Placed a small order today to create the first factions, German Seebattalion, Egyptians for the Khedive's forces, and Tauregs. Using the Old Glory Army Card and placing my order on the Old Glory 25s site, one can save a nice chunk of money, comes out to be less than a quarter per figure.
Units will be fifteen figures, mounted individually on 20mm round bases. The Seebattalion troops will be painted in the standard tropical uniform for China, circa 1900 (see picture from the German Colonial Uniforms website). The Egyptians will have their white uniforms most noted for the Sudan.