I learned last week that the makers of Stratego have reordered their pieces in the recent games, so that the good ones are now the higher numbers, and the worse ones are lower. I suppose that sort of makes sense for people learning the game anew, if the higher ones are better, but the curmudgeon in me will always think of miners as 8's, not 2's.
Ridiculous, I say. If you're number one, you should be able to beat everybody, right? Not in the new version - number ones are the feeble scouts.