History Main / WarElephants

29th Apr '16 8:45:21 PM BattleMaster
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* Referenced in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (or at least the animated movie thereof) where one elephant commands the others like a DrillSergeantNasty (except without the swearing) and talks about the medals he earned.

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* Referenced in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (or at least the animated movie thereof) where one elephant commands the others elephants act like a DrillSergeantNasty (except without the swearing) and talks about the medals he earned.heroic ([[IdiotHero if dimwitted]]) British army officers.
29th Apr '16 2:31:41 PM Doug86
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* In ''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'', Seleucus (one of AlexanderTheGreat's generals) gathers a whole unit of battle elephants while campaigning in India. It never sees much action in the novel, but Thais gets to ride one in Babylon.

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* In ''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'', Seleucus (one of AlexanderTheGreat's UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's generals) gathers a whole unit of battle elephants while campaigning in India. It never sees much action in the novel, but Thais gets to ride one in Babylon.



* AlexanderTheGreat encountered war elephants in India, and his general Seleukos got 500 of them in return for peace with an Indian king. He used these to gain a decisive advantage over the other Macedonian generals in the Wars of the Successors, eventually conquering the lion's share of Alexander's empire. Elephants were used in many Hellenistic armies after that, and were helpful for instance in defeating the Galatians in Turkey in the 3rd century BC. However, after a while, professional soldiers got used to the sight of elephants, meaning their psychological impact was lost. The Romans never adopted the practice of using them.

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* AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat encountered war elephants in India, and his general Seleukos got 500 of them in return for peace with an Indian king. He used these to gain a decisive advantage over the other Macedonian generals in the Wars of the Successors, eventually conquering the lion's share of Alexander's empire. Elephants were used in many Hellenistic armies after that, and were helpful for instance in defeating the Galatians in Turkey in the 3rd century BC. However, after a while, professional soldiers got used to the sight of elephants, meaning their psychological impact was lost. The Romans never adopted the practice of using them.
23rd Apr '16 5:27:51 AM TrueShadow1
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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/Xiangqi'', ''TabletopGame/Janggi'', and ''TabletopGame/Makruk'', still use the old Elephant piece.

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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/Xiangqi'', ''TabletopGame/Janggi'', ''TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Janggi}}'', and ''TabletopGame/Makruk'', ''TabletopGame/{{Makruk}}'', still use the old Elephant piece.
23rd Apr '16 5:26:53 AM TrueShadow1
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* In ''TabletopGames/{{Chess}}'', the Bishop used to be called Elephants, and can only move ''exactly'' two diagonal squares. In some languages, they are still called Elephants. Other games of the same family, like ''TabletopGame/Xiangqi'', ''TabletopGame/Janggi'', and ''TabletopGame/Makruk'', still use the old Elephant piece.
9th Mar '16 7:14:34 PM TheBigBopper
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* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', the [[SimSimSalabim Kushan Empire]] utilizes war elephants during its invasion of Midland. And some of the elephants are used as familiars (ten-foot-tall familiars at that), which ends up giving them a more anthropomorphic appearance, which allows them to wear armor and use weapons.

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* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', the [[SimSimSalabim Kushan Empire]] utilizes uses large numbers of war elephants during its in their invasion of Midland. And some Midland, equipped with armor and carrying platforms for warriors and archers. The exotic animals seem like unstoppable monsters to their enemies, and we are treated to graphic depictions of hapless infantry being trampled beneath their feet, though Rakshas also demonstrates that they can be easily terrified and made to stampede over their own forces. As if the regular elephants are used as familiars (ten-foot-tall familiars at that), which ends up giving them a more anthropomorphic appearance, which allows them to wear armor weren't enough, Daiba and use weapons.his sorcerers have also provided the Empire with bipedal elephant-headed monsters armed with equally enormous weapons. Emperor Ganishka certainly prizes elephants as a sign of royal power, since we see him riding to and from Charlotte's prison on an elephant, and he commands the siege of Vritannis from a palace on wheels drawn by no fewer than sixteen elephants and surrounded by an escort of elephant cavalry.
14th Jan '16 4:41:40 PM Ultimatum
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* In the VideoGames/AgeOfWonders games there are war elephants and war Mammoths depending on the race

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* In the VideoGames/AgeOfWonders games the VideoGame/AgeOfWonders games there are war elephants and war Mammoths depending on the race
14th Jan '16 12:57:59 PM Ultimatum
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** In  VideoGames/AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings still have their mammoths but war elephants are absent,however,playing as the Arch Droid class enables the taming of wild elephants through the use of the befriend animal ability.

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** In  VideoGames/AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings In   VideoGame/AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings still have their mammoths but war elephants are absent,however,playing as the Arch Droid class enables the taming of wild elephants through the use of the befriend animal ability.
14th Jan '16 12:55:20 PM Ultimatum
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** In AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings still have their mammoths but war elephants are absent,however,playing as the Arch Droid class enables the taming of wild elephants through the use of the befriend animal ability.

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** In AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings In  VideoGames/AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings still have their mammoths but war elephants are absent,however,playing as the Arch Droid class enables the taming of wild elephants through the use of the befriend animal ability.
14th Jan '16 12:47:46 PM Ultimatum
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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 1'' and 2, have War Elephant units. Frostlings got [[http://aow2.heavengames.com/gameinfo/units/frostlings.shtml#mammoth_rider Mammoth Rider]] in 2.

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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 1'' *In the VideoGames/AgeOfWonders games there are war elephants and 2, have War war Mammoths depending on the race
**In ''Age Of Wonders'' only the Azracs could build war elephants,which replaced siege rams for that race.
**In ''The Wizard's Throne'' Normads had access to
Elephant units. riders and Frostlings got [[http://aow2.heavengames.com/gameinfo/units/frostlings.shtml#mammoth_rider could use Mammoth Rider]] in 2.Riders
**In AgeOfWonders3 Frostlings still have their mammoths but war elephants are absent,however,playing as the Arch Droid class enables the taming of wild elephants through the use of the befriend animal ability.
12th Jan '16 2:50:47 PM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/AScotsmanInEgypt'': the final major battle of the fic against the Timurids features their war elephants. Of course, the Timurid hordes didn't feature on being: a) ''outnumbered'' and b) facing [[BraveScot Scotsmen]]. [[TheBerserker Angus the Mauler]] gets a special mention for going batshit insane ([[BloodKnight moreso than usual]]) at the sight of them, not calming down until he's finally killed one. Singlehandedly.

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* ''Fanfic/AScotsmanInEgypt'': ''LetsPlay/AScotsmanInEgypt'': the final major battle of the fic against the Timurids features their war elephants. Of course, the Timurid hordes didn't feature on being: a) ''outnumbered'' and b) facing [[BraveScot Scotsmen]]. [[TheBerserker Angus the Mauler]] gets a special mention for going batshit insane ([[BloodKnight moreso than usual]]) at the sight of them, not calming down until he's finally killed one. Singlehandedly.



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* Used in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', as in the books. (see Literature) They had ''eight'' tusks (four of them were small).

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* Used in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', as in the books. (see Literature) They had have ''eight'' tusks (four of them were small).



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' mentions the presence of war mammoths in the freemen's army, ridden by giants.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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mentions the presence of war mammoths in the freemen's army, ridden by giants.



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