After a new survey of the situation in 1909-10 by Marshal von der Goltz it was decided to treat Macedonia as a self-contained theatre of war garrisoned at all times by a large army with Shtip (tip) as its area of war concentration, and to constitute in Thrace a covering army which would be reinforced by the troops from Asia as they successively arrived, up to the strength adequate for offensive operations against Bulgaria.
The striking wing of the allied army - that which, directed upon Shtip, would have come in upon the rear of the Turkish positions on the Ovche Polye - was thereby deprived of a force of about 80,000 men.
From Shtip by Krivolak 2 on Prilep, while Morava II.
Having failed to fulfil her part, she now claimed the territory about Uskub, Kumanovo, and Shtip in virtue of other clauses of that treaty.
At this moment the Bulgarian-Serbian battle line ran approximately through Krivolak - Dragoyevo - Shtip line of the Bregalnitsa and lower Zletovska - Raychani heights - Gorni Posadnik - Redki Buku - Car Vrh - heights E.
Time the Bulgarian forces between Shtip and Krivolak were slowly driving back Timok II.