If you care to take a look at my deployments, my plan is fairly plain to see.
I am playing a game whereby I will attempt to hold out for the British Expeditionary force to come to my rescue!
The key to that will be to hold out whilst the Desert Railway is built. I must maintain my hold on the river at least as far as Khartoum.
Slatin Pasha will need to be both lucky and active in Western Sudan to hang on as it will be tricky to re-inforce him.
Move one is about to begin.
We shall be rolling to determine whether any region revolts and whether the Mahdists put in any surprise attacks upon our garrison towns - those marked with squares on our map.