A 54mm scale Metal Chess Set themed on the Battle of the Alamo, including wooden Chess Case with drawers.
Texian army vs Mexican army in the Battle of the Alamo.
The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, USA). All of the Texian defenders were killed.
Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Approximately 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo. The Texian force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis. On February 23, approximately 1,500 Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Béxar as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. For the next 12 days the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with minimal casualties. In the early morning hours of March 6, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repulsing two attacks, Texians were unable to fend off a third attack. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior buildings. Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texians dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that 400–600 Mexicans were killed or wounded.
Texian King: Davy Crockett, Queen: Susannah Dickinson, Bishop: Private: New Orleans greys, Knight: Alabama red rovers, Rook: The Alamo mission, Pawn: Texan volunteer.
Mexican King: General Santa Anna, Queen: Signora Santa Anna, Bishop: General of brigade, Knight: Mexican reserve cavalry, Rook: Mexican border fort, Pawn: Matamoros inf. private
Antique Finish means that the chess pieces are polished first then undercoated in a black paint and that is skillfully rubbed off the highlights and left in the creases and depths so each chess piece is brought into strong contrast. This is an excellant alternative to fully painted versions of the chess sets.
The wooden chess case has a built-in board and two drawers with foam protection for all the chess pieces to be safely stored away when being carried.
Scale is 54mm.