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|Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:55 AM|
In the uniform section of 'Histrorical Notes' we've added guidance as to which of our imminent horse codes would best suit each of the cavalry units discussed there.
In essence IMH 1 is a code of 4 horses with basic hunting saddles, a saddle wallet and a pistol holster. These are best suited as the chargers of commanders and staff officers.
IMH 2 and 3 come with a regualr cavalry fit of harnness and saddlery. The black sheepskin saddle cloth which ordinarily go over the top of the saddlery in Europe has been discarded as a concession to climate. These codes are good for British units, such as the 9th Lancers and 6th DG, but also for the HEIC's Bengal Light Cavalry units, all of which mutinied. Perhaps surpisingly, or counter-intuitively, we also recommend IMH 2 and 3 for some of the Indian irregualr cavalry units on the British side - in particualr the Guides Cavalry and Hodson's Horse.
IMH 4 and 5 come with a fit of saddlery and harness ideally suited to the Company's (mutinous) Bengal Irregular Cavalry regiments and the several regiments of Oudh Irregular Cavalry (likewise mutinous). These horses also suit the three squadron-sized contingents from the Punjab Irregular Force which remained loyal and gave distingsuhed service at Delhi and Lucknow (1st, 2nd and 5th Punjab Cavalry).