium was pulled back, with the second half staying as a deterrent against allied attacks. Also, by recommendation from the other generals and field marshals, I have decided to move an extra division to Poland in preparation of a Russian push on Berlin, though it might best to revert that order with the French and British breathing down our neck. The commusist dogs, however, are as perplexing as they are pitiful. Our intelligence reports would have us believe that they are amassing troops in Iran in preparation for an all out assault on occupied India. If that is the case, then I pity them more than when they were defeated in Romania. The Japanese army, no matter how depleted, is never one to be underestimated in a fight, especially if they are given the time to prepare. Other reports also indicate an influx of Americans into France, more than likely in preparation for an attack on Italy. In response to this, I have deployed an army into Austria as a precaution against further aggressive actions. Though I feel the end is nigh, I believe that every leader should go out with a bang. The question is how? I’ll have to consult with my generals, but I hear Northern Russia, for the most part, is vastly empty of all military personnel. I’ll have to keep this in mind for future options.

Germany 8 1945

If there had ever been a God, let it be known that he favors German superiority above all else. The beginning of the end seemed bleak for both our Hungarian and Italian allies sided with the allied dogs. Try as we might, their surprise led to the loss of our Austrian territories to the Italian dogs. Though we were not able to liberate our brethren in arms, we were still able to accomplish our greatest goal that shall go down in history as the great miracle. The allied dogs decided they had the strength to rip away the fatherland from the hands of true rulers of this earth. Reports indicated there were legions upon legions of French, British, and American soldiers, though none stood a chance against our ironclad will. We were forced to pull all our troops from Denmark, Finland, and Norway to prepare, and I’m almost thinking that it was completely unnecessary. Everyone who survived proved they were worth every bit of training they were given. Let it be known from here on out that no army of this earth can match the pure tenacity and raw power that is the German army. For above all, our ideas are right and our will is absolute in face of all difficulties.  

German invasion of Finland

German assault on Ukraine

Hungarian and Italian assault on Egypt

Great Britain recaptured Egypt

Conquered Moscow & the Baltic States

World War II Simulation

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Great Britain

1913. Looking at the situation, it seems like I need to establish Naval Supremacy ASAP. The Mediterranean Fleet can likely take on the Austro-Hungarians without needing Italy’s help, and the North Sea Fleets can likely cripple any attacks on them by the Germans, and the Atlantic Fleet can reinforce it, that’ll be one of my first moves. Getting Italy on our side should be of the utmost importance given its power, getting the Balkans to help would be great, the US will be harder to convince but also takes a priority. I plan to call a meeting ASAP to talk strategy before we make any moves. Serbia should be abandoned unless we get most of the Balkans on our side, while France should be reinforced and reinforcing Russia will have to wait, France is far more important. Naval superiority, if established, will allow us free movement around Europe and the ability to possibly take the Ottoman Empire. I am extremely concerned about Great Britain’s Navy size after this, however, given that it appears I can’t build a new fleet and what’s left won’t be enough for a Gallipoli 2.0. I also heavily worry about North Africa falling to the Ottomans given our weak troop strength. Update: Italy seems to be more than happy to consider my offers of much of Austria-Hungary in exchange for assistance, Greece is very receptive to offers to Ally with my very generous offers of a larger than OTL Treaty of Sevres, Portugal actually approached us about guaranteeing our Alliance, though they might not join for a year or two. Belgium understands France will likely be attacked by Germany through Belgium, and wants us to help defend Belgium along with France. I said yes, but the French agreed with me afterwards that France’s territories, mainly F1, are far more important than Belgium and troops shouldn’t be thrown away defending Belgium when it greatly weakens France. The Russians were not very happy when I told them that taking the Dardanelles(O1) would have to wait several turns. I seriously hope America joins ASAP. My team has created a program to share our intelligence with each other. Our best guesses at enemy troop ratings based on battles will be recorded, and we are sharing our troop ratings to further coordinate our strategies, so we understand each other’s reasoning and can plan better using forces other than our own countries’ forces. At the request of the other leaders in my Alliance, I created a revolutionary formula designed to give us a rough idea of whether we can win battles. We believe this will greatly improve our decision making, allowing us to better decide where to attack and defend. 

1914. We need to take the Ottoman Empire to help Russia, we’re moving troops and ships to make that happen. The Germans won’t attack France, so we’re drawing their troops and we can’t send our British troops or they could take the British Isles. Things look bad, we are worried that Italy’s prior commitment to our alliance isn’t legitimate. We’re building up for an attack on O1 to save Russia, but that means everyone has to hold out until then. Our Alliance is going through growing pains, no one really knows what to do. I’ve been somewhat forced into the position of being the leader of my Alliance. Russia is being taken over, with my blessing they have pulled back to R1 to try to survive the CP onslaught. I’m extremely worried about Russia’s ability to survive, our main priority is helping them. Nothing much else happened this turn.

1915. This turn, our plan is to take the Dardanelles to relieve Russia, allowing their troop ratings to go up to a (still paltry) 3. We’re going to use our troops in southern France, convoyed by our navies in the Mediterranean, to take O1. The Italians, despite the doubts of my foreign minister and I, held up their end of the agreement and have declared war on the Central Powers. Their foreign minister has proved to be very valuable, coming up with more ideas than a lot of the rest of my alliance. We will have to move some troops to help them, but they will still be a net gain to have on our side. I’ll update this after the turn. We took the Dardanelles! The Ottomans foolishly moved most of their forces to O2 to fight the Russians, but with an admittedly costly attack, the Russians kept them from being able to help. After that, our masterstroke of a move took the Dardanelles despite being down 50% due to having to reinforce I1 with much of our expeditionary force. The always bright Serbians, still fighting despite barely beating back a massive Austrian attack, made a last second move to take over Bulgaria, which had sacrificed its army in a failed attempt to take the Dardanelles! I feel super relieved, in 1916 we will try to exploit our new gains!

1916.  This year was great. Ottoman stupidity led to us taking them out, while we cautiously maneuvered our way into advantageous positions. Russia will survive this year and likely the war. I’m particularly happy with the condition of the British Empire at the moment. Our colonies are safe, we haven’t lost millions of men, and we haven’t bankrupted ourselves trying to prop up the Alliance. We have kept a large standing force and suffered some casualties, but not to the extent that an entire generation of men is crippled and all of our money is used up. Not much happened beyond the Ottomans succumbing to us and us beating off some minor attacks. The biggest event was the German leadership agreeing to a peace treaty with us. However, somehow, despite their universal popularity, they were deposed in a coup. I was infuriated by this, so much bloodshed and destruction could have been avoided by this treaty.

1917. This year was a lot of maneuvering. The biggest events were several neutrals joining us in the war and Russia regaining R2 to put some space between the Germans and R1. My nations are maneuvering their troops. Realizing that the Germans will never attack France, our armies stationed there are beginning the journey south to the Austrian Front. We have a very solid position, with all of the Balkans under our control, Russia firmly not about to lose, France and Britain not even threatened, and Italy pretty safe. We are moving Armies to hit Austria-Hungary and hopefully win the war. The United States has finally given us armies with decent ratings so we can go on the offensive without needing thousands more troops than the Central Powers.

1918. This year was very frustrating. Using our freeze move against us, the Central Powers captured Romania and Serbia. We briefly had success by taking A2, but they recaptured it. The Italians and Serbians bungled their attempt to retake Serbia by attacking Serbia without freezing the nearby enemy troops. The Central Powers got one extra turn compared to us, however. If we’d had that turn, A2 would likely have held for good by us, and Serbia may have been regained. If I had to redo the game, I would have been way more aggressive and moved more troops to Italy sooner. I feel like our strategy with Russia was sound, they lost some land but survived. I also feel that compared to our World War One, Great Britain is in way better shape. We lost some troops, but weren’t gutted like in World War One, most of that generation is alive and we didn’t have to re-equip our Army after it got crippled multiple times like in our World War One. We won the war because Russia survived, and we eliminated a major Central Powers country and one minor one, while only losing some Russian territory and two minor countries ourselves, and being on the verge of finally overpowering them at the end.