I want "Oriental" troops in a marching pose. Manufacturers seem to like such figures in a wild charge or at best skirmish poses - See the many "Pathan" and "Berber" ranges out there for examples. The Sepoy shown in the contemporary watercolour to the left would be ideal. He wears a mixture of native and European clothing and looks suitably exotic.
As the location of the Colony is intended to be somewhere on the fringes of Araby/India I have a great deal of latitude with the appearance of the troops. That said, I cannot for the life of me find an Arab/Berber/Pathan marching and holding a musket. I can find them with spears and sabres but all musket toting figures are far too energetic! The closest I have found is a "Tufengi" from Dixon's old Ottoman selection. He is walking with a musket held accross his chest - so not ideal.
|Redoubt's Bengal Sepoy and the infamous IN 110.|
If any of my readers are aware of something that may be suitable I would greatly appreciate a pointer or two! Now back to IR.10...