Historical Overview Section
Accounts of military conflicts between the various tribes of Vedic Aryans are described in the Rig Veda. Most notable of such conflicts was the Battle of Ten Kings, which took place on the banks of the river Parushni (modern day Ravi). The battle was fought between the tribe Bharatas, led by their chief Sudas, against a confederation of ten tribes. The Bharatas lived around the upper regions of the river Saraswati, while the Purus, their western neighbours, lived along the lower regions of Saraswati. The other tribes dwelt north-west of the Bharatas in the region of Punjab. Division of the waters of Ravi could have been a reason for the war. The confederation of tribes tried to inundate the Bharatas by opening the embankments of Ravi, yet Sudas emerged victorious in the Battle of Ten Kings. Purukutsa, the chief of the Purus, was killed in the battle and the Bharatas and the Purus merged into a new tribe, the Kuru, after the war.
Using the army in ADLG
- Light Chariots are essentially Medium Cavalry with an extra handicap, but with 6 allowed to be Elite thats starting to become viable in theme.
- 2 Elephants are a must-take, especially in a Biblical-era period such as this army often will fall into, where enemy Chariots in particular will struggle to avoid them.
- Unusually for an Indian army in any wargaming rules, the crap Medium cavalry are not compulsory.
- You could try a Bow/Sword 2 rank combo, but making a decision if your elephant Death Stars are defensive (with Bowmen) or offensive (with the 2HCW men)
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- Arab Conquest Arab Conquest army on Fanaticus
15mm Manufacturers supplying figures for this army
You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site
- Essex Miniatures - 17 Indian figure codes
- Donnington Indian elephant in the Greek range
- Museum Miniatures Useful Indian range, with tee-shirted archers as seen on this site, with the best war wagon
- Black Hat Miniatures (previously Gladiator Games) 18 Indians including various elephants and crew combo's here you can find figure to make your heavy weapon (swordmen)
- Old Glory 15's,
- Magister Militum 13 Indians - also sell VVV transfers for Indian Elephants
- Khurasan new Kushan and Indian range just released.
- Irregular Miniatures 12 Indians sold singly
- Tin Soldier Fun Indian range - some of their chunky elephants appear in the Photo Gallery on this site
- Xyston very nice Indian range
- Hall of Ancient Warriors 8-strong range of Classical Indians
- Battle Line Miniatures 15 Indians in their range
- East Riding Miniatures the former TTG range - the same as those from Battle Line, here you can find your armoured cavalry (gupta)
- Outpost Tamil & Hindu Indian ranges, so slightly later than this period from 500-1500 AD
- MY Miniatures Indians in their Macedonian range - may also be former TTG models?
- Two Dragons Do a Moghul range but with many fairly generic blokes with sticks who could work for this era
Sample army lists for this army
- 3 of these
- 4 of these