They are organized for Larry Brom's The Sword in Africa rules (a small unit variant of The Sword and the Flame rules). Each unit is 8 figures, including a leader and every two to three "native" units has a senior leader.
|First, their leader, the Sheikh, is a grizzled veteran of many an action in south Asia, the Arabian coast, and the east African littoral. He has a huge two-handed sword which he plies with great zeal as he smites the foes of Allah.|
|The first part of the command has varied shades of indigo dyed clothing. Their leader wears a red fez (left center).|
|The other part of the unit wears white clothing. Their leader is an old retainer of the Sheikh and is wearing a red sash and belt (right center).|
With the exception of a new armed leader for my main Zanzabari unit, these Baluchis will complete my "Zanzabari" command for The Sword in Africa forces that I have been raising. Although they are not as well armed as the rest of the Zanzabari command, they will, I'm sure, acquit themselves well. My Zanzabari command now has two 8-man units of heavily-armed Zanzabaris, one 8-man unit of musket armed Zanzabaris, two 8-man units of Ruga-Ruga (mercenary "bandits"), these two units of Baluchi mercenaries, and an old muzzle loading cannon with a 4-man crew.