24, 25, 26 2009
is a bring your own paint event!
will have Paint, High Pressure Air and CO2
Available at reasonable
Realizing that it would be difficult for the
Texians to hold the Alamo, Houston ordered Colonel James
Bowie to remove the artillery from the Alamo and destroy the
complex. Bowie soon discovered that the Alamo garrison
lacked draft animals, making it impossible to transport the
Neill was unwilling to abandon the fortress and
persuaded Bowie of the location's strategic importance. In a
letter to Governor Henry Smith, Bowie argued that "the
salvation of Texas depends in great measure on keeping Bexar
out of the hands of the enemy. It serves as the frontier
picquet guard, and if it were in the possession of Santa
Anna, there is no stronghold from which to repel him in his
march toward the Sabine."
The Texians were unaware that Santa Anna had
begun invasion preparations the year before. By late
December, the Mexican Army of Operations had begun marching
north; Progress was slow, and rations ran short.
Temperatures in Texas reached record lows, and an estimated
15–16 inches of snow had fallen. Hypothermia,
dysentery, and Comanche raiding parties took a large toll on
the Mexican soldiers.
The Texians watched from the walls as
approximately 1,000 Mexican troops, attired in dress
uniform, marched into Bexar's military plaza to reinforce
Santa Anna. The Mexican army celebrated loudly throughout
the afternoon, The reinforcements brought the number
of Mexican soldiers in Bexar to almost 2,400.
Santa Anna announced to his staff that
the assault would take place early in the morning...
Additional Missions could be announced
at any time.
The Night Game mission will entail
destroying the Mexican Artillery Pieces,
will be awarded for the night game, and on Sunday at the
Keith 239-980-9850 www.CampMilesPaintball.com