What's your ideas regarding to these giant beasts of labour? In Civ 2 and 4. War Elephants are generic units, Particularly in Civ2 where UU concepts didn't come to exists yet, and Civ4 where Elephants are treated as BOTH Strategic resources required to train any Elephant units, and Luxury resources (Ivory). Since Civ5 onwards however, Elephant units became UU of many respective civs, particularly those originated from Africa or South and Southeast Asia. Also trainable without having to tap Ivory resources or trade with / extort others for ones. https://civilization.fandom.com/wiki/War_Elephant_(Civ4) Civ 3 - Indian has access to War Elephants, replacing Knights. Civ 5 - India still has their iconic War Elephants as in Civ3, instead replaced Chariots - Siam was represented as Medieval Civ and can train Naresuan's Elephants (I think Civ5 Designers did watch 'Legends of King Naresuan' movies... too bad his preferred enemy - Burma - NEVER shows up in that series -- or ANY Civ games AT ALL)* - Carthage got African Forest Elephant. All Elephants belonged to Mounted Units roster. Civ 6: This is the first game in the series where mounted units were divided mainly into two classes, Light and Heavy. Each has its own promo tree and different focuses. - India. Their war elephants in previous Civ games now called Varu (Royal Elephant, or what else? One thing fore sure is that only persons from Ksatriya castes may ride one in battle), horseman replacements. Being Heavycav unit however. - Khmer. Recurring unit from Civ4. This time their Ballista Elephant is called Domrey. - Vietnam: Siamese enemy since the Founding of Bangkok ( and rival right after regained independency from France) , Effectively replaced Burma by King Rama III era (Weakened after prolonged wars against Qing China and Ayutthaya and two successor kingdoms, and later Kaungbaung's extortions over Assam region eventually invited Redcoats into their Irrawady homelands), though chosen leader apparently came much earlier (and I'm not sure who's her enemy? China under Yuan Dynasty or Ming Dynasty?) and thus not particularly King Rama III's enemy nor ever has any chance duking against Siamese General Chao Phraya Bhordindecha (เจ้าพระยาบดินทร์เดชา) , their UU, the Voi Chien (Fighting Elephant I think, too bad they didn't use Hanzi characters anymore but I guess it might be 武象 ) however replaced crossbowmen... and I'm VERY sure that Nguyen's Dai Viet ambitions to unite Laotian Kingdoms, a region that's now referred locally as I-saan (อีสาน = Northeastern), and entirety of Cambodia included this unit as well, though Siamese shifted the uses of war elephants into mobile gun platforms instead.* Official Civ6 Elephant units now referred to with local names. and no translated names AT ALL. CIV6 MODS by @sukritact - Siam also retained their War Elephants but this time also followed Civ6 tradition, referred to as Chang Suek (ช้างศึก = a direct translation to War Elephants which I liked it alot), basically adapations of Civ5 country with the same name into Civ6 engine (AFAIK a medieval civ, though experts suggested if this country is to be playable it should be Renaissance or Industrial era civ, a suggestion which Amplitude TOOK SERIOUSLY in HUMANKIND with Gatling Elephants of King Chulalongkorn's era) I'm not sure about Burma though but I think theirs also being their iterations of War Elephant as well, and might also be the same heavycav 'Knight replacements' as well.* As F'xis is working on Civ7 (I did speculate this possibility several months earlier). Let us discuss the future of elephants in the future games. Because historically several civilizations that did learn to tap elephants did use war elephants--for a very long periord of time right into the Industrial Era (some did it beyond but not as primary units) while many more without access to one didn't. This might means a decision to reintroduce 'Generic War Elephants' might make SOME sense UNDER the conditions that elephants will be Strategic Resources (And 'hypothetic appearances as well), but in game terms. is it possible, plausible, balancing to have TWO-IN-ONE resources as in Civ4? In reality, Civilizations that used war elephants did not just use them strictly as one kind of unit for specific jobs, In Sokhothai mololithic stele there were referrences of 'Clash of War Elephants' between King of Sukhothai VS King of another city (possibly Old Khmer remnants). I'm very sure that Old Khmer Dominions did use their Domreys BOTH as ballista platforms AND Superheavy cavalry as well. Similiar facts did went to anyone else in South and Southeast Asia (There might also be Voi Chien Knights as well, other interesting fact is that there were also Chinese War Elephants as well, a Chinese Chess game did have a unit referred to as 象 too). The rise of gunpowder in the 16th Century eventually shifted focus of War Elephants, especially After a famous battle where King Naret led his counteroffensives against Hanthawaddy's Army led by Prince Mang Sam Kyat (??), a battle which King Naret won, his victory was actually achieved (primarily) by European mercenary musketeers (I'm not sure if they temporary scour ahead of main tercio block in the same fashion as Spanish or Portuguese Tercios which quickly adapted by everyone in Mekhong subcontinent along with Portuguese Feitorias built there) which did a volley that hit (and likely killed) that young Burmese Prince before King Naret on his mighty mastodon even reached him. Rather than a dramatic honorable elephant duel as often portrayed in modern Thai 'historical' genre medias. The Battle which aftermath eventually shifted focus in War Elephant Doctrines away from Heavy Shock Cavalry towards Gun platforms and siegery (including to ram city gates, something Phaya Tak (Zheng Xin (?)) did in his desperate 'Final' Assault on Chandapuri about one or two century later. Same thing which Indians also allegedy did in Mughal era. and shortly later Brits too did with evenmore advanced weaponry. What is your view on War Elephants?. and what should Elephant units represented in the next Civ games?