Vijayangara Army - A tale of incredible and impossible numbers and blatant propaganda.
It is often repeated by historians that the Vijayanagara army at its peak numbered over 1.1 million men. In the famous battle of Raichur, Krishnadevaraya was supposed to have deployed an army of 730000 fighting men. If such numbers had been reported for an European kingdom, even one as powerful as the Holy Roman empire, the historians would have dismissed it immediately as an exaggeration. Since many times such numbers are obtained from ancient and medieval poets and histori