ThingsBand '09
The American Legion Hall - Latonia, KY
Saturday, April 04, 2009

Click on thumbnails for larger images

Mike Cole and Jenny Torbett

There was a packed house at this year's Warband gathering as eight contestants battled for supremacy over the hills and valleys of Cincinnati. Participants of all ages brought their expertly painted Hordes of the Things armies to run in this highly aggressive and bloodthirsty tournament.

Following up the DBA "Wars of Aggression" style, HOTT players were rewarded not only for destroying their opponent's forces, but also for the losses sustained in the combat. Carnage was the word of the day as players sought to slaughter both friend and foe on the tabletop.

With no set time limits on games and no set number of rounds, it was to every player's advantage to play quickly (and recklessly) wherever possible. Most everyone managed to get six full games (the maximum), and everyone played in at least five.

Scores varied widely in each of the games, and with winning and losing taking a backseat to death and destruction players were able to move ahead in the ranks quickly, even with "spectacular losses." Pyrrhus would have been proud.

Tournament Format
Wars of Aggression (HOTT)
Army Size Scale Round Length
24 AP's 15mm Variable
  • HOTT 2.0 Rules with proposed 2.2 modifications (Shooters move 2", Warband 3", Sneaker Friction Kills and Break-Off)
  • Variable-length rounds, play as many games as you like!
  • Rankings exclusively by points earned
  • Points for Enemies Taken, Friendlies Lost, Strongholds, Generals, and Warbands in the army
A Daunting Sight!

Final Standings
Player Army Results
Eric Vang Steppe Orc Tribe 5 - 0 (280 Pts ,1G)
Abby Potter Forest Folk of Abberwald 3 - 2 (259 Pts ,3G)
Jenny Torbett Rock and Roll 3 - 3 (258 Pts ,3G)
Mike Cole Grrr-animals 3 - 3 (232 Pts ,3G)
Mike Demana Centaurs of the Spiral Tower 3 - 2 (229 Pts ,1G)
Paul Potter Stonehenge 2 - 4 (225 Pts ,2G)
Tom Graves White Hand Orcs 1 - 5 (210 Pts ,4G)
Mike Stelzer High Elvish 2 - 3 (202 Pts ,1G)
Orcish Smackdown!
The Rolling Stones

Dogs and Cats!
Living Together!
Mass Hysteria!

In the end, it was Cincinnati local Eric Vang who came out the victor by a healthy margin (and with only 5 games, to boot.) The ladies managed to secure the remainder of the field, with visiting Abby Potter taking second and Jenny Torbett coming in third, again with a significant point lead over the trailing gentlemen.

Due to a shortage of good pictures (a result of difficult lighting conditions), the pictures from the event also contain images from the DBA event held that morning.

It's always good to see such a good turnout for this local event, and I'd like to give out a special thanks to everyone who traveled from out of town to participate. The "Wars of Aggression" are always a fun, cathartic release for the participants and we look forward to seeing everyone again at Warparty and Origins in June!


Please send any comments/criticisms/corrections to

Click to return to the Tournament Index Page

This page was last updated on July 2nd, 2010 at 06:00 PM