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Games with War Elephants!
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There is an old saying: "War elephants sell ancient wargames."
Elephantry is a branch of ancient armies that saw actions particularly in India, Persia, and Africa,
and it is a fascinating subject even for non-wargamers.
Some even go so far as to divide wargames into two distinct categories: One with elephants and the other with no elephants! whistle

Please add the games with war elephants in them; let's see how long the list goes.

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26. Board Game: Risk: Godstorm [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:1720]
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Elephants, Hades and hours of Dice rolling.
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27. Board Game: Grand Conquest [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:3882]
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This is a classic example...

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28. Board Game: Dou Shou Qi [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:6046]
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"Jungle or Dou Shou Qi (Chinese: 鬥獸棋, Game of Fighting Animals) is a traditional Chinese board game. It is also known as Jungle Chess or Animal Chess. It is a two player, abstract strategy game played on a 7x9 board. The game has been cited to resemble the western game Stratego [1] but Stratego actually has more in common with another Chinese board game known as Jun Qi (Chinese: 軍棋) or "Army Game"."

"Each side has 8 pieces representing different animals, each with a different rank. Higher ranking pieces can capture all pieces of identical or weaker ranking. However, there is one exception: The elephant may not capture the rat while the rat may capture the elephant."
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29. Board Game: Last Elephant Offensive: Sangshak, Burma 1944 [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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30. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:686]
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"XiangQi is one of the most played board games in the world. Translated loosely as "elephant game", the name of XiangQi may have first been recorded in Songs of Chu during the 4th century BC of early China; in the state of Qi during the Warring State Period,and the name of XiangQi ever meant ivory Liubo pieces, not modern XiangQi played by Chinese. Modern Xiangqi set was dated back to the Song dynasty.

Based closely on ancient Chinese military strategy, XiangQi draws comparisons to European Chess, but in actuality the two games have no direct connections.

XiangQi, commonly referred to in English as Chinese Chess, is played with 32 pieces (16 per player) on a board that is 9 lines wide and 10 lines long. As in the game of Go, the game is played on the intersections of the gameboard. The area of play is divided into two territories by a river in the middle of gameboard. In each territory there is a 3 line by 3 line palace, in which each player's respective General/Marshal is located. The object of the game is to capture the opponents's General/Marshal. The other pieces in the game include Chariots, Horses, Elephants, Advisors, Cannons, and Soldiers."
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31. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in The Second Punic War 219-202 B.C. [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]
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One measely elephant counter.
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32. Board Game: Hanniball [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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"Hanniball is a two-player soccer-like abstract board game.

Both players have 11 pieces: 1 Monkey (the Keeper), 2 Lions, 4 Elephants and 4 Horses. There is a special piece used in the game that represents the Ball.

Pieces move similar to Chess pieces. They can take control of the Ball and move it with them from one square to another, leave it behind or shoot the Ball to other squares.

The goal is to shoot the Ball into opponent's goal."
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33. Board Game: Hannibal Ante Portas [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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34. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:324]
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The version I grew up with (similar to this picture) had war elephants for rooks. It took me a disappointing while to realize most chess sets weren't like that one. Just a boring tower.
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35. Board Game: Chaturanga [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:6919]
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Chess reminded me of this one.
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36. Board Game: Hannibal: The Italian Campaign [Average Rating:5.59 Unranked]
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37. Board Game: Zama 202 B.C.: Hannibal vs. Scipio Africanus [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
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38. Board Game: Hannibal's War [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:7968]
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39. Board Game: Hannibal: The Second Punic War [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:8062]
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40. Board Game: Summoner Wars [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:226] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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I'm really excited for the upcoming reinforcements pack with this set of cards! I want to have an animal-dominated deck! Too bad there are no animal champions for the Jungle Elves.
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41. Board Game: 300: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:5108]
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42. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1776]
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First Ed.

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43. Board Game: Pyrrhic Victory: SPQR Module [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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"Pyrrhic Victory recreates the first two battles that the Epirote mercenary (and would-be Alexander of the West) Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, fought against the slowly but inexorably expanding Republic of Rome. It was the first time the Roman legions faced the Macedonian tactical system, although the phalanx as a military formation was quite familiar to them. It was also the first time the Romans encountered elephants.'"
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44. Board Game: Age of Mythology: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1823]
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Well... if we are including fantasy war games we should include this one as well.

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45. Board Game: Diadochoi: Great Battles of Alexander Module [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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46. Board Game: Spartan [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:6574]
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From SPI's PREStags pack.
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47. Board Game: Conquest [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:3110]
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48. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1021]
 
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This is a Chaos War Mammoth from Forge World.
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49. Board Game: Siam [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:1918]
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If Chess's elephants work, do these?
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50. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1235]
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This just might qualify...



Geekimage from Tim in Saskatoon.
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