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These rules are for refighting the Alamo, primarily in 15mm scale using the Blue Moon Alamo and figure range, although they can be adapted to larger or smaller scales. Set-up is double-blind, with the Texans deploying within the defenses while the Mexicans go away and plan their assault. The game is fast and features volleys of dice. Players' perspective is that of the Mexican column or company commanders, and the Texan officers. The Mexicans will win the BATTLE, but the Texans can win the game based on how many casualties they inflict on the attackers. The Texan garrison can number 186 or 250, with a higher body count required to win in the second case. The back cover shows printable casualty markers for both sides. There are two hypothetical scenarios for added play value: "Fannin at the Alamo" increases the Texan force to 500+, while "Cos Defends the Alamo, 1835" puts the MEXICANS inside and the Texans attacking!

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John M April 28, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
These rules are written for the Alamo, primarily the 15mm model from Old Glory. If I were doing san Jacinto I'd just use my favorite Napoleonic rules or any 19th century black powder set. These rules DO work for urban battles like the texian assault on Bexar in 1835 or the battle of Matamoros in the Mexican War. And there are two "what if" scenarios for the Alamo. One has Fannin's regiment there, which more than doubles the Texian garrison; I presume Santa Anna would have then taken longer and done a heavier bombardment to degrade the walls. There is also a cool game of Cos at the Alamo in 1835, if he had retreated to defend that instead of Bexar.
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Darryl S April 28, 2018 1:37 am UTC
Could these rules be used for field fights as well, such as San Jacinto, or are they specifically geared towards the Alamo?
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