Unseen photos of “military exercises” during the Qajar era

Although they were familiar with and carried firearms, they do not seem to have used them much. The early Qajar army used artillery in the form of Falcon-sized shotguns. It carried the wasp (a war ball weighing one pound) and was mounted on a rotating axis on a camel’s back.  When the battle was fought only during the summer, the troops marched mostly at night with torches and music. Their march averaged six miles a day, but in exceptional circumstances, they could double that distance.