Step right up guvner. Come and see the ultimate turn of the (19th) century smackdown. Ten thousand redcoat whipping boyz versus fifty thousand heroes of the Maratha Empire. See 100 cannon smash 17 into dust! All star colonial attackers (boo- hiss) versus bronzed native defenders (hurrah!). Some no name, toffee nosed snob, Arthur la-di-dah Wellesley, leading the British East India Company, versus the renowned, up-from-the-ranks Colonel with a heart-of-gold, Anthony Pohlmann, generously assisting the Maratha Empire!
Will John Bull cop another bloody nose? Will highly trained troops, lead by an overzealous glory-hog, beat a horde equipped with modern weaponry, defending their own turf? This bout has it all! Bullshit flanking manoeuvres, undiscovered river crossings, entire corps playing possum, ridiculous mismatched numbers, misunderstood orders, heroic last stands, last minute cavalry charges, and sacrifice of the highest order.
Watch the Armchair Corporal re-write history and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory… just click that ole mouse here 20/20 Hindsight: Re-fighting the Battle of Assaye, or go to the Alt History tab at the top o the page.