The Mountaineer Grand Tournament was held for the first time just this past June. Kings of War generals from over 4 states gathered in Martinsburg, WV to see who would claim the first ever Mountaineer Award!

Being run by Chris and Matt Fisher, who help operate their family gaming store with father David Fisher (Your Hobby Place), have been dedicated Kings of War fans from the beginning. Their passion for the game led them to create the Mountaineer for the ever growing Kings of War community in the Mid-Atlantic.

Your Hobby Place provided a great selection of products for the players to purchase while on site.

A total of 20 players descended upon Martinsburg for their chance at glory! Chris and Matt made sure that the game and hobby were the core focus of this event and awards were given out for the following categories:

  • The Mountaineer = combined score of Battle/Appearance/Sportsmanship
  • Best Battle = player with highest battle points
  • 2nd Best Battle = player with second highest battle points
  • Best Appearance = player with highest appearance score
  • 2nd Best Appearance = player with second highest appearance score
  • Best Sports = player with highest sports points
  • 2nd Best Sports = player with second highest sports points

Who wouldn’t want one of these awesome trophies?!

Reports have been coming back from players, and they cannot wait for next year! Kings of War tournaments are popping up like wildfire in the US and UK, with an event happening almost every weekend.

Competition was high, but the atmosphere was light and friendly.

Excellent venue with plenty of room for growth!

Beautiful tables make any game better!

Zombie Trolls by Jake Hutton

Ghostly Wights by Jake Hutton

Great atmosphere, beautiful tables and even better looking armies make this an event that you should not miss next year. Follow them on Facebook or at their website, http://mountaineergt.com.

Results you say? Well I guess we should cover who won and the final standings. In the end it was George O’Connell winner the first ever Mountaineer Award! George showed the might of the Elves with a total battle of 94 points but having high marks in both sportsmanship and appearance as well. Excellent showing by George and we will looking to see if he can retain his title in 2018!

 

Huge thank you to Chris, Matt and the whole family at Your Hobby Place, this event was a great success and we look forward to next year. Be sure to check out Your Hobby Place at one of their two locations: Your Hobby Place, 77 Monroe Street, Martinsburg, WV 25404, 304-267-3110 and Your Hobby Place,  4264 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, 540-785-4263.

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