This 29th April we continued the Colonial Campaign.
After the disaster of the previous battle for Olga and the island aflame with revolt the pleyers needed a good win. This evening Dave Manley and myself were the Mahdists whilst Rodger, Andy and his Excellency Shaun Abdad Yabadabado KFC ran the Egyptians.
In campagin terms the defated army moved offshore on their transports then returned to find the Mahdists rebels had left the town so the army dropped off the ships and moved by land to Rosario. There they picked up additional forces and headed for the fortified town of Eastsound which was in revolt.
Fortified town in revolt always have Mahdist rebels in them as opposed to a dice roll chance for towns and villages.
Coastal area around Eastsound
Sleepy fortified town of Eastsound. Check out the holiday brochures! Surfing, swimming and fishing!
Egyptian forces have been sighted to the south so Mahdists rush to defend the walls.
The Egyptian cavalry flank right supported by artillery and an infantry centre.
Forces are sent forwards to test the walls.
Yeap, those walls look fairly well defended Sir!
That unit will charge gloriously!!
That German arms dealer supplied the dastardly Mahdist with Repeating Rifles. Ouch!
Cavalry clash outside the vilage as the Egyptinas try to force their way to surround the town.
The force assaulting the town pull back.
Mayhem on the flanks as the cavalry clash.
Mahdists go low on ammo after withering fire devestates the Egyptians
The Egyptian decide ignore the walls and the infantry instead push around the town.
Watchful Mahdist keeps an eye open to ensure the sneaky Egyptians don't land near the rocks.
Egyptian forces clear the rebels from the hills.
The Egyptians renew their attack flanking the town as the Mahdists try to extend their coverage of the wall.
With the Egyptians by-passing the well defended wall the Mahdist had to spread out thinly, shortly after overwhelming fire power told and the rebels gave up the town.
His Egyptian Excellancy Shaun Abdab Yabadabadoo Mutton KFC was greeted with wild celebrations by a small dog, 2 children and a beggar as he trimphantly marched into town at the back of his army.
In other campaign new, Gordon of Cartoon has arrived at Friday Harbour with 6 units of Sudanese troops and is expected to start pacifying the islands soon.