George Armstrong Custer
Name: George Armstrong Custer
Status: Deceased
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: US 7th Cavalry Regiment
Profession: Cavalry Commander
Voiced by: Nolan North
Games: Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
First game: Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
Last game: Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
General George Armstrong Custer was a commander of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment. In the campaign for The WarChiefs, he is a foe of Chayton Black and is voiced by Nolan North.

Biography Edit

"Impulsive. Proud. Witty. Tragic. While he'll always be remembered for that fateful day at the Little Big Horn, Custer's life was paradoxical. A fierce warrior who thrived on conflict; a devoted husband adored by his wife; a failed leader who led his men to destruction.

Custer clearly loved the western frontier and reveled in his role in shaping it. Nevertheless, as with any historical figure, the drama of his life and its final act remain clouded in legend.

George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio, and spent most of his childhood with his half-sister and brother-in-law. After leaving the McNeely Normal School, Custer joined the United States Military Academy and soon joined the American Civil War in the Union's 2nd U.S. Cavalry as a Brevet Major General.

After the war, Custer became a Lieutenant Colonel and fought in Red Cloud's War, protecting miners from the Sioux. He would later become famous for losing the Battle of the Little Big Horn, resulting in the largest defeat for the United States in its late 19th century campaigns against resistant Native Americans.

In the game, after refusing to attempt making peace with the Sioux and other local Native American tribes, Custer fights against Chayton Black, Crazy Horse, and large armies of Sioux and Cheyenne soldiers at Little Bighorn, where Custer is killed in battle.

Custer fights with his officer's saber and rides his horse in combat. Custer has high hit points, making him a tough foe to defeat.

Trivia Edit

While he's referred to as "General" in both the game and the manual, he was actually a Lieutenant Colonel at the battle of Little Bighorn, though he was a Brevet Major General during the Civil War.

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