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ferg98105 Apr 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

Afternoon all,

Following on from my post about my East India Company Army, i've decided to post about my native armies on my blog below, for those who are interested


I'm also genuinely stuck on what type of terrain was common in 18th and 19th Century India – I literally have no idea – so any suggestions are welcome!!

As always, feedback, comments, suggestions are welcome



BillyNM05 Apr 2021 6:44 a.m. PST

The terrain feature I recall most from books on the period were tanks – sort of large reservoirs.

Red Dragon 4405 Apr 2021 6:56 a.m. PST

Tigers? Panthers?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2021 7:15 a.m. PST

Nice work! As I recall the terrain fought over was pretty flat with as noted reservoirs and groves of trees plus spotted with small villages

ChrisBrantley05 Apr 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

Drawings (mostly B&W) of battles fought by the EIC on Google almost invariable feature troops storming some type of stronghold, typically on high/difficult ground, and there always seem to be mountains in the distance. You can also see various trees including big old banyan trees, mahogany and palms. Soldiers are depicted fighting on flat plains over dried grass and scrub. Rivers were not an uncommon feature (e.g. Assaye).

slugbalancer05 Apr 2021 2:58 p.m. PST

Two excellent books on the Sikh wars, with good descriptions of the terrain.

The First Anglo-Sikh War by Amarpal Singh
The Second Anglo-Sikh War by Amarpal Singh

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