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Looking for a travel/lunch at work-game, I have decided to buy some version of Pocket battles. Now, the question is which one to buy? Is any one of them better in some sense? More interesting pieces, more differentiated tactics, ...? Which one is the pinacle of awesomeness in the pocket battle genre?
 
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I only know the first two. There are more by now, I guess?

Pretty much, though, it comes down to which theme appeals to you the most.

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Yes, there are four now. Celts vs Romans, Orcs vs Elves, Confederacy vs Union and Macedonians vs Persians.

I have no real setting favorite I think, I am mostly fishing for the box that has the most interesting mechanics/pieces if any.
 
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I think the order that I like them is as follows:

Celts v Romans (just seems the most balanced)
Confederacy v Union
Orcs v Elves
Macedonians v Persians

They are all very similar. M v P just seemed to be more one dimensional. They are all a nice diversion.

Once you have a played each a couple of times there is some room for experimentation. 2 rounds would be a long game in any iteration.

We play with a "one more wound" to kill to add a little bit more thought in choosing damages. But that is just us.
 
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    I like Celts Vs Romans and Macedonians Vs Persians.

    Have a look at Table Battles as well which is in the same space as Pocket Battles.
 
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Thanks for feedback and tips all. I will go for celts vs romans.
 
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