Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Sikh Gurkhas

Another unit to add to the Khalsa, this time a unit of ‘Ghurkas’.

 Most weren’t actually Gurkhas but hillmen from close to the border with Nepal, with uniforms modelled loosely on the EIC-raised Ghurka battalions' dress of the time, except for the French tricolour cockade! These are Studio Miniatures castings. 6/10 overall as an action pose might have looked better, but these were easy enough to paint. And yes as a part of the elite  Fauj-i-Kais brigade there is a good chance that they carried French style tricolours as did the rest of the brigade.


  1. Nice to see. I hadn't realised the Sikh Ghurkas also carried a French tricolour. Handy, I've some to paint.


Kentucky Mounted Rifles (dismounted), War of 1812

  These chaps struggled off the painting station last night. Old Glory Kentucky Mounted Riflemen skirmishing. Can’t put my finger on it but ...