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Subject: Gave this a go and it's great! rss

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I'm a bit of a fan of old GW games, so when I discovered this previously unknown (to me) little game today on the 'Geek I immediately downloaded the rules and graphics, printed it out, mounted the components on card and gave it a whirl. Since I already have a fully painted squad from the old Advanced Space Crusade game I had myself a complete game by this evening.

I just then finished a solo run through and was surprised to find it very entertaining! Even played solo. The theme is great and there really is a strong feeling of stumbling through the jungle as the members of your squad get picked off one by one. I had the heavy weapons scout bringing up the rear, desperately fending off the Lurkers until he was finally isolated and overwhelmed. It's very satisfying when the marines get far enough ahead of a bunch of Lurkers to have the jungle swallow them up again (ie the tiles are discarded), or you suddenly double back to another path and spoil their impending ambush (hey, that even worked playing solo!) In the end, after several solitary battles, the sergeant managed to reach the drop pod but he was killed by a final Lurker ambush. In classic GW style it was down to the last dice roll! Almost ... made ... it!

Looking forward to give this a run with an opponent tomorrow evening - it should be a good laugh. I highly recommend checking Lost Patrol out, it really does seem to be a forgotten gem and I'm glad to have found it.
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Hi Universal, glad to hear you had fun with it. It's a tricky prospect for the Space Marines, but that's all part of the challenge! Wouldn't be fun if it was easy
 
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Hi Jake

Played two games last night and it was a hoot - the patrol has yet to make it out, but once again the sergeant made it to the dropship and was only killed due to ye olde classic last-dice-roll-on-which-the-entire-game-hinges not going his way. Nice work with this little game, it's quick, fun and yet feels like there are strategies to explore.

I uploaded a couple of pics of our game. Figures are from my Advanced Space Crusade set, which I painted up long ago.
 
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