for me it was the original pacific. quick, engaging and quite balanced once everybody gets used to the map, disposition of units etc.
and its fast !!! thats why i love it, I just can’t spent all those hours on aa40 anymore and neither can my gaming group. It’s the only board that lets you have the full spectrum of options that is playable in one night of epic dicerolling :evil:. that is why this is still my favorite board and it still feels fresh even after all these years.
my second favorite is 1914 damn this game is awesome i just love the mechanics and simplicity of the rules and trench warfare grind. people say its unbalanced I dunno about that, its about even wins for CP and for allies (but my group and I are bunch of epic drunks so that might explain it hehehe)