Somewhere on the Northwest Frontier, troopers of the 1st Madras Light Cavalry charge towards the enemies of the Raj.
Light cavalry were the traditional scouts, and flankers of most European Armies in the 19th century. They were most often armed with a light cavalry saber, carbine and sometimes a pistol.
But on the colonial frontiers, light cavalry was often the only force of horse troopers and so were called upon to fill all the tradional roles of heavy horse as well as light horse units.
These are metal 25mm pieces from Minifig. I painted them in January, 1990.