First up, the wily Afridi Amir Ali-Khan (C) along with Capt. Brant and his buglar (R). The ambitious Captain Brant hopes to catch the eye of his Brigadier J. Y. Tytler (L, with binoculars), a VC recipient no less.
Here we see Brant’s Indian mountain gun and supply train, along with the dismounted horses of his Queen’s Own Guides cavalry detachment.
The always steady British sergeants point out targets, while the mounted Guides prepare to charge home.
Here we have a platoon of British regulars detached from the 1st Battalion Royal Leicestershire, along with two squads from the 51st Sikhs.
Not all units are likely to be deployed for the anticipated skirmishes to come….the assumption is that some will be left defending their garrison, while others may be away on patrol, leaving Capt. Brant and his heavily outnumbered force to contend with….
…the irascible Afridis, or is that untractable? Or maybe they’re more obstreperous. I’ll have to consult Her Majesty’s Colonial Officers’ Standard Native Reference Guide for the proper terminology.
I can’t wait to put these guys on the table.