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The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a Tactical Realism unit that plays several different military video games. We say Tactical Realism because we play games utilizing military training, tactics and procedures that have been adapted for use in gaming. Our official battle cry is "Garry Owen", in honor of the Irish drinking song Garry Owen that was adopted as the march tune of the real life 7th Cavalry.

7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment
Command Staff
Commanding Officer: GOA.Chance.JT
Executive Officer: GEN.Kleinman.H
Chief of Staff: LTG.Burgundy.C
Adjutant General: BG.Tharen.R
Recruiting Oversight Officer: MG.Baeder.S
IMO Commander: Vacant
Command Sergeant-Major: CSM.Nexhex.A
1st Battalion HQ
Battalion Commander: COL.LaCombe.M
Battalion XO: LTC.Dread.M
Battalion SGM: SGM.Schmidt.A
2nd Battalion HQ
Battalion Commander: LTC.Rob.Y
Battalion XO: MAJ.Hayes.J
Battalion SGM: SGM.West.B
Auxiliary Combat Detachment HQ
Detachment Commander: COL.Rogers.S
Detachment XO: COL.Budd.D
Detachment SGM: SGM.Preacher.A

Unit Organization

The 7th Cavalry Regiment is generally organized into Battalions which support specific games. Each Battalion is broken down into Companies or Troops. A Company is structured around a military occupation specialty (MOS) or several specialties. For example, 1st Battalion has an aviation company that comprises transport and attack aviation platoons.

Each Company is then broken down into platoons according to their size and needs. An airborne company is broken down into 2 infantry platoons and a weapons platoon as an example. A platoon in the Regiment generally has between 2-4 squads of 6-12 members each. If you wish to see who is currently assigned where, or how many active troopers are assigned to a company, visit our roster page here: Roster Page

History of the 7th Cavalry Regiment (Clan)

General Plumbly started the 7th Cavalry Regiment on 15 October 2002. The unit's original area of operation was Medal Of Honor Allied Assault. The 7th Cavalry name was picked due to a combination of things. The first was that General Plumbly wished to pick a unit steeped in tradition and one that was not being utilized by any other unit at the time. So one night, while watching the movie “We were Soldiers,” the idea came to him.

Early Years

The 7th Cavalry was formed 15 October 2002. The first year was very slow for the 7th Cavalry due to the fact that General Plumbly, then Col. Plumbly, was new to running a clan. It took time to get a website. Communications and servers were also a spotty issue.

By late 2003 the 7th Cavalry had progressed to Call of Duty and had obtained a website, communications, and a server. The growth of the 7th Cavalry had begun. The Cav expanded into Call Of Duty United Offensive and the enlistments boomed. The 7th Cavalry grew and grew quickly. It became a recognized unit in the gaming community and quickly grew to between 50 and 100 troopers at any given time.

Toward the end of 2004, the 7th Cavalry broke into the then-new Americas Army and gained a new kind of following in the realism genre. Enlistments quickly soared to well over 100 troopers. Due to the nature of the game, and the fact that hackers were abundant, the Command Staff decided it would be in the Regiment's best interests to shut down Americas Army.

Hard Times

2005 - 2006 were stellar years for the 7th Cavalry Regiment. The Cav fought several wars with the 3/77 Tigers Unit, and succeeded in being victorious! However, it did see some inner turmoil. Several Break-Off units formed. The first was the United Fighting Force run by several former high-ranking members of the 7th Cavalry. This clan started a war with the 7th Cavalry but was quickly and soundly destroyed, never to be heard from again. Approximately 8 months later The Teabag Crew broke away taking approximately 20 members. By the end of 2006 more troubles were on the horizon. Several high-ranking members of the 7th Cavalry began to spread dissention in the ranks; making false allegations against General Plumbly and then fabricated lies thus causing a major split within the cav. The HCMR was formed. Taking approximately 30 or more members from the 7th Cavalry. At this time, General Plumbly was on an ELOA due to having moved and not having an internet connection.

At the beginning of 2007, General John returned from an LOA and began to try and restructure the 7th Cavalry in General Plumbly's absence. However this was met with great resistance by the remaining members. Thus causing the final split, The Beergut Brigade was formed.

General Plumbly then had enough of running the 7th Cavalry and closed the doors for the first time in 5 years. However, the Cav wasn't dead! With the coming of Call of Duty 4, General Plumbly, General John and General Cavtrooper saw the future of the Cav! 2nd Battalion was stood up, symbolically of the second coming of the gaming regiment. Three companies were established. Alpha Company (Americas Army 2), Bravo Company (COD 4), and Charlie Company (COD 5). The Regiment enjoyed moderate success during these years, averaging between 50 and 100 members. Early in 2009 members of the Command Staff discovered ARMA: Armed Assault and as a result on 29 March 2009 Delta Company was stood up to support the new game. This resulted in the largest growth of the Regiment to date. In less than 3 months, the Regiment doubled in size. When ARMA 2 was released in June 2009 General Plumbly re-designated Delta Company as 1st Battalion in response to this growth.

A New Era

On 20 October 2010, General Plumbly retired, the details of his resignation were detailed in an open letter [1] to the Troopers of the Regiment from the remaining Command Staff. General Unix assumed command, with General Bahama serving as Executive officer. The Regiment continued to thrive under the new Commander.

The Great Expansion

The establishment of 1st Battalion brought unprecedented growth to the Regiment. The release of ARMA 2 continued this trend, and as a result there was a need for more servers. Due to the demand for better servers and the ability to customize them, the Command Staff put together a plan to build our own server hardware and have it co-located at Gameservers. The project started in September 2012, and was fully funded in January 2013 with funds raised through donations from the members of the Regiment. There were a few delays due to issues with parts suppliers but on 29 April 2013 2 enterprise servers were shipped to Gameservers. These initial servers were named "Krazee" after BG. Robert "Krazee" Foster, and "Coldblud" after CSM. Ronnie "Coldblud" Bussey. As a result, the Regiment no longer had to rent individual servers. Thanks to the expertise of GEN. Carter and his IMO team the Regiment enjoyed enterprise level service and equipment. In June 2014 the Regiment added a 3rd server to meet the needs of Arma 3, named "Tarkas" after CPL. Anthony J. "Tarkas" Bryant. All Regimental servers are named after deceased members.

Areas of Operations (Games Supported)

Throughout its history the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment has supported several games.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Call of Duty: United Offensive Americas Army Americas Army 2 Americas Army 3 Proving Grounds Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call of Duty 5: World at War Call of Duty: Black Ops Homefront Red Orchestra 2 Battlefield Bad Company 2 Battlefield 3 Battlefield 4 Planetside 2 Arma Arma 2 Arma 3 Insurgency Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of internet gaming communities, and the lack of proper record keeping some significant dates/events may be missing from this summary. If through the course of reading this history you have knowledge of a specific event missing from this account you may contact the Wiki Administration team and submit your information for review.