Warning: Wild Pipedream Described Below
Unique Civ Idea
After battle elephants have been significantly nerfed (splash damage), Vietnamese civ in particular stands out as needing some serious help. A thought occurred to me today on the topic: 2 garrison slots on each battle elephant increasing to 3 with Chatras researched. Only ranged units and villagers and monks (and maybe pikemans – light infantry and ranged units) may garrison into the Battle Elephant’s baskets. Arrows are fired from the safety of the garrison baskets.
Targets garrisoned in the Battle Elephant baskets can be hit by both melee and ranged but also benefit from the protection (armor) of the Battle Elephant while Garrisoned.