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And, having visited India a couple of years ago, I can confirm that Indian fortresses (in Rajasthan at least), very often have specific defences to stop Elephants pushing down gates (spiky stuff riveted firmly to the outside of the gate and narrow corners to make it hard to maneuver one's elephant). This implies that the pushy-downy door tactic with elephants was used sufficiently frequently and was sufficiently effective with that some form of special defence was required.
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Yeah sure. They did things to stop the local beasty from doing damage.
A BG of any other sort of mounted (even light horse) substantially outnumbers a BG of elephants, so you have to give more than 'they did x to counter elephants'. I'm pretty sure the Rajasthan also put stakes down to try to stop men.
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marioslaz wrote: nikgaukroger wrote:
marioslaz wrote:... and anyway Ellies are beasts not panzer! They wouldn't go deliberately against a structure.
They were, however, on occasion used to attack city gates.
Did they crash gates with head butt?
I don't know any episode about it, but I guess they attacked city gates from elephant and not with
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This is more of a siege game really though where you are slowly breaking down big defences rather than trying in a short space of time to get in and sack a decent camp.
Maybe all camps should have a gate shown adn the elphants can have a 5 against that bit ... on a thursday.
I am still inthe 5.5 rounded up to 6 camp. Its a call.
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Greeat question in any cas