Conrad's plan was to attack through the Asiago and Arsiero uplands, in the direction of Vicenza and Bassano rather than towards Verona.
To the west of the Val d'Assa that Cadorna had ordered the preparation of a third line of defence that ran from Cima Portule (7,570 ft.) east of the Val d'Assa and round the southern rim of the Asiago basin by Punta Corbin across the Astico to the mountains south of the Posina.
Corps was reduced to include only the hill country between the Vallarsa and the eastern edge of the Asiago plateau.
On May 28 Asiago was evacuated, and farther north the 34th Div.
In spite of the news from the Russian front the attack was continued, south of Asiago and south of the Posina, for 10 more days.