Last week the Battle of Ludhiana was paused at nightfall. A feature of the campaign was the lack of coordination of the several Sikh armies whose commanders had varying agendas. One Sikh army faced the British garrison at Ludhiana. A second Sikh army arrives to attack the British from the west, but while it was moving into position to attack a British relief force arrived on its flank. In typical Sikh fashion the first Sikh army failed to move to assist the second until late in the day - too late to stop the British coordinating their two forces to destroy the second Sikh army.
Overnight the British reorganised their forces ready to renew the attack The British force, though victorious on day 1 had significant casualties & faced a fresh Sikh army. (The defeated Sikh army had retired over the river & was regrouping).Some of the British cavalry have been rallied & returned to the fray & the Sikh cavalry brigade on the near flank has now broken.