Thursday, January 16, 2020

War Kings III - Return of the War King

Welcome to the War Kings GT 2020.  This is the largest and longest running Kings of War Grand Tournament in Ohio.  Once again we are returning to Epic Loot in Springfield OH for Memorial Day weekend - May 23 & 24 2020.

Cost is $50.  Please paypal your payment (please include your name, army and gaming club) to (please use the friends and family option).  The entry fees go towards prizes, terrain, mats, supplies and other expenses the come with large events.  In addition, every participant will receive $15 in store credit on the day of the event as well.

Cutoff date for refunds is May 17th, 2020 - 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 May 17th (midnight EDT)  (send to ) will receive 10 bonus sportsmanship points.  Late list submitted after then but before the event will receive 5 bonus points, and lists not submitted until the day of the event receive no bonus points.

There will be five games (3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday) - all games will be 2300 points.  We will be using the Kings of War 3rd Edition.

Since we are at a game store, unfortunately we do not have any deals with hotels.

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) of Hero(Ttn) - 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.  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 300 points.
Tournament Pack available soon.

Appearance Scoring: Appearance scoring sheet available soon.

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

Please use the "friends and family" option via paypal to send your registration (along with your name and the army you will play and your gaming club) to  Only paid registrations will be guaranteed a spot - so get registered early.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


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 at Epic Loot in Centerville (9130 Dayton-Lebanon Pike 
Centerville, OH 45458).  We have a Facebook group as well (meetings are planned there)

We have formalized our membership.  Membership is available three ways:
  • Associate Member - basically join the Facebook group.  It is free.
  • Full Member - this is now a flat $10 per year.  Our year are based around the roster deadline for the Club discount at Origins.
  • Working Member - this is the same as a full member, but is earned by actually helping out at one of the events we run (our game area at Origins, The War Kings GT, or the Gem City Massacre).  Working earns a free membership for the next year.
  • Finally, there the the Chief Buck Stopper - which is currently assumed for life.  If current Chief Buck Stopper (because the buck stops with him) ever abdicates, then either the club will fold or some other method will be used to determine another one.
Dues go toward things like terrain, game mats, event prize support and other expenses for running events at Origins and tournaments (currently War Kings GT and Gem City Massacre).  In addition, we welcome donations of terrain or prize support for our events (so if you have that regiment box sitting on a shelf you never plan to use we can give ti to someone as a prize).

Things have changed slightly.  Anyone who paid for their membership before February 8th, 2020 or worked an event in 2019 is a full/working member for 2020.

Anyone paying after the roster deadline will be listed as a member for 2021. 

Membership year is from Origins to Origins.  The early bird registration for Origins ends on March 1st, which is why we have set the membership deadline so early.  I will be submitting the list of club members to Origins on February 9th, so membership must be paid up by Feburary 8th, 2020 for a discount to Origins 2020. 

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.