Are they knocking each other over the head with guns??!?
Late medieval soldiers hadn’t quiiiite gotten the hang of combat with firearms.
Hell, even when we got to flintlocks people still used them as clubs when due to the reload.
They pretty much went “Fuck it” and charged each other.
this is some warhammer shit right there.
Using firearms as close-combat weapons has been done pretty much as long as firearms have existed, and only really stopped recently due to the advent of widely-available semi-automatic weapons (and is probably still done ad hoc if the enemy catches you while you’re reloading).
I mean, if you had a weapon which takes the better part of a minute to reload and your enemy was literally there, wouldn’t you just hit him? Especially if you knew the weapon was durable enough to be used in melee.
You’re still smacking the fucker over the head with a heavy wood and metal object. The fact it’s a hooty-tooty-point-and-shooty makes little difference when you’re getting beaten to death.