|The Volunteers lead the Column out of camp|
|Colonel Caine and his troops defending this corner of the town|
|The Column moves out smartly, the auxiliaries|
covering potential points of ambush!
|The Volunteers keep a sharp eye open on the flank|
|It all seems to be going well...|
|And then the Zulus sweep down from the heights!|
|The first wave of Zulus drive the Native Skirmishers back behind the towns|
meagre defences, and the 80th returns fire!
|A series of blundered orders see the Column get stung out as the Regulars fail to|
keep up with the wagons, and plod along in the columns, leaving the NNC
and Volunteer Horse to try and cover the whole column!
|To make things worse, half of General Thesiger's rifle companies haven't even left camp yet!|
|The Zulus mass for the next rush...|
|...as the Mahdists arrive on the other flank.|
|Zulus to the left of 'em, Mahdists to the right; The lead elements of the column|
are caught strung out and defenceless! The lead wagon is overrun,
and a company of the 91st highlanders doesn't last much longer.
|As the Brigade commander desperately tries to restore |
order more Fuzzy Wuzzies arrive!
|Things look desperate as the enemy closes in overwhelming numbers...|
|...and on all sides as the beleaguered 60th Foot fight for their lives!|
|British fortunes begin to change at last as |
General Thesiger brings up the rearguard .
|The steady volleys of the regulars finally thin the mass of enemies a little; |
General Thesigers troops are halfway to their objective but time, alas, has run out!