Saturday, 17 August 2013

France 1940, 10th June - Post Dunkirk: The French Hold the Line (BattleFront) Part 6

The squadron of AMR 33's rush to reinforce the village behind Tagnon. If (or rather when) Tagnon fell, at least thee would be a second line of resistance (see below):


Meanwhile at Tagnon, first blood to the French. A Panzer I burns as the French 47mm AT barks. However to the right is the menacing sight of massed German infantry approaching (see below):  


The German retaliation on Tagnon is swift as the German divisional artillery hits the town in the wake of the Stuka dive bombers. Another precious stand of French infantry is lost under the explosions. The Panzers are meanwhile in full "bypass centres of resistance" mode (see below):


The French anti-tank gun and covering French infantry platoon are not ignored as the regimental 150mm Infantry Gun contributes to the German attack on Tagnon (see below):


The Panzers have broken free and a skirting down their baseline (having being forced to enter on their extreme right hand flank. This represents a deep penetration parallel to the main French line of resistance (see below): 


The plan will be for the Panzers (with armoured cars to the fore) to make an abrupt right hand turn and find a "weak spot" in the main French line. Meanwhile the infantry attack will go in on Tagnon.

2 comments:

Al said...

Loving this early war stuff mate!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Glad you are enjoying it Al
I didn't know if anybody was tuning in ;)