Interesting stuff chaps. I'm more into this at a skirmish level with a company or two of Imperial troops [i'll keep to the S&F classifications for ease but mean the wider spectrum of regular troops] and [many more] Natives. I probably would go 15mm with Black Powder for larger battles.
I like the small scenario actions; "take that supply wagon from A - B and try not to get killed, clear the Valley of Native troops (in ambush), hold the Hill-Fort ..." and have just bought some scenarios from Sargeants 3
I'd have done the Crimea (at a larger level) if i hadn't done Napoleonics in 15mm and 28mm. Same for the Opium Wars. Funny enough the Zulu Wars don't really appeal although i can't say why. Some of the smaller campaigns do: New Zealand, Abbysinia etc
I also like the idea of a Stanley type expedition through the jungle and have to brave, cannibals ["meat, meat ,meat was their unnerving warcry"], slavers and Hippos/Crocs etc
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A scrimmage in a Border Station-
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride,
Shot like a rabbit in a ride!