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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 10:02 p.m. PST

"Uniforms, arms and equipment: The Boer War was a serious jolt for the British Army. At the outbreak of the war British tactics were appropriate for the use of single shot firearms, fired in volleys controlled by company and battalion officers; the troops fighting in close order. The need for tight formations had been emphasised time and again in colonial fighting. In the Zulu and Sudan Wars overwhelming enemy numbers armed principally with stabbing weapons were kept at a distance by such tactics, but, as at Isandlwana, would overrun a loosely formed force. These tactics had to be entirely rethought in battle against the Boers armed with modern weapons…."





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ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 1:06 a.m. PST

And it makes for a very good wargame:


Bloody Big BATTLES!

Royston Papworth24 Mar 2020 3:15 a.m. PST

I love that website, it's been a favourite of mine for a while.

That said, I think that the issue for the British Army was too much varied and contrasting experience.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 12:05 p.m. PST



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