Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lost Battles (the boardgame) arrives

It's been a quiet few weeks here on the blog front.  I had a quick visit home to New Zealand to celebrate the old man's 60th, and although I was only there for a week I've been a bit of a wreck since my return.  It was great to catch up with family and have a few too many beers but it really took it out of me.  I think I must be getting old!

Anyway, on to the wargaming...

On Sunday the long-awaited boardgame version of Phil Sabin's Lost Battles arrived on my doorstep.  It really is the box of goodness I'd been hoping it would be.  The artwork is stunning and the new rulebook is superb.

Here are a few in-progress shots of the Granicus scenario to give you a taste:

The only slight complaint I have is that the grassy areas on the river tiles are rather greener than those of their normal cousins, but once the counters are down I find that I don't notice it so much.  Phil Sabin, Mark Mahaffey and the Fifth Column Games team have done a great job on this, and I'm very happy I got my pre-orders in on this one.

Well, back to the game!


  1. I actually like the "green" areas, since they're near the river, thus grass should be greener there! :)

  2. Ray, it is very nice being able to play the battles I don't currently have armies for. Piero - that's a fine example of looking on the bright side ;-)

    Cheers to you both,

  3. I agree that the river tiles should blend more with the base grass color at the edges. Brighter and deeper green closer to the river, but the other color at the tile edges away from the river.

    Oh well.

  4. How does one get a copy of this game?

    1. Hi Gregory, its OOP now, so your best bet is probably secondhand. Maybe check the boardgamegeek page, ebay, etc?

      Good luck!

  5. I s this game available in the U.S.?


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