Austro-Hungarian grand strategy

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hauptmannn
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Austro-Hungarian grand strategy

Post by hauptmannn » 23 Sep 2003 12:22

Before ww1 the austrians formulated a grand strategy known as plan B. But as russia mobilised for war against ausria-hungary they had to formulate plan R. Do you think it was a good strategy?

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Post by Orok » 23 Sep 2003 14:01

All plans are good when they are made, the problem is how you adapt them according to the ever-changing battlefield situation. It's the failure of adaptation causes the failure of the operation! :D

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Post by hauptmannn » 23 Sep 2003 14:09

I believed they adapted well when russian entered war the only reason was the austrians were hoping for a joint attack on russia, which germany was unable to do as it was occupied on the western front and france was its primary targtet.

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Post by KnightMove » 04 Nov 2003 18:28

Austria proved to be badly prepared for the wars both against Russia and Serbia. They had to pull out troops assigned against Serbia to save the eastern front. That's why they failed on both theaters.

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