Following from our last post we can now provide further details about our upcoming open day. As the event is to celebrate the opening of our new venue some of our members have organised introduction sessions for games they are passionate about. See more details about what is being run below
Kings of War – 10.00-12.30
Kings of War is the awesome fantasy mass-battle wargame from Mantic Games. Rally your forces to fight in the biggest and best tabletop miniatures game set in the rich and ever-growing fantasy world of Pannithor.
De Bellis Antiquitatis: 10.00-12.30
A fast play set of rules for historical miniature wargaming, particularly ancient and medieval wargaming in the period 3000 BC to 1520 AD. Now in 3rd edition. These rules allow entire armies to be represented by fewer than 50 figures
A story-driven skirmish game where two players fight one of the endless skirmishes for control over the towns, settlements, and places of power in a dangerous new world. In Malifaux, the events from its extensive lore are directly carried into the characters’ mechanics.
Dystopian Wars: 10.00-16.00
Dystopian Wars is a tabletop wargame of naval battles using highly detailed miniatures to represent huge engines of destruction on, above and below the high-seas. Set in an alternate late-Nineteenth Century called the Dystopian Age, super-science fuelled nations clash over resources and power.
Pathfinder 2 – 13.30-16.00
Its origins in Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition Paizo’s hugely popular roleplaying game has become a phenomenon in itself. Pathfinder 2 is currently the most played tabletop rpg in the society. Give it a try with these short bounty encounters.
For the Queen – on demand
A departure from traditional tabletop RPGs, For the Queen is a card-based story-building game that you and up to five other players can begin playing in minutes. Choose your queen from among fourteen gorgeously varied illustrations—or start from scratch—and use the prompt cards to collaboratively tell a story of love, betrayal, doubt, and devotion.
With the speed 2022 is passing we are now just over a week away from the final submission deadline for CaK7 (02/04/2022) , one week before the event itself (09/04/2022). This means that Chris requires a copy of each player’s 1995pt army list. The preferred format for attendees’ list is pdf created by mantic’s easyarmy website ( https://mantic.easyarmy.com/ ). If you haven’t checked out the website before I reccomend checking it out. It really is the easiest way to make a list for any Mantic game.
As Chris is playing in the event he will be sharing his list publicly through social media this week. He has already shared his intention to play his goblin force similar to CaK6. Although he has been hard at work on new units since the last tournament and promises the force to be stronger than ever.
The full attendee list for CaK7 is as follows;
Even if you are not playing in the tournament feel free to pop along to the event for a chat and to see the battles in action. We look forward to seeing you all on the 9th April.
The tournament pack has now been confirmed for the Clash at Kingston 7 Kings of War tournament. Please note that all slots for this tournament have now been reserved but people are welcome to come in on the day to watch the event and join the festivities.
Saturday 9th April 10:00-10:20 registration
Kingston upon Hull – Humberside Wargames Society, Saville Court on Saville Street, HU1 3EE.
£5 per player – no prizes are planned, but there maybe the odd one or two that appear.
1.5 hour for leisurely lunch (Wetherspoons in 5min walking distance). No dinner available at venue but plenty of places within a few yards of the venue. Main aim is to keep it cheap. 12 players maximum
3 games at 1995 points using Clash of Kings 2022, 50mins chess clocks per player
Clash at Kingston uses a 5/10/15 w/d/l system with up to 5 additional points available for completing scenario objectives. Extra posts are available for routing enemy units too.
No paint requirement. Models need to be assembled, on appropriate bases and meet MMC. The idea is to promote list building experimentation and to get people playing, but please don’t take the piss.
Bring your own booze!!! Feel free to have a tipple whilst playing. There’s often those who are staying over and wanna have dins and drinks out in Hull afterwards.
As always, for the most up to date information check out the Clash at kingston Facebook page, link below
King Of War: Clash of Kings 2022 singles tournament
In January we were pleased to host a Clash at Kingston Kings of war tournament, it was a roaring success and sold out instantly. We are now happy to say that on the 9th April “Down n Dirty” is returning to Humberside Wargames Society.
Once again the event is kindly being organised by Chris Christophison ( Facebook : A tale of some gamer ). He put together some beautiful tables last tournament and we are excited to see what he has in store for players this time round. More details about his events can be found on the clash at kingston facebook events page
The event is a 1995pt, 3 round tournament using the latest Kings of War suppliment, Clash of Kings 2022. Keeping things simple entrance is once again only £5 getting you a full day of fun over 3 rounds. No food or drink is being supplied by us, but you are welcome to bring your own. Alcohol is accepted within the venue.
There is no parking availble at the venue as such players are reliant on public car parks. If you want more details about parking local to the club please drop us a message.
The basic schedule of the event is below (on phones this is best viewed in landscape). If you don’t feel up to playing please feel free to pop along to watch and chat free of charge. More details will follow closer to the date.
6 tables were in action for the clash, 3 games where played, being a competition each player had 50 minutes to player the 6/7 turn. Winning was based on objectives. Points were scored for winning (draw and losing), objectives taken and enemy units destroyed.
If interested in Kings of War contact HWS firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok here we are month two, and things are a bit easier from here on in as we only need paint half of what we did in month one. From here on in its just 250 points a month +/- 40 pts till the end. For those of us with short memories or just better things to do, the main rules can be found below.
This month we will get into the rhythm of the league with everyone painting the first of their 250pts additions to their 500pt forces. Bil is once again accepting Pledges through our facebook group, but for those without access to social media pledges can also be provided here or through our discord server.
November Bonus Challenge – Loot counters
This month’s challenge is to build and paint 3 themed loot/objective counters for your army. KoW is a scenario driven game and sometimes those scenarios require tokens. In the case of loot/objective tokens you will eventually need d3+4 of them so I have decided to split this up and this month you will need to make the first 3. They can be anything you like but they must be on 25mm round bases to comply with the Kow rules other than that you can make them how you see fit and there will be the usual extra hobby point to claim if you make all three.
750pt Game Scenario – Wagon Loot
The 750 point “skirmish” game will be played on a 3×4 table with a 14 inch deployment area so the forces can get to grips earlier as befitting a small game, and if possible with a road or trackway in the center, running parallel to the players deployment areas, from one table edge to the other of the gaming area.
The scenario will be around your leader/general discovering a merchant caravan in the area which could supply your force or even the enemy if not prevented. If you can capture and “persuade” them to help you instead of the enemy it would be beneficial for both them and your force. With this “help” you can hire more troops/buy illegal magical grimoires to summon more troops/pay slavers for cannon fodder/send a message home for more help, or whatever fits your army and background.
Suffice to say that word has got around of this lucrative target and there will be a bloodbath on the road as forces vie for the loot.
The game will last for 6 turns only. The caravan consists of 3 wagons which can be represented by appropriate models if available, chariots or even just 3 rectangles of card cut to 50mmx100mm. The playing area should have 4 other pieces of terrain; be they woods, hills walls or hills. No buildings should be used as this is a remote area away from civilization. Also be sure to leave the center line free as it’s the trackway.
Players dice off to see who places the first unit then each player takes it in turns to place a unit till their force is fully deployed. Place the first wagon in the middle of the table then the player who lost the dice off places the second wagon anywhere on the middle line of the table within 12 inches of the first wagon and then the player who won places the last wagon within 12 inches of that wagon, all wagons must face the same way. This creates the wagon train.
At the start of each game turn the wagon train will move d3 + 4 inches in the direction it is facing towards the edge of the table, should a wagon leave the table it has managed to escape and cannot be looted further.
The object of the game is to harass the enemy force and at the same time loot the wagons, to do this you must move a unit or hero into contact with a wagon for a full turn, uninterrupted by combat. This enables them to gain a loot counter. Wagons contacted this way will stop and attempt to bargain with the contacting unit giving them a loot counter and the following turn they will move again as normal.
This can potentially cause a bottleneck as those wagons behind will have to stop should they contact a wagon in front. Wagons can be looted more than once but not by a unit that already has a loot token. You can only loot up to 3 tokens as that all the merchants have that interests you, you CAN however rob the enemy of their loot by killing them and robing them, thus denying their force of vital supplies
A unit or hero can only carry a single loot counter each. The winner is the army who has the most loot counters at the end of turn, or if one side has been completely destroyed. Any other result is a draw.
Should your hero/unit be killed the unit or hero responsible can loot them and take their loot counter, only if they don’t already have one themselves otherwise the loot is lost, crushed into the ground in the vicious melee. If the looting army still have it at the end of the game it counts towards their total, but. don’t forget to return the marker at the end of the game.
Ok get cracking peeps and Ill see you at the table
Over the month of October we have seen some wonderful progress from members of the Kings of War Escalation league and although the deadline isn’t up I thought it was time to share with you some of the images we have seen through social media and our discord server.
Don’t worry if you haven’t shared any images yourself yet you still have a couple more days to secure the points against your own pledge. We will request the final pictures of the month 1 pledges on the last day of October. These pictures will be used to tally up what points you have gained from meeting your pledge.
I am looking forward to seeing more work in progress photos and photos from the armies on the field as this month comes to a close and next month starts.
Note about Month 2 Pledges
Before I share the photos I wanted to quickly discuss the upcoming month 2 pledges. There has been some confusion with regards to the value of force you need for month 2. The value of the force you need to host is 750 pts. Keep in mind you are allowed to deviate from this value by plus or minus 40pts. This means your list should be between 710-790 pts. The increase of 250 points per month was decided to make joining the league as accessible as possible.
We will be requesting your pledges as November begins. Once asked for you will need to make your November pledge in the same format as last month. For example David M’s second pledge is below;
This month I pledge to build/paint A regiment of Palace Guard – 160pts A Bolt Thrower – 90pts Total Points taken – 250 pts points brought forward – 5 pts Points Carried forward – 5 pts
Month 1 photos
We were allowed to share these photo’s by the permission of each member of the league. Please pass on your love for their work to them through our facebook group.
Bil’s Ogre force
Chris’ Forces of Nature
David M’s Elven Force
Erica’s Empire of Dust
Jay’s Goblin Force (https://www.facebook.com/tanksconversions)
We have been approached with the temptation of starting an Escalation league for Mantic’s Kings of War fantasy wargame.
For those who do not know of the system I will provide you with Mantic’s own words;
“Kings of War is a mass-battle fantasy wargame set in the world of Pannithor. Rank upon rank of soldiers march into bloody combat, while winged demons battle fiery dragons overhead. From launching devastating bombardments of artillery, to tactically out-flanking your opponent’s forces, Kings of War is a game of exciting, expansive fantasy battles.”
Kings of War 3rd Edition Free rulebook
If you are interested in looking deeper at the game’s rules follow the below link to be taken to Mantic’s website
The idea is simple, get as many people playing KOW as
possible. However for some painting a “full” army can be challenging, so we
think it’s easier and less daunting to do it in small stages. The aim of this
campaign is to build and paint a small number of points each month, for six
months. This will result in players having a fully painted 2000 point KOW army
once they pass the finish line.
In addition to encouraging the development of player’s armies we aim to get people playing. In the spirit of this there will be a game challenge every month that requires you to use the models you have painted so far. We hope to host this during the “KOW last Tuesday” monthly meet up at the club, but don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event, life does after all happen. As long as your game is played within the next month that is fine. So there’s plenty of time to arrange a game and play it if they cannot attend on the last Tuesday of the month.
Here’s the guidelines
Players can either build a new force or add to an existing
one, but for the challenge you can only use miniatures that you have painted
and assembled that month. So starting on the 1st month you need to declare your
miniatures for that month that will make up your starting 500 pts. You MUST
have a 500 point, legal KOW force to game with by the end of the month, standard
rules for building armies apply. Players should post up their progress once
completed so we can keep the relevant posts updated.
Points for building your army are given as follows;
1 point for building your selected unit(s)
1 point if you finish painting them (3 colours & wash minimum)
1 point for basing them(this has to be creative, sticking models to plain bases will neither cut the mustard or earn you points)
1 point for completing a bonus challenge when applicable
In addition to the units to paint each month there is a bonus challenge. This can vary from converting a model, making some objective counters or loot markers, painting a freehand design, modelling a banner or writing a short bit of background on your army or it’s general.
You can play as many games as you wish but only 1 game each month counts towards your league points. A league game must be agreed that it is point scoring by both players before the game starts. League points are scored within your games as follows
1 point for each player playing the game
1 point for the winner of the scenario (A draw
does not award any additional points to either player)
Monthly points will be tallied and posted on the face book group and the person at the end of the 6 month league who has the most points will be the “Kings of War Escalation League Winner” Remember this isn’t about the best painted; just that your army IS painted, keep in mind a minimum of 3 colours & wash are required to get the “painted” points. We are not being strict with what type of models are used within the league as long as units fit standard base sizes so feel free to get creative. If you want to use a historical miniatures as a kingdom of men army that’s fine, Kings of war can cater for any models from ancients through to pike and shot.
Should players that wish to build using papercraft, that is fine, just keep in mind you’ll get points for building them, however you obviously won’t get points for painting, although there are still points to be earned through creative basing. You’ll have to win plenty of games and knock out the bonus challenges to rack up those points.
NOTES:- Some games may be timed with a chess clock, as free apps are available for smart phones as well as actual physical clocks should players want to buy one. Due to the nature of KOW, buying regiments or troops of miniatures it can be a bit difficult getting the exact number of points each month. We are allowing a leeway of +- 40points which can be added/deducted the next month. For example if I selected units for my first 500point list and came up 15 points short I could select magic item(s) totalling 15pts to make the round 500pts OR carry them over to the next month enabling me to build 315 pts of troops instead of 300pts. Alternatively if I found myself a bit short on points I can “borrow” up to 40 pts from the next month, but then I’d be left to build a force of 260pts in the following month instead of the full 300pt.
These are the dates relating to the first round of the league
30th September – deadline to join the league
31st October – deadline to build your first 500 pts army list
30th November – deadline to complete your first game
Should you be interested in playing please let us know either here, through our facebook group or through discord. We look forward to seeing what you can put together.