The German Jager battalion in reserve. Note the telephone lines made from red wool.
German troops in position on Artillery Hill.
Day 2 - the German defence plan:
1/32 will dig in on Dog Hill - first priority for pioneers
2/94 will dig in on Artillery Hill (should be able to reuse some of the
French defences) - second priority for pioneers
1/94 will dig in on Telegraph Hill - third priority for pioneers
an MG will be attached to each of 1/32 and 2/94, positioned to allow a
crossfire as per the map (so left flank of 2/94, right flank of 1/32)
The Jagers and Stormtroops will move to reserve positions as marked
- essentially on the reverse slope and offset to the left and right
respectively. If they have time, dig in as much as possible.
Final Protective Fire locations 'Anton' and 'Bruno' are marked.
Own positions are also pre registered in the event of a
counterattack - Dog, Artillery, Telegraph.
Fire called by telephone ideally, or if needed by flare.
If the guns need to be on table, just back in the valley somewhere one
gun behind each regiment, ideally where they can see the ridgeline if
direct fire is required.
The Telephone team will establish an exchange (red circle on map) behind
Telegraph Hill and run a wire forward via Telegraph Hill to Artillery Hill. A
second wire will run via JG/94, Stosstrupp and then to Dog Hill. If there
is time, run a third wire to any on table artillery positions but I doubt
there will be.
The Field Hospital can keep up the good work!
Dog Hill with it's new German garrison.
The Germans brought forward a field battery.
French PLAN B
Clear I/211 (Artillery Hill) position first, using all artillery, then take on I/215 (Dog Hill)
Turn 1 - Aircraft bomb position formerly held by I/211
Turns 2 and 3 – both batteries fire on I/211’s position.
Turn 4 –both infantry
battalions enter on southern edge due south of I/211’s position. Artillery
continues firing on previous target.
Turn 5 – infantry advance on their objective. Artillery
continues to fire.
Turn 6 and 7 - both
battalions assault I/211’s former position.
Both batteries fire on I/215’s former position.
Turn 8 and 9 – leaving one company to garrison the I/211
position, the rest of the infantry move to I/215’s position. Artillery keep
Turn 10 –Artillery cease fire. Infantry assault the I/215 position.
Next time we'll see what happened when the plans were executed.