The wadi option for the battlefield was too difficult to put together, so I just elevated things and instead of the river/wadi, set up an east to west gap between impassable sand ridges. “Faragh” is the English translation of the Arabic word for gap (or so I’m told by the internet, and I have no clue as to how to pronounce it).
Not exactly stunning eye candy, but it will serve.
The die roll for the defender’s programmed deployment resulted in the Zanj force being evenly split on each side of the ridges. Once that takes place, I’ll roll for the Portuguese order of march.