Fuzzy Wuzzies v. British
North British column: Mike
South British column: Jim
The two British columns came on opposite ends of the table planning to rendevous at the oasis. But the Mahdists have got their army between them.
Mike's column has 4 Egyptian & 2 Scots infantry coys, 2 hussar squadrons, a Gatling gun & a cannon.
Jim's column has 10 British infantry coys.
The Mahdists have 4 infantry divisions of 4 warbands & 2 skirmisher units and 2 cavalry divisions of 4 units.
The Brits deployed in their road columns first, then the Mahdists deployed all their forces anywhere he liked as long it was outside of charge range of the Brits.
The Mahdists will win if they breaks one column, if they breaks two it is a crushing victory. The Brits win by breaking the Mahdist army by breaking half their 6 divisions.
As always with these colonial battles it looked great and was rattling good fun. The result was in doubt right up to the end. Chris balanced his force beautifully, committing just enough to keep the south column busy while having enough in the north to win.