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The Battle of the Little Big Horn
The Battle of the Little Big Horn
by Waddingtons, Capiépa - Jeux Éducatifs, Hausser, Rojas y Malaret (1962)
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Playing Time
45 minutes
  • Wargame
  • Fighting
  • American West
  • American Indian Wars
  • Designers
  • Eduardo Rojas
  • Mechanisms
  • Roll / Spin and Move
  • Dice Rolling
  • Artists
  • Ray Ferrer
  • Jordi Longarón
  • Family
  • Grandes Batallas del Mundo
  • Guerras Indias
  • Player Count: Two Player Only Games
  • Players: Two Players Only Wargames
  • Rating: 0/10 from 0 users


    The Sioux and Cheyenne Indians were increasingly hostile to the prospectors pouring across North and South Dakota. Chief Sitting Bull gathered a force, by the Little Big Horn river, just north of the Montana-Wyoming border, ready to strike. Three columns of US Cavalry were dispatched to subdue the Indians.

    Now you can re-live this historic battle, and you can plan your own strategy. Can you find a way to get Custer, or at least his flag, clear of the battlefield?

    This game is based on the well known battle of Little Big Horn, where some united Native Americans won against General Custer's 7th cavalry. A simple game combining luck and strategy with different mechanics for different units.

    Movements and terrain effects are similar to wargames. Horses move faster than foot units and wearing a gun enables some ranged attacks.

    Winning conditions are different for the 2 opponents: Custer's men can either eliminate all Native American riders or cross the Little Big Horn River and try to reach one of 2 winning spaces on the board, the Native Americans must eliminate general Custer and his 2 officers.

    It was published by Rojas y Malaret in Spain, as the 3rd game in the GBM series at the end of 1952. The game was licenced and published by Hausser (Germany) in 1963. Later, the Waddingtons (UK) version in 1964 and the Capiépa (France) version in 1965 could be non-authorized versions.

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