Thanks Duncan! It actually is an appropriate request of Strelets.
Wiki-Encylopedia states: "A detachment of Spahis served as the personal escort of Marshal Jacques Leroy de Saint Arnaud in the Crimean War and were photographed there by Roger Fenton."
These would be so useful for Strelets Crimean War series and so many other campaingns too. I'd like them to scout for my Beau Geste guys too. "The men on the walls, Sir. They are all dead!" I love the Strelets French African Chasseurs, so much so that I had to put in a 2nd order of them for fear they'd become hard to find later.
Hope you read this Strelets - "African Spahis" **by this same Sculptor as these beautiful Mamelukes** in the future, please.
That is some very fine sculpting. I hope they mold just as sculpted. One point though, some seem to be in chain armor and carry shields. Seems odd that they would still be wearing chain mail in the 18th-19th century. I could visualize the same guy fighting Byzantines & Crusaders!