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To: PzLdr
My young son and I watched “We were Soldiers once and Young” and at the start it says the Cavalry starts off with 394 troops (I think). Later on they say their are 4000 NVA (or something). My son, who learned about the Spartans in class said something like - their odds are even worse than the Spartan’s.

I paused the movie for a bit and told him the little bit of “force multipliers” such as artillery. That, but most importantly, having brave smart men in the fight - especially in leadership.

33 posted on 02/12/2008 12:53:39 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: geopyg
The Battle Of Ia Drang 1965
34 posted on 02/12/2008 1:26:08 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: geopyg

Actually, there were something like 1,000 -2,000 Greeks at Thermopolae: 300 Spartans, 400 Thebans and about 1,000 Thespians.


35 posted on 02/12/2008 2:08:28 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: geopyg

Actually, there were something like 1,000 -2,000 Greeks at Thermopolae: 300 Spartans, 400 Thebans and about 1,000 Thespians.

For real 7th Cav odds, try 211 7th Cavalrymen against 2,000 Sioux.


36 posted on 02/12/2008 2:10:27 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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