It is dawn on the 28th of November 1899 and, having recovered from the hard fighting at Graspan, Lord Methuen's column is nearing the Modder River as they continue the advance to relieve Kimberley.
|Colonel Colville is reporting to Lord Methuen.|
"Sir, the Modder River is just ahead shall I order scouts forward?"
"No need Colville, I reconnoitered there personally yesterday and the crossing is not defended."
|"Perhaps so sir but it wouldn't hurt to send forward a troop of cavalry would it?"|
"You worry too much Colville, the Boers will likely have headed to the high ground at Magersfontein, they wouldn't stand here against British troops on level ground!"
|"Dig in lads and adjust your sights to 600yds, that's where we'll hit 'em!"|
|"Site those guns carefully so you can sweep the open ground if the Brits dare to advance!"|
Next up the battle of Modder River.