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.


  1. hey trying to register. Mark Burr, Jacksonville Ar

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