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Historydude1811 Mar 2020 6:19 p.m. PST

As the title suggests, if you were made to choose between being a Texan defender at the Alamo or one of the 81 infantry and cavalry under Fetterman's command, which would you choose? Despite the outcome being the same.
I'm interested because I recently gamed the Alamo for it's just passed 184th anniversary and I did a Fetterman game last month, and since both these battles had no survivors they have something in common. Personally I'd rather be at the Alamo because at least I wouldn't be mutilated or tortured.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2020 6:47 p.m. PST

Neither… in real life

Alamo on the table

Greylegion11 Mar 2020 6:53 p.m. PST

I guess if I had to sacrifice, the Alamo.

Lascaris11 Mar 2020 7:31 p.m. PST

Is there an option c) live happily ever after?

William Warner11 Mar 2020 8:25 p.m. PST

If you are concerned about how future generations will remember you, then definitely, the Alamo.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

Alamo. They were fighting for something, the Mexican constitution as written. Failing that…independence. In other words, their rights.

Fetterman's fight was just a screw up.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Mar 2020 2:05 a.m. PST

having been to both sites, the Alamo. I suspect the food was better

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 2:21 a.m. PST


Perris070712 Mar 2020 4:33 a.m. PST

Alamo. For all the reasons listed above. Plus, selfishly and adding on what William said, I would prefer to die in a fight that is remembered by millions of people. I doubt if one American in ten thousand has ever heard of the Fetterman fight.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 4:43 a.m. PST

The Alamo

For all the reasons above notably Perris0707's very cogent observation!

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 4:59 a.m. PST

Remember the Alamo!

mad monkey 112 Mar 2020 5:09 a.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 5:18 a.m. PST


Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 7:21 a.m. PST

Umm…neither? I'd prefer to live.

gunnerphil12 Mar 2020 8:00 a.m. PST

Alamo, I want to see who plays me in the movie

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 8:34 a.m. PST

The Alamo. In addition to all the good reasons above, the music from the movies is much better.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 10:12 a.m. PST

As a Mexican or a Sioux?

cavcrazy12 Mar 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

In the final moments of your life I am pretty sure what you are fighting for is your life. Indian, trooper, Mexican soldier, Alamo defender it really doesn't matter. Dead is dead.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2020 7:49 a.m. PST

If you die for a cause, the choice is easy. If not, its irrelevant. If your answer is neither, you misunderstood the question.

Old Wolfman13 Mar 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

As long as I could go down standin' and swingin'.

capncarp30 Mar 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

I suppose "In a Deadwood 'House of Negotiable Affections' " isn't in the list for choosing, is it?

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

The Alamo. "Remember the Fetterman Fight!" just doesn't quite have a ring to it.

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