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oberdu12 Jul 2021 8:36 p.m. PST

Just posting a few pictures of my 10mm Alamo project nearing completion. A few people chided me on buying the piece claiming it needed a lot of work to reflect the "Real Alamo" which no one is 100% certain what the "Real Alamo" looked like. It boils down to what you are willing to do or accept from the many accounts reflected by different authors on what or who did what to the old near ruin of a abandoned mission which was suddenly the stage for on of the Epic battles in history. Enough rant here's a few pictures.

There's a few more on my blog

chuckazulu.blogspot.com

I expect to finish by mid August

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GROSSMAN12 Jul 2021 9:28 p.m. PST

NICE! What did the Alamo set you back?

WarWizard13 Jul 2021 3:35 a.m. PST

Well done, excellent work.

cavcrazy13 Jul 2021 4:31 a.m. PST

That's an awesome piece. I'll definitely remember this Alamo!

oberdu13 Jul 2021 4:52 a.m. PST

The Alamo costs around 100.00 dollars my figures cost around 200.00 including the Pendraken figures (Howitzers, dead Mexicans, dead Texans, dead horses and mounted Texan cavalry and couple packs of so far from God line Peasants and Presidial cavalry. The Alamo is a nice kit it has a few imperfections but paints up real well and can easily be modified depending on the level of detail you want I went with the additional construction being haphazard as the garrison was for the most part unmotivated and not trained engineers plus the Alamo did have some damage from the Siege of Bexar before the Texans occupied it. Green Jameson actually considered destroying it and building a new fort and sent his views to the Texan governor but he never far as I know got a reply or orders to do it before Santa Anna showed up and rendered that option unfeasible. Here's a detail of the North wall I forgot to post

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jsmcc9113 Jul 2021 4:58 a.m. PST

Nice work. Very inspiring!

doc mcb13 Jul 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

My BLOODY DAWN rules would work as well for that as for the 15mm.

Btw, the main work of fortifying the Alamo was done by the Mexicans when Cos was holding Bexar. There's a "what if" scenario of Cos defending the Alamo" in BLOODY DAWN. If Cos had abandoned his useless recruits and camp followers, he could have put the Matamoros Battalion (450 good infantry) and a bunch of artillery into the Alamo while sending his cavalry back for help. (Cos was Santa Anna's brother-in-law.) Then the TEXANS would be the attackers. The scenario assumes that Cos will not fight to the death, so his surrender can be triggered by Texans siezing parts of the fort.

doc mcb13 Jul 2021 5:22 a.m. PST

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$10 USD gets you a printed black and white rules booklet and the same thing in color pdf.

FierceKitty13 Jul 2021 7:51 p.m. PST

Looks pretty good to me, whether it's perfectly accurate or not.

MrsMiniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 11:25 a.m. PST

That looks really nice. Just a little plug here, if you are an Old Glory Army Member the 40% discount applies to the 10mm products as well.

oberdu15 Jul 2021 7:26 a.m. PST

Yes I am a Army member and its well worth the investment to the savvy wargamer. Just a note I am finishing uo "La Villalita" Shantytown for the project and i'll and a couple pics when done.

oberdu16 Jul 2021 11:07 p.m. PST

Here's my Mexican Jacales pictures for the project more on my blog

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Tiger7307 Aug 2021 10:45 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for posting!

Blasted Brains09 Aug 2021 9:40 p.m. PST

Where did you source the village buildings from, please?

oberdu10 Aug 2021 10:07 p.m. PST

Sure One account Morales I think was quoted as using a adobe building 30 yards from the southwest wall near the 18pdr position In several book LA Villitia SP is said to have consisted of wooden shacks and adobe buildings with a few buildings made in western style probably a poor white colonist or two. As to the books as I recall Blood of heroes Duel of Eagles Alamo 1836 (Noffi) and maybe sacrificed at the Alamo. For reference I searched Jacales on th eweb and mexican postcard circa early 20th century. I then made them ups and have some burnt ones ill post mostly burned ground although Adobe doesnt burn well but the timbers and wood inside do

oberdu17 Aug 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

Here's some new photos as I finish up the project just some final touch ups and water features left enjoy.

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