|Mahdists attack the British paddle steamer and camp on the Nile|
|British defending with dismounted Camel Corps on the left|
|Egyptian and British infantry defend the steamer and camp|
|British fire at long range|
|Mahdist close in|
Rick came over to my place this morning with his Mahdists, British and paddle steamer and we played another game of The Men Who Would Be Kings. The scenario was a Mahdist attack on a British force with a paddle steamer and camp on the edge of the Nile. The British had three infantry units and a Gatling Gun (24 points), while the Mahdists had four infantry units, two cavalry units and a field gun and crew (33 points).
The Mahdists were able to advance at the double repeatedly and before the British could concentrate their fire, were upon them.The Mahdists made short work of the Gatling Gun and Naval brigade crew and surged towards the Egyptian and British infantry. On the British right the dismounted Camel Corps were able to fight off all comers and had the Mahdist camels pinned. However on the left the British and Egyptian infantry were slowly overwhelmed and the British camp captured. Thanks to Rick for a fun game.
|Mahdist advance at the double|
|Mahdist get stuck into Gatling Gun and Naval Brigade Crew|
|Mahdists are within striking distance of the camp|
|Egyptians retreat and are pinned|
|British retreat and are pinned in their camp|
|Mahdists capture the British camp|
|The gallant Camel Corps remain|