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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 8:19 p.m. PST

"Bronze figures of soldiers from all military branches made in 1795 in India in the city of Vishigapatnam (Vizigapatam)."

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Durban Gamer14 Jul 2020 3:57 a.m. PST

Really wonderful finds, Amicalement. Contemporary local sources for the appearance of Mysore soldiers are rare. This is a treasure trove for any figure designer or gamer for 18 century India!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

Happy you like them my friend!. (smile)

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Armand

Cerdic14 Jul 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

Yes, but are they compatible with Perrys…

evilgong14 Jul 2020 5:46 p.m. PST

I've seen some of these items, but not all of them as shown together here.

There are contemporary accounts that mention the heraldic / decorative items carried by some of the model elephant crews.

The commentary believes they are not chess pieces; however there are traditional Indian board-games that used elephants, camels, horsemen and infantry. I have no idea if such games survived into the dates of manufacture of these items or indeed if that's what these models are.

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Royston Papworth15 Jul 2020 10:49 a.m. PST

An army of those would look fantastic!!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend!. (smile)

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Armand

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