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Michael Matson
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Would appreciate your recommendations for wargames in which cavalry is the predominate fighting element. To set the tone, take a listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLcmbHe1Axw




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Don Weed
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The Horse Soldiers (old S&T game) and Mosby's Raiders just off the top of my head. Both American Civil War.
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Devil's Horsemen is an outstanding game based around the use of cavalry and archery. The time period is the 13th century and essentially looks at the Mongol style of warfare for that time period. An expansion is available and both are in print. Other details of the game are as follows;

units; foot unit= 500 men, mounted units=350 men
game turn= 20 minutes
map=100 yards per hex
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Jevon Heath
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Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms for sure.
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Battle of the Little Bighorn,

The Battle of Rosebud Creek

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All of these are American Civil War games.

The Strategy & Tactics game Horse Soldiers: Forrest at Bay is a great little game in the Great Battles of the American Civil War series, depicting battles featuring the Confederate cavalry of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Another GBACW series title that focuses on cavalry battles is Rebel Sabers: Civil War Cavalry Battles. Four battles can be found in the box, including Brandy Station, the largest cavalry battle of the war.

Finally, the GMT game 1863 includes a scenario covering Brandy Station.
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Prussia's Defiant Stand (a block game) has a neat cavalry component. Just be sure to download the FAQ to completely understand the cavalry battle rules.
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cadavaca wrote:


Don't forget This Accursed Civil War, Sweden Fights On & Under the Lilly Banner.

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While not entirely a cavalry themed game GDW's Eylau: Napoleon's Winter Battle, 1807 has special Murat and cavalry shock rules that virtually ensure a spectacular massed Great Cavalry Charge before the end of the game...most satisfying for the French player...
 
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In the Great Battles of History series there are several titles. Devil's Horsemen and Mamluk have already been mentioned, Attila clearly belongs too, but I strongly recommend The Great Battles of Alexander: Deluxe Edition despite the presence of large numbers of infantry. Both flanks at Gaugamela and the Macedonian left at Issus: the stakes are seldom higher.
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I recently recommended Lobositz: First Battle of the Seven Years War in a forum on the Seven Years War, but encountered opposition from those who thought that Kolin offered a better training scenario, one that was infantry only. My point had been that Lobositz is a crash course in all arms. The battle is ultimately dominated by two cavalry clashes, one in the Center and one on the Prussian right. There is not a lot of room for maneuver, rather it is the issues of Charge and Countercharge, Pursuit and Recall and Opportunity Charges that rule the day.
 
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At the low end of the complexity scale, C3i (GMT's in-house magazine) had a series of cavalry battles for Command and Colors: Ancients--I think in #20 and #21.
 
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Adam Siler
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Farrier tom wrote:
cadavaca wrote:


Don't forget This Accursed Civil War, Sweden Fights On & Under the Lilly Banner.



My favorite series of all.

Gustav Adolph has the most use of cavalry though, and the most types. Two battles in the game, representing the King's campaign in Livonia, feature very cavalry-centric Polish OOBs and special rules. I really like the lance rule. In fact I hope Men of Iron copies it in that way.
 
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