of the most famous tribes in Africa, the Zulus destroyed a British army
completly. Unfortunately for them, there were more British armies where
they came from and the British overwhelmed the Zulu nation. The Zulus up
to that point had been very succesful with their fast moving close combat
regiments and had caused mass migrations to escape their path. Many tribes
victemized by the Zulu copied their methods so the impis and short spears
could be found all over Africa.
Tanzanica the Zulus suffer from lack of effective missle fire, but more
than make up for it with their overwhelming speed. You really need to hit
a Zulu on the first shot if you want to avoid close combat with them.