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"The Wind and the Lion: U.S Marines" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 8:56 p.m. PST

Good Marines movie!.

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Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 10:58 p.m. PST

Makes my heart fill with pride!! The sound of one foot step.

Semper fidelis

Russ Dunaway

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 11:20 p.m. PST

It doesn't get any better than this!

BillyNM15 Feb 2019 11:58 p.m. PST

Blocked in the UK by Sony News for copyright reasons – luckily I have it on DVD, one my favourites for all period hardware and a great adventure story.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2019 3:32 a.m. PST

Great to see that again!

Ashokmarine16 Feb 2019 5:20 a.m. PST

Greta movie! Semper fi

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

Its a great movie but I always feel sorry for the Palace guards who have no idea about what is going on.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

Happy it brings you good memories my friends!. (smile)


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Feb 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

Not to deliberately highjack this thread, but given the deserved popularity of this wonderful film, I can hardly refuse this gentle reminder that all that is needed to game those actions, and more, is available here in 15mm: link

TWATL is SO good, I won't let myself watch it for years at a time so that it won't be "worn out." (I saw it at least three times during first release, taking more and more gamers to experience it.)

It just may be the PERFECT wargamers's movie (if not "Zulu").


Oppiedog16 Feb 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

The band is always a nice touch at the end. I wonder if the marched all the way from the dock playing.

Vidgrip16 Feb 2019 7:09 p.m. PST

TWATL is a favorite for my whole family. I introduced my youngest son to miniatures gaming by re-fighting those scenes using 54mm figures and the Savage World Showdown skirmish rules. That movie as well as Zulu and Last of the Mohicans were the basis for many fun games with inexpensive, often unpainted figures. Since my boys grew up and moved away I have often considered tossing those figures, but never do. There may be grandkids someday who will want to ride with Raisuli, Lord of the Riff.

Richard Baber17 Feb 2019 2:50 a.m. PST

I`m going to run something similar using my 1917 era US troops in Baden Powell hats, but with an opposed landing and some actual opposition – I may include Krauts in Picklehelm and colourful French cavalry too :)

Legion 417 Feb 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

Loved the movie …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Glad you like it too my good friend!. (smile)


Bismarck18 Feb 2019 7:30 a.m. PST

Agree with Russ. That landing and attack scene is right out of the landing party manual for the ear. The double time through town with the furled colors and forming the lines when they attacked the palace still makes the heart swell.

Semper Fi


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2019 7:18 a.m. PST

If that scene hasn't stirred your wargaming heart into trying to game it, look for the figures or at least cause some kind of gaming related itch, you should hand in your card and go collect Biedermeyer curtains or something …

At least I did my bit in having Gringo 40's make a 28mm figure of the Raisuli. Hope he gets on with doing the rest of the range.

Richard Baber19 Feb 2019 11:00 a.m. PST

I have that figure – very cool :)

Fitzovich03 Mar 2019 5:45 a.m. PST

Enjoyed the movie and the clip you posted.

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