The young Japanese Lt in command has decided to place 13 of his 25 man garrison along the edge of Tamil. Backing them up are the remainder of the Japanese stationed on rooftops. The battle begins with the Moro charging into deadly rifle fire which will actually break the lead element before it even makes contact!
The Moro continue their attack, bringing up two additional elements (totally some 60 odd warriors and five riflemen of the Sultan's personl guard. The first melee takes place as the Japanese suffer their intial casualties:
One Japanese (obviously a descendant of the samurai!) shoots down one charging Moro then finishes off two more in melee!
A second Moro element breaks! One remaining pushes on, destroying the Japanese along Tamil's edge. Some of the Moro climb onto the roof to engage the Lt in melee. He and his bugler will fight for their lives:
The brave Lt is seriously wounded but his bugler drops two Moro...and they break! The city is saved...Banzai!
Japanese casualites were severe, with only five soldiers left standing unharmed. 5 were KIA, 15 moderate/serious WIA, and 6 lightly WIA. Moros paid the price in defeat with 23 total casualites out of the force of 98. The fight for this little island will continue!