CC 183 - Origins 2017!

CC 183 - Origins 2017!

Mark and Mike Carter the Pathfinder extraordinaire sit down for their annual wrap up of the Origins Kings of War tournament and much, much more!   This episode was record live from Origins in Columbus, Ohio.  Of course, Origins is much more than just a Kings of War tournament.  Mark is also joined by several more guests during the show:

Gar Au of Zagar Games:

Gordon Oscar of First Fish Games:

David Heath of Lock N Load Publishing:

Forest Et Allia of Infinite Heart Games:

Sean Druelinger game designer for Lock N Load Publishing:

We hope you enjoy the show!!

To get you prepared for CCKOWAWS5, please remember that you can get 10% off a Kings of War starter army set from the Mantic Games website.  Use the coupon code COUNTERCHARGE10 to get the discount.

The Altrincham Gaming Club are proud to present AltiBash IV – A Kings of War Tournament. We return to the war-torn lands of Mantica for battles between good and evil.  AltiBash IV is a one day Kings of War tournament running on July 1, 2017 at the Altrincham Gaming Club.  The venue is St George's Parish Church, Church Street, Altrincham, Greater Manchester.  Lists to be submitted to Kev Honeysett ( by Midnight Wednesday 28th June.   You can sign up for the tournament here:

Beers of War 2 will be held on July 8, 2017 in Wakefield at the Westgate Common Club
1000pts per player - Player cap is 20 - Details -

The B-I-G Kings of War Weekender will be held July 8-9, 2017 in Bristol at Bristol. Independent. Game!  2000pts per player - 40+ players!
Details -

CONVIC is on July 8-9, 2017 at the Burden Park Bowls club in Springvale, Melbourne.  You can find information here:

The Bay of Kings GT will be held July 15th - 16, 2017 at Game Kastle in Mountain View, CA.

The ATC will be held July 15th - 16th 2017 at Camp Jordan-323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
East Ridge, TN 37412.  3-Man Teams, 2500 Points Per Player, and No army race may be used more than once per team. This includes the use of allied armies on a team. Basically, every player on a team must play a different army race and no race may be repeated anywhere on a team.  You can get more information here:

Lady of the Lake Kings of War GT will be July 29-30, 2017!  Lady of the Lake GT will be held at Mr. D's Bar & Grill 5622 Grand Ave Duluth, MN.  5 Games - 2,200 Points - Cost: $65 Early Registration Discount: $55 if registered and paid by June 1st, 2017 - Maximum of 50 players will be allowed due to venue space.  Players are encouraged to donate to Gamers 4 Giving for this event.  Every $1 given becomes $10 worth of food for a local food shelf.  Players who donate will be given opportunities to win prizes from our large prize table and a tournament re-roll dice which can be used once per game.  Chess Clocks will be used this year.  You can get all of the information on the Lake S.W.A.T.T. website: 

Surge of War will be held August 19, 2017 in Rushden hosted by the Phoenix Gaming Club.
2000pts per player - 20+ players
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GenCon is coming August 17-20, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This will be the 50th year of GenCon and it will be quite the celebration to be sure!  Again, Mike Carter and his Ohio War Kings club will be running multiple events at the show.  You can check out the main website here:

Sword of Kings, a Kings of War tournament is coming your way September 2, 2017 at Sat 10 AM · Hard Knox Games · Elizabethtown, KY.  Rob will be going to his tournament.  You can get more information from the Facebook page:

Battlemasters 2017 will be held on September 2, 2017 in Loughborough at the  The Good Shepherd Church.
2500pts per player - 20 places available
Details -

The UK Clash of Kings 2017 will be held 28th/29th October 2017 at Firestorm Games, 15 Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DT.  Clash of Kings 2017 will be our BIGGEST and BEST UK Kings of War tournament yet. Featuring up to 120 players and a fantastic venue, this is a tournament Kings of War players do not want to miss.   There will be a kitchen providing hot food throughout the weekend, a licensed bar, a PA system so you can hear all those important announcements, free onsite parking and more than 60 gaming tables. 

Your ticket includes:

  • Six games over two days
  • Hot lunch on both days
  • Mantic Games goody bag

There will be trophies for the winners and a dedicated Mantic staff members on hand during the tournament to answer any queries and ensure the event runs smoothly.

Here is a link to the UK Clash of Kings 2017 players pack: 

Here is a link where you can buy tickets for the UK Clash of Kings 2017: 

Come finish out the 2017 South Region Kings of War Tournament Circuit in sunny South Texas at the ALAMO International Grand Tournament. On the weekend of November 5-6, 2016, Alamo Gamers invites you to San Antonio for a last taste of summer and a weekend of laid-back Kings of War fun. The big gig will be held at St. Joseph's Association Hall on 420 Cesar Chavez St. in San Antonio. Bring the family! There's plenty to do. Downtown San Antonio boasts numerous shopping, dining, and tourist attractions within walking or trolley distance.   You can get all of the information here:

The Renegade Open - A Gaming Event!  Jon Becker is the local Mantic Pathfinder, and he will be the organizer of a Kings of War event.
11/17 - 11/19/2017
The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel (Plymouth, MN) (website) (Facebook)
@TheRenegadeOpen  (Twitter)

You can see what Rob Phaneuf is up to on Twitter at @Retroalias  

You can enjoy the exploits of Mark Zielinski on Twitter at @aslskfan   or @CounterCharge15  

You can follow Jeremy Duvall on Twitter at @RealMalevolus 

You can get all of your After Dark and CCKOWAWS information on Twitter at @CCKOWAWS

The email address for CCKOWAWS is

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