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    Well, I unexpectedly started off with a Hessian...

    Well, I unexpectedly started off with a Hessian infantry regiment.
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    The Wars of the Roses are also a possibility,...

    The Wars of the Roses are also a possibility, although less likely.
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    Probably not initially. I think I'm going to...

    Probably not initially. I think I'm going to focus on the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the French and Indian War.
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    I think it would have to be off in the distance...

    I think it would have to be off in the distance for me too. I suspect I may be using my limited budget in the next month or two to dip my toes into some 28mm miniatures.
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    With some modification and kit-bashing, some of...

    With some modification and kit-bashing, some of these might make decent grabs, and some of their gunboats could probably be turned into gallivats:
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    In the naval spirit, have you tried a spyglass?

    In the naval spirit, have you tried a spyglass?
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    I'd love to see pictures when you're done.

    I'd love to see pictures when you're done.
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    You've got a whaler going too? That is a...

    You've got a whaler going too?



    That is a bummer, although you could send a frigate or two after pirate gurabs or team up with a local ruler or official (against pirates, the French, etc.),...
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    The articles say they were used into the 19th...

    The articles say they were used into the 19th century. While the Maratha navy's heyday was earlier, I would suspect these would still have been around patrolling the coasts for pirates and in the...
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    Here's what Wikipedia has to say: ...

    Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grab_(ship)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallivat
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    Here's a gurab: 43526 Two gurabs engaging a...

    Here's a gurab:

    43526

    Two gurabs engaging a frigate with a gallivat in the foreground:

    43527
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    I am interested to find good stand-ins for...

    I am interested to find good stand-ins for grabs/gurabs/ghurabs and gallivats.
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    No moral high ground seized here. To paraphrase...

    No moral high ground seized here. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, every age has its own peculiar virtues and vices, and it's a lot easier to see the mistaken attitudes of the past than identify those of...
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    Wow. I started reading the Chatterton book, and...

    Wow. I started reading the Chatterton book, and you can tell it's from 1914 from statements about how the Company apparently benefitted "the natives". In reality, not only was an astronomical...
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    Very interesting. Do you have any resources...

    Very interesting. Do you have any resources about smaller craft in the East Indies?
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    If you're not too picky, you could also use the...

    If you're not too picky, you could also use the sloops (or brigs, if you have any) to stand in for the ghurabs of the Maratha Navy and the Bombay Marine.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grab_(ship)
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    Bligh has posted summaries of some historical...

    Bligh has posted summaries of some historical actions and created a good number of solo scenarios. Raiding and protecting shipping is a good place to start.


    I was thinking of the following for...
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    If it fits into anyone's scenario, say escorting...

    If it fits into anyone's scenario, say escorting troop transports, I have in my dissertation research notes a timeline of which Highland Regiments went to India and when from around the Seven Years'...
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    I suspect you've already come across it, but if...

    I suspect you've already come across it, but if not, "The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company" by John Keay seems to be exactly the sort of book you'd be interested in in...
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    Borrowing from my dissertation bibliography, you...

    Borrowing from my dissertation bibliography, you may find the following books useful:


    Cohen, Stephen P. 1971. The Indian Army: Its Contribution to the Development of a Nation. Bombay: Oxford...
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    I'm quite late to this thread, but in case anyone...

    I'm quite late to this thread, but in case anyone takes a look with the same questions, the East India Company was authorized to raise its own army and navy and to make war (though nominally only on...
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