I know this is not the first pikeman that we have seen, but I think it is the first one in an actual combat situation (or, at least, near one). Seems to be a slow changing of the eras in Africa. Whoever arrives with the higher firepower crossbows might have a window to make some nice gains. The Boers look to shore up their flank and consolidate their empire by taking Bahir Dar. By the way, does anybody else think half of the Ethiopian cities have names from Tolkien somewhere? I could have sworn I saw a Gondor in there. I hope they have some badass dragons and flame beasts, too.
Sure, Boers, going well now, but you have to make sure that Ethiopian tidal wave does not end up on your beach party.