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    Posted: 16-Apr-2008 at 09:52
Can we discuss a little about the Battle of Isandlwana between the Zulu and the British armies? I would like to now about...everything! Numbers, tactics etc. I find it to be very interesting.
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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2008 at 12:03
have you been watching the documentary on TV, the day before yesterday? Wink
 
All I can say that it was an example of bad planning and execution on behalf of the british.
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  Quote Peteratwar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2008 at 12:14

Fatal splitting your army when there is (somewhere) a more numerous and highly mobile enemy. Also fatal when command gets divided.

In short a beautiful example of how to do everything wrong and allow a small part of your army to be destroyed separately

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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2008 at 13:54
every years they come up with a new thoery. Blame the rifles, blame the ammo boxes, blame the quartermaster, so on.
 
Everything but the simple fact, Chelmsford was incompetant.
 
He left a supply depot and ordered them NOT to fortify it.
 
 
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  Quote Jonathan4290 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-May-2008 at 21:42
If you want to wait about two months, the battle is in line to have a n animated battle map made for my site. Smile
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