Morning broke early and the dead we’re buried.
All with full honours and in peace and quiet.
The Dervish host was no wear in sight.
The Columns reformed and prepared for another days slog!
As the Black Watch advanced a group of Dervish fled the village before them.
The rest of the Desert Column manoeuvred around the depression.
The River Column advanced on the high ground expecting opposition.
As no opposition presented itself they continued forward.
On reaching the crest of the hill Dervishes could be seen!
The Imperial forces reacted and formed line.
The Dervish host withdrew!
It was almost like yesterday, with the enemy waiting for something!?
The Strew Gun battery fired a warning shot and was deadly accurate .
The Steamboat Flotilla was able to land at the first village.
Captain Barrington-Smythe was able to land , enter the village and begin negotiations to who was leaving from this village.
So, as with day one, the Columns advanced with little to no problems.
A short dust storm, a broken wheel on an Egyptian gun and a turn of inaction due to a command breakdown!
Then on the final turn the Dervish drums started again!
Perhaps this day holds greater challenges!
Positional photos to end with, and only small Dervish forces to the front of both columns.