I thought I'd muster the forces of the Khalsa today to see what they looked like en masse. I am mightily pleased with how they've turned out. It has only taken maybe eight years to get them to this stage.
I've got some more irregular cavalry and four more battalions of regular infantry on the painting table and I really want to add some irregular infantry. Somewhere I have some Afghan hillmen types that will do nicely. Oh, and I need more bullocks and another elephant.
|The whole army on parade.|
|Regular cuirassiers and lancers, two regiments of each.|
|The backbone of the army. Seventeen battalions of regulars and three of my large artillery batteries.|
|The commander in chief on his elephant, leading four battalions of the Fauj-i-Khas (the elite of the army, well drilled by European officers)|
|More artillery. There are five batteries, including one of horse artillery, in total.|
|Four units of Akali irregular and fanatical infantry, behind which is the camel gun corps.|
|Gorchara irregular cavalry.|
|The army seen from the other wing.|
|The Sikh gun line on the left, regular infantry in the centre and the artillery park on the right.|
|The artillery park.|