WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

'Ah! Those red soldiers at Isandlwana, how few they were, and how they fought! They fell like stones-each man in his place
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Pte 25B/963 David Lewis (James Owen)
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 9:43 am by ADMIN

» General Buller's statue to be moved?
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 6:14 am by Frank Allewell

» Cecil Lumsden Hornby.
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:49 am by 90th

» Fallowfield, Hugh Gordon. Ensign
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:44 am by 90th

» Lieut-Col Henry John Lindley Wood
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:37 am by 90th

» Lieutenant Edward Henry Vere Haldene, 88th Foot.
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:32 am by 90th

» William Augustus Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers.
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:25 am by 90th

» Thomas Augustus Le Mesurier
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:20 am by 90th

» Lt. Col. John Weighton
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:16 am by 90th

» George Astell Pardoe Lieutentant, 13th Light Infantry
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:13 am by 90th

» Paul Laffite Chappe.
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:11 am by 90th

» Notes on England's Sons 8th Edition Pte Wyer/Hudd
Zulu Warfare EmptyToday at 4:05 am by 90th

» Haggard, Henry Rider, JP
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 10:52 pm by ADMIN

» Major General William Edward Montgomery
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 8:38 pm by ADMIN

» Surgeon-Major Edmund Baron Hartley. VC
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 6:40 pm by ADMIN

» NEWNHAM-DAVIS, LT. COL. NATHANIEL
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 5:57 pm by 1879graves

» Richard Bryan Kavanagh
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 5:20 pm by 1879graves

» T/3487 Pte. G. Nevill, A.S. Corps
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 3:34 pm by 1879graves

» Ignatius Ferreira.
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 3:26 pm by 1879graves

» 2/4th Foot at Hlobane/Kambula
Zulu Warfare EmptyYesterday at 9:19 am by John Young

» Sir Charles Bullen Hugh Mitchell
Zulu Warfare EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 9:36 pm by ADMIN

» New Members Welcome.
Zulu Warfare EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 8:35 pm by ADMIN

» Barnasbas Gerhard Brecher.
Zulu Warfare EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 5:59 pm by 1879graves

» Colonel Alfred Burdon Ellis
Zulu Warfare EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 5:34 pm by 1879graves

» Lieutenant Robert Henry Nelson, Baker’s Horse.
Zulu Warfare EmptyMon Jan 25, 2021 4:13 pm by ADMIN

» Lieut-Colonel Hugh Hovel Thurlow
Zulu Warfare EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 12:32 pm by 1879graves

» John Wesley Shepstone
Zulu Warfare EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 8:46 am by 1879graves

» Lieut: C. M. Hutton. 52nd Foot
Zulu Warfare EmptySun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 am by 90th

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 6:26 pm by ADMIN

» Assistant Commissary Alfred Sadler, Commissariat and Transport Department
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 5:04 pm by ADMIN

» CLUBBE, Sir CHARLES PERCY BARLEE.
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus Army Hospital Corps
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:35 pm by 1879graves

» Lieutenant. Amyatt-Burney, H.A.
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 4:30 pm by 1879graves

» ADMIRAL SIR F. W. RICHARDS
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 2:57 pm by ADMIN

» Private T. Thornett, 24th Foot, who was KIA at the battle of Isandlwana
Zulu Warfare EmptySat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 pm by ADMIN

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Battle of Isandlwana 1879 with Historian Dr David Rattray
Top posters
90th
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
littlehand
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
ADMIN
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
1879graves
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
rusteze
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
John
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
ADMIN
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
1879graves
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
90th
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
John Young
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
nail73
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
gardner1879
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Petty Officer Tom
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Blacksmith
Zulu Warfare Bar_leftZulu Warfare BarZulu Warfare Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
George carbineers harford melvill Isandlwana james Franklin spalding Police Russell Durnford payne taylor smith Prince john horse Woolfryes martini Mounted gardner zulu 24th Natal henry drift
 

 Zulu Warfare

Go down 
AuthorMessage
barry

barry

Posts : 928
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Algoa Bay

Zulu Warfare Empty
PostSubject: Zulu Warfare   Zulu Warfare EmptySun Mar 25, 2012 6:07 pm

When the Zulu army moved at ease , marching to their objective, it moved in extended regimental columns, with scouts in advance and on the flanks, and communication scouts in the rear . These columns were called Izifufufulu ( like the the undulating swells of the sea, which the moving army imitated ). However when the army had to traverse broken country with gorges to negotiate it marched in deeper sectional columns. These were called Umdhlovu ( likening the movement to that of a Elephant , ie heavy, steady and slow).
When moving in open country , which lends itself to this maneuvre, the army moved in an extended skirmishing order, something after the manner of wild dogs, ie Amankentyane. These animals do this when hunting in a pack and is used to raise the game and then drive it into a centre, so as to unitedly kill and devour it. This maneuvre was called Ukukhenkesa.
When the Zulu scouts had located the enemy, the army halted, formed into the formation known as ImpondoZankomo ( horns of the beast formation); and then when it has been fully ordered what to do, it moves into the attack and is said then to be moving in the " beast- horn" formation, Yaya Phambili Izimpondozankoma.
This formation was one which derived from its name from the fact that when the army was marshalled up for the attack, it was drawn upin the shape of a bull, with it's forehead represented by the main and centre part of the army, which was called the Isifuba sempi ( chest of the army) and the extended flanks of the army curved as in the horns of a bull , which was called izimpondo Zempi ( the horns of the army).
The horns were employed for the initial attack, circumventing and driving the enemy into the Isifuba ( its chest)
The marshalling up of the army into this formation was done in a twinkling . When the final assault was launched , it was quick, furious and relentless and none of the enemy was spared during the fight until they, had given in or scattered and fled .

Zulu names in italics with English in parenthesis. Acknowledgement to Samuelson.


regards

barry
Back to top Go down
 
Zulu Warfare
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: