Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:37am | IP Logged
Originally posted by tinoo
Originally posted by Intrepida
the troops run back to the mughal camp, i got no idea why lol, !
Ha ha that was hilarious.
Pratap killed their commander in chief (the King of ajmer) ...the protocol is that when the commander is killed, the soldiers of his side automatically have to lay down their arms and surrender to the other side.
In very very rare cases will soldiers continue to fight after the King/commander dies...unless the soldiers themselves have a deep personal investment in the fight (as Mewar soldiers would continue to fight if Uday Singh was killed in war - to protect their families, their lands, their self respect and their honour inside the fort). Their must be high stakes for the soldiers to continue fighting after their leader dies. In any case, it becomes difficult once the leader is no longer there to wage any kind of battle without direction or a long term strategy on how to win.
In the case of the Mughal soldiers, they really didnt have any personal stakes in this battle. They were not even akbar's soldiers. They were that ajmer dude's soldiers. Once their leader fell, they really saw no reason to continue fighting, since it was not their war to begin with... they only got pressed into service because their leader commissioned them. So once he was killed, the soldiers decided there was no real reason to continue the battle any more. They did not even have any loyalty to akbar because they were not on his payroll or brainwashed into serving him. so why put their lives at risk fighting someone else's battle? so they ran away. ha ha ha.
One of the things I really havent understood is that if Pratap was so confident of fighting all the soldiers by himself and his strategy was to challenge akbar to a one on one fight... then I dont understand why they went all that way and wasted the time to try to convince the 1000 gun-toting soldiers to join them.
Then Pratap should have just proceeded straight from Metha to akbar's camp, and challenged akbar then and there to a fight, and finished off the matter himself. In addition to which he would have reached in time to save rann singh as well.
yea i think i totally missed that part of the guy getting killed lol, but since the troops and the ajmer commander were under akbar's command, they should have stayed but yes without proper command, they really had no business staying there
its tv, our hero will always fight like the hulk!