The gallant defenders of the Ridge outside Byklabad stand too in the early morning light ~
The British Resident and his entourage prepare to quit the Residency at Byklabad ~
The Gurkhas, supported by a heavy gun and the Highlanders, prepare to defend the Ridge ~
The infantry of the H.E.I.C., supported by British Regulars and a heavy gun defend the eastern end of the Ridge ~
The mutinous hordes prepare for the assault ~
Mutineer guns batter the Ridge's defenders ~
The 'Great Gun of Byklabad' prepare to batter the Residency ~
The defenders eye view as the assault on the Ridge gathers pace ~
On the Mutineers' left flank cavalry rushes forward to screen the assault ~
On the Mutineers' right flank the Raja of Rhanli exhorts his men to the attack ~
On the Mutineers' left flank, screened by the cavalry, hordes of Badmash and Irregular Hill Tribesmen rush the defences ~
Under heavy fire one unit of Badmash falters but the other presses on!
The defenders are overwhelmed!
Time for a quick exit perhaps?
Weight of numbers begin to take their toll of the defenders ~
The Mutineers pour through the gap in the centre of the defences ~
Safe in the knowledge that the Mutineers have broken the resolve of the defenders, the Raja of Rhanli decides to advance!
I conceded defeat in turn 11, my centre was broken and I had few reserves to hold a line! The Resident and his party made a swift exit, leaving General H.W. Hardly-Worthitt to salvage what he could from the defeat!