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At Long Last, Elephants!

For the curious, the pictured leaders are: (1) Generic Roman Soldier #61, (2) Siyaj K'ak' of the Maya, and (3) Cleopatra.

The original Clash of Cultures was easily one of the best Civilization-style 4X games I’ve ever played, and was one of my favorite games from last year — despite three major problems:

1. There were no elephants.
2. The yellow miniatures were trapped in a state of perpetual melting (though this was rectified in later printings).
3. Really, not a single elephant to be found anywhere. The box showed elephants. So where were the elephants?

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