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We're proud to present “A Four Foot Snake Thing” - A Kings of War Grand Tournament. Two days and five games of laid back King's of War goodness. Excited? Of course you are!

Tournament information

A Kings of War Grand Tournament at Element Games, Stockport on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018.


Day 1
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Tournament Briefing
10:30-12:45 Game One
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:45 Game Two
15:45-18:00 Game Three
18:00-02:00 Evening Drinks
Day 2
09:30-10:00 Morning Briefing
10:00-12:15 Game Four
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:15 Game Five
15:15-16:00 Awards Presentations


Final scores will be a accumulation of Gaming, Painting and Sportsmanship.

Gaming Scores

Tournament Points (TP's) will be assigned based on the result as follows:

Result Points
Victory 10
Draw 5
Loss 3
Concede -1

Bonus TP's are applied based on the total points cost of enemy units routed.

Kill Points Bonus Points
1–199 1
200-400 2
400-600 3
600-800 4
800-1000 5
1000-1200 6
1200-1400 7
1400-1600 8
1600-1800 9
1800-1995 10

Maxium score for gaming: 100 TP's

Painting Scores

The following paint scoring rubric will be applied:

Please download and complete the self scoring section of the hobby scoring form and bring it with you to the event.

Download the Hobby Scoring Form (PDF)

Note: Not everyone can paint well. Not everyone has time to paint models and these people are absolutely more than welcome to attend our event. If you did not paint your army (commission painted or borrowed army) you will only receive a maximum of 15 points for painting.

Maxium score for painting: 45 TP's

Sportsmanship Scores

At the end of the event, you will be asked to name your 2 favourite opponents. You do NOT need to rank them in order as each vote will score 2 points. How you judge “sports” is entirely up to you, but may be related to your opponent’s attitude, the fun you had playing, the theme of your opponent’s army etc.

In a nutshell, don’t be an arse. Negative sports scoring will not be applied at this event. If a player has acted in a manner that is detrimental to the enjoyment of the event then the organisers reserve the absolute right to remove, modify, change or delete points from the player involved. This should not happen but we have to include this text “just in case”.

Maxium score for sportsmanship: 10 TP's

Timing Out

In the event of a time out, the player must immediately put down all dice and may make no further rolls for the remainder of the game. If there are any unresolved combats, then all charging units bounce back 1” as if failing to rout the enemy.

During the remainder of the game, the player may not issue any order or roll any further dice, including for rules such as regeneration.

Timed out players will also receive a -1 TP penalty.


Late list submission will be penalised -1 TP per day after due date (max -3 TP).


Scenarios will be announced on the day and may include the scenarios from the Clash of Kings Organised Play Supplement. Printouts of scenario rules will be provided on the day.

Special Rules & Army Composition

The Clash of Kings 2018 (To be released in mid-January) amendments will be used. Until then, the below restrictions should be applied.

Living Legends of Four Foot Snake

This is the special bit. In addition to your 1995 point list, you may choose to include one of the Four Foot Snake Living legends listed below. Each Character has their own distinct set of skills (like Liam Neeson in Taken). There is no additional cost to your list for including one of these characters (You may choose not to take one, that's entirely up to you).

Miniature-wise, players are required to build/model a character that is clearly representative of your chosen Living Legend's unit description, using the correct base size.

A prize will be awarded to the best Four Foot Snake Living Legend (to be be judged by the organisers). All things will be considered such as theme, painting, conversion quality, hilarity, coolness… It may not just be 'best painted' that wins this side competition.

Jonathan Faulkes

Jon the Ale-chemist

Hero (Cav)

Unit Size Sp Me Ra De Att Ne
1 8 4+ - 4+ 1 -/13

Individual, Fireball (10), Heal (6), Bane-chant (3), Weakness, Ale-chemical Mastery

Ale-chemical Mastery
Once per game this unit may use every ranged attack it possesses in one shoot phase

Dan King

Darklord Dan

Hero (Large Cav)

Unit Size Sp Me Ra De Att Ne
1 9 3+ - 3+ 5 13/15

Crushing Strength (2), Nimble, Pathfinder, Regenerate (5+), Mindthirst (see Night-Stalker list)

Paul Welsh

Little Paul

Hero (Large Inf)

Unit Size Sp Me Ra De Att Ne
1 4 3+ - 5+ 3 14/16

Crushing Strength (4), Rallying (2), Nimble, Very Inspiring, Blast (D3)

Nick Williams

Nick the Dogmaster

Hero (Inf)

Unit Size Sp Me Ra De Att Ne
1 5 4+ - 5+ 2 12/14

Headstrong, Individual, Elite, Iron Resolve, Height 0, Milo's Bite

Milo's Bite
This unit has unlimited Mutated Throwing Mastiffs (see Abyssal Dwarf list). Additionally, when using the throwing mastiffs, it rolls 10 dice instead of 5 when attacking the most expensive unit in the opposing army (including heroes, monsters etc).

Matt Gilbert

Matt the Muted

Hero (Inf)

Unit Size Sp Me Ra De Att Ne
1 7 3+ 3+ 5+ 5 11/13

Crushing Strength (1), Piercing (2), Vicious, Vanguard, Individual, Stealthy, Ensnare, Throwing Weapons


Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and the wooden snake based on total TP's. The following tie breakers will apply in order:

There will also be prizes for Best Painted/Appearance and Best Sportsman (both based on player's vote). A special prize will also be given to the Best FFS Living Legend Miniature.

Prizes and support is made possible by our amazing sponsors. Please take a minute to check out their websites:

Crowd at the Table

If a player feels uncomfortable with the amount of spectators present at their table, they may request they step aside. If this is unsatisfactory to both players then the TO must be called who will make a decision. There is the possibility of penalisation of TP's if a resolution cannot be found.

Tournament Re-Roll

Player's will receive one re-roll token that can be used once per game (for your own dice only).

A re-roll may not be used for first turn, choosing sides or for deciding turn seven. Re-rolls ignore the usual ‘cannot re-roll a re-roll’ rule… re-roll, re-roll… re-roll.

Venue & Directions

The Tournament will be held at:

Element Games
Hallam Business Centre
Hallam St

The car park and entrance are around the back. The store and gaming centre are up the stairs and through the door to the right.


This tournament information may be subject to changes up to two weeks before the tournament.
Refunds will only be given up to one week before the tournament.