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“Texas BROADSIDE! 2017”

10:00a Fri, October 13, 2017 to 5:00p Sun, October 15, 2017
Andy Bouffard
(713) 548-4944

Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of U.S. armed conflict.

In cooperation with the Battleship Texas Foundation, Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming will host its 7th annual wargame convention aboard the Battleship TEXAS Friday - Saturday and Sunday, October 13th thru October 15th 2017.

Inspired by the National WWII Museum’s “Heat of Battle” wargame convention, “Texas BROADSIDE! 2017” uses wargaming as a means to educate the visiting public about the history of US armed conflict and features local-area gamers playing board and miniature games aboard the USS TEXAS. These games simulate various battles on land, at sea, or in the air, from WWI and WWII and, in some cases, even earlier battles in American history.

The event begins at 10:00 am each day and concludes at 5:00 pm. All games will be played in the public areas of the ship, so visitors to the TEXAS can watch the gaming and ask questions of the gamers. Participating in one or more games requires the purchase of a separate special event ticket. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Battleship Texas Foundation to assist in their ongoing restoration efforts. Details can be found here:

Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming is a group of gamers who meet monthly, to share in simple, fast, and fun wargaming, amongst friends, whilst enjoying a good meal.

For more information please contact Andy Bouffard, Director of Texas BROADSIDE! 2017 at (713)548-4944 or email him at

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