- Nov 23, 2017
You could be right. After all we have plenty of examples from few decades later, where there's no ssuch howdah depicted. If adopted it wouldn't have gone out of use.This isnt based on any artistic work. Only howdah you see is of civy use. I wouldnt doubt that Mauryas did but we have no samples. That image is just fictitious-realism.
Another terrible shortcoming is the total absence of absolutely any short of siege equipments for field artillery.
Also have found not a single fucking evidence of any sort of ballista, scorpion, catapult nor siege-tower, battering ram. The Greeko-Romans of the antiquity overdid it to a fault.