To show and represent the brutality of the fight (and also give a little advantage to anglo-portuguese troops...), the VP are effective at the beginning of the turn.
The player has to get the majority upon the 5 hexes of hill ; if there's an equality, the VP are not gained by anyone.
We ride the tricycles
of true metal of steel
While others bands play,
we eat happy meal
In the forest of minerals,
The posers we kill !
Nanowar of Steel (Blood of the Queens)