We were raised on regular re-runs of Beau Geste, the 1939 version with Gary Cooper, Ray Milland and Robert Preston, so this was the set for replaying the adventure on the floor of the living-room! Although I don't think I've forgiven them yet for sinking the model ship after setting it on fire in the pond!
To the right they are compared to both the Union and Confederate troops from Airfix's ACW sets, and the main picture compares the officers horse to the Cowboy version. The addition of a sword being the obvious change.
Some OBE's, I always think the ones at the top are South American, but I guess they could just as easily be European or Chinese, Russo-Japanese war...anybody recognise them?
Bottom left is an 'Old School' all gloss unit of FFL, off to sort out the locals, or just march until they collapse while Sgt.Maj. Lejaune laughs maniacally at them! To the right; a thick coat of gloss white gives you Arab casualties!