|Our intrepid newspaper correspondent seeks a closer look as the Egyptians do battle!|
|Colonel Sinjin Neville Bird continues his advance to clear the oasis. Beautiful Connoisseur Miniatures Sudan |
figures from the Bicorne Miniatures company in the United Kingdom
|The 10th Hussars storm past the now safe outlying buildings and look to support the Bengal Lancers|
|Mahdist cavalry and infantry move quickly upon the advance forces|
|Rifle fire from the rocky outcrop prove to be somewhat inconsequential in the early stages|
|Need to better secure those moving tiles methinks!!|
|The Royal Marine Light Infantry take on an almighty Beja charge - "Here's to you Fuzzy Wuzzy!"|
|"Well done chaps!" - "B" and "C" Company, The 3rd Egyptian Foot distinguish themselves against the odds. Once|
again love the Connoisseur sculpts and the Peter Gilder designed falling camels are superb!
|Roger Pack looks mightily impressed as well|
|The Mahdist cavalry hit the 9th Bengal Lancers whilst the Hussars take on a large force on foot near the wadi|
|Another angle of the action|
|Captain Colin Taggart of The Gordon's takes to forming up his "C" Company into skirmish formation|
to take on the enemy rifles who are starting to become a nuisance!
|The command of the 28th Bengals starts to become tenuous as more Mahdist foot appear to the flank|
|The artillery start to bring fire to bear on enemy units threatening the rear|
|General Cole looks on as the action starts to heat up|
|Our players seem slightly subdued as new enemy appear on all sides|
|Could this be the end of the 28th Bengals Native Infantry?|
The rear is now secure however the left flank which is entirely in the hands of Martin's command under Colonel Bird is all that stands between the masses of Hadendowah and the soft centre of the column.
The 28th Bengal Native Infantry have already been weakened by the ambush from the oasis so is not at full strength and quite strung out. One can only speculate what the can do to stem the flow of enemy upon the field.