It is sometimes fun to go back and look at things in the past, and often what is going on now makes us nostalgic for what we had then.
It looks like a local mini-convention is coming back to the Dayton Ohio area after being gone for six year - the Legendary Game Faire! And we are celebrating by bringing back one of the oldest Kings of War tournaments in Ohio.
So I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit it - and it was a bit more challenging than I expected. I thought I'd just dig up the old blog post - but there wasn't one! LGF II was four months before I started this blog, as a place to consolidate everything. I copied over a lot of old posts from other forums (for dwarfs, undead, orcs & goblins, and the old mantic forums) - but still nothing.
Luckily I did find some pictures on my old web site, and I still have the warscore file with the tournament results from way back then.
This was a wild time for Kings of War, waaaayyy back in FIRST edition. It was a very, very small community back then. I had just started trying to run events. I tried to run tournaments at Origins and Gencon in 2013, but only had 1 and 2 people show up for them respectively. At Adepticon that year, the grand prize for Kings of War was $1000 - and I think there were only four people in the tournament (I was (very sadly) NOT able to play as I had a conflicting tournament - and I still kick myself for not doing it).
I took over running the Adepticon tournament then in 2014 and we had 10 players! (I continued to run it through 2018, and while Shannon Shoemaker took it over in 2019 I still help with scoring).
The second Legendary Game Faire was held October 3-5 2014, and we again had 10 players at our tournament on Friday night before the big WFB tournament - as many as we had at Adepticon six months before.
Since it was in the evening, it was only 1000 pts. Still, fun was had by all!
|Andrew Sherman v Travis Huff|
|Chris Carmichael v Amy Stamper|
|Jon Carter v Mark Zelinski|
|Josh Mann (out of frame) v Colin Zelinski|
|Kara Brown's Basilean army v my Dwarf army|
|(back row) Chris Carmichael, Travis Huff, Amy Stamper, Kara Brown, Jon Carter. (front row) Joss Mann, Andrew Sherman, Colin Zelinski, Mark Zelinski|
|Jon Carter - Best Overall|
|Josh Man - Best Appearance|
|Travis Huff - Wooden Spoon|
|My Dwarfs (I was the ringer)|
|Chris Carmichael's Undead|
|Josh Mann's Elves (an unfortunate blurry picture of the best painted army :-( ).|
|Colin Zelinski's Undead|
|Travis Huff's Elves|
|Andrew Sherman's Kingdoms of Men|
|Mark Zelinski's Kingdoms of Men (yes, in 1st edition the Ogres were part of the KoM list)|
|Amy Stamper's Dwarfs|
|Kara Brown's Basileans|
The final results
|1||Jon Carter||Mark Zelinski, Joshua Mann, Kara Brown||Undead||117||1st Place|
|2||Andrew Sherman||Travis Huff, Kara Brown, Amy Stamper||Kingdoms of Men||88||2nd Place|
|3||Kara Brown||Mike Carter (Ringer), Andrew Sherman, Jon Carter||Basileans||87|
|4||Mike Carter (Ringer)||Kara Brown, Mark Zelinski, Travis Huff||Dwarfs||87||Ringer|
|5||Amy Stamper||Chris Carmichael, Collin Zelinski, Andrew Sherman||Dwarfs||85|
|6||Chris Carmichael||Amy Stamper, Travis Huff, Collin Zelinski||Undead||84|
|7||Collin Zelinski||Joshua Mann, Amy Stamper, Chris Carmichael||Undead||59|
|8||Mark Zelinski||Jon Carter, Mike Carter (Ringer), Joshua Mann||Kingdoms of Men||38|
|9||Joshua Mann||Collin Zelinski, Jon Carter, Mark Zelinski||Elves||36||Best Appearance|
|10||Travis Huff||Andrew Sherman, Chris Carmichael, Mike Carter (Ringer)||Elves||20||Wooden Spoon|
Looking back now - several of the players have moved on to other games (Andrew, Chris and Travis no longer play at all, and while Mark likes to talk about the game, I haven't seen him or Colin play in quite a while either) (Amy still plays occasionally), a couple of them are currently preparing to go play at the Masters Championship in July (Jon and Kara) and one is no longer with us (Josh passed on a couple of years ago). And I keep running events.
Because it is all fun and games . . .