A couple of weeks ago we made our second attempt at this game. First time out we played through a couple of turns just to get the hang of the mechanisms so this time we had hopes of making good progress with the war!
We managed to assemble a full set of five players who, as far as I recall, were as follows:
GB & USA - Tim C
Russia - Martin
France & Italy - John
Germany - Jerry
Austria & Ottoman Empire - your humble correspondent
Things started well for Austria with a successful punitive campaign against the wicked Serbs. I was then able to overrun the rest of the Balkans.
It's a very nice game - easy to pick up and with lots of nice little touches. For such a high level and abstract game the grim realities of attrition battles are well represented.