Facing the French (Andy Canham) Soviet Motor Rifle infantry in their dug outs along the Naab River are suddenly enveloped in a smoke screen as sign of things to come!
NATO artillery drop smoke along the Naab River as the Soviet MRR Commander (Ian Shaw) inspects his defences in preparation of the oncoming attack.
The Commander of the 7e (Fr) Armoured Division (Andy Canham) begins his advance towards the bridges over the Naab, unaware that Soviet engineers had rigged some of the bridges for demolition.
French armour and mechanised forces head for the river covered by the smoke barrage along the river.
French bridging units move up to the river.
A French AMX-VCG reaches the bridge at Pielenhofen.
Under the cover of the smoke French AMX-10P's make it across the Naab between Pielenhofen and Nittendorf.
Across the Naab French forces take Nittendorf
As French armour crosses the bridge Soviet engineers roll to detonate the demolition charges. The explosives fail to go off (the story of the weekend for Warsaw Pact!!) and the French armour trundles onwards.
TO BE CONTINUED
(CANADIAN 4TH MECH AND MORE FROM US 3ID)