|The Egyptian infantry advance|
|The Dervish defenders of Wadi Yahmeen|
|The first cavalry melee|
|The surprise attack|
|The end of the 'flank march'|
|The dismounted infantry drive off the second Dervish cavalry unit|
|The machine gun jams|
|The Egyptians finally reach the outskirts of Wadi Yahmeen|
As this attack was being dealt with the Dervish attack from the village struck home. Casualties were heavy on both sides, with no quarter asked for nor given. In the end it reduced to small groups of survivors, all weary and bloodstained, who, as if by mutual consent, agreed to fall back. A
An Egyptian attack was eventually launched against the village and managed to drive back the unit defending the northern wall. However, before the Egyptians could advance, another Dervish unit came forward, with signs of another assembling further into the village. With only half his infantry remaining, little ammunition and no cavalry, the Egyptian commander decided that honour had been satisfied. When they viewed the extent of their losses, surely the remaining Dervish units would decide to drift home?
A most enjoyable game with action close throughout. The Egyptians were plagued by 'low ammunitionitis' , perhaps they had not had time to check that all the ammunition boxes were full before they set off?