In case of danger it the builder team had to morse S.O.S. over the telegraph line to the British rescue brigade played by Angus. The Mad Mullahs lurking in the dark and elsewhere were played by Campbell and Bill. All the beautiful figures by everybody present, except me. As my understanding of the Sudan period is as cloudy as the Scottish weather can be, I restrain myself to technicolour pictures and let your imagination run wild. I guess I won the battle as I just hold out to the tiny fortress and the mahdis weren‘t able to take due to lack of rifles and guns ...
Needless to say it was wonderful battle and thrilling event (watch out for the high suspense oasis effortlessly calmly sitting in the middle of the desert) made possible by the beautiful painting work of the mentioned above and the MGM - Colonial Adventure director - Bart starring as umpire.
Enjoy! I know I did.
|Lads - keep an eye out for the insurgents ,will ya?|
|The Mad Mullahs advancing out of the desert dawn|
|At the oasis - idyllic one might write a poem ...|
|meanwhile at Fort El Crisp the alarm is raised and everyone is fighting for their lives|
|The bigger picture and some real spoiler alert|
|Suddenly out of the green the Madhi Cavalry attacks|
|More unsatisfied British Empire subjects arrive|
|the ambush from the oasis view|
|Fort El Crisp in the distant ... as the sun rises ...|
|... it will become clear there are more unsatisfied supressed subjects arriving ...|
|a heated battle ensues the engineers have called the cavalry!!!|
|And the rescue team arrives ...|
|meanwhile Fort el Crisp is surrounded by black masses|
|and what do the British?|
|Yep first they form a square - standard default to all sorts of campaign situations|
|and square marching slowly towards the fortress|
|And then again another flurry of cavalry attacks the oasis again ...|
|The Mullah seems to have victory in his grasp|
|another cavalry out of the oasis|
|Shredding the only British Horse unit apart ...|