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HiWar Elephants would be a huge logistical hassle and consider feeding etc etc so their battle effectiveness against cost is negatable.  They almost certainly would have terrified the Brits and this is clearly the aim.  Also it is a demonstration of power - - 'look at me - I can bring beasts from far afield - - and you think you can fight me?!!'Also in battle they were very good for fighting and breaking tighly packed ranks, ie Greek Phalanx or a Roman formation, but I think for fighting loosly formed formations (ie the Brits) I cannot see the effectiveness - less for scaring the sh*t out of the oponent!I personally think its a statement from the stammering Emporer!Rich