Over the last two nights I managed to base up 23 stands for my AZW project - 15 stands of Zulus and 8 of dismounted "cavalrymen" (Natal Carbineers and Natal Mounted Police (NMP) both of which were more mounted infantry than true cavalry). I still have some work to do on the bases including flocking them but thought it was high time I posted some pictures (one of these days I'll figure out how to have clickable images):
Here are 5 companies of Zulus and the NMP, each unit of the NMP will have a horse holder stand representing the 1 in 4 men that would be left to hold the horses (this is why there are only 3 figures per dismounted base). The after the Imperial Mounted Infantry the NMP were the 2nd largest "cavalry" force available to No.3 Column until the Natal Native Mounted Contingent (NNMC) joined the column camp at iSandlwana.
Here's another view of the NMP also showing the Natal Carbineers who were a volunteer corps that had agreed to serve in Zululand. Painting the leg stripes on the Natal Carbineers was actually quite a challenge!
I'm actually quite pleased with how these Baccus figures have come out.