I think the game is fantastic and well-thought out with one exception: the requirement that the cavalry pieces be glued together. I don't know whose "bright idea" it was but it was the only major shortcoming of this game as I see it. Similar games either have cavalry molded into one piece (like Avalon Hill's Battle Cry) or cavalry riders made of flexible plastic but molded so as to "grip" the horses without needing glue (like Eagle Games' Napoleon in Europe and American Civil War).
Years ago I had plastic miniatures of the US 7th Cavalry that had to be glued together. I used varying forms of plastic cement or airplane glue and the end result was always a lot of dried glue noticeable on the units, and the glue rarely held together for long - pick up the unit wrong and the whole thing falls apart.
As a result, I decided to try Super Glue instead. I pressed down, I avoided using too much glue or too little glue and I left the pieces overnight.
This morning, they came apart with minor contact and the Super Glue came off quickly if scratched with a fingernail.
Does anyone have any suggestions about ways to keep the cavalry units together?