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PA12725: Battle of the Alamo Deluxe Chess Starter Kit

  • Battle of the Alamo Deluxe Starter Kit
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$278.35 (inc Sales Tax) $226.30 (exc Sales Tax)
4.56 KGS
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

This starter kit contains:

Model metal contains a percentage of lead in the alloy.

You can get a set of felt chess bases to protect your board from scratches.

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 side: King: Davy Crockett, Queen: Susannah Dickinson, Bishop: Private: New Orleans greys, Knight: Alabama red rovers, Rook: The Alamo mission, Pawn: Texan volunteer.

Mexican side: King: General Santa Anna, Queen: Signora Santa Anna, Bishop: General of brigade, Knight: Mexican reserve cavalry, Rook: Mexican border fort, Pawn: Matamoros inf. private


Texian's side Mexican's side
Size of pieces in mm
King 63
Queen 62
Bishop 60
Knight 57
Rook 39
Pawn 55
Size of pieces in mm
King 72
Queen 62
Bishop 67
Knight 58
Rook 38
Pawn 62

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