Mark was interested in recreating the battle as this was the last real major charge by a British mounted force (and a legendary Australian success - refer to the 1987 film 'The Lighthorsemen' with Sigrid Thornton) and one truly deserving of being remembered and honoured.
We used Warhammer Historical's Great War with 28mm miniatures (from a range of manufacturers form Mark's extensive collection) with modifications to the rules to simulate the charge. The real battle was a race against time to secure the wells before Turks and Germans could blow them up.
The ANZACs had 3 units of light horse, 1 unit of (British) Yeomanry, 2 units of dismounted ANZACs and some artillery. The Turks had 6 units of infantry, 2 HMGs, artillery and a small unit of German engineers guarding the wells.
Here are some photos from the game, starting with an overall view of the table:
The view of the Turkish artillery towards the east:
Turkish peasants relaxed in their trenches:
Looking slightly less relaxed (I was reminded of that charging scene in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'):
The final charge after the Light Horse were able to break through to get to the German engineers and cut them down (bastards):
Typical of the British, they let others do the hard work and then came in at the end and tried to snatch some glory: