Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.
Monday, August 2, 2010
BRITISH ARMY LIST FOR MAIWAND
66th (Berkshire) Regt. ...20 figs.
1st Bombay Grenadiers ...20 figs.
30th Bombay Native Infantry (Jacob's Rifles) ...20 figs.
Combined Baggage Guard (incl. elements of 66th, 1st & 3oth) ...20 figs.
...plus 2 NCOs & 2 officers
...plus 1 mtd. Inf. Commander (Brigadier Burrows, Brigade CO)
half-company Bombay Sappers & Miners ...10 figs.
3rd Bombay Light Cavalry ...12 figs.
3rd Scinde Horse ...12 figs.
...plus 1 mtd. Cav. Commander (Brigadier Nutthall)
E Battery/B Brigade RHA ...12 crew w/3 guns
Smooth Bore Battery ...12 crew w/3 guns
GRAND TOTAL: 144 fighting men & 6 guns
*PLUS NUMEROUS ARMY HOSPITAL CORPS & TRANSPORT WALLAHS (who can't fight)