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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2015 4:27 p.m. PST

I'm looking for a fun and fast set of rules for the Alamo. I played a game years ago at Historicon and am looking for something I can run at a convention with little headache!

Hopefully something I can download. Something with suggested figure numbers would be a plus. :)

RudyNelson02 Jun 2015 4:41 p.m. PST

See if George Knapf ever published his rules. They were fun and quick. he used to run them at conventions in the Midwest.

warwell02 Jun 2015 5:09 p.m. PST

Perhaps Junior General?

doc mcb02 Jun 2015 6:17 p.m. PST

BLOODY DAWN plays fairly fast and is lots of fun, but is probably not what you are after because it requires a massive investment of $$$ and especially of TIME before the first game.


It's worth owning, though, just to read, if you are interested in the subject.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jun 2015 7:05 p.m. PST

Our old game club used a set specifically for that battle. "Houston We Have A Problem." Email me and I'll send you a copy if I can find it….

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2015 7:59 p.m. PST

I like "Come And Take It" fast play rules that appeared in an issue of The Courier. I think they were designed for convention play. They are available on the TexasWar yahoo group in the file section. Accounts for heroes, lots of Mexican casualties, and the Mexican army usually carries the day at the end of the bayonet.

Pictors Studio02 Jun 2015 8:00 p.m. PST

One of the best games I ever played was an Alamo game using the LotOW rules. We set it up because we thought it would look neat but it was an amazing game.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2015 8:03 p.m. PST

By the way, "Come And Take It" may be the rules that you played at Historicon. They meet your other criteria of fast play, easy, and have figure amounts in the rules.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2015 9:37 p.m. PST

"Houston We Have A Problem."


Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2015 3:58 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone. I'm gonna try several of them. It looks like a good project for me and my boys.

Old Slow Trot03 Jun 2015 6:35 a.m. PST

Larry Reber of Gettysburg Soldiers has an adaptation of his ACW game rules for the Alamo,Texas War Of Independance and US/Mexican War.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

Our Alamo version of the Gettysburg Soldiers Rules titled "Soldados de Alamo" is now available for purchase thru our website:


SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2021 12:49 p.m. PST

I've used "The Sword Gone to Texas" a variant for The Sword And The Flame core rules.

"The Sword Gone to Texas" Wars of Texas Independence 1836 by Mark Stevens, V. Jay Stribling and The Jackson Gamers. Price: $8.00 USD + S&H $2.00 USD.

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