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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Feb 2019 5:48 p.m. PST

On a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (maximum), what is your level of interest in gaming the Alamo?

John Leahy02 Feb 2019 5:52 p.m. PST

10. I own the Hudson and Allen Alamo. I really want to do it in 54mm though.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 5:56 p.m. PST


JCBJCB02 Feb 2019 5:58 p.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:23 p.m. PST


black8cat Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:37 p.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:48 p.m. PST


vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:48 p.m. PST


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 7:40 p.m. PST

"John Leahy

10. I own the Hudson and Allen Alamo."

Me too, and loads of Imex and other figures for it.

It's a great piece of terrain.

I want to build San Antonio de Bexar too.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 7:44 p.m. PST


nevinsrip02 Feb 2019 8:31 p.m. PST

John and Bunk go here:
TMP link

Search my name to see dozens more Alamo 54 mm original figures.

Lascaris02 Feb 2019 9:43 p.m. PST

Probably 2ish. I have too much other stuff to do, and not enough time. That and the Mexican-American War or Maximillian is more interesting to me in that general theme.

mumbasa02 Feb 2019 9:44 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 2:30 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 2:34 a.m. PST


FusilierDan03 Feb 2019 4:25 a.m. PST

1 on my own
8 with someone else's figures and terrain.

Played it alot as a child with building blocks and figures from the Marx Fort Apache and Civil War playsets. Never owned the Alamo set. My daughter has some of the BMC figures.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 4:38 a.m. PST

1 – As a two player scenario.

8 – As a multiplayer game where Mexican subordinate commanders are competing for "glory" (victory points) by being the most key person in the Texans' defeat (depleting their troops, destroying their objectives, conserving your troops and resources) set against the Texan player trying to earn enough glory (repelling advances, enduring over time, taking out key Mexican infrastructure) to become a rallying point for the future (basically, winning more glory than the top Mexican player).

WarWizard Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 4:54 a.m. PST


John Leahy03 Feb 2019 5:16 a.m. PST

Nevinsrip, I have been reading every post you have made about them. Great stuff!



OSL200003 Feb 2019 6:21 a.m. PST

10 and i own the Hudson and Allen Alamo. I use the Come and take it rules with 28mm scale

Tiger7303 Feb 2019 6:51 a.m. PST

10. I own the Old Glory Alamo (15mm). Have gamed it several times with 8-9 players.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 7:14 a.m. PST


Legion 403 Feb 2019 7:25 a.m. PST


I have the old Conflict game of the Alamo. Pretty interesting overall.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 7:45 a.m. PST


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

0 with my figures and terrain.

7 with someone else's.


advocate03 Feb 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

I'd play it if someone else put it on.
So maybe a 0 (for me) / 5 – game provided.

Garde de Paris03 Feb 2019 9:43 a.m. PST

0 interest


Eleve de Vauban Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 10:47 a.m. PST


Corporal Fagen03 Feb 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

When I was a kid – 10

now – 6

Vigilant03 Feb 2019 12:19 p.m. PST


cj177603 Feb 2019 3:23 p.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 3:49 p.m. PST

I've played it when it was the only horse & musket game on offer, and probably would again. but there isn't enough tactical variety--enough actual choices, really--to make it especially attractive.

I don't mind losing, but I want to lose being clever, not just rolling good saving throws.

Ragbones03 Feb 2019 4:46 p.m. PST


D A THB03 Feb 2019 5:08 p.m. PST

3 I'd game it but don't want to collect the figures.

Old Wolfman04 Feb 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

5; Played Larry Reber's version at Advance The Colors. His set up for the game is now in museum in Austin,TX,with a probability of moving it to San Antonio.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 10:17 a.m. PST


creativeguy04 Feb 2019 12:51 p.m. PST

3 for just the Alamo…

7ish if you look at the Texas Revolution as a whole. I'd like to do some of the small skirmishes as they didn't involve a lot of combatants and you could easily pull a few figures together.

I would also like to look at the scenario put forward in Forget The Alamo—if Travis had chosen Mission Concepcion to defend.

Choctaw05 Feb 2019 10:06 a.m. PST


axabrax05 Feb 2019 10:32 a.m. PST


Gone Fishing05 Feb 2019 12:14 p.m. PST


I've always liked "last stand at an isolated outpost" sort of games – Rorke's Drift, Camerone, and of course, the Alamo. They are a great chance for cooperative play, with all the players on one side and the gamemaster or rules taking the part of the attacking hordes. They make for some of the best games!

Winston Smith05 Feb 2019 2:37 p.m. PST

0. I've never understood playing a game where you are guaranteed to die, but you "win" by taking a longer time to kick the bucket than the original dude.

Gone Fishing06 Feb 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

If one looks at the game only in a competitive sense, you're right. But if, instead, it is more about the narrative, the story created by a game, then "kicking the bucket" presents no problems at all – in fact, might be more memorable than winning in the conventional sense; it's all about dying gloriously, singing "Yellow Rose of Texas" even as one falls beneath the flashing bayonets of the enemy.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2019 5:20 p.m. PST

8. I think a lot of the attraction for me is due to:
Fond memories of the Marx set I had as a kid
Having visited the site

Legion 423 Apr 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

I played and still have a board game that came in the old OOP Conflict mag. Pretty interesting. But bottom line Davy & the Boys probability of winning was low. And the Mexicans take large loses regardless. I think I heard/read Santa Anna referred to his troops as "chickens". Not because they were fearful. But they were very expendable.

My cousin had the Marx Alamo set. We loved it !

Frontline Tim02 May 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

10, when I get all the Boothill mins finished.

coolyork22 Aug 2019 10:39 a.m. PST

0 All the Mexicans have to do is attack all at once and its over !

Old Wolfman23 Aug 2019 5:59 a.m. PST

And when I played,I had one or two Mexican units. Took 11 turns/days,and the last Alamo defender to drop in the game was Bowie,and my unit performed the job. And Bowie went down swingin'. My units took some serious hits during the course of the game,however.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 10:33 p.m. PST


If the scenario and the victory conditions are written right, it makes a really good game.

Historydude1808 Nov 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

10. It is my favorite battle in history. ALL history.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 8:21 a.m. PST

10 per Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien. I've been binge watching DS9.

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