Dispatched from HQTS at Fort Pitt a combined force heads towards the Oasis at El KaBar where reportedly an Arab Chief has setup shop charging travelers to use the water at this remote location. Little is known of this Oasis and the Brits expect no problems.
The Start........advance on the Oasis
A strong skirmish line is deployed. The left is anchored in the ruins while the center and the right face the Oasis. Cavalry and Camel Corp surge up the right flank crossing to the center. Firing erupts from the Oasis.
The Cavalry sweeping across the front of the line encounter dismounted Arabs coming out of the Oasis while ahead of them on the road is a larger party of dismounted Arabs with a large mounted force in their rear. Meanwhile they note Arabs rushing from the rocks around the wells of the left flank, into the ruins. Hand to hand fighting starts almost immediately as the small Brit force in the ruins is all but overrun.
Above, Arabs attack the center of the line as it attempts to fall back.
The British right flank which has been out of communication with the other flanks breaks into the village.
The left flank holds firm and the Arabs withdraw. The British Cavalry having beat back the Arab cavalry head back down the road to the right flank cutting down the Arabs on the road.
With some communications re-established the Left and Center flank are ordered to withdraw back to the edge of the ruins. The Camel Corp dismounts and moved to support the attack on the village.
The Arabs return but are repulsed time and time again by the troops on the edge of the ruins.
A final push on the village brings the Arabs of AL-Kabar to their knees and the slaves
A few die-hards wave their banners from the roof of the village building.
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