of the Sahara
The Cameleers immediately boarded the rear half of the train that is backing
up into their melee, while the berserk foot unit charges the exposed engine.
few minutes earlier had abandoned the train, for the safety of nearby buildings.
having time to apply the breaks, the engineer and fireman, break crew and
sailors, not wishing to face the onslaught of the screaming savages alight
form the train with much haste and head for the safety of the building
beyond the train.
|11. With the Tukulor
warriors swarming over carriages, the train accelerates out of control,
in reverse, into the sharp bend behind them. It immediately derails in
a huge ball of dust and steam as most of the carriages fall over. The Cameleers
at the rear of the train are either killed, wounded or stunned as their
ride throws them to the dust, but the berserk Ghosts leap off in time and
chase the trains crew to their refuge.
||12. Back at the
Redoubt and finally down to one man, the cavalry still do not break and
manage to summon the courage to leap the bagged defenses and attack the
soldiers there, forcing them all to flee the redoubt in terror of this
The French commander
watching form the Fort cannot believe the results of the loan horseman
charge as his troops flee in terror.
a victory, Ahmadou charges toward the fort with his bodyguard and take
up positions in the building next to it to wear them down with gunfire.
|13. He is not aware
however that the marines have landed, both at the dock and in the middle
bay. The middle bay landing. Takes a few casualties but manages to get
its machine gun set to oppose the western foot warriors who have followed
the boats’ progress down the river. The gunboat alight its unit who advance
from the dock firing into the rear of the berserk unit who are now advancing
up the steps to the roof of the train crews refuge.