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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51. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:128]
Michael Hovan
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Elkhart
Indiana
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The image looks like this:

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52. Board Game: Sticks & Stones [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:7126]
Roberto Silva
Italy
CARPI (MO)
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Because Mammoths and Mastodons are permitted ... this game is perfect for this Geeklist!

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53. Board Game: Empires of the Ancient World [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1905]
D a v i d B u r k e y
United States
Fort Smith
Arkansas
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There be war elephants in this game....

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54. Board Game: Arimaa [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1303]
Russ Williams
Poland
Wrocław
Dolny Śląsk
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OK, since abstract strategy games with elephants running amok are OK, Arimaa is probably my favorite such game with elephants!
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55. Board Game: De Bellis Multitudinis [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2899]
Stephen Coney
Croatia
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This is DBA's big brother. There's loads of Elephant-heavy armies.
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56. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:183]
Norbert Chan
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Even Knizia has done war elephants!
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57. Board Game: De Bellis Renationis [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:6000]
Stephen Coney
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They were still using elephants in the Pike and Shot era, so...DBA's weird step-brother qualifies.
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58. Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:5793]
Stephen Coney
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Since we're trying to see how far this list goes, I won't be shy about adding DBMM, DBA's cooler, hip brother.
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59. Board Game: Armati [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
Stephen Coney
Croatia
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Gotta keep going!
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60. Board Game: Alexander the Great [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:4045]
Steve Herron
United States
Johnson City
Tennessee
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I was surprised this game had not been listed yet. It may have been the first wargame to have war elephants. The elephant counter is the first half inch (pink) counter on the sheet. I remembered it since it was my first wargame to have them.
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61. Board Game: Angola [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:1306]
Robert Stuart
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Los Alamos
New Mexico
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The South Africans had the Oliphant tank. Does that count?blush
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62. Board Game: Assault on Hoth: The Empire Strikes Back [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1651]
Spinach Fell Nimh
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Fountain Valley
California
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If you're going to include mumakil from LotR, you might as well include AT-AT Walkers, which are obviously based on the same thing. Star Wars = LotR in space.
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63. Board Game: Thunderstone: Promo Pack [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Felix Lastname
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I iz in ur dunjohn, stompin ur heroez.
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64. Board Game: Batalla del Metauro [Average Rating:10.00 Unranked]
Hermann Huth
Germany
Stuttgart
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Now this is an elephant!
Quite simple german wargame from the seventies.
Very rare and expensive game!
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65. Board Game: Hordes of the Things [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:2110]
Damo
Australia
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Tasmania
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HOTT has elephants too.

(are we scraping the bottom of the barrel yet?)
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66. Board Game: Space Marine [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2021]
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Sqiggoths count!

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67. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1713]
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Aslo has sqiggoths.

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68. Board Game: Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1 [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:6107]
J.L. Robert
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Sherman Oaks
California
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Even non-serious games have a place in this list.



The kepis are a nice touch on the artwork.
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69. Board Game: Lost Battles [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:1981] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
Ronald
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Washington
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Even the most exacting scholarship cannot deny an ancient battle simulation of its elephants.
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70. Board Game: Middle-Earth [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:651]
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Westland
Michigan
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How about a War Oliphant?
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71. Board Game: Girl Genius: The Works [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:3123]
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Westland
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Let us not forget the dreaded war mimmoths.. Okay, not so much.
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72. Board Game: Raphia [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:7902]
Steve Carey
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West Coast
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Phalanx, and Archers, and Elephants, oh my!
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73. Board Game: Warmaster Ancients [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:3160]
Terry Dix
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California
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granted they are only 10mm elephants but terror inducing none the less. There are a host of other mini rules that have elephants that arent in the database. WRG ancients had 7 eds worth and the core rules were revised into Warrior Ancients.
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74. Board Game: Origins: How We Became Human [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1699]
Peter Schott
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Nürnberg
Franconia
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Lots of wild beasts can be trained as war beasts in this game - including elephants (on the right side in the middle; east coast of India)
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75. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:219]
Rob ZoBell
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North Salt Lake
Utah
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Wait--you don't remember them? Take a gander at the Kwanchai re-design:



from:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/620610/neolithic-ops-a-redes...



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