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Offline TheBlackCrane

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Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:01:58 PM »
In my quest for a new project, I'm now considering a classical Indian army as an option mostly on the basis that it has elephants and chariots...

Question being, who - apart from Alexander - would they have fought, and does anyone make suitable figures in 15mm for their opponents?

There are quite a few ranges for Indians - Khurasan, War & Empire, Museum's new z-sculpted range - but I'm less sure about the opposition.

Thanks

Rob

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 07:48:51 PM »
I'd say Greco-Bactrians and Saka/steppe-folk, for starters. From what I can tell, you might be able to get it all from Xyston. I wish they did 28mm, because they have tons of figures I'd use for my Bactrians/Seleucids if they did. But you're in luck, at 15mm  :D
"Nice try, history; better luck next year."

Offline mc_deli

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 08:47:02 PM »

Offline TheBlackCrane

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 04:41:09 PM »
That was easy!  :D

Thanks both - I hadn't twigged Graeco-Bactrian but since I always wanted to do them too then this solves both  sides and provides plenty of assorted troop types. Excellent stuff.

Cheers

Rob

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 04:52:26 PM »
I think the Kushans might be an interesting option.  I believe they had some conflicts with them?

There's a lot of interesting not-that-well-known stuff in the mix around that era - remnant Greeks, steppe trash types, eastern Persians.

Did the Indians come into conflict with Tibetans, Burmese, or other SE Asian types?

Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 05:21:45 PM »
I assume it would largely depend on who was available, and  what mood they were in.

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: Who would classical Indian Armies fight?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 08:51:40 PM »
To the ones already mentioned DBA(3) adds the following:
Scythians, Achaemenid Persians, Parthians, and Kushans. And other Indians („Republican“, „Mountain“, Tamil & Sinhalese), of course.

 

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