Initially individual units of natives lead by Anglican missionaries probed the defenses and took heavy casualties in the proces, especially from a Lewis gun and Maxim MMG.
They very soon realised that a concentrated attack was the best tactic. A number of units charged the Maxim and although they took heavy casualties they successfully destroyed the gun and crew. With this out of the way everybody charged the defences.
Quickly they covered the clearing and despite taking casualties they got into hand to hand.