The Germans are coming in 222's, 221's and 232's. The Panzer Recon Battalion snarl at the first French strong point (see below):
The threat is very, very real as in amongst the Recon is the Divisional and Corp FOO who brings down a smashing artillery barrage (two battalion of 105mm and one battalion of 150mm howitzers) on the hapless clerks defending Tagnon (see below):
The Luftwaffe also makes a shown in a pre-planned run in with medium level bombers on the nearest river-line village next to Tagnon (see below):
With the French defenders still reeling from the onslaught, the German Recon Battalion spreads out as per the Blitzkrig plan (by-passing resistance and exploiting space) on 'Turn One' of the game proper (see below):
The French commander is content enough to hunker down behind his defences to try and steady the nerve of his troops (with a few important morale rolls to make in the process).