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Historicon 2019 Live Blog - Part One!

Historicon 2019 Live Blog - Part One!

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Join The Battle For The Alamo

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Jim gets to chat about one of the most iconic battles in American history, the Alamo. This is the pivotal moment in the battle for the independence of Texas.

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limburger
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It is kind of cool to hear that all the names of the American side are known.
That must have been a lot of research.

This is what makes wargaming so great. Such a great way to learn about history from all over the world.

ghent99
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There are questions still to this day on if the list is correct. As stated in the video research continues to get a more accurate understanding. Amazing stuff.

torros
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Are old glory running this game. As it was there go to game at the UK shows 20 years ago

Avernos
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No that’s Michael Gesser, personal project for him over years.

torros
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Were they home brew rules as well?

jemmy
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Please, I would like to see and hear about the WW II in the Pacific, Japanese against Chinese, Russians, Americans, British and Dutch.
Then, in addition, some Korean war material and Vietnam war material. Thanks to oriskany I know a bit already, but for knowledge more is always better.

ghent99
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Great history les

daegren
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THIS! This I’m jealous about. Amazing table and most of us Texan’s would love to play on it.

Robert
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Anything I know about the Alamo was gleaned from an old John Wayne movie, which I suspect may not have been the most historical accurate thing I have ever watched (and I can hardly remember it now!)!

Elessar2590
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The 2004 movie is mostly accurate and a good watch. It actually has the final battle at night, the uniforms are all (as far as I can tell) accurate which was made easier because Santa Anna Basically just copied the French uniforms and the characters are all faithful if not 100% accurate because well everyone who fought died so we can’t be 100% certain.

It’s got some pretty good action scenes as well especially towards the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfhjYfWilfw here’s the first part of the final assault.

lupa15
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Nice! I really enjoyed the The Alamo from 2004 and 1960 and seeing it brought to life on the tabletop is amazing!

denzien
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I love the fact everyone is named. I want to do this for Rorkes Drift. The British side that is. Finding the 4000 other names might be difficult

torros
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That’s the game I played at the Derby show many many years sgo

tmon
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WOW what great researching!!

Elessar2590
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I loved watching the 2004 Alamo movie as a kid and this looks amazing!

I’m going to have to get over the the US and play this game one day.

rokdok
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Alamo has a great basement.

Rafael Mieses
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Rafael Mieses

beautiful table

buggeroff
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@oriskany now that’s what we need to do for a hobby weekend, 15mm Alamo

wargamer-painter Phil
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@oriskany thanks to the legendary John Wayne we know about the Alamo over here in blighty good or bad lol. hats off this gent for the sheer level of detail research and biographies of the troops.

zorg
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A Fantastic looking table.

Darren Bird
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Great, I’m learning stuff about American History.
I must try to remember about the Alamo πŸ™‚

longshotte
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Little known fact for those in the UK. Phil Collins of Genesis owns a lot of the memorabilia from the Alamo and holds a deep interest in it.

cbrenner
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I was able to play in this game and it was excellent. The table was fantastic. On the back on the rule sheet we received was a listing of all the Alamo defenders and where they were located during the battle.

nosbigdamus
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loved the film sean it when I was a boy, so the found out a lot about this battle and the battle to follow.

somegeezer
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Nice one. A part of history I don’t know a great deal about, other than Ozzy Osborne having a … comfort break up the side πŸ™‚

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