Tate loves to set up "arranges" of his plastic soldiers,
often related to events we're studying in history,
or things he has read, or just imagined.
Here is his description, in his own words.
This is a birds' eye view of a fortress that I made.
A recon mission is coming out to save other people (soldiers) who are coming into the fort.
There are people everywhere, including in rooms I made, all along the walls.
These people are either manning gun ports, taking a rest, or re-loading weapons.
This is one of the many different sections of the wall, packed full of soldiers ready to fire on command.
Another view of yet more soldiers milling about.
They look like they're either manning gun ports or catching a quick break to eat some lunch.
One of three towers, filled with sharp-shooters up at a higher elevation for a better vantage point.
Inside a room at the rear of the fort, commanders take counsel together while someone shouts orders to the officers. There's a white figure you can barely see, at the right. Three of the men are commanders. One is actually supposed to be Santa Anna and another is Lafayette, but I pretend they're other people. The third commander isn't actually a known person, but I chose him as one of the commanders because he was a grand and stately figure. (He was also a one-of-a-kind person who looked a lot like a commander.)