Campaign update (Turn 5)
In the far north at Wadi Halfa Major Wharrier and Captain Owen board the desert railway to start their journey to Abu Hamed to catch up to the war (Turn 6). The small action by Captain Andrew and the Cairo sent that message that opened the railhead (Turn 5).
The dervish leader Mumbasa masses near Abu Klea waiting patiently for the moment to start his attack on Major Shockey and Major Daniels desert column from Korti. (Turn 5)
And in the east Major Manley and Major Forte will surge into Osman "Dougnas" siege forces surrounding Atbara. This will be the final battle for Atbara (Turn 6). Major Roberts and Major Elder are trailing in support along with Major Lambert and Captain Stockton trailing them out of Sinkat.
That is the latest update which brings us to the 2nd small action.
Major Roberts is being tasked to scout the right flank of the desert column. There have been reports of dervish outposts and a relative of a high level warlord being seen among them. Major Roberts will fall out of column to complete this mission and get the report of any dervish movements to Major Manley at the head of the column. Major Elder has also been ordered to scout the left flank of the column which will be a separate action.
Here is the situation:
Here is the Battle
This evening we completed Major Roberts scouting of the right flank. His force comprised of the Black Watch, Bengal Lancer Troop (understrength) and a gun. Major Roberts was not able to find the high value target but was able to complete the scouting mission. He was met by 5 Dervish Rubs and was able to defeat them but not without taking casualties.
Private Angus McMillan - KIA
Corporal Adam Furguson - WIA
Private Tomas Gun - WIA
Bengal Lancer Trooper Bhatia - KIA
Bengal Lancer Trooper Mistry - WIA
Bengal Lancer Trooper Vishnu - WIA