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Author Topic: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís  (Read 485 times)

Offline irish marine

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I want to build up units for games during the Portuguese occupation of Ceylon in 28mm.  Iíll be using Pikemanís Lament rules, anyone know where I can find figures for the Indians?

Offline bigredbat

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 04:06:27 PM »
There was a US company that made some minis from roughly that period- quite nice ones- but alas I can't recall the name.  Swordsmen, archers and armoured minis amongst them.

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 04:08:42 PM »
You could look at Indian Mutiny ranges. There are a number of rebels
that are armed with melee style weapons. Perhaps some of the Rajs troops
would work as well.

Online Goliad

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 07:34:38 PM »
I think Big Red Bat was referring to Indus Miniatures.

https://indusminiatures.mybigcommerce.com/

Not sure if they are still trading or not, however.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 12:55:28 AM »
Never knew Ireland had a marine corps! Learn something new every day.  ;)

Strictly speaking, you want Sinhalese figures for the Kingdom of Kandy. I'm unaware of any specific figures so I suspect the Hindu militia in the Indus range are your best bet as proxies.
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Offline irish marine

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 10:33:04 PM »
Thanks everyone.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 03:34:27 AM »
... I suspect the Hindu militia in the Indus range are your best bet as proxies.
I have some of those and they are very nice figures.

 Since mercenaries seem to be a common factor of Indian armies of the time, would the Pindari and/or the Marathas also be appropriate?

Offline irish marine

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Re: Looking for Indian troops to fight Portuguese 1500ís-1600ís
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 12:31:08 PM »
I contacted Old Glory but they donít have any Indian troops either.  But I think at this point I just might use all of the figures from Indus and use some Muslim troops as well. 

 

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