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With Custer at the Death & Custer's Final Campaign Mini Game Combo
With Custer at the Death & Custer's Final Campaign Mini Game Combo

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With Custer At The Death
By Robert F. Burke

The fascination with Custer's Last Stand hasn't diminished in the decades since 1876. He led his regiment well ahead of the main body, only to run into an unprecedented gathering of Indians. The first accounts were pieced together by other soldiers arriving on the scene in the battle's aftermath, and by archaeologists in the generations since. To that information was added the reminiscences of the Indians who fought there. Interleaving and cross-referencing all those accounts provides a minute-by-minute story of the fighting, as Custer desperately and expertly maneuvered his outnumbered troops to face repeated and well-coordinated assaults by bands of Indian warriors. The resultant narrative is supported by dozens of detailed maps and orders of battle for both sides. This book is the final work of the late Robert F. Burke, who previously had authored meticulously researched articles on the Texas Revolution and the Alamo.

Custer's Final Campaign: 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn - Mini Game

In 1876 the US Army engaged the Indians of the northern Great Plains in a campaign that culminated in the destruction of Gen. George Armstrong Custer and most of his command at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This two-player game covers that entire campaign.

One player commands Army forces, including the regiments and battalions forming the three commands that participated in the original campaign: Crook’s, Gibbon’s and Terry’s. The other player controls various Indian tribes, each rated for its fighting strength in warriors. The point-to-point map stretches from Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakotas to Helena, Montana. In between are famous historic battle sites such as Powder River, the Rosebud, and the Little Bighorn.

Custer’s Final Campaign is part of the Hand of Destiny mini-game series. Each player has a unique deck of Campaign Cards. They generate movement abilities, combat bonuses and historical events. Accessing the right card at the right time lets the player concentrate forces to win that great victory against all odds—or perhaps go down to inglorious defeat. Some of the cards include: Tribal Raiding, Indians Leave Reservation, and Gary Owen.

Combat is resolved via a quasi-tactical procedure. There are special rules for: Gatling guns, “dog soldiers,” Army riverboats, and leaders such as Crazy Horse, Nelson Miles, Sitting Bull and Custer himself.

Game Contents:

• 11 x 17” map
• 40 die-cut counters
• 18 cards
• Four page rule booklet

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