Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lost Patrol

Last night TCM showed John Ford's film The Lost Patrol. A great adventure film that depicts a section of Hussars (I believe) lost in a sea of sand dunes in WWI. The context clues all point to this being Mesopotamia or Arabistan but that is not at all the point. The plot is simple and establishes a formula well known to modern viewers. A section of troopers is slowly whittled down by an unseen enemy and begin to crack up. You should buy or rent this film, then buy some Hussars and Arabs from Brigade Games. Essential source material for colonial skirmish gaming.

1 comment:

Robo said...

Great in its simplicity. One of my favorites.