The Northern Conspiracy
For Gamers who need inspiration or game
This is an on-going list of my favorites. I will
be happy to add to it if someone thinks they know of one that should be on the
- Beau Geste -Colonial - North Africa
French Foreign Legion in North
Africa. A little hokey but still good for skirmish ideas.
- The Charge of the Light Brigade -India and Balaclava
There are a
number of versions. I prefer the one with Erroll Flynn.
- Four Feathers - Colonial - Sudan
A cowardly british officer is shamed
by his friends into going to the Sudan and saving their lives. And of course, returning the feathers.
Some real good action.
- Gettysburg -ACW
Follows the battle pretty well. Good Battle
- Gettysburg in Miniature - ACW Diorama
Inspired me to paint more
- Gunga Din -Colonial - India
Good battle scenes and just
- Lives of a Bengal Lancer -Colonial - NW Frontier
British Lancers are attempting to quell a revolt on the frontier. Not as corny as Gunga Din. Some
good "Day-in-the-life" stuff. Wild pig sticking, Torture, Explosions !
- Major Dundee - Western
Everything you need! US
Cavalry, Confederate Cavalry, Apaches, French Lancers, Women.
- March or Die - Colonial - North Africa
French Foreign Legion in
North Africa. Very good battle scenes.
- Napoleon -Napoleonic
Four full tapes, 12 hours long,
Silent Black & White. This one is a collector's dream. Very faithful with great
- North & South - ACW Mini-series
Pretty good historical accuracy.
- Patton - WWII
You're not a real American until you've seen this one!
- Pearl Harbor - WWII
There are a couple of good action sequences and maybe a scenario idea could be gotten.
Mostly its a love story. You could skip this one and not miss much.
- Rough Riders -Spanish/American War
I don't care. I like the movie. Good lines. Good action scenes.
- The Sand Pebbles -Colonial - China
A good gunboat diplomacy story. Steve McQueen rescues Candice Bergen from the mission at China Light during some troubles in China.
Good action scenes when the gunboat "San Pablo" attacks a boom accross the river.
Steve make good use of a BAR
- Saving Private Ryan -WWII
Typical WWII storyline about a squad of US soldiers during the invasion of France. A lot of hype
was made over the special effects. If you want to see just what that 20mm flak gun will do to
men, this one is for you.
- Shaka Zulu - Colonial - South Africa
A semi-narrative, five hour long, movie about Britain's first contact with the Zulus and Shaka's
war machine. A lot of good period dress and scenery information. Some attempt was made to
give the British a "Colonial" attitude towards the "savages" too.
- The Thin Red Line -WWII
Awful, Awful, Awful !!! Don't waste your time or money.
This is one of those Hollywood "ART'sy" war films with dream sequences and lovey-dovey flashbacks which explore the inner feelings of the common man when placed in a war.
Slow and BORING !
- Ulzana's Raid -Western
Apaches jump the reservation. Good skirmish ideas.
- Under Two Flags -Colonial - North Africa
Typical French Foreign Legion flick with a British aristocrat escaping his past.
- Waterloo -Napoleonic
Good battle scenes. The acting
- The Wind & The Lion -Colonial - North Africa
The Risule kidnaps Mrs Perdicarus and Teddy Roosevelt resolves to get her back. Good
- Zulu ! -Colonial - The Battle of Rorke's Drift
Most of us have seen it
multitude of times. Good skirmish potential.
- Zulu Dawn
-Colonial - The Battle of Isandhlwana
Nice outline of the battle. Good Battle scenes.
touches, like the boy with the range sticks.
- 55 Days at Peking -Colonial - China
The Boxers attack the european Legations in Peking. Some good street fighting stuff.
- 300 Spartans -Ancient - Battle of Thermopyle
King Lionidas and
his brave Spartans hold to the last man.
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