Camp followers were informal army service providers, servicing the needs of encamped soldiers, in particular selling goods or services that the military does not supply—These included cooking, laundering, liquor, nursing, sexual services and sutlery ( selling provisions to an army in the field, in camp, or in quarters)
Camp followers were both a support and drain on an army. On the plus side, They provided valuable Services as above . However, camp followers needed to be guarded and policed; camp followers could be among the most determined scavengers and looters after battles and whilst on the march
This Camp follower contingent could be huge, as in the case of the Tross (baggage Train) of the Landsknecht mercenary regiments . A 1,000-man regiment would be accompanied by up to 500 women and 300 children.
Anyway..history over...part one of the Camp followers.....
The cart is scratch built from CD casing and toothpicks (as HERE ) The luggage is a mix from different makes, including some bit´s from 1/32nd scale WWII kits.