William Travis, one of the Alamo Commanders

Remember the Alamo!

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By Walter O'Hara

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This game is a pretty simple simulation of the battle of the Alamo, done in the heyday of TSR, the D&D company.  TSR had a brief flirtation with the small, self contained game design format during the early 80s.  The output was varied, not quite as flashy graphically as Dwarstar, not as crude (sometimes) as Metagaming.  Remember the Alamo is perhaps the most "wargamey" of the bunch if you judge such things on their subject matter only.  

NOTICE: This Gamebox is created using Dale Larson's excellent Play By Email utility, Cyberboard (the poor man's Aide De Camp!)

Visit the Cyberboard website by following this link

REMEMBER THE ALAMO! is copyright, TSR Hobbies, 1982.

Designer: Kevin Hendryx

Editing/Development: Dave Cook and Edward Sollers

The Turn Sequence for this game is as follows:

  1. Texan Movement Phase: Texan Player moves his counters and aims cannons.
  2. Mexican Movement Phase: Mexican Player places ladders and moves counters.
  3. Melee Phase: Both players fight melee and make advances and retreats.   Mexican player has units climb ladders.
  4. Texan Fire Phase: Texan player makes gunfire attacks.
  5. Mexican Fire Phase: The Mexican player makes gunfire attacks.
  6. Ladder Destruction Phase: Texan player attempts to destroy ladders.
  7. Mexican Morale Phase: If neccesary, the Mexican players checks for demoralizaiton.

One game turn is recorded.  This is what I call a "staggered" sequence-- first Igo-Hugo, then simultaneous, then Igo-Hugo.

In my opinion, this turn sequence can be resolved using the simultaneous method and Cyberboard.   

The Action

There's gonna be a hot time in the old Alamo tonightThe graphic above illustrates some of the features of this gamebox. Crockett and the Tennessee troops hold off a supported attack from the Yellow entry area.

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Related Links/Resources:

Remember the Alamo

William Travis bio

Davy Crockett bio

Jim Bowie bio

General Santa Anna bio

Thirteen Days of Glory

Alamo FAQ

Another Game on the same subject: Decision Games' ALAMO

Another Game on the same subject: XTR's Dark Victory (magazine games page not up yet)

This page content copyright, Walter O'Hara 1998