Monday, January 15, 2018

War Kings GT

Welcome to the War Kings GT 2018.  This is the first annual Kings of War Grand Tournament in the Dayton, Ohio area.

This year we are holding it at the Wingate Hotel in Fairborn over April 21st & 22nd 2018.

Cost is $60 before March 1st 2018, $65 after.  You can paypal your payment (please include your name, army and gaming club) to (please use the friends and family option).  You can use the handy button below, but it will add $2.17 to cover the pay pal fees.  (In order to properly cover the fees, you can only do one registration at a time via the button).

Cutoff date for refunds is April 1st, 2018 - after that date we will not be able to refund anyone that has to cancel (sorry, but we have to make commitments based on numbers).

Players who submit their lists by April 15th (send to ) will receive 10 bonus sportsmanship points.  Late list submitted after April 15th but before the event will receive 5 bonus points, and lists not submitted until the day of the even receive none.

There will be six games (4 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday) - all games will be 2250 points.  We will be using the CoK 2018 rules.

We have a group rate at the hotel of $119 / night - just use the group name "War Kings" (unfortunately there is a Winter Guard International competition in town the same weekend, so hotels are a little mor expensive than normal).  And yes, the hotel does have free breakfast!

More details and information on our sponsors as soon as we have them.

War King

  • A custom Living Legend hero will lead each player's forces as the War King. This unique character may be used in every game played in addition to the regular force chosen by the player and does not need to be unlocked. 
  • Your War King should be named. 
  • Rules for creating your War King are as follows:
    • Choose a normal hero (not a current Living Legend) allowed by your main force. You MAY NOT choose a hero of type Hero(Mon) - sorry, no upgraded dragons!
    • A unique artifact may be created by choosing up to three legal artifacts. The rules for those three artifacts are combined into a single artifact which is given a new name for the Living Legend. The total cost of the artifacts chosen are added to the cost of the hero. This does not restrict the use of those individual artifacts by other units in the main army force. 
    • Any upgrades normally allowed by the basic hero chosen may also be chosen by this Living Legend. 
    • The Living Legend is given a single stat line improvement of 1 point to any stat of their choosing. The maximum Defense may NOT be increased above 5+ (however if the hero already has a 6+ defense then they keep it). The maximum Range or Melee stat is 2+. If Nerve is chosen, both the Waiver and Route values are raised by 1. This adjustment does not increase the point value calculating the value of this character. 
    • This hero DOES NOT need to be unlocked via a regiment/horde/legion.  Everyone MUST take one, regardless of any other heroes they take in the army.
    • The maximum total point value allowed for this Living Legend is 250 points.

Tournament Pack is available here.  If you do not have a copy of Clash of Kings 2018, the rule and unit changes, as well as new spells and magic items, can be found here.

Appearance Scoring: We will be using the same scoring as we have for our other events.  You can download a copy here

We would like to thank the sponsors are donating prize support for our event - without them we wouldn't be able to have such a great tournament

Click the button below to register via paypal (there is a $2.17 'shipping' charge to cover the paypal fees)

Friday, January 12, 2018


August 2nd - 5th, 2018

Kings of War is coming back to GenCon again for the sixth year!  We will have both the popular Learn to Play sessions and two tournaments - a 1000 pt How You Use It (the players move, but the armies don't) as well as Kings of Gencon Tournament on Saturday. So whether you are new to the game or a veteran, come and play.

Gencon Mantic Event Listing

Registration : GenCon Registration

Tournament packets :
How You Use It (TBD)

Kings of Gencon (TBD)


Gencon is again being held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis IN.

Indianapolis Convention Center
 100 S. Capitol Ave,
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Useful Kings of War Resources

A collection of useful resources for Kings of War players, from quick reference sheets to a great on-line list builder.

Resource Page

Appearance scoring scoresheet

Thursday, January 11, 2018


June 13th - 17th, 2018

Kings of War is coming back to Origins again for the sixth year!  We will have both the popular Learn to Play sessions, a grand tournament on Saturday afternoon / evening AND Sunday morning. Plus the return of the "How you use it" tournament on Friday night.  So whether you are new to the game or a veteran, come and play.

Registration : Origins Registration

Tournament Packets

Kings of War 2250 pt Grand Tournament (TBD) : Tournament packet (updated )

Kings of War: How You Use It Tournament (TBD): Tournament Packet (updated )


Origins is again being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus OH.

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street 
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Useful Kings of War Resources

A collection of useful resources for Kings of War players, from quick reference sheets to a great on-line list builder.

Resource Page

Appearance scoring scoresheet

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gem City Massacre 2017

Welcome to the 3rd annual Gem City Massacre.  This year the Ohio War Kings very own Kara Brown has graciously stepped up to run this event.  Once again it will be held at Epic Loot in Centerville on December 2nd, 2017.

This will be a 3 round, 2000 pt tournament, using the CoK 2017 rules.  In addition, Destiny of Kings and Edge of the Abyss living legends (heroes AND units) (though not formations :-( ) will also be allowed!  Plus, if you take allies AND you do NOT take a living legend in your main list, then you may take 1 Edge of the Abyss living legend (hero or unit) in your allied list.  This is to let everyone have an opportunity to use the new heroes or units.

The tournament packet is available here : Tournament Pack

Planned Schedule:
11:00 - 11:20 - Check in
11:20 - 11:30 - Welcome
11:30 - 11:30 - Game 1
1:30 -  2:00 - Lunch
  2:00 -  4:00 - Game 2
  4:15 -  6:15 - Game 3
  6:30            - Awards

Army lists sent by November 29th to will receive 5 sportsmanship points.  Cost is $15.00, payable in person to either Kara or Mike Carter, or via PayPal to (or just press the handy dandy button below)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ohio War Kings

Just a place to put information and updates for the Ohio War Kings gaming club.

The Ohio War Kings is a wargaming club based out of Dayton Ohio.  Currently we meet on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm either at Epic Loot in Centerville (9130 Dayton-Lebanon Pike 
Centerville, OH 45458) (the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays) or at The Hobby Shop in Miamisburg (153 N. Springboro Pike, Dayton OH 45449)   (the 2nd and 4th Fridays) .  We have a Facebook group as well.

We have formalized our membership.  Membership is available at the following levels:
  • The Individual level is free (for those who are interested, but aren't ready to commit yet) - you get this by joining our Facebook group.  
  • Troop level is for those who want to support our events, but don't actually want to do any work, and is $10, and gets you on the official mailing list with our thanks. These members also get a vote for anything the club decides to vote on.
  • Regiment level unlocks the true membership for $25.  This level gets you listed as a club member on the roster for Origins - entitling you to a $30 discount on purchasing your 4 day badge.  If you worked one of our events the previous year you will get a $10 credit towards this.  This also allows you 2 votes on issues.
  • Horde level is for those that want to help the club grow and prosper for $50 (with the same credit available as Regiment).  This has several additional additional benefits.  First only Horde level members are eligible for holding office in the club (once we start making officers).  Second, they get 4 votes each for any issues.  Horde members also can bring up issues for votes - from when and where we have our game nights to what events we should be doing.  Finally, they are able to borrow any club assets (which will be such things as banners, gaming mats, terrain, demo armies) to use for their own events - be it just a game day at home or demos at conventions.
  • Finally is the Legion level - which is, well it's for me and isn't available (currently) to anyone else.  This gives me full veto power on any issue, as well as all the perks of Horde.  It is there to protect the club, and may disappear if the club eventually takes off strong enough to run on its own.
Membership year is from Origins to Origins.  Dues MUST be paid by the end of February however to get the Origins discount, as we will have to assemble and submit the list of club members. 

You can pay your dues either in person or via PayPal .

We now also have Ohio War Kings dice.  These are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.  (or you can lose one of my tournaments to get a set of 12 :-) ).

The Ohio War Kings messenger bags ($20.00 each) are currently available, and we do have both polo and button down shirts as well for $25.00 each.