More precisely the Western satraps that I could oppose to our Kuchans and Satavahana Indians.
At the club we already have several Indian armies from that time.
I'm not sure which list to use.
List I / 43b is classic but it lacks any Indian subjects or allies.
The Kushan list (II/46) isn't accurate i think because of the 4Kn elements.
List I / 43c could be suitable because the Massagetes seem attested in the Saka coalition which invades India and that it is possible to align a mountain Indian ally (II / 2). This ally is not, however, representative of the Indians available to the Western satraps since they are in II / 2 pikemen.
Another solution I have explored would be to represent the army using the list of Huns Hephthalites in India (II / 80) I know Huns and Scythians are ethnically very different but the list might fit better.
The fourth and last hypothesis would be to consider that these Scythians were deeply Indianized and to play them in II / 3b by taking the maximum number of cavalry as well as the lone LH available. Using the Scythian figurines. But I don't know if that would be legitimate historically.
How would you represent them? Which list would you recommend?
The Scythians in India seem to have retained their classical appearance.
Scythian strength lay with their skirmishing tactics (LH), but you might have nobles gather about the general as his guard (Cv). The single element of Saka represent mercenaries, however for your purposes this could expand as an allied contingent of 1 x Cv and 2 x LH.
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2020 16:28:00 GMT by timurilank
I've been considering this list for a bit, as there is not really a good approximate one in the book. So, perhaps the following:
I/43d Indo-Skythian 130BC - 400 AD: 1 x General (3Kn), 1 x Noble Cavalry (3Kn), 6 x Horse Archers (LH), 2 x Horse Archers (LH) or Hill Tribe Spearmen (3Pk) or Indian Archers (3/4Bw), 1 x Horse Archers (LH) 1 x Hill Tribe Archers (Ps) or Elephants (El), 1 x Horse Archers (LH) or Hill Tribe Cavalry (LH) or Indian Levies (7Hd)
It is in French and can be downloaded, but does have very good illustrations of Indo-Scythian cavalry on armoured and unarmoured horses, List II/3b would likely be the most suitable with maybe General (3Kn), and Noble Cavalry (3Kn) using Kushan style cavalry made by Khurasan Miniatures.