Kings of War Resources

With the release of Kings of War 3.0, I figure I would try to put together a listing of resources that people find useful.

I'll leave the old 2.0 links here as well, but add in newer 3rd edition links

First off, many people have asked for my quick reference sheet that I use when teaching Kings of War

Building army lists, and more importantly, being able to generate and print them out so they are legible for you, your opponent AND tournament organizers is very important.  Mantic now sponsors easy army - they have the best list builder (and it is even better if you pay just a few $$, but is perfectly usable for free).  Easy Army

Mantic now has their own List Builder over on the Mantic Companion for Kings of War (as well as Armada, Firefight and Deadzone).  However they do not (yet) have Vanguard - so you can build the lists for that still at Easy Army, though I don't know how long it will stay up.

I've also been asked to share the reference I use when teaching (organized a bit differently - this are more notes to remind me what to talk about) TBD

The link for US Kings of War Tournaments is still valid, though there aren't many right now :-(.

I still cannot recommend the magnetic bases and steel movement trays from Shogun Miniatures highly enough!.  I start EVERY army project by getting multi-bases (I generally buy troop size bases, then combine them as necessary using the steel flanged trays).

Knitting counters that I use as wound counters - ebay.  Of course, being ebay things are constantly changing.  Search for "Knitting Stitch Counters".  These are the ones that are designed to slip onto knitting needles.

Great tournament scoring software, with a tracking website at  I use this for EVERY tournament I run (ok, I had one where I was not able to use it - even really small it sucked not having it).  Bill has said he want's to redo everything (and it is a bit tricky to get things set up the first time), but the ability to do match-ups at the press of a button is still great.

I have to give a shout out to -/28 as a HUGE resource for Kings of War content.  They are the site that I wish my little blog could be.

I'm old fashioned, and (in case you haven't noticed) prefer to have things written out.  However many people prefer to watch or listen instead of reading.  I can recommend these:

  • Podcast - Counter Charge - these guys have even had me on a few times (I can't help but think that their number of listeners must have immediately dropped).  Mark and Rob do a great job, and Felix is one of the Ohio War Kings players!
  • YouTube - Death by Dragons - Steve Hilldrew does a great job of showing off what has been going on every other week, and is one of the very few youtube sites that I watch as soon as I see something new posted.
  • YouTube - The other must see site is Master Crafted.  Kyle and Jesse have slowed down a bit (for some reason Kyle seems to be busy actually WORKING for Mantic), but they are the only battle reports I watch (because they do this amazing thing called "editting"!!!!!!).  It is not just pointing a cell phone at a table and babbling on for two hours - they condense things down to make it actually watchable.  Be a little wary of the language - it an get a bit R rated, but the humor is worth it.
These are all old links for 2nd edition, and may be broken

First off, of course, are the free rules and starter army lists themselves. These lists are not complete, but give you a very nice starting point to try the game.

Kings of War 2.0 Free Rules & Starter Army lists

Twilight Kin Army List

Official FAQ and Errata (1.7.2) (updated April 12, 2018)

There is a new site to track Kings of War tournaments -

An excellent new player introduction.

Magnetic bases and steel movement trays from Shogun Miniatures

Knitting counters that I use as wound counters - ebay

Proxie Models has some nice would trackers damage trackers that I like

There is a fantastic army list generator available provided by easyarmy :

Matthew Burke (aka Dustcrusher) has made some fantastic unit cards for Kings of War.  These make running my demos much easier.  Check them out here : KoW2 Unit Cards

I have made a quick reference sheet for Kings of War 2.0 : KOW_Ref_2-0.pdf

I have been asked to also post the notes that I use when teaching Kings of War : Teaching KoW

The Fields of Blood blog did nice consolidation of a forum post on Common Misconceptions

Great tournament scoring software, with a tracking website at


  1. Loving your dwarf army. Did you cut off the round disc base before attaching them to the unit base?

  2. Abyssal Dwarfs yes, regular dwarfs no. For the regular dwarfs those are mantic bases glued together in sets of 10 (5x2), and then magnetic tape on the bottom to stick to my storage bins.

  3. Wow, you did an amazing job. I could even tell that they were Mantic bases.

  4. I can't find anything on your blogpage anymore..

    1. What can you not find? Things have been moved around (I hope it is better) but nothing has been removed.


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