Would you like to see elephants with a bombard cannon on their back? A tanky elephant unit that fires cannon balls and can fight in melee as well. If too OP for normal gameplay, just make it a scenario only unit where it can be trained there with use of triggers.
Would look something like this below. From medieval 2 total war.
In the Delhi Sultanate gameplay trailer there was an Elephant unit with a tower where you could up to two (three?) units on top
If the Sultanate has Powder Units (not sure if I’ve seen that in the trailer) you can just combine it and have something similar
Swivel guns were definitely mounted on the back of an elephant and has already been documented centuries ago. I’m not really sure why people think it’s a matter of debate at this point.
Their media depiction do appear more common in South-East Asia like Siam (present-day Thailand) or Burma though; although I’m not opposed to the idea that the Mughal Empire and other places don’t have similar equivalent.
i dont know if that ever really worked i mean bombard elephants. At that time when every1 had gunpowder whats the point putting that thing on the back of elephant. Enemy probably also had this tech so they can blow up elephant easily anyway.
Its like in 21st century putting a dude with AK-47 on the back of elephant. Would it work. I dont think so
Strategically, they’re mobile platform and meant to be used during siege to knock down walls and other encampment; but obviously not when they’re facing against cannons behind walls. Also, since the swivel guns often have further range than a regular musket during this time period, the elephants were distanced away from being easily targeted on the battlefield, while the crew are able to harass any foot soldiers on the opposing sides.
Historically, most of the regular soldiers during the whole Siamese-Burmese war were still fighting with traditional sword and shield, with some arquebus being thrown into the mix. Cannons were definitely around due to the trade with the Portuguese and European mercenary, but because of their size, they often need to be relocated using elephants and as such their roles were usually allocated to primary in siege warfare. But as I’ve stated earlier, most people back then weren’t as suicidal, and due to the cost of maintaining and training an elephant, they’re only strategically used during favorable outcomes.