March 26, 2016 by brennon
Following the announcement of Lost Patrol last week Games Workshop have added the game to their webstore with a notice that they will notify you when the game becomes available to pre-order. It’s not out until 11th June 2016 so they’re getting the word out there early which is kind of new!
“A fun and compelling two-player challenge, Lost Patrol is a boxed game set on a hostile jungle world full of sinister hidden danger! Players assume the roles of a Space Marines Scout squad and a fierce swarm of cunning Genestealers eager to end their lives. The Genestealers of Moraz III have every advantage on their home turf and will make every attempt to quickly despatch the human intruders.
The Scouts will almost certainly all die. But how far can you get? Will you ever see the drop pod tile? And each game becomes a challenge to try and get further – and because you can turn games around in 10 minutes when you get into it, you can play loads of it, and swap sides and make it a competition with your mate.”
I’m genuinely interested to see how this game plays and I think it could have a lot of promise when it hits the tabletop. The desperate nature of the Scouts rush towards the drop pod and the deadly jungle around them teeming with Tyranids makes for an interesting dynamic.
It appears as if we’re going to be seeing full kits here as part of the release; basically taking off the shelf sprues and sticking them into the pack with some bold colours on them if you don’t fancy painting.
Hopefully Games Workshop will do another of their demo game videos where they show off the mechanics and get stuck into a run through of the game. They have been really good watching so far and it would be nice to see them continue the theme.
Will you be snapping this up?
"The desperate nature of the Scouts rush towards the drop pod and the deadly jungle around them teeming with Tyranids makes for an interesting dynamic..."