Remember the Alamo! Is a conflict simulation game about the April 20 – 21 engagement between the Mexican army under General Santa Anna and the Texian army which was led by General Sam Houston. The game can be played as a two-day battle or each day, April 20 or 21, can be played independently. When playing a two-game battle, losses from Day One carry over to Day Two.
Remember the Alamo is a tactical-level simulation of the battle that won independence from Mexico for Texas and kick started the career of Sam Houston who commanded the Texian forces.
LOYAULTE ME LIE: Bosworth Field, 1485
Loyaulte Me Lie is an introductory, tactical-level board game for two players simulating the last significant battle of the War of the Roses fought between the houses of Lancaster and York. Playing pieces represent the "battles" of Henry Tudor, Richard the Third, Lord Stanley, and William Stanley. The game board uses map terrain of the historical site, recently discovered by battlefield archaeology.
"This is a good, solid hex-and-counter game, with simple rules that succeeds in transmitting some of the problems a 15th century battlefield commander faced. Grognards should have no trouble playing and/or teaching it after one game. Unfortunately, as LOYAULTE ME LIE: Bosworth Field, 1485 was published by a smaller game company you may have never heard of it and that’s a shame. So, if you are interested in the time period or the type of combat involved I recommend that you get a hold of this game now." - Fred Manzo, The Boardgaming Life
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“I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die.”
- William Shakespeare, Richard III
Loyalty may have bound Richard the Third but he lived in treacherous times and it was treachery that ended his life and his reign as king of England. That and perhaps poor tactical decisions. He died by all accounts bravely fighting to the last probably on the newly-discovered battle site in marshy ground called Fen Hole, not calling out 'A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse', as Shakespeare imagined, but, in the words of a near contemporary chronicler: 'Treachery, treachery, treachery.'
After five years of searching, battlefield archaeologists have revealed that the actual site of the battle of Bosworth is on Alf Oliver’s farm, two miles away from Ambion Hill, where the Bosworth Visitor center was built. The crucial evidence, including badges of the supporters of both kings, sword mounts, coins and 28 cannonballs, was found in fields straddling Fen Lane in the Leicestershire parish of Upton, where no historian had looked before. In fact, more battle-related items have been found in that area than on any ancient battlefield in Europe. The new area is used in this game as the basis for the game map.
Even more dramatically, Richard III's body was found last August in a roughly-hewn grave, excavated from the site of the medieval Greyfriars friary of the city of Leicester, now a parking lot, about 12 miles from the newly discovered battlefield site. Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones was matched to Michael Ibsen, a Canadian cabinetmaker and direct descendant of Richard III's sister, Anne of York, and a second distant relative, who wished to remain anonymous. Archaeologists found evidence of ten wounds on the body, two to the head, which they believe were inflicted at or around the time of death. The head injuries, either of which would have been fatal, suggest the king had lost his helmet in the battle.
Block Movement Mechanic
Field Cannon, Handgunners and Archers
Charge and Shock Movement
Cavalry Reaction Movement
22" x 17" Game Board
12-Page Rule Booklet
150 Thick, Direct-Printed, Laser-cut
1 Player Reference Sheet
Designed by Michael W. Kennedy
Developed by Chris Hansen
Map Art by Tm Allen
Counter Drawings by Lionel Liron
Counter Designs by Tom Cundiff
Vassal Module by Art Bennett
"Game arrived today - All I hoped it would be - counters are really superb, thick, colorful and no need to clip the corners. Map is right up to date. No Ambion Hill in sight. Having the right coat of arms on each counter is a bonus." - Peter J. (UK)
A Vassal module of Loyaulte Me Lie will be sent upon
request with purchase of a boxed, folio or PnP format of the game.
If you are a student of the War of the Roses and, in particular, Richard the Third, you may well enjoy a collection of folk rock songs about Richard III by Ian Churchward and The Legendary Ten Seconds. Ian has also written a book about the Richard III music project.