In the centre the French quickly occupied the oasis
While the British formed a menacing line to the right of the oasis.
The action started on the British left, where the Mameluke cavalry attempted to take on the French cavalry, but the French troopers proved the better.
The action then moved to the Ottoman infantry, supported by some British infantry and dismounted light dragoons, who engaged the French infantry, and again came off the worst.
With the Ottoman advance stalled, the French artillery proceeded to blow their formations apart and soon drove them from the field. Action then moved to the other side of the oasis, where a strong British force dealt to a couple of demi-brigades in short order.
At the same time action developed on my front, on the French extreme left, with my two demi-brigades stepping off in fine order.
Despite taking a pounding from the British guns, I managed to arrange three battalions to converge their fire on a single British battalion and score nine hits! And he saves EIGHT!!!
Things are looking grim for me when the British attacked, but against all odds one of my battalions turned the tide and threw them back. But both of us were largely fought out and stood back and the action moved back to the centre
The French cavalry, the artillery and the largely intact brigade around the oasis swung to face the last intact British brigade.
Outgunned and with the French troopers circling the last of the British began to crumble.
Here we ended an excellent day’s wargame.