Following on from my recent post about my East India Company armies in 6mm, I thought I’d give you a quick update about my project and how it’s going so far
One of the biggest problems I’m actually having is finding some suitable scenery to use for my battles – I honestly have no real idea about the terrain of 18th and 19th Century India – so I’m looking for some guidance or suggestions in this area – any help would be welcome? Feel free to comment below
In terms of the figures themselves, you can see my existing East India Company Army on the link below
I’ve got a good collection of figures from Irregular Miniatures “Wars in India Range” – 35 pounds for a whole army, which is balanced according to their own historical reference material. I’ve used two Mysore armies and one HEIC army for my forces so far (still plenty unpainted, there’s a lot more to come!)
I’m trying to make my “native” armies – that is my Indian forces – as generic as possible so I can use them for both Mysore Troops and also Maratha troops – I’m hoping the subtle differences can be overlooked at 6mm scale.
I need a lot more Artillery as well though, as that seemed popular in the native armies, as well as irregular cavalry as they generally had swarms of them at every battle, hoping for loot and stragglers!!
I’m intending to start with the Battle of Seedaseer in 1799, and gradually progress to doing the Battle of Assaye in 1803, which I might try put on as a wargame at the local club or at our club wargames show, Valhalla whenever we are allowed to hold such events again. This is because Assaye is a large battle, with over 50,000 troops present
As always I’m open to suggestions and feedback so if anyone has anything they’d like to contribute, drop me a comment or suggestion in relation to these forces below