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"U.S. Cavalry Horse Troop December 1941-May 1942" Topic

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Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

I think there is an official list for this. I have the official Army organization. Anyone tried this before. I have a source for the figures. I am considering putting a few Bataan scenarios together.

rmaker11 Oct 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

Of course, the Cavalry in the Philippines were Philippine Scouts, so the uniforms and equipment might not be quite what you'd think.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

The Philippine Scouts were a part of the US Regular Army and were organized, equipped, and trained like any other US Army division. The US Cavalry in the Philippines were the 26th Cavalry Regiment, part of the Philippine Division.

Legion 412 Oct 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Yes, that is the way I understood as Scott posted.

Interestingly my Uncle was in a Horse Cav unit in 1928 … evil grin

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Interestingly, I seem to recall that the Philippine Division was one of the first to be equipped with then new M1 Garands. They had the Garands while most of the rest of the army still had the '03 Springfields.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

The Philippine scouts were one troop of the 26th U.S. Cavalry. They were the last U.S. Cavalry regiment to engage in horse-mounted warfare. When Troop G encountered Japanese forces at the village of Morong on January 16, 1942, Lieutenant Edwin P. Ramsey ordered the last cavalry charge in American history. Has anyone used this unit with Bolt Action?

Lion in the Stars13 Oct 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

Eureka Minis makes 1941 US cavalry troops in 15mm… link

Bill N14 Oct 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

I remember about 50 years ago Hollywood made a movie centered on the U.S. horse cavalry in the Philippines. Actually I only remember the beginning where they were referred to as "Polo Cavalry".

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