As morning broke the Columns reformed and mad ready for the coming day.
Th River column had decided on a very cautious, defensive position.
The very large Mahdist horde on the hill to there Columns rear suddenly charged towards the 19th Hussars!
With Mahdists hurtling towards them the commander of the Hussars, Lt Colonel Barrow, fell from his horse.
Obviously unwell,his men Dismounted to protect him!
The Mahdists closed taking fire from the square and the Hussars.
And then hit!
The other large body of Mahdists moved over the hill out of the Wadi.
The Cameron’s and British artillery opened fire and the Mahdists withdrew.
The Desert Column continued to slowly move down the river bank.
Osman Digna watching all the while launched another attack.
Trying to catch the Egyptian artillery which was causing terrible casualties to the Dervishes.
In an effort to save the guns a troop of Bengal Lancers charged the mass!
Again the Mahdists withdrew from the melee.
At the front of column another group of Mahdists charged. Again a squadron of Bengal Lancers charged.
The first round of melee was a draw!
The Mahdists held.
To avert a massacre two companies of the Black Watch charged into the melee.
This was enough to win the second turn of the melee.
This was the last move we played.
Here are couple of final shots.