07/07/2023 at 16:21 #188190
Ok I had a small Fort, turned out was a good size for the table. I could not find any top down figures on juniorgeneral.org for the Alamo, so grabed some standing, but I am still looking for standins topdown, got my book from osprey, so now to figure out the battle, I am a gamer not a historian so i may get things slightly wrong.08/07/2023 at 00:03 #188198MikeKeymaster08/07/2023 at 09:45 #188204
I have seen Maps that say the river was dried up, so that changes battle a lot. I really like that i can play the alamo on the cheap, a 28mm table would of been beyond me08/07/2023 at 21:58 #188223kyoteblueParticipant
Paper figures will work. What rules are you going to use?08/07/2023 at 23:14 #188225
Im going to learn the battle and maybe write an easy set, I will look at other rules i can find to get idea, i have not been for a long time but freewargamerules.com was a good place to start. with me having a small fort it will likely be more strategic09/07/2023 at 11:15 #188239
Im gaming the alamo, I may be wrong in some things, just trying to get a flavour of the battle in the game
OK the fort is small, so minatures were going to be to small i think, I decided to represent forces with dice, 1 pip = 2 men on the texan side, also when the attack started the texans left one wall to reinforce the main attack. so no reserve. I am going to have more men per dice pip on the mexican side.
the mexican cannon was to far away to do damage, so im going to disregard for gaming purposes. I going to allow alamo cannon to always be able to fire as they defended in the church at the end with them, but only outside the walls and not close range as the mexicans sheltered at the base.09/07/2023 at 14:29 #188249vtsaogamesParticipant
Where did you get that fort? Are they still for sale?
Needs a covered way and glacis but maybe I could knock those up.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood09/07/2023 at 15:39 #188251
its 2 6mm forts £30 from ebay there are more parts i have not used here, they 3d print them, Its a napolionic modular fort , so i constructed it to suit best as i could, its not perfect but it will do, 6mm was cheapest, i got it so i could do aoll kinds of things with the modules11/07/2023 at 09:57 #188315
well I fought the battle, but the photos are gone, dont know what happened, they are just not there.
I made the 4 attacks, and had cavalry waiting to cut down anybody who left. I had 20 men per pip on the mexican side, I had a rule that if cannon hit 8 times in a row without a miss the mexican attack had to take a simple moral check, if passed they had to take a moral check every turn if hit, but if never happened, so i should amend that.
I had long range, medium range and near cannon ranges. the mexicans moved slowly but eventualy reached the walls. when they got in I retreated the texans to the middle of the compound, but the mexicans got in on 3 sides and totally finished off the texans, so the battle did not end in the church.
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