|The overall campaign map - direct photocopy from an early Wargames World|
With two battles having been fought and a wonderful series of orders from players with some hopefully entertaining returns, the campaign was kicking along nicely. It was always important to be able to have an overall understanding of who was where and with whom, almost the plot for most episodes of "Real Housewives" but I digress...
The campaign map was given to the players showing them approximate locations of reported enemy as well as their exact positions. It certainly did not contain the level of information as shown in the particular image accompanying this post.
The squares with the orange "x" designated areas where the Mahdi's influence was growing and where Imperial encounters with enemy forces would be of a more "voluminous nature"! In other words, "There would Mahdists sir, thousands of 'em".
You can see from the map that the railway is taking shape and is making its was to Otoa having already linked with the village of Handeb.
Garrisons can be seen in their last reported positions and the columns and Gunboats are slowly making their way across the desert and down the Nile.