For the first time, the Alamo field will be divided into two brackets - the Alamo Legends bracket, and the Texians bracket. The Alamo Legends Bracket is open to the first thirty-two (32) people signed up and paid for it. These players will be seeded (see below), and matched up in a single elimination tournament to determine the one true master of the Alamo! As players lose games in the Alamo Legends Bracket, they will fall down into the Texians bracket, where every other award will be determined.

The Alamo Legends Bracket

  • Matchups are based on seeding before the tournament begins
  • Wins are worth 20 points, regardless of differential
  • If the players are tied, secondary and tertiary objectives will be used to determine a winner
  • Losses are worth between 8 and 11 points, depending on secondary/tertiary objectives completed
  • At the end, one player will have gone 5-0 and will be the Overall Winner of the event!*
  • No challenges allowed
  • Clocks required - 75 minutes per player
  • Recommend for players trying to qualify for Masters
  • * Assuming that player brings a fully painted army and does not accumulate three or more Bad Game votes

The Texians Bracket

  • Round 1 matchups will be random, Round 2-5 will be matched based on total Battle score
  • Wins are worth between 11 and 20 points, depending on margin of victory
  • Losses are worth between 9 and 0 points
  • Draws are worth 10 points
  • Players dropping from the Alamo Legends Bracket will retain their Battle score from that Bracket
  • Round one challenges allowed
  • Clocks optional (unless you run out of time in two games)
  • Recommended for players just there to have fun


Prior to the event, players in both brackets will be sent a list of players in the Alamo Legends Bracket, their region, and which army they will be playing. Players are requested to rank these players in whatever order they choose, and return them to the TO. These rankings will be used to determine the overall seedings, which will be revealed on a live stream two weeks before the event (and well after lists are due).

As a player, you do NOT have to return this ranking (though we'd appreciate if you did). You don't have to rank all 32 - you can just give us your top 15 if you want. The goal is to get a list of how good every player is from the people who know them best - the other players! We don't want to do this one by committee - too much responsibility!

What if too many people sign up for the Alamo Legends bracket? Entry to the Alamo Legends bracket is first come, first served - if you register and pay, and specify you want in the bracket before 32 other people do, you get in! IF you wait too long, you might miss out on it!

What if not enough people sign up for the Alamo Legends bracket? If too few players sign up for the Alamo Legends bracket, we will ask for volunteers from the Texians bracket. If we do not get enough volunteers, we will randomly pull people out to feed them to the wolves for their first game.

What if I don't care what bracket I'm in? Then indicate 'no preference' when you register, and we'll put you in whichever one needs you more!

What if my opponent no-shows the event? In the Alamo Legends bracket, you'll get a first round bye. Once seeding is announced, matchups will not change. If your opponent is late to the event, let us know and we'll roll for table sides, and start their clock.

Army Restrictions

Army Lists: 2,500 points

Allowed Lists

  • Abyssal Dwarfs
  • Basileans
  • Brotherhood: Order of the Brothermark
  • Brotherhood: Order of the Green Lady
  • Dwarfs
  • Elves
  • Empire of Dust
  • Forces of Nature
  • Forces of the Abyss
  • Free Dwarfs
  • Goblins
  • Halflings
  • The Herd
  • Kingdoms of Men
  • League of Rhordia
  • Nightstalkers
  • Northern Alliance
  • Ogres
  • Orcs
  • Ratkin
  • Ratkin Slaves
  • Riftforged Orcs
  • Salamanders
  • Sylvan Kin
  • Trident Realm
  • Twilight Kin
  • Undead
  • Varangur

Rules for the Army Lists:

  • Up to 25% allies will be allowed, however allies may not take a magical item.
  • Legendary characters will be allowed.
  • Lists are due no later than October 23rd. Late lists will result in a loss of Santa Anna points.

A note on lists:

Any cheesy dork planning to bring a beardy tooled up army should think twice. Anyone who does this will be exposed as the punk he is (all in good fun of course). The tournament organizers reserve the right to disallow any army list that is deemed to be terribly unsporting but unless an army list makes us throw up a little in our mouths when we read it, if it's legal, it's getting in the door. (Some people just stopped reading, so they will miss the important part)

But that does NOT mean that your army list is "APPROVED".
It just didn't make us physically ill. Those are not the same things. No one is required to like playing against it, or to like you for bringing it. If you bring the pain, keep your gob shut when people cast their bad game votes accordingly...


Tables at the Alamo will have pre-set terrain, and a picture of the table with measurements will be provided to help players reset it after each game. Each table will have the following terrain:

  • 2x Hills (any Hills, Elevated Platforms, or Bridges) - Height 3. They block line of Sight, even if you might be able to see under the model.
  • 2x Forests (area terrain with trees/mushrooms/etc on it) - Height 9
  • 1x Scatter terrain (area terrain with crates, boats, man-sized rocks, etc. on it) - Height 3
  • 2x Small Buildings (one story buildings) - Height 4
  • 1x Large building (obviously taller than the other buildings on the table) - Height 9
  • 2x Obstacles (walls, overturned carts, line of crates) - Height 2
  • 1x Difficult Terrain (usually blank water area terrain) - Height 0. Units must have half their footprint in this terrain to claim cover from it.
  • Tournament Reroll

    One of the traditions of the Alamo is the sale of a reroll token, which may be used to allow the reroll of a single d6, once per game. In the Alamo Legends bracket, this reroll may only be used on Saturday; in the Texian bracket it may also be used on Sunday. Reroll tokens may be purchased for $10, and every cent donated for them goes to Extra Life, benefitting the Children's Hospital of San Antonio. You can read more about our Extra Life fundraising efforts here. As of 2021, the Alamo GT has raised $2,850 for the Children's Hospital of San Antonio.

    Also see: Scoring