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Classical Indian

Historical Overview Section

King Porus fought the Battle of the Hydaspes River with Alexander in 326 BC. After fierce fighting and very heavy casualties on both sides, he was defeated by Alexander in a Pyrrhic victory. The battle is often considered to be Alexander's hardest fought battle, so hard that it caused his army to mutiny against him afterwards. In a famous meeting with Porus - who had suffered many arrow wounds in the battle and had lost his sons, who all chose death in battle rather than surrender - Alexander reportedly asked him, "How would you like to be treated?" Porus replied, "As befits a king." Alexander was so impressed by the brave and powerful response of King Porus that he released him back to his Kingdom and gave him the captured land of a neighbouring Kingdom whose ruler had fled. King Porus is reported to have participated in Alexander's conquests further east in India. During the attack and destruction of Sagala, Porus rallied Alexander and supplied elephants as well as 5,000 troops.


Using the army in ADLG

  • The mixed formation bowmen are pretty tasty, and can stand up to enemy shooting very well. Being Mediocre in combat ins't often much of a problem
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Army Lists

Sample army lists for this army
200AP, Peter Webb, Britcon 2017 winner
Brilliant General
3 War Elephant Elephant Elite
2 Guardsmen Medium swordsmen 2HW Elite
2 Skirmishers Light infantry javelin ------
1 Indian warriors Medium swordsmen ------
1 Skirmishers Light infantry bow Elite
1 Light Horse Light cavalry javelin ----
1 Indian Archers Bowmen ----
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Ordinary Included General
1 War Elephant Elephant Elite
2 Indian Mixed Unit ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
1 Skirmishers Light infantry bow ------
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Competent General
1 War Elephant Elephant Elite
1 Indian Mixed Unit ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen
1 Skirm ishers Light infantry bow ------
2 Indian Archers Bowmen ----
1 Compulsary Horsemen Medium cavalry Mediocre
1 Light Horse Light cavalry javelin ----


200AP used at The Worlds 2017
1 El Elite, Included General Ordinary
1 LF Bw
3 Bow
1 Swordsman
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3 Elite El
3 Mixed Foot
1 LF Bw
2 LF JLS
Brilliant separate General
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1 Cv Inferior
1 Ordinary General
4 Heavy Chariots Impetuous Elite
The Heavy Chariot command came as a bit of a surprise, but this was a 2-list competition. Whether its a good idea I'm not sure, as it seems to work at a different pace to the rest of the army, and probably needs a lot of the command and control capability to make it work.. which leaves the Elephants a little short

200pts Used at The Worlds 2016
Brilliant
3 Eléphant Elite
2 ½ Fantassin moyen ½ Archer ------
1 Infanterie légère arc ------
2 Archer Médiocre
2 Infanterie légère javelot ------
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Ordinary
2 Eléphant Elite
2 Archer ------
2 Infanterie légère arc ------
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Competent, allied, included
3 Char lourd impétueux Elite
1 Cavalerie moyenne Médiocre
1 Cavalerie légère javelot ----
1 Chariot de guerre arc Médiocre
(Used by Hugo Tate)

200 Points
Competent/Competent/Ordinary

  • 2 War Elephant Elephant Elite 16
  • 4 Mixed Unit ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------ 9
  • 2 Light Infantry bow Light infantry bow ------ 4

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  • 2 War Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 4 Mixed Unit ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
  • 4 Light Infantry bow Light infantry bow ------

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  • 1 Horsemen Medium cavalry Mediocre
  • 4 Bowmen Bowmen ------



200 Points
Corps 1 (Competent)

  • 2 War Elephants Elephant Elite
  • 3 Indian archers Bowmen ------
  • 2 Light Cavalry Javlin Light cavalry javelin ------
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------

Corps 2 (Competent)

  • 3 Heavy Chariot Impetious Elite Heavy chariot impetuous Elite
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------
  • 2 Medium cavalry Mediocre Medium cavalry Mediocre

Corps 3 (Ordinary)

  • 8 Indian Archers Bowmen ----
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------
  • 1 Levy Levy ----


200 Points
Corps 1 (Competent)

  • 1 Heavy cavalry impact
  • 4 Bowmen

Corps 2 (Competent)

  • 2 Elephant Elite
  • 4 ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
  • 2 Light infantry bow ------

Corps 3 (Competent)

  • 2 Elephant Elite
  • 4 ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
  • 2 Light infantry bow ----



List played at Roll Call, quite succesfull against Cavalry armies:

Corps 1: Ordinary

  • 1 War Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 1 War Wagon Bow War wagon bow Mediocre
  • 1 Horseman Medium cavalry Mediocre
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------
  • 2 Indian Archers Mixed ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ----


Corps 2: Ordinary

  • 2 War Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 4 Indian Archers Mixed ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------


Corps 3: Ordinary

  • 1 War Elephant Elephant Elite
  • 4 Indian Archers Mixed ½ Medium swordsmen ½ Bowmen ------
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ------
  • 3 Levy Levy ----


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