Craig Truesdell
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I really enjoyed playing this game when it came out. I like games with lots of open space and low counter density. Get the book Where Were Soldiers Once and Young, makes the game that much more interesting. Nice to see people are still taking about it.
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Daniel Schulz
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Should be Garryowen! (as apposed to Gary Owen). Its a place. 3/7th Cav uses it (and I think those bastard 1st div smucks copied us). Yes, the same 3/7 Cav that was at little bighorn, wounded knee, and was at the tip of the spear all the way through Iraq.

Thanks for the review.
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Gerald Todd
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Re: Gary Owen - the song
Garyowen is the English mauling of the Gaelic Garrai Eoin which means, sort-a-kind-a-in-a-round-a-bout-way "Owen's Garden," a place near, and now part of, Limerick. The song hails back to the mid 1700s or so and started life as the Scottish tune The Campbells are Coming.

Custer, who heard it during the Civil War, liked the tune and adopted it as the 7th Cavalry regiment's marching song.

It's typically spelled as one word, but the place it references and the it's Gaelic root are two words - so you're both right.
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Jon Barry
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Also there was no formal battalion or squadron organization in the US Cav at the time of the Little Bighorn. Battalions and squadrons were generally ad-hoc organizations formed to meet immediate operational or tactical requirements. Company or troop was the only formal units of a regiment.Therefore it's more appropriate to talk about them in terms of their temporary commander and not using a battalion number as they had none. They were also often referred to as wings.
 
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Thomas Huber-Wehner
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I´m blind? Where is the review? blushninja
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yes...where is the review? zombie
 
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Ross Menzies
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morsecrossing wrote:
yes...where is the review? zombie


Only those of high breeding can see it - I particularly like the third paragraph.whistle
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