|The town of Kawa|
|The former representative's house in Kawa|
|Khalid Pasha's men on the Egyptian right|
|Ismail Pasha's men on the Egyptian left|
|The rebel defenders of Kawa|
|The Dervish cavalry and camelry|
|The Egyptians deployed in line|
On their right, the Egyptian line was coming under increasing pressure. Two units of Dervish infantry had issued from Kawa and were moving through areas of rough ground towards the Egyptian line. Behind them could be seen the massed ranks of the Dervish reinforcements, jogging forward, eager to join the attack. However, in Kawa the defenders were feeling the effects of the Egyptian fire. Their artillery had been silenced by counter battery fire and their riflemen had suffered so many casualties that they had ceased to be a viable unit. The walls seemed to be free of defenders and open to attack. Then the Dervishes launched a heavy attack on the extreme right of the Egyptian line. One unit attacked from some rough ground and a second charged out from Kawa straight at the Egyptian line.
|The Dervish attack|
units nervously awaited the next onslaught. It was not long in coming. A large column of hadendoa came on at the run. The feeble volleys failed to stop them, but the machine gun did manage to cut down most of the leading group, which happened to include the 'brigade' commander. However, this did not stop the Dervish warriors who crashed into the Egyptian line. One unit managed to beat off the attack, but the other was less fortunate. Some men broke and fled leaving gaps through which the Dervish flowed. A final stand around the colours delayed matters only slightly. All that stood between the Dervishes and the Nile was the machine gun. Firing feverishly, the gunners managed to hold the Dervishes back long enough for another battalion to come forward.
|The hadendoa charge home|
|The end for the Egyptian cavalry brigade|
|Dervish infantry attack Ismail Pasha's brigade|
|The end of the Sudanese|
|The square holds firm|
|The last stand in Kawa|
|The machine gun overwhelmed|
|Sharif Pasha is cut down|
Another enjoyable scenario by Steve. We don't usually fight on to the 'last man', but it seemed to happen in this game. The Egyptians were hampered on this occasion by some particularly bad dice when it came to ammunition supply. They seemed to spend most of the game with at least a third of their units low on ammunition. However, on another day they may well prosper !