Mexican Infantry Firing Up At The Walls.

Here is another pack that I am currently painting. This is the pack of Mexican infantry firing up at the walls of the Alamo. These are armed and equipped identically to the pack of Mexicans Advancing: minimal equipment and sandals. Though clearly aiming upward, the angle is shallow enough to use the figures within a regular firing line. Mexican powder was very poor and the soldiers often ‘overcharged’ their muskets. The figures in this pack may have just pulled the trigger and the kick is forcing the barrel of the Brown Bess to climb. In fact, Mexican troops were often seen firing from the hip to avoid the powerful recoil of their muskets. One assumes this did nothing for the accuracy of their shooting. Come to think of it, a pack of Mexican infantry firing their muskets from waist-level would be pretty cool. The pack itself contains 15 figures in 3 poses.

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