|British cavalry for the Sudan!|
|NCO from the 10th Hussars|
|Senior officer from the 10th Hussars|
|Musician ready to rally the troops - the white strap on the front is painted on, and is actually missing from the model|
The 10th came over to Sudan from India, and kept some elements of their uniform from Asia, including the spike on the helmet and the blue pants. The British cavalry did not have an easy time in the Sudan. The conditions were obviously very inhospitable, and the Madhists had a tendency to hide amongst the rocks and shrubs of the broken terrain. This terrain made massed cavalry maneuver very difficult, and made the cavalry vulnerable to ambush from the hidden Madhists, who would use wooden weapons to injure the legs of the horses and dismount the cavalry. A cavalry charge against the Madhists was very dangerous - for the cavalry!
|"Keep your eyes peeled lads!"|