|Martian/Mahdist Commanders (L-R), Dave, Joel, and Tom survey the battlefield and the advancing Italians
The battle report below was written by one of the players, Joel Sams.
|Madhist/Martian force of Flying Machine, Beja Rifle, Beja Warband, and Ansar Cannon advance
Italian Rapid Reaction Colonial Force: Commanders: CnC Mike Demana, Joe Merz, Keith Finn
An Italian Radio Cannon brought down the Martian S.S. Millennium Faulkner. A Martian/Mahdist Recon forces dispatched to investigate had a meeting engagement across the fast moving Dheep Dudu River, with severely restricted crossing points. The Sudanese forces, on the right flank (Dave), moved quickly to capture Cannon Hill, but the high frequency and highly accurate cannon fire (Joe) drove off all the natives, repeatedly.
Meanwhile on the left flank (Ptomas) and the S.S. Faulkner were on the verge of being overrun by Eritrean Italian Askaris (Keith). Martian cannon fire slowed their advance enough to allow a fanatical tribal warband to maneuver onto a Italian flank. What followed goes down in tribal history as "their finest hour" (if they could tell time that is!). Hats off and a Martian Salute ('nnack 'nacKK!) to Ptomas for a job well done.
Meanwhile the Martian center (Joel) command developed slowly due to indecision, formation changes and the river crossings. When the battle draws to an exhausted end, the New Sudanese Army "won" but too few survived to exploit the victory.
|Italian center advances in column over a hill towards an East African village