The Mahdis outnumber the Anglo-E's by over 2 to 1, but the latter have breach loading rifles while the Mahdists have spears, swords, bows, javelins & the odd obsolete musket.
The battle looked very one sided, but maybe the Mahdi just did it all wrong. He could have split his cavalry so the Brits were attacked from both sides. He could have waited for them to advance to expose their flanks. He could have avoiding have a whole division not contribute.
The last shot shows our Zoom set up. A tablet on tripod giving a fixed view from the west end. An old smartphone on a stand (just on edge of pic) giving a fixed view from east end. Both Chris & I have a smartphone (mine on a mini-tripod in shot) to provide close ups on demand for their commanders (including shots of the dice being thrown). The remote players can either have a gallery view of all 4 cameras, or make any one full screen. There are dangers of feed back having multiple devices in the same room, but we only had audio on the two tabletop cameras & with social distancing keeping them on opposite sides of the table the worst we got was a bit of echo & everyone good reasonable sound. Allied remote players can also communicate secretly either by using Zoom Chat or a separate phone link.