Melukhkhan & Pre-Vedic Indian
|1x 3Sp (Gen)||Spear general|
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There is no specific range of Harappan/pre-Vedic figures available, so you'll have to scavenge figures from early Mesopotamian (Assyrian/Babylonian) or Indian ranges. Essex offers a 15mm DBA 2.1 army pack drawn from its early ranges.
There is no historical record of armor and use of rectangular shields is based on speculative interpretations of the archaeological record. It is a bronze age army, so spear and arrowheads and any metal weapons are of copper or bronze. Pottery records show frequent use of animal symbols (esp. bull or unicorn, and also elephants, rhinos and tigers), the swastiza, and the pipal leave.
The statute (right) depicts a priest of Moenjodaro.
With an aggression of 0, the Harappans will typically start on the defensive. A tropical army, they have significant Bad Going terrain at their disposal, which can be effectively utilized by their psiloi and bow. Since many of their historical opponents are Pike armies and/or have chariots, clever use of terrain is essential to divide their foes and gain local superiority and/or to draw them into the Bad Going. In good going, against a double-ranked Pike army, the best strategy is to work the flanks.
The Pre-Vedics are foes of Early Susiana/Elam (I/5abc), the sea-faring Makkan/Meluha (I/8a), themselves, Akkad/Ur (I/11a), and the Vedics (I/23a). They have no Big Battle allies.
WebIndia's History of India.
MapsofIndia.Com's Harappan Civilization.
And from the De Bellis Bookstore, a historical title, Understanding Harappa: Civilization in the Greater Indus Valley," by Shereen Ratnagar (Tulika Publishers, Jan. 2001).
Comments, questions or suggested additions to this page can be sent to Chris Brantley, IamFanaticus@gmail.com.
Last Updated: June 24, 2003