They also show the miscalculations behind the start of the war. And that makes it harder for people to trust their leaders, adding to a deep sense of unease.
Before the fighting, the commanders of the army and the RSF were overconfident in their prospects against each other.
The army thought it was more powerful than the RSF, not least due to its air force and armoured units. It also viewed much of the militia group as part of the country's military apparatus, with officers and leaders integrated into it, along with training and intelligence functions.
In the early days, much of the Sudanese population had little doubt that the army would win – within weeks or even hours – under the leadership of Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
But the RSF also expected a quick victory, saying it would apprehend al-Burhan and put him before a court within weeks.
This prediction was backed by the RSF's leader, Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti. It was based on substantial intelligence and information from within army units, which he gleaned from his position as vice president of the Sovereign Council.
Hemedti's over-confidence also stemmed from his economic resources, extensive network of foreign relations, and a longstanding perception of the army as weak.
And on the ground, the RSF had been the backbone of battles in various regions of Sudan for an extended period when it was allied with the regular army to oust the Islamist dictator Omar al-Bashir from power.
At one public gathering, Hemedti even suggested that the government was "without an army." He had recently alluded to the army's inadequacies and called on them to enhance their military capabilities.
Hemedti questioned al-Burhan's leadership of the military. He claimed that the RSF had superior numbers, strategically positioned in sensitive areas both within and outside the capital, Khartoum.
Read more: Hemedti: From camel trader to second most powerful man in Sudan
But six months later, fighting is still going on there, and across large parts of Sudan. It has taken a heavy toll on a shattered nation.
The war in numbers
Sudan's death toll is approximately 10,000, although information about the number of combatants killed and injured is unclear. Nearly six million people are displaced.
Financial losses are staggering. They are estimated to have exceeded $60bn dollars.