Tiaga Prime- Southern Front- Kitchner Offensive D-25- Large amounts of artillery were to be used in the planned offensive. Marshal Kitchner doubted he could achieve strategic surprise, none the less did plan on obtaining tactical surprise. Thus the additional batteries for the offensive were examined and presighted without moving them into position and firing ranging shots that might give away what exactly was afoot. The bombardment plan had the artillery batteries arriving in position mere hours before the start of the offensive. It was hoped that this would add shock to the initial bombardment as well as achieving tactical surprise in the attack sectors.