Durnford like many others do not panic.
"We remain grouped ! " "We walk quietly and we shot on target priority calmly !" "Old Steady Shot !" ...
And as 20% of men and 80% of NCOs in the 24 th are "old timers", good shooters, especially at this short range and all champions of fencing to the bayonet, the brave Zulu who had a maximun of novices in their army have suffered terribly.
In addition, one against one, the Zulu warriors are melee disadvantage, because their arms are too short and the shields can protect the British Steel.
Their musket fire and their throwing weapons have been more effectively ...