It was off to Manchester to fight a Sudan game yesterday. It was set in the early part of the period and no British units were involved. The basic scenario was that we (the Dervishes) were besieging an Egyptian outpost while an Egyptian relief column would try to break through to them.
A is quiet at the oasis. but carefully inspection will reveal a Dervish body lurking behind a building pinning the garrison down.
Meanwhile the rest of my beseigers attacked the main column in the hope that I could hold them off until more reinforcements arrived.
Hurrah, the cavalry arrive, and shortly after that my co-commander arrived as well having been held up on the M62.
Pressure being applied to the column Osman Bin Wally can be seen exhorting his Nile Arabs to greater efforts, sadly he was slain leading a determined attack on the Egyptian artillery that allowed the Dervish cavalry and camelry the wipe out an Egyptian infantry regiment. Unfortunately this was our high point
Unfortunately this was our high point as the Hedendowah failed to arrive until too late to make a difference and the garrison was ready to tackle any attempt to oust them.
Overall a great day out. I had thought I'd taken more pictures, but these were all I had, but more will probably appear on Wargame Amateur's blog
Thanks to Steve (umpire), Alistair and David (Egyptians) and Dave (fellow Dervish)