GW’s Lost Patrol: Unboxed

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You’ve seen the teasers and now it’s time to get inside the box to see what GW’s upcoming boardgame is all about:


Here’s the full set of teaser images sprues and contents.

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Lost Patrol $60 

Moraz III – a deadly jungle world filled with danger and fear, populated by ferocious aliens who wait in the undergrowth to pounce on the unwary and mercilessly kill anyone who stumbles across them. Even the plant life itself is malignant here, constantly twisting and growing in unnatural ways to trap its prey.

A dropship containing vitally important surveillance files has crash landed on this hostile planet. It’s up to you and your squad of Space Marine Scouts to retrieve these files, activate the dropship, and hopefully escape with your lives.

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.

Inside the box, you’ll find five Space Marine Scouts, twelve Genestealers, six Infestations (the markers of imminent Genestealer appearance),thirty hex tiles and the full rules for play.

Lost Patrol ships out on June 18th 2016

 

  • rtheom

    Oh man, look at those beautiful sprues. So easy to assemble! The arms that go with each gun are right there next to them! That is why they chose to re-use the old Scouts for sure.

    I’m liking the colored plastic, too. For once I won’t feel pressured to paint the models before playing with them. New folks won’t be immediately confused by them.

    • petrow84

      And those feeder tendrils heads! I love them!

    • abaddonsmummy

      Why not go the whole hog and have one molded piece of plastic like the plastic soldiers of old.
      Hell why not 2 lumps of plastic, one blue one red and push them at each other.

  • petrow84

    This is Space Hulk… but is SPHEEEEHS… I mean, jungle, jungle, that is.

  • miteyheroes
    • Dave Scammell

      I think the article’s meant to draw attention to their unboxing *video*, but it gets lost with all the other stuff on the page, because it just looks like they took the last article and shoved in some more pictures, when actually they did put a full vid together.
      They really, REALLY need to get their game together with article headlines to make it clear to us readers what to expect. Just putting having ‘Video: Unboxing Lost Patrol’ we’d know what to expect and wouldn’t get pissed off to see seemingly the same article staring back at us again.

  • Dave Scammell

    Old as it may be, I do have a lot of love for that genestealer kit. Mainly because I remember how much of an improvement on the one that came before (which was a classic, but oh god it was outdated).
    The game looks pretty fun actually. Not balanced in any way, but I don’t think it’s meant to be.

  • abaddonsmummy

    Awful, cheap looking, basic Death Hulk rubbish rip off.
    Please tell me this ain’t the way GW are taking 40K!

    • memitchell

      This comment makes no sense. It’s not awful. It’s not cheap looking. It’s not rubbish. It’s not Death Hulk (whatever that is?). It’s not taking 40K a new way. You did say ” Please say this ain’t the way.” You’re welcome.

  • memitchell

    If you want them, there’s about $70 worth of minis in the $60 box. If you don’t, there’s a $30 game in the $60 box. And, gameplay videos I’ve seen look like the game is seriously flawed. Playable, but probably not enjoyable (for the Marine player, unless you excel at rolling 6’s on D’6’s)..