|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|