December 25, 1902
It is now day 297 of life in a trench. The Italian Third army has been stalemated south of Munich for all of last Summer and Fall. Luckily we have plenty of reserve forces, so myself and the rest of the 86th Infantry regiment have been spending no more than a week at a time on the front lines. Life in the trenches is pretty miserable, though I will say that cans are a lot easier to open. All you need to do is tie it to a stick and hold it above the trench and It'll be open in no time.
A break in the monotony came on November 3, when we were told that the German force would be divided as a result of our French allies' attack from the north. We were briefed on the attack, then finally made our advance on November 6. Unfortunately, the German army was not as divided as we had expected. After a 3 days of intense fighting, we were forced to fall back to our line.
Soon thereafter, we received word that the French army who was supposed to divide the German force came under attack themselves and were barely able to hold their own line let alone help us capture Munich. I guess I'm going to have to accept life in the trenches for the time being.
Today, however, is Christmas. The war has been temporarily called off, and the Germans have challenged us to a football match! It is strange though, although they are Germans, their supporters on the sidelines are yelling “hup Holland hup!”...
-Private Desiderio Giovanni, Italian Third Army, 86th Infantry
January 3, 1903
It has been almost two years since European belligerance began, and finally Europe is completely controlled by the seven Great Powers. Now that the less powerful nations have all been annexed, the powers have no choice but to set their sites on each other if they wish to continue their conquest.
In the east, the Balkans became a battleground this past Fall. Czarist forces and the Turkish imperial army both decided that Archduke Feralize controls enough of the Balkans already. Whether these attacks were independent or coordinated is still unknown.
In the North Atlantic, Great Britain continues its imperial tradition by blockading and controlling Norway and Portugal. Although they have been reluctant to engage in any conflict up until now, they are certainly ready for it at this point.
The German Western front heats up again as France and Italy attempt a coordinated attack on Germany's southern stronghold of Munich. Unfortunately this attack was foiled when Kaiser Mijzelffan tried to force the French 106th regiment out of Ruhr. The Kaiser sent a wire to French President Monsieur Ryuutakeshi which reportedly read “GTFO my country, n00b. [end of line]” to which the President replied “Lol u mad bro? [end of line]” to which the Kaiser replied “Nice job in Munich dude [end of line]” The back and forth goes on for many more wires, eventually becoming as stalemated as the western front itself.
Map of Current Locations
It is now Spring 1903.
Please submit your orders by 1:00 PM EDT on Monday, August 13.