USS TEXAS + La Porte, Texas + October 7 - 9, 2016  


  Where Wargaming and History Meet    


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WWII Living History Crew on October 8th

Posted by Bouffard on September 22, 2016 at 11:40 AM

We've learned that members of the Gulf Coast WWII Living History Crew will be aboard TEXAS on Saturday, October 8th.

Please visit for more information.

ACW Gamer/CigarBox Announce Show Discount

Posted by Bouffard on September 21, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Stephen Huckaby of ACW Gamer will be aboard ship selling CigarBox battle mats.  He informs me the following are what he currently has in stock, with more ocean mats on order.  He will accept your orders for specific product from now till tomorrow night (the 21st) for pickup aboard ship.  He just needs to know the product codes of what you want.

Any $69 battle mat either pre-ordered or purchased aboard ship will be discounted by $9, so will be $60.  By pre-ordering or buying aboard ship you will also save on shipping.

Contact him at the following web site or on Facebook at

Gettysburg, 6mm 132

River, Full, 4 X 6, 230

Crossroads, 8 Inch, 182

Open Grassland With Roads, 28mm, 104B

Frozen Ruins, 3 X 3, 201

European Fields, 136

Desert, Open, 120

Wooded, 101

Gettysburg, East Flank, 134

Apocalypse, 3X 3, 127

Gettysburg, West Flank, 133

Waterloo, 180

Red Planet, 4 X 6, 210

Winter With Roads, 25mm, 106B

DBA, 124

Five Points, 181

Town Square, 170

Cut Out Terrain, 130

River, 4 X 6, 4ft, 231

Open Grassland, 4x6, 119

Mud And Blood,122

Winter With Roads, 15mm

Europe 2, 25mm 4 X 6, 135B

Europe With Roads, 15mm, 102

Space Frontier, 4 X 6, 250

ADF, Nashville Diversion 221



Skirmish Campaigns and I-94 Enterprises

Posted by Bouffard on September 1, 2016 at 1:00 AM

We'd also like to recognize both I-94 Enterprises and Skirmish Campaigns (the publishers of Check Your 6! and other fine wargame rules) for donating prizes for some of our events. Thanks for your support!

Wargames Illustrated

Posted by Bouffard on September 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM

We'd like to acknowledge and thank Wargames Illustrated for printing a good sized announcement for Texas BROADSIDE! 2016 in their September 2016 issue, which just came out this week.

Wargamer's Flea Market

Posted by Bouffard on August 30, 2016 at 8:35 PM
Whether you intend to pre-register online or just register at-the-door, if you have any desire to buy, sell, or just browse at our Wargamer's Flea Market on Sunday, October 9th, please visit the page link below and fill in the form at the top of that page.

You will be under no obligation if you do, but hearing from you will help us organize the space needed that morning.


New Speaker: James Thomas

Posted by Bouffard on August 30, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Very pleased to announce that James Thomas, who has lectured at our events before, will be returning again on Sunday, October 9th, to present, "Leaders Gone Wild, Learning From the Mistakes of Military and Naval Officers".

New Sponsor: Aran & Franklin Engineering

Posted by Bouffard on August 30, 2016 at 2:20 PM

I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize a very special partner.

Aran & Franklin Engineering has come forward, thanks to the efforts of James Womack, and agreed to underwrite the costs of our convention t-shirts!!

Please join me in thanking James for supporting our efforts. With this gesture we will now be able to donate 100% of all t-shirt sales to the Battleship Texas Foundation!

So, why not order a t-shirt today, and pre-register for our event while you are at it, to save on postage and the admission fee? You'll help our great cause and have fun while doing it. There is no more unusual venue to play historic wargames at than the USS TEXAS.

Whales, Memoirs, and Battle Crys

Posted by Bouffard on August 30, 2016 at 2:15 PM

We've got some more games to announce today (I'll be adding them to our online schedule later). Andy Blozinski will play host to a game simulating the hunt for Moby Dick, as part of our Rootbeer and Pretzels wargame series on Saturday, October 8th.

Also, Duane Fields will be running a session on Memoir 44 and another session of Battle Cry!, on Sunday, October 9th.

Finally, I'll be adding a Bulge based game, in 28mm, using "Buck" Surdu's Combat Patrol: WWII on Sunday morning.