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Introduction to the World of Lost Admiral Returns

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Game Menus

How to Play / Game Rules

Walkthrough of a Battle

Tutorial 1 2 3 4

Damage Chart


Save The Admiral Campaign


Instant Battles

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Lost Admiral Returns

Player's Manual - Welcome



Battleships are lots of fun in Lost Admiral Returns.  Unlike most Battleship Games, you can maneuver these massive killing machines to dominate the battle ocean.  You can also enjoy the flavor of famous wwii battleship combat with your choice of famous ships such as the Yamato battleship, Battleship New Jersey, Battleship Texas, Battleship Missouri, or any other battleship that comes to mind.

Welcome to Lost Admiral Returns!

Lost Admiral Returns is a knife-edged strategy game, turn based, where you outmaneuver your opponents for control of coastal cities using battleships, destroyers, submarines, and other ships.  The game play is based on the classic award winning Lost Admiral released in 1991.

LAR is made by Thurston Searfoss, who created the original Lost Admiral, Conquered Kingdoms, and Grandest Fleet with QQP back in 1991 through 1996.

The latest information on Lost Admiral Returns can be found at the official website at

This manual is broken up into sections explaining how to play the game, how the program menus work, and other details of interest to players of Lost Admiral Returns.

Use the tutorials to learn about LAR quickly:

Play each tutorial in sequence from #1 through to #4 in order to learn all of the various subtleties of LAR.  You can also read the tutorial summary pages located on the menu bar to the left, or click here to select an individual tutorial page:

  • Tutorial #1 - the basics of movement and combat
  • Tutorial #2 - more advanced combat, scouting, air support, and submerged subs.
  • Tutorial #3 - city resources, building new ships, and moving through rivers.
  • Tutorial #4 - selecting your ships at the start of battles, and tracking intended destinations.

  Learn about the many challenging special Missions: missions

  Learn about the quick easy-going Instant Battles: Instant Battles

Read a description of how Lost Admiral works, and the various game rules by clicking here.

Read a walkthrough of the steps involved for a typical battle here, step by step.


Study the damage charts for ships in LAR:

Click on the Damage Chart link on the navigation menu to the left, or click here to visit the Damage Chart page.  You will be able to print out these charts and refer to them while playing LAR games.


Still have a question or need help with a specific topic?

Try the LAR search-website page to search the manual and LAR website for information by keywords you choose.


Save The Admiral by helping him in a special campaign:

Click on the Save the Admiral Campaign menu choice to learn how to conduct many special operations missions to help the Admiral today!


For other parts of the manual, use the menu bar on the left:

The manual has various chapters dedicated to all parts of the game, and new sections will be added periodically as new material and updates are made to Lost Admiral Returns.

Please use the menu bar on the left to navigate the manual.

Here is a view of the build menu, where you ships at the start of a battle.If you have questions, please visit our forum and look for help there.

If you find an error or omission in this manual, please email us at

Thank you for trying out Lost Admiral Returns!

Click here to to buy Lost Admiral Returns and get access all the new fun stuff!

Click here to download the trial version of Lost Admiral Returns.


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