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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Nov 2021 4:43 p.m. PST


A fine Gentleman in the Hielands and fan of the Plains Indians Battles asked me if I had a copy, or could find one, of the rules "Custer's Luck."

These were, I was reminded, a very clever and appropriate variant to Howard Whitehouse's pioneering "Science vs Pluck, Or Too Much For The Mahdi" from years ago.

I don't recall who wrote them, if they were in any form published, or otherwise how they were made available.

If anyone here recognizes the title, please either PM me, or post a reply here for others.

Thanks in advance!


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2021 4:52 p.m. PST


Came in a copy of Wargamer Issue 45

Thresher0108 Nov 2021 8:39 a.m. PST

Ah, Custer and luck?

I like the sarcasm here.

Andy ONeill08 Nov 2021 10:39 a.m. PST

Custer was known for his incredible luck.
It was a saying in the acw. Custer's luck meant incredible good luck.
He was very ( some might suggest to a fault) brave.
He had numerous horses shot from under him leading his men from the front.
Yet escaped the acw unwounded.

It wasn't bad luck that did for him in the end. Imo.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2021 11:17 a.m. PST


I agree. While elements of luck were against him that long day up on the Greasy Grass, in the end it was poor tactical decisions and inadequately trained troopers that weighted the last dice rolls against him.

But to Disaster Wargamer a big THANK YOU for the link! I'll share this with our Scot with a taste for tomahawks!


Legionarius10 Nov 2021 2:59 p.m. PST

Yellow Hair had more luck than was his due. Eventually, the die rolls caught up with him,

Legionarius10 Nov 2021 7:08 p.m. PST

Try Noble Knight Games, That's where I got my copy a few years ago. It's a good board game and can form the skeleton for miniatures games.

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