Dragon 20080 The Alamo 5-Piece Figurine Set (1:24 Scale)
"Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words."
- Davy Crockett
The Battle of the Alamo (February 23rd - March 6th, 1836) was a pivotal point in the Texas Revolution. Following a twelve-day siege, Mexican troops under the President of Mexico General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission in San Antonio de Baxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, several weeks later, ending the revolution.
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 Mexican troops marched into Baxar as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. For the next twelve days, the two armies engaged in several skirmishes, with minimal casualties. Aware that his garrison could not withstand an attack by such a large force, Travis wrote multiple letters pleading for more men and supplies, but fewer than 100 reinforcements arrived.
In the early morning hours of March 6th, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repulsing two attacks, Texians were unable to fend off a third. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior buildings. Defenders unable to reach these points were slain by the Mexican cavalry as they attempted to escape. Between five and seven Texians may have surrendered; if so, they were quickly executed. Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texian dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that 400-600 Mexicans were killed or wounded. Several noncombatants were sent to Gonzales to spread word of the Texian defeat. The news sparked a panic, and the Texian army, most settlers, and the new Republic of Texas government fled from the advancing Mexican Army.
Each figure in the The Alamo 5-Piece Figurine Set is carefully painted in historically accurate colors to enhance their realism, and each comes on an individual base. When grouped together, these five figures produce a stunning diorama scene. Sold Out!
Set consists of the following figures:
- Davy Crockett
- Jim Bowie
- William Travis
- Mexican Fusilier
- Mexican Grenadier
Height: 2 inches