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    And these are the sets I would make to complete the group

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    Three wonderful options here: the four camel riders with the cool walking escorts, the two men carrying large flags, and the lovely spear bearers, in front of the camels with the spears decorated and covered.

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    From this angle you can see the flagbearers (set 396) far, passing in front of the das (center of the photo, far away). Then the Camel Riders and the large Flag Carriers, followed by the infantry and the band.

    Another lovely group, behind the infantry, with the cavalry at the back
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    This is what the press said about them

    Pioneer Mail 16/01 / The Coronation Durbar:
    Sher and Makullah sent Arab and African irregulars, very picturesque figures indeed in their crude colours and head-dresses but little known in Upper India.

    A Motley Army:
    Nor have readers learned, perchance, of the followers of that Arabian potentate, the Sultan of Shehr and Makalla, tattered cavalry and infantry in scarlet with yellow facings and the hooded headgear of the desert, carrying old muskets, rusty shields, and quaint tomtoms.


    1) 46 Arab irregulars

    Madras Times 08/01:
    The Sultan of Sher and Mokalla sent Arab African Irregulars, who danced past the Viceroy to music to their own instruments.

    2) 29 Africans and musicians
    Civil & Military Gazette 13/01:
    They were black as ink and wore uniforms of dull red and yellow, and they carried long damascus guns and silver powder horns. In front was a green and red silk flag. They danced in time as they went and the musicians blew furiously on tin whistles and wore thick English boots.
    3) 28 Spearmen and flag-bearers

    Civil & Military Gazette 13/01:
    The spear tips were covered in green velvet.

    4) 64 Footmen with Arab musicians

    Civil & Military Gazette 13/01:
    They chanted on kettledrums and brandished knives, dancing.

    5) 12 Mounted irregulars

    Pioneer Mail 16/01 / The Coronation Durbar:
    Sher and Makullah sent Arab and African irregulars, very picturesque figures indeed in their crude colours and head-dresses but little known in Upper India.



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