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:
Model metal contains a percentage of lead in the alloy.
We recommend including a set of felt chess bases to help protect the surfaces you are playing on from scratches.
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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