With the mustering of these Sikhs, the project can now field four, 24 figure battalions of natives. My aspiration is that these fine fellows will see service in the Russian Expeditionary Force against the HEIC.
The four native battalions could also see service throughout the middle part of the 19th Century including the Indian Mutiny, the Afghan Wars, or the Sikh Wars. I could use a unit or two of native horse and a gun or two, don't you agree?
Having only recently returned to painting colonial figures, fielding the Sikhs got me daydreaming about small unit actions out on the frontier. Although from a later period set during the Second Afghan War, Anderson's, The Afghan War continues to be a favorite. Often have I thought that this book would provide an excellent source from which to construct wargames scenarios.