...his whole mass of cavalry came on at speed in the most splendid style. The rush of horse, the sound of the earth, the waving of flags, the brandishing of spears, were grand beyond description but perfectly ineffectual.
I like them,bases included.
Wonderful stuff - I had no idea Indian armies included bomb chuckers. I particularly like the chap with the sling.
Superb looking chaps- can't wait to see them in action upon the battlefield...Did the indian troops throw nests of bees or other biological warfare tricks at all?
Once again, very nice figures!
Excellent and original minis.What is known about their battlefield role? In the Western world hand grenades were soon restricted to siege (& perhaps built-up areas?) warfare.According to the Ancient / Medieval books, articles and rules I read long ago, naphatun throwing hand-hurled incendiary grenades were used as skirmishers?I remember vague references to early Western grenadiers using slings to throw their grenades at a significant distance. A staff-sling, now, is granted a respectable range (240 paces / 200 yards in the WRG 6th Ed rules): his would make grenades fitting for 'traditional' battles on open terrain (btw that's how primitive grenades are thrown in the SF 'Belisarius' series).Are there any contemporary pictures of Indian grenadiers in action? In a thread about the origin of the grenadier cap, a poster claimed that early Western grenadiers did not throw their grenade 'over the shoulder' modern fashion, but 'underarm' as in bowling -but did not provide his source.