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PA12725: Battle of the Alamo Deluxe Chess Starter Kit

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The Battle of the Alamo themed chess moulds include the Texian (PA725) and Mexican (PA726) sides in a set of six vulcanised rubber moulds. The pieces will be approximately 54mm scale when cast.

This starter kit contains:

  • Mexican's chess side moulds and Texian's chess side moulds (total 6 moulds that can cast the king, queen, bishop, knight, rook and pawn for both sides)
  • Casting ladle. This is where the liquid metal goes and where you are pouring from.
  • 2 metal clamps. These hold the assembled mould and boards together.
  • 2 large support boards. These sandwich the mould and insulate it and spread the pressure from the clamps.
  • 16 bars of model metal.
  • Small pot of release agent. This is pure talcum powder. It is applied to the surface of the mould to allow air to escape and stop the metal sticking to the mould.
  • Wire brush. Polish the cast figures to clean and prepare them for painting.
  • Metal File for smoothing rough surfaces.
  • Super Snipper for cutting off excess metal and in-gates.
  • 2 pots of black antiquing paint.
  • 1 pot of white spirits (for cleaning brush).
  • 2 paint pots for base colours.
  • a paintbrush.
  • polishing cloth.
  • plastic gloves.
  • painting and casting instructions.

Model metal contains a percentage of lead in the alloy.

Model Metal Safety Data Sheet.

We recommend including a set of felt chess bases to help protect the surfaces you are playing on from scratches.

Size of Pieces:

Texian side: King: Davy Crockett - 63mm | Mexican King: General Santa Anna - 72mm.

Texian Queen: Susannah Dickinson - 62mm | Mexican Queen: Signora Santa Anna - 62mm.

Texian Bishop: Private: New Orleans greys - 60mm | Mexican Bishop: General of brigade - 67mm.

Texian Knight: Alabama red rovers - 57mm | Mexican Knight: Mexican reserve cavalry - 58mm.

Texian Rook: The Alamo mission - 39mm | Mexican Rook: Mexican border fort - 38mm.

Texian Pawn: Texan volunteer - 55mm | Mexican Pawn: Matamoros inf. private - 62mm.


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.

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