But who was such a person?
Just a woman (usually), who followed the troops to sell food and drink to the soldiers.
I admit, my dear ones, that I really like the models from The Silver Bayonet series (even with their imperfections, slightly exaggerated scales).
For over a decade I also prefer "skirmish". Sometimes I miss big battles and with great pleasure I watch reports on your blogs, but I prefer to devote myself to painting a small group of characters than to a few or a dozen troops (although the view is amazing for such an army from the Napoleonic period or antiquity!).