Saturday, January 15, 2022

Origins 2022


Welcome to the home for Ohio War Kings at Origins 2022!  We have been running events at Origins since 2013 - so this makes our 9th year (yes, everyone missed 2020 - well no one actually misses 2020, but you know what I mean).

All of our events will be in the Ohio War Kings area - GCCC Hall B, 1620.  You can go here to sign up for events.

Learn To Play: Dreadball

  • Wed 1pm
  • Wed 4pm
  • Thr 8 am
  • Fri 9 am
  • Sun 9 am

Learn To Play: Deadzone

  • Wed 7 pm
  • Thr 1 pm
  • Sun 1 pm

Learn To Play: Kings of War

  • Wed 5 pm
  • Thr 9 am
  • Fri 5 pm
  • Sun 9 am

Learn To Play: Kings of War: Armada

  • Wed 1 pm
  • Thr 1pm
  • Fri 1 pm
  • Sat 1 pm
  • Sun 1 pm

Learn to Play: Kings of War: Vanguard

  • Thr 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am
  • Sat 8 am

Kings of War: How You Use It! Tournament

  • Sat 5 pm
See you at Origins!

Important Links : Origins Game Fair


Saturday, December 18, 2021

IndyStorm 2022

Welcome to the Kings of War IndyStorm Cell.  This is a 2300 pt, 2 day, 5 round tournament, originally scheduled to be held at the IndyStorm convention, but now held on it's own.

Date: February 12-13, 2022

Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E 100 S Lebanon, IN 46052

We will be in the 4-H Annex building.

Boone County Fairgrounds

Cost : $40 - paypal to - please use the Friends & Family option

Tournament pack : IndyStorm2022.pdf

Appearance Scoring: AppearanceScoring1_5.pdf

Army Lists Due: 2/10/2022.  Use the Send to Tournament option in (do not worry about adding the Storm Elemental to this version of your list - copies of the stat block will be available to all players at the event).

Max Players: 24

Storm Elemental.  Every player must bring a storm elemental model - this MUST be on a 50 mm base (no 'extraordinary' basing allowed).  The best model (as voted by the players) will win an award.  This will be used in all the game, but is free on the list (worth 200 pts if killed however).

Storm Elemental

Each player must bring a Storm Elemental model.  This is based on a 50mm monster base (it cannot be bigger).

This is a free part of your force, but if it is killed it counts for 200 pts.

The elemental will have the following Stats:















Crushing Strength(1), Thunderous Charge (1), Pathfinder

Elements will have a subtype that will be announced before each game as part of the scenario

-       Rain – add Icy Breath(6), Radiance of Life

-       Wind – add Wind Blast(8), Aura( Wild Charge(+1) )

-       Lightning – add Lightning Bolt(4), Cloak of Death

Planned Schedule: 



10:00 am– 10:20 am


10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Round 1

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break / Paint Judging

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Round 2

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Round 3



9:00 am - 9:20 am 

Tournament Check-in

9:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Game 4

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Game 5

3:15 pm


Army lists sent by February 10th to will receive 5 sportsmanship points. 

If we have at least 16 people at the event, then we will provide pizza for lunch on Sunday.  In addition, Indy Storm has said that is we have 16 or more people then they will get a food truck for us on Saturday! 


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Gem City Massacre 2021

Welcome to the 6th annual Gem City Massacre.  Kara Brown is once again running it, and we are returning to Epic Loot in Centerville on December 4th, 2021.

This will be a 3 round, 1995 pt tournament, using the 3rd edition rules.   

The tournament packet is available here : Tournament Pack

Planned Schedule:
11:00 - 11:20 - Check in
11:20 - 11:30 - Welcome
11:30 - 1:30 - Game 1
1:30 -  2:15 - Lunch
  2:15 -  4:15 - Game 2
  4:30 -  6:30 - Game 3
  6:45            - Awards

Army lists sent by December 1st to will receive 5 sportsmanship points.  Cost is $15.00, payable in person to either Kara or Mike Carter, or via PayPal to

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Pioneer Plunder 2021

Welcome to Pioneer Plunder 2021.  This is a Kings of War tournament held at (and as a fundraiser for) Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village.  It is being run by the Ohio War Kings and will take place on June 26th, 2021

This will be a 3 round, casual, OUTSIDE, 2300 pt tournament, using the 3rd edition rules, including both Uncharted Empires and the CoK updates from Halpi's Rift (including new living legends, however we will NOT be using the campaign rules/scenarios).

The tournament packet is available here : Tournament Pack, Appearance Scoring

Planned Schedule:
                                                              10:00 - 10:20 - Check in
                                                              10:20 - 10:30 - Welcome
                                                              10:30 -  1:00  - Game 1
                                                                1:00 -  2:00  - Lunch / Appearance Scoring
                                                                2:00 -  4:30  - Game 2
                                                                5:00 -  7:30  - Game 3
                                                                7:45             - Awards

Army lists sent by June 20th to will receive 5 sportsmanship points.  Cost is $15.00, payable in person to either Kara Brown or Mike Carter, or via PayPal to (or just press the handy dandy button below).  Please use the friends and family option, and include your name and army you will play.

This is in a state park, so there is no alcohol allowed (but we are not the booze police).  You can bring coolers with food/drinks if you wish.  There will be food available for purchase on-site to help support the village.

Also note that we will be using two covered areas, and these are about 200' apart, so please bring something to carry your army in (DISPLAY BOARDS WILL NOT BE JUDGED).  Also bring sunscreen and bug repellent as needed.

All proceeds will go to Pioneer Village.

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.

War King
  • The War King is a custom Living Legend hero who will lead each player’s forces in the tournament.  There will be special scenarios and objectives centered on the War King.
  • This Living Legend should be named.
  • Rules for creating your War King are as follows:
    • Choose a normal hero (not a Living Legend) allowed by your main force. You MAY NOT choose a hero of type Hero(Mon) or Hero(Tnt) - sorry, no upgraded dragons!
    • A unique artifact may be created by choosing up to two legal artifacts. The rules for those two artifacts are combined into a single artifact which is given a new name for the Living Legend. The total cost of the artifacts chosen is 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.
      • The Sacred Horn MAY NOT be part of the new unique artifact
      • If the Scrying Gem is part of the War Kings artifact, and it is also taken by another unit, then the effects DO NOT stack – roll for both and choose the result to use.
    • Any upgrades normally allowed by the basic hero chosen may also be chosen by this Living Legend.
    • The War King may NOT duplicate unique living legend spells (just like any other caster)  though he may take them if eligible.
    • The Living Legend is given a single stat line improvement of 1 point to any stat of their choosing.  Upgrades are made AFTER any improvements from the unique artifact are added. The following values may be upgraded
      • Speed
      • Melee (may not be better than 2+)
      • Range (may not be better than 2+)
      • Defense (may not be improved better than 5+, however if the hero already has a 6+ defense then they keep it)
      • Attacks
      • Nerve (increases both waver and route values)
      • Piercing (either add to existing or give War King Piercing(1))
      • Crushing Strength (either add to existing or give War King Crushing Strength(1))
      • Thunderous Charge (either add to existing or give War King Thunderous Charge(1))
      • Spell values (increase the number of dice for a single spell by 1 – this cannot change legendary spells)
      • Regeneration (may not be better than 3+)
    • The War King must pick ONE of the following abilities to add for free:
      • Aura (Fury)
      • Aura (Headstrong)
      • Aura (Iron Resolve (1))
      • Aura (Life Leech (1))
      • Aura (Wild Charge (1))
      • Dread
      • Rallying (1)
    • 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 (this is part of the 2300 total).

If you give a war king piercing does that effect their spells?
A No, as that potentially would affect too much (vs just their 'normal' shooting attack).  Especially when it could hit things like Fireball.  (I wanted this to be like Bane Chant, but that no longer works on any ranged attacks.)

Q Does the War King's Aura stack with similar rules (Iron Resolve, Life Leech, Wild Charge, Dread, Rallying)?
A No. (That would be too powerful for a free aura).

Tournament Pack available here.

Appearance Scoring: Appearance scoring sheet available 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

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.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Gem City Massacre 2019

Welcome to the 5th annual Gem City Massacre.  Kara Brown is once again running it, and we are returning to Epic Loot in Centerville on December 7th, 2019.

This will be a 3 round, 2000 pt tournament, using the new 3rd edition rules.   Since several armies will not yet have been released, we will allow 'liberal' proxying for armies that are in the new book.

The tournament packet is available here : Tournament Pack

Planned Schedule:
11:00 - 11:20 - Check in
11:20 - 11:30 - Welcome
11:30 - 1:30 - Game 1
1:30 -  2:15 - Lunch
  2:15 -  4:15 - Game 2
  4:30 -  6:30 - Game 3
  6:45            - Awards

Army lists sent by December 2nd 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)