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Tamil Indian

Historical Overview Section

The Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India. The earliest datable references to this Tamil dynasty are in inscriptions from the 3rd century BCE left by Ashoka, of the Maurya Empire. As one of the Three Crowned Kings of Tamilakam, the dynasty continued to govern over varying territory until the 13th century CE.

The heartland of the Cholas was the fertile valley of the Kaveri River, but they ruled a significantly larger area at the height of their power from the later half of the 9th century till the beginning of the 13th century. The whole country south of the Tungabhadra was united and held as one state for a period of two centuries and more. Under Rajaraja Chola I and his successors Rajendra Chola I, Rajadhiraja Chola, Virarajendra Chola and Kulothunga Chola I the dynasty became a military, economic and cultural power in South Asia and South-East Asia.

Using the army in ADLG

  • Hard to see why you'd not go with Chola - you get more options and better command and control, but lose the chance of having 0-2 LCh.
  • Chola gives you non-impetuous swordsmen Death Stars with your elephants
  • No compulsory unit of crap cavalry again too, although maybe one is useful as a floating reserve
  • Otherwise a very textbook Indian army.
  • The Hoysala allies are, sadly, not Rajputs.


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An interesting one for figures. A mix of later Arabs, Kushans and classical Indians tends to get used for this army, lurking into Moghul ranges later in the period.
You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site

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