Among the things we're working on for release in the spring are, of course, Cossacks for the 1870s--useful for both Central Asia and the Balkans. To field these guys we need a few good horses.
Surprisingly, good horses are not easy to find. I want our Askari horses to be as good as our Askari men and like them, horses come in all shapes and sizes. For our Chasseurs d'Afrique we have modelled North African "Barbs," which are a bit smaller than the standard European heavy cavalry horse. The Cossack horses are smaller, too, while the Akkal-Tepe horse used by the Turcomen are a larger type related to Arabians. And then we need some heavy horses to pull the limbers for the German 77mm field piece.
That's a lot of green horseflesh. Our philosophy is that nothing is too good for our customers.