|The Camel Corps engages the first of the Beja tribesmen|
|Beja mounted on camels encounter the enemy cavalry|
|More Beja are seen rushing into the attack|
|Things look grim from the Egyptian perspective|
|Hordes of Beja sweep down on the Imperial infantry|
|The South Staffords come under heavy attack|
|Despite losses the Imperial cavalry sweep away the Beja attackers|
|Heavy losses for the Imperial Relief Column but they press on and relieve |
Despite several notable successes I was unable to press home my advantages at key points in the combat. It seems I must sacrifice once more to the Dice Gods as they deserted me when I had the upper hand. Phil remained calm in adversity and, at key moments, produced some devastating fire or stubborn hand to hand fighting to repulse my forces. A close game but a decisive win in the end for the forces of Empire!
Our next run out here will be in two weeks' time, as I'm off to Godalming to see Matt and his family. Jon and I will be playing a Rapid Fire WWII game while Phil and I have settled on an Ancient battle, so I've been busy painting up more Late Romans which Sue kindly bought me last summer. One new unit was finished yesterday and a second is already underway, so I hope to have a larger force available for our game with a following wind.
At this rate I shall have levelled my own Lead Pimple sooner than I thought! Now there's a scary thought...