Re: [HeroQuest-RPG] Re: Siege of Whitewall

From: Jeff Richard <richj_at_...>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 14:39:44 -0800

My many times over uncle was hung as a horse thief (in Missouri Territory). I think he'd rather have gone to Texas.

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Sent:	Sat Mar 06 12:38:01 2004
Subject:	Re: [HeroQuest-RPG] Re: Siege of Whitewall

The Platypus sez:
> Well, I hardly imagine any strife inside WW at
> all. These are desperate people locked up in a
> fight for desperate survival. They have a clear
> leader. When I see Alamo . . ., I don't imagine
> Davy Crocket arguing with the fort's leader, or
> every single rifleman questioning the goals of
> the fighting.

William Barrett Travis, commander of the Alamo, was my great (many times over) uncle. To put the Alamo in context, a very high proportion of Texans at the time were people who had been given the option of going Texas or hanging (both being perceived as capital punishment). The smart ones hung. They were very quarrelsome people (much like the Heortling lot in Whitewall). They argued incessantly about strategy and tactics and leadership, right up until they had no choices left except how to die.

Chris Lemens

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