Germans hold on in the South

Germans hold on in the South

In the southern half of the battlefield, the village of Marchais-en-Brie remains firmly in German hands. One of the infantry companies defending the village has collapsed under the weight of French infantry and MG fire. But the German MG company is holding on, inflicting heavy suppressing fire. The field gun battery is providing excellent support too. Infantry are on their way to reinforce the village, the advantage of maintaining a reserve.

Further south, the German commander has embarked on a daring move. The refused southern flank is now coming into line. A field gun battery has taken up a supporting fire position behind one of the infantry companies. Under cover of its fire, two infantry companies are beginning to advance towards the open French right flank.

Robert Dunlop 2014