French move aggressively seeking to fight at the best odds possible early. On the left they also want to secure the flanks. Vivians Cav take the brunt as do units from I Corps. II Corps of the French put some hurt on the Allies.
Ney makes expensive attacks but does succeed in pushing back the IICav.
VI corps follow closely behind.
Rapid road march brings Allied reinforcements to the Nivelle area. Below are losses to date for both sides.
This has been uncharacteristically bloody.