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LostPict19 Aug 2022 6:07 p.m. PST

I am interested using the LOTOW Alamo rules. The army lists have various profiles for different troop types (who knows if they are good assessments?). Do any OOB exist for the Alamo that could be used with these rules. Thanks for your help.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2022 8:05 a.m. PST

What rules set is LOTOW I do not recognize the acronym.

LostPict20 Aug 2022 9:10 a.m. PST

Legends of the Old West from Games Workshop Historicals. It's based off their Lord of the Ring system. The Alamo Vuctiry or Death expansion uses a mass combat variant.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2022 1:53 p.m. PST

The OOB for the Alamo is pretty well established. Lots of sources give it. We have Santa Anna's assault orders which specify the composition of each column.

LostPict20 Aug 2022 2:26 p.m. PST

I have seen a OOB that describes the garrison as a battalion with a bunch of companies and their commanders. What I am looking for maybe doesn't make sense if those companies where an amalgam of volunteers, regulars, etc. The LOTOW rules assume companies with differing profiles based on training and origin: Texian Regular Army company, New Orleans Grey company, Texian Volunteers company, non-Texian Irregulars company (like Crockett's group), and Tejano Volunteers company, etc.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2022 4:10 a.m. PST

That is the way I describe them in BLOODY DAWN. They were clearly organized as a battalion. I'd agree that the NOGs were regulars. I don't really see any basis for distinguishing the rest. There were only a dozen Tejanoes, Seguin's small company. The bulk are Texas militia, and I guess the Tennessee company (which Crockett did not command) were "volunteers" since they were not Texians yet.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2022 4:38 a.m. PST

You can reconstruct the Texian OB from THE ALAMO SOURCEBOOK, now back in print. It lists every man known to be in the garrison with company.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2022 4:40 a.m. PST

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Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2022 4:42 a.m. PST

This, plus BLOOD OF NOBLE MEN, are the best Alamo books, and provide everything a wargamer needs.

Plus my BLOODY DAWN rules (Wargames Vault, $10. USD)

LostPict21 Aug 2022 11:41 a.m. PST

Thanks for the tips, I downloaded those two and will study them.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2022 5:42 p.m. PST

Check this old thread:

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