...his whole mass of cavalry came on at speed in the most splendid style. The rush of horse, the sound of the earth, the waving of flags, the brandishing of spears, were grand beyond description but perfectly ineffectual.
another gemGWZ I dont know how you do it
A Monte-Cristan visitor (came to discover new spices and recipes, in all likelihood) would probably prefer such litter -or at least litter-bearers.[In my active time I build two units of topless Indian Maiden Guards -'Ancient' and probably mythical, but pleasantly cute and exotic.]Now, in 'the Real World' Europeans did 'import' retinues of African Blacks in India: Bussy had a flamboyant bodyguard of Caffres in silk turbans and baggy trousers -probably not very dissimilar from the 'Giant Black Harem Guard with two-hand scimitar' minis of some fantasy ranges -only a blunderbuss to add.
Nice models! Gotta love armies in India for some eye catching rear echelon units!