Well, I hope they aren't old, but I fear they might be!
I have been mildly interested in the Zulu War for some time, but am now preparing to run a wargame of the battle and so am "brushing up" on things, as it were.
You can read some of my initial research of the battlefield here:
Edit: apparently I am not yet allowed to post links!
lohwand.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-battle-of-isandlwana-some - dot- html
I've been using Google satellite imagery to help sort things out:
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1) Can anyone provide a link or name a source for information for the typical layout of a British marching camp? Or of an actual layout of the Isandlwana camp?
2) Where would the ammunition wagons have been? The cooks? The field hospital (if any)?
3) Where would the oxen and wagon horses have been tethered?
4) When did the 3rd Zikali Horse leave Rorke's Drift in the morning, and when did they return?
5) When did they arrive in camp? Did they actually participate in the fighting?
6) Did they deliver Durnford's ammo wagon? And where would they have left it, assuming they were almost immediately put in the firing line?
7) Depending on when they arrived, why didn't they see the Zulu right horn making its sweep?
Thanks In Advance!