Speaking of infantry operations, I stayed up last night and watched the 2011 edition of Gettysburg by Ridley Scott on the History Channel. It was solely an infantry fight according to him. No mention of Buford and his cavalry and their stand on the first day of action. No mention of Stuart, Custer, and the East Cavalry field.
Barksdale's prancing horse, which pranced around all the time prior to Pickett's charge, failed to dodge enough bullets to keep him from dying. Sickles' horse failed to dodge bullets and a cannon ball.
The movie had some interesting graphics of cannons and cannon shells being live fired. Also attempted to show some Sam Peckinpah blood and guts and body parts being blown around.
The movie basically was based upon the lives of a few guys including Dawes of the Iron Brigade who was the primary character.
Ridley Scott is also of coarse the same guy who has now turned Robin Hood into Gladiator and literally likely has the Men In Tights cutting off people's heads in the forrest and probably looking like the Bolsheviks of Russia ("steal from the rich, give to the poor" I think Robin of Loxley might already be a Red anyway! But adding a little militancy to it would really sell that trait.).
Britt: So you did stay up after all. That sounds familiar. Was it a repeat from earlier this year? If it's the one I am thinking of I turned it off after about fifteen minutes.
Probably was a repeat. Not a great amount said about Meade and Lee either. Nothing I remember about Little Round top except that they were there. More of a microcosm of events around Ewell, Barksdale, Sickles, and Dawes. Basically Culp's Hill and a portion of Pickett's charge.
''I think Robin of Loxley might already be a Red anyway!'' You may have a point Strange, thats if he ever existed. he goes in to the same basket as King Arthur, now Alfred the Great, he was a real king, gave those Danes a real fight. I have see a advert for the Ridley Scott film Gettysburg, but I missed it, I will tune in when it is repeated, and give it a go.