I am not sure that this would really qualify as a Colonial war as such although later events after the invasion certainly did! I picked up a copy of the above book from a branch of the Works a couple of years ago but have been unable to lay my hands on it. With this in mind I secured another copy as not only is it a really good read but it also provides some valuable background for one of my 1:600th plans.
Armed with the above and a copy of the Portable Colonial Wargame there is a lot of potential for a nifty set up and certainly the troops will look the part with the all white Egyptians offset by the red coated British. I have a whole pile of really useful scenic items courtesy of Brigade Games and even some palm trees. Scratch building the naval side would be fun although it would be very much on the basis of what might have been rather than what actually took place.
Something different to think about.