The German Forward Observer sights the British command group, clearly planning their next move....
From Leuntant James:
The war started for the gallant Fallschirmjaeger and 21st Panzer Division stationed east of Caen with a preliminary bombardment from British artillery...the few Germans stationed in the forward outposts received some near misses, with one unfortunate squad of Fallschirmjaeger suffering a direct hit whilst sheltering in the ruins of the gardener's hut in the grounds of the Manor.
As the smoke cleared, the German defenders called forward their reinforcements, but not before the British snipers began to take their toll.
The FO and two Sniper team are themselves sniped before able to do a thing. The Light mortar team loses the loader to a third British sniper, again before firing a shot. The Regular infantry squad forward deployed in the ruined cathedral immediately took overwatch positions along the length of the ruined church wall, looking for advancing Tommies, their medic and bodyguards setting up behind them.