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Is there any good Cavalry vs Indian games out there. What I am looking for is something akin to Memoir 44, or Commands and Colors, only from the era of the Indian Wars.
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I'm not aware of any along the lines of Memoir '44 or Command & Colors.

There have been a number of wargames on those conflicts. Of those still in print, there's Navajo Wars.

Older games include Custer's Luck and Geronimo.

 
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Hold the Line has an expansion called Hold the Line: French and Indian War Expansion Set.
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I'm in the same boat. I just want hordes of Indians to get rid of with meager Cavalry forces with all the gusto of an episode of Wagon Train or Bonanza. What i don't want is some "lets shed tears for Indians in a game because they never harmed anybody style of nonsense"

I also want a map of southwest US outlined with forts with scenarios for Indian or Mexican attacks post civil war.
 
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What I am looking for is something akin to Memoir 44, or Commands and Colors, only from the era of the Indian Wars.




Attempted it. Reasonably entertaining sessions, but a rotten simulation of historical events. Tribal warfare does not lend itself to Left--Center--Right sector boundaries in a Native American command structure which, as a matter of fact, has no structure.

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Re: Cavalry vs Indians
matthean wrote:
Hold the Line has an expansion called Hold the Line: French and Indian War Expansion Set.


This expansion is quite good.

Actually, the Hold the Line system is ideal for creating Indian war scenarios. In my opinion, it takes the best tactical elements of the C&C series and combines it with an extremely flexible dice-based command mechanic. The variable action points and elimination of the sectional map give more freedom and flexibility than it's card-based counterpart.

I think this system lends itself especially well to Indian war scenarios, where the player may re-create the swift, sudden, and unexpected tactics that often gave Native Americans an edge in clashes with traditionally-trained armies. (Not unlike the tactics the American militia used to their advantage against the British during the Revolutionary War.)
 
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There is a series called Indian Wars of the American West. I doubt this is as simple as the C&C games, but they're worth looking at.
 
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There is Battle Cry, but it doesn't feature any Indians, it's set in the American Civil War era and M44 uses the same game system. If you dare to create your own scenarios (and get your Indian minis from another game or a toy shop), this is probably the game to check out.
 
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Moved from General Gaming to Recommendations.
 
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