The action kicks off with the Republican "Sportsman Rifles" (Rifle Volunteers) open fire from ambush on the leading unit of the enemy.
The Naval unit open fire on the Sublime Porte column as Lord Bygone and his Bodyguard move forward .
The Sublime Porte force advance under fire and take a steady toll of casualties.
The Lancers sweep arond the flank and charge the Helenyk Regulars who have to use the hand of held cards to turn and open fire on them.
However things go badly for the Lancers and they are bloodily repulsed ! (one of these days I will learn NOT to be impulsive with cavalry - the don't do well under AGM ) The Border Troops charge and drive the Rifle Volunteers back on the wooded hill .
And where's the Sublime Porte Artillery I hear you say ! (as well as the Sublime Porte Command wonders), held up by an eccentric English Lady inquiring on directions to her Hotel (a close up of this photo reveals that it might be Miss Jane Marples who would later become famous as an amateur sleuth)
Part 2 to follow ......