In the north, a vengeful Britain launches an invasion of Norway from the Barents Sea. They are met and turned back by Russian armies moving west from St. Petersburg and Finland. Both sides are forced to retreat. Meanwhile, the Russian fleet in Norway makes a bid for the North Sea, but runs headlong into a British fleet steaming out from Denmark. The two sides meet just off the coast of Aberdeen. After a night and a day of heavy gunnery, both sides fleets are forced to retreat.
The Western Front
A front that has remained largely static for years suddenly erupts in the fall. British and German troops clash outside of the port of Lubeck, while confused Austrian troops continue to add to the entrenchments around Berlin. To the south, Austrian and French armies fight a 3 day battle at Strasbourg, on the border with French Burgundy. German troops rush south to reinforce the Austrian lines, but a spoiling attack from British Holland delays them. To the west, a French fleet moves to the defense of Belgium.
A Dreary Fall
In the Mediterranean, the stalemate drags on for another season, as France resumes a costly but ineffective offensive across the entire front. With Italian and Austrian troops conducting determined and conservative defensive actions, neither side is able to make any gains before winter.
With their move to reinforce Norway thwarted by British ships, the rest of Russia’s armies are thrown into confusion. Rail lines are backed up from Galicia to St. Petersburg, as more than a million men unsuccessfully try and move north. In the south, Russian and Italian troops hold their positions, while the Austrian fleet in Greece steams northwest along the Albanian coast.
Very little changes this season, as Russia and Britain change places again in Scandinavia. Without success in Burgundy, Germany has lost control over Munich to its Austrian allies, reducing the erstwhile Empire to a one-province rump state. France and Italy continue their lethargic waltz in the south.
Builds/Disbands! Austria: Gain one build Britain: Gain one build (because of the destruction of the Norway army) Germany: Disband one unit