The amazing Richard Conte present the Alamo series of Plastic Military Miniatures. The Alamo is one of the Most important battles in American history. Brought to you with the style and attention to detail we all except from Conte Collectibles.
On February 23, 1836, around 100 men at the Alamo watched as over 1,500 Mexican soldiers moved into the San Antonio de Béxar area, today the city of San Antonio. In an unfinished Spanish limestone chapel around a 100 Texans prepared to fight. After a call for reinforcements about 250 Texans and others, among them some of the great American pioneer folk heroes, were surrounded inside the 4-acre complex.
The Mexican commander, General Santa Anna and his men, who were poorly trained and had been on half rations, closed the noose around the Alamo. The Mexican army had marched inland from the Gulf coast in order to strike at the political center of the rebellious Texas lands. During the inland march weather turned cold and reached record lows for February, the Mexican army march was brutal. Some Texans thought the fort should be abandoned, but those voices were drowned out by those who thought the scarce cannons must be protected.
Before the siege had cut the defenders supply lines, Colonel Neill went to rally more reinforcements. When he left William Travis in charge. The command was eventually shared between Travis and Jim Bowie. Unfortunately, Bowie while normally indomitable in a fight was bedridden by sickness when the battle began.
After a 13 day siege and several skirmishes, the Mexican army, now swollen to over 2,000 men, ceased its bombardment and advanced early in the morning. William Travis leaning out to shoot at the Mexican troops nearest to the wall was shot and grievously wounded. He died with sword in hand attempting to kill one last enemy soldier.
The Mexican Infantry managed to fight their way through the Texan artillery, which had been reduced to firing odd bits of metal. The hand to hand combat was brutal. General Santa Anna’s red flag meant there would be no quarter so everyman that chose to remain knew they fought until victory or death. Not a single Texan was left alive after the final assault. When the guns feel silent 250 Texans had been killed and 600 Mexican soldiers had fallen.