Pressure building

Here is a view of the French build-up in the south. The leading two companies in the southern road column have just crested the ridge. Both were hit by heavy infantry, machine gun, and field artillery fire. The two companies disintegrated, being unable to take any further part in the battle. Pressure was building on both sides. The cluster of yellow dice (top left) bear testament to expected scale of the upcoming firefight.

Robert Dunlop 2014