In 1897 the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders was part of the Tirah Expedition to north west India to protect trade routes and suppress local, hostile tribes.
The Tirah Expeditionary Force amounted to no less than 32,882 officers and men, with a supplementary back-up of 19,558 cooks, medical officers, hospital staff and various trades persons. Blacksmiths and vets were also in attendance to oversee the welfare and treatment of the 8,000 horses, 1440 riding ponies, 18,384
Cock o' the North - Condition / board good, clean, no damage, / playing pieces all the gurkias have their weapons (with moveable pieces) in tact. The Highlanders consists of four actual highlanders and the piper (there is no mention in the rules of using the piper separately so it appears that he is the fifth highlander). One of the highlanders guns is missing.. Otherwise the pieces are in very good condition. Dies and shakers are good. Box is a little split at edges, picture is clear and good, rules are inside the lid
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