|The battlefield from the Russian right flank
|And from the Russian left
The Russians plan was a simple one - deploy a small holding force opposite the well defended church and load their right flank where they would make a typically Russian massed infantry attack. This began well as they badly mauled a German infantry section advancing through a wood and also a second section deployed to protect the churches flank.
|Russians deploy in force on their right flank
|Russian scouts move through the corn
|The confident Finns are well set
On the Russian right the Germans were suffering badly, having lost 2 infantry sections routed and a third pinned-down by heavy fire. Under cover of a maxim MMG and 2 infantry sections, the Russians were able to advance through the woods and threaten the left flank of the church.
|Russians sir, thousands of um
Feeling pretty secure in their trenches the Finns tried to launch a limited counter-attack by advancing against the Russian left flank through the corn-fields. The advance was cautious though and did not have the hoped-for effect of drawing-off some of the Russian reserves.
|Finns move to the flank
|Russian scouts keeping an eye on things
|Finns lining the trenches
|Russians overrun a second Jump-off Point