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Board Game
Name
Lost Battles
Version Nickname
First Edition
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Year Published
2011
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Dimensions
12.00 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
Weight
7.70 pounds
Languages
English
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The game's designer Philip Sabin wrote:

I just received my first copies of the board game. It looks even better than I had hoped. The box is 12" x 10.5" by 3" and weighs 3.5kg including the custom made outer box which we are using for shipping. The tiles are packed in two stacks of 25, held together with rubber bands, and balanced by the book in the other half of the box. The Empire game board opens out concertina fashion to a strip of four mounted A4 panels. The seven countersheets look really great, and the rules booklet is just superb with its dozens of full colour illustrations including mini-maps of all 36 battles using the actual game components. The length is a bit intimidating at first, but once you realise that so much of it consists of examples and scenarios, the trepidation soon wears off. It knocks the rules in Appendix 1 of the paperback into a cocked hat.
What really pleases me after initial experimentation with the components is that our modular approach has paid off after all. The 20 square tiles fit together snugly and show little tendency to drift (especially when placed on a cloth rather than a polished tabletop). I suggest in the rules that readers might like to construct a frame to keep the tiles together, but in practice this is quite unnecessary. Not only that, but the countersheets offer an option which is present in few if any other boardgames. I punched out several of the beautifully rounded counters and tried them out on the tiles. I then decided to put them back into their individual holes in the countersheet. They fitted in so snugly thanks to the thick card that they were perfectly secure. Since only a few dozen counters are needed for any individual scenario, many of you may actually prefer to keep the countersheets themselves as storage devices instead of using the eight ziploc bags provided, thereby allowing you to find the units and generals you need at a glance and to keep the game almost in unpunched condition despite playing it regularly. Talk about having your cake and eating it!
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