I had imagined an idea like this before, but I never posted it. My idea was limited to cannons and ballistae. The cannons could fire cannonballs (two iron ingots) for 6 hearts of damage, TNT with the same effect as a ghast fireball (so that TNT cannons were still useful), stone blocks for 4 hearts of damage, iron blocks for 9.5 hearts of damage, and gravel for 20 small bullets fired in a random pattern for 0.5 hearts of damage each (obviously, the brief invincibility after being hit would make this useless at a close range). Firing would require gunpowder (it acts kind of like a furnace: you put gunpowder in and the cannon is charged for 8 shots, maybe coal for one shot, when it runs out of "shots" it consumes another coal/gunpowder) and the projectiles would fly like fire charges out of a dispenser.
The ballistae would shoot ballistia arrows (not very original) for 4 hearts of damage. I was planning on them being crafted as such:
That's wool in the bottom right corner there. Bad recipe, I know. Spears as ammunition would be a better idea.
Both would be placable blocks.
I was considering arbalests, too, but I decided against it.
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go to this thread to see my vanilla siege engines mod. (Its awesome!) so far i have made just the catapult and it can be rotated, moved, loaded with cobble, loaded with explosives (TNT), fired with cobble, and fired with explosives.