Our first objective was the 1st Sihk War battlefields in the Punjab - Alliwal, Mukdi & Sobraon. The 2nd objective was the 2nd Sihk War battlefields in the Pakistani part of the Punjab. The 3rd objective was the sieges of the Indian Mutiny. Along the way there were a few pre-Anglo battlefields & lots of forts. With the help of our GPS apps we located all the battlefields & forts on our list with known locations.
The battlefields were usually not that informative really, because they were fought in flat terrain without significant terrain features & the field fortifications have generally not survived. But they were interesting nevertheless, not only for the achievement of finding them, but the taking of us right off the tourist track to see the real rural India.
I missed out on the Pakistan expedition because my Pakistani visa did not come through, even though it was applied for 3 months ahead. Instead, I kept our Indian driver (who could not go into Pakistan) & took a more conventional tourist trip to the Himachal & Shimla, the winter capital of the Raj. The others explored the battlefields of the 2nd Sihk War & also thought they found Alexander's crossing point of the Indus. It seems the main differences between Pakistan & India are that the roads are even worse in Pakistan, & that in Pakistan you can get beef, but not beer, whereas in India you can get beer, but the only meat is chicken.
After reuniting at the Pakistan border we headed south to Agra, then east to Lucknow. The main military sites being a series of forts.