Ancient Indians

Started by fsn, 05 May 2022, 05:23:48 PM

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fsn

I'm getting low on my list of unstarted projects. I'm in the purchase phase of Napoleonic Danes, and from June I may be able to flesh out an Ottoman force. Then, I'm waiting for Amazons and Napoleonic Spanish ... but in the meantime I'm pondering Ancient Indians as a spoiler for Alexander's Macedonians.

I am coming up short on reference materials. Osprey seems a little barren and a Google search is somewhat sparse as well.

Can anyone recommend a good book or website that covers Indian armies of the period?

Thank you. 
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DecemDave

An obvious source is Armies and Enemies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head.
Its an old one but if you are (or become) a member of the Society of Ancients, Duncan is a member of their forum and there are probably more recent discussions there

I found a few references in my Slingshot index which I can share (unlike the actual mags):

Ancient Indian Armies (42/2-6, David Court)
Notes on Ancient Indian Armies (66/22-23, Jim Webster)
Ancient Indian Archery (113/45-46, Duncan Head)
A Note on the Maiden Guard of the Mauryas (116/23-24, Duncan Head)
Chariot Warfare in the Indian Epics (119/2-4, William Hamblin)
Rathamusala war carts (178/40, Duncan Head)
Porus's Pachyderms – Stompin' and Shootin' with Classical Indians using DBM (212/17-18, David
Davidson)
Ancient Indian Chariots (255/10-11, John Walsh)
The Classical Indian Archer (297/40-42, Richard Lockwood)