Egypt, March 8, 1801.
General Friant, commanding approximately 2000 French along with 10 guns, obstructed the British amphibious landing at Abukir, near the Nile Delta, causing serious casualties amongst the Redcoats assembling on the beach.
Under the hot Mediterranean sun, enduring a fierce bombardment, the British managed to send men forward with the bayonet and force the French away from the heights commanding the landing site. This campaign ultimately led to the French surrender at Alexandria on September 2nd and their ejection from Egypt.
This small 28mm vignette is from Brigade Games. The palm tree is home-made: wire wrapped with medical gauze, painted and then topped with hot-glued artificial leaves (thanks for the recipe for this Brian!).
The final images show some mounted troopers from the French Dromedary Corps which I submitted for last year's Challenge. The obelisks are from Scotia Grendel the desert mat from Barrage Miniatures.