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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 1:36 p.m. PST

Cross posted in pmcd-mobilisatie.blogspot.com. After a hiatus of half a year, we had our first club meeting, outdoors, wearing masks, yesterday. I had prepared my Alamo model, whose large size, I figured would encourage social distancing. The rules I used, called "Come and Take It" were originally published in the Courier Magazine Vol. IX, No.5. The rules heavily favor the Texian defenders. The Texians have 10 cannon and their riflemen hit on a 4-6 on a D6, so the Mexican columns have to brave a firestorm before getting to the walls. Once at the walls, the defenders continue to have a big advantage, as only one Mexican figure can climb a ladder and melee at a time. The Mexicans come in 3 waves, casualties recycled, and, realistically, the Texian firepower is reduced each wave. Still, you have to be something of a masochist to play the Mexicans, although you get the satisfaction of killing all the defenders in the end. Yesterday's game played typically and the four Mexican players took their loses in good stride. The Mexicans soon discovered that the corners of the fort were the most vulnerable and that's where they concentrated their attacks. But it was the west wall that saw the final Mexican breakthrough that spelled the end of the defense.

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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 2:56 p.m. PST

Looks great – Charlie from San Antonio!!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

Very cool!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 4:36 p.m. PST

Ultra cool!

Disco Joe14 Mar 2021 5:57 p.m. PST

Impressive.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 6:38 p.m. PST

Very nice looking game.

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Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 11:04 p.m. PST

Nice looking game, Nick ! thumbs up

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2021 8:19 a.m. PST

Great looking game.

WarWizard15 Mar 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

Excellent!

d88mm194015 Mar 2021 12:29 p.m. PST

Outstanding!

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2021 2:57 p.m. PST

Awesome.

Legionarius16 Mar 2021 7:16 a.m. PST

Ahhh! In the Grand Scale! A classic. Everyone knows the outcome. It's how you play the game. The Texians have shots of Bourbon for every ten Mexicans they kill. The Mexicans have a shot of Tequila for every Texian they kill. Whoever mills Davy Crockett munches on the worm at the bottom of the pint of Mezcal! Three Cheers!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2021 1:35 p.m. PST

I am posting a few more photos from my friend who took some cool pics with his digital camera. He was able to get nice and close to the action.

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2021 2:05 p.m. PST

A magnificent way to celebrate the glory of the Alamo!

RBH Jr25 Mar 2021 8:44 a.m. PST

That is awesome!

Thank you for sharing.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Apr 2021 4:42 p.m. PST

In the southern part of Texas near the town of San Antone

Lies a fortress all in ruins that the weeds have overgrown.

You may look in vain for crosses, but you'll never see a one,

But sometime between the setting and rising of the sun,

You can hear a ghostly bugle as the men go riding by,

You can hear them as they answer to the roll call in the sky.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2021 9:43 a.m. PST

I've got the album, as in an actual LP:

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