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Napoleon of the West

Napoleon of the West

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About the Project

Building the forces and terrain needed to recreate the Alamo campaign using Warhammer historicals legends of the old west.

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Third company completed

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Third company completed

Today's work

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Third company of Mexican infantry. I have another 20 men to paint. Third company of Mexican infantry. I have another 20 men to paint.
Today's work
Busy day but still not finished. A bit of highlighting and basing tomorrow Busy day but still not finished. A bit of highlighting and basing tomorrow

Army so far

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Army so far
Army so far
Army so far
Army so far

Artillery crew

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The minis come without artillery pieces so I'm using some from my napoleonic range. I like to base crews up separately so I can use guns as scenic pieces The minis come without artillery pieces so I'm using some from my napoleonic range. I like to base crews up separately so I can use guns as scenic pieces
Artillery crew
Artillery crew

Cazadors light infantry

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Mexican light infantry armed with British Baker rifles although they apparently had bad powder issues led by El Sharpo Mexican light infantry armed with British Baker rifles although they apparently had bad powder issues led by El Sharpo

First unit complete

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First unit complete

Work on first Mexican regiment

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The Mexican army was no surprise modelled on the Spanish system they had inherited. Funny thing is most of the uniforms were made in the UK as well as the brown Bess muskets that were left overs from the Napoleonic wars some unfit for British service but ok to sell abroad. I did think about converting Napoleonic french minis but you don't get french troops in sandals.The Mexican army was no surprise modelled on the Spanish system they had inherited. Funny thing is most of the uniforms were made in the UK as well as the brown Bess muskets that were left overs from the Napoleonic wars some unfit for British service but ok to sell abroad. I did think about converting Napoleonic french minis but you don't get french troops in sandals.
Work on first Mexican regiment

Why the Alamo

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The Alamo is one of those famous battles that I knew nothing about. A few years ago I picked up the Alamo supplement for Warhammer historicals old west game. It added rules for mass battles, sieges and s campaign for recreating the war between Texas and Mexico. Recently I've grown interested in the wars after Waterloo but before the American civil war that don't get much love. Having a war between Mexicans dressed like Napoleonic french Vs frontier men and militia gives me a different feel to 19th century gaming The Alamo is one of those famous battles that I knew nothing about. A few years ago I picked up the Alamo supplement for Warhammer historicals old west game. It added rules for mass battles, sieges and s campaign for recreating the war between Texas and Mexico. Recently I've grown interested in the wars after Waterloo but before the American civil war that don't get much love. Having a war between Mexicans dressed like Napoleonic french Vs frontier men and militia gives me a different feel to 19th century gaming
So going back to America 1836 we have large areas that once belonged to Spain. After Mexico gained independence it was also running California and Texas. The new constitution seems to have been ignored by general Santa Anna who like Napoleon took over a country after a revolution. Many Mexicans in Texas wanted a return to the constitution but with so many Americans settling in the country any rebellion against the regime was going to turn into a war of independence. Which they would win and would remain an independent country before joining the union in 1845. A nice what if here had that not happenedSo going back to America 1836 we have large areas that once belonged to Spain. After Mexico gained independence it was also running California and Texas. The new constitution seems to have been ignored by general Santa Anna who like Napoleon took over a country after a revolution. Many Mexicans in Texas wanted a return to the constitution but with so many Americans settling in the country any rebellion against the regime was going to turn into a war of independence. Which they would win and would remain an independent country before joining the union in 1845. A nice what if here had that not happened
Santa Anna led his army into Texas to defeat the revolt against him and there was very little real opposition but his mistreatment of his enemies and splitting his forces would lead to disaster. The Alamo like Rorkes Drift was a tiny battle at the start of the war but had big implications later on. After a 13 day siege the Alamo fell and General Urrea defeated all Texans forces along the coast. Things were bleak for Texas despite electing delegates to s new independent government they and their small army was on the run. Santa Anna led his army into Texas to defeat the revolt against him and there was very little real opposition but his mistreatment of his enemies and splitting his forces would lead to disaster. The Alamo like Rorkes Drift was a tiny battle at the start of the war but had big implications later on. After a 13 day siege the Alamo fell and General Urrea defeated all Texans forces along the coast. Things were bleak for Texas despite electing delegates to s new independent government they and their small army was on the run.
Santa Anna chased Houston's army until he over stretched his army  and the Texans desperate for revenge defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinta. Using the scenarios in the book I'm going to recreate this short war Santa Anna chased Houston's army until he over stretched his army and the Texans desperate for revenge defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinta. Using the scenarios in the book I'm going to recreate this short war
A bit of research of the forces involved. one of the barriers to gaming this war was the lack of miniatures and I looked at converting Napoleonic french. But then I found Boothill miniatures who are a small company who specialises in just this conflict. So first bags of Mexicans has arrived.A bit of research of the forces involved. one of the barriers to gaming this war was the lack of miniatures and I looked at converting Napoleonic french. But then I found Boothill miniatures who are a small company who specialises in just this conflict. So first bags of Mexicans has arrived.

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