While we typically add 5 new cigars with each new batch, we’re introducing 6 new blends to the battle this week. Why? to be honest, 5 had been prepared and the the Liga Privada T52 jumped out at the last moment—we’ve simply gone too long without this legendary blend in the database!

That’s sort of our trend this week: filling in the gaps. Liga T52, RoMa Craft CroMagnon, Cohiba Robusto, these are must-have smokes for the connoisseur… Now let’s see how they fare in battle!

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With these additions, there are now over 52,000 battle combinations!

UPDATE: These cigars have now been ranked after their 1st week in the ring – see how they performed

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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Regius Exclusivo U.S.A.

Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. cigarThe first cigar in the Regius Exclusivo U.S.A. series is commonly referred to as the “red label.” The cigars use a Nicaraguan puro blend, offered in four sizes. Regius CEO Akhil Kapacee crafted the series for the American palate, using more spice and body than other Regius cigars.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $12.95 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2014

Liga Privada T52

Liga Privada T52 cigarLiga Privada T52 is the hugely successful successor to Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 cigar. T52 uses a special, stalk-cut & cured, sun-grown Habano wrapper from the famed Connecticut River Valley. This rare wrapper makes T52 among Drew Estate’s most limited cigars to this day.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $11.50 – $16.25
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2009

Archetype Initiation

Ventura Cigar Co. Archetype Initiation cigarArchetype Initiation is one of five new blends coming from Ventura Cigar Company in 2016. Initiation cigars showcase a milder, nuanced blend and caught attention for being rolled at Drew Estate’s famed factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $9.99 – $12.99 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2016

Cohiba Robusto

Cohiba Robusto Cuban cigarCohiba Robusto is part of the Cuban brand’s Línea Clásica series, among the first cigars offered from the brand developed by Fidel Castro in the 1960s. The Robusto was added in 1989, shortly after Cohiba’s official debut in 1982. It is among the most sought-after Cuban robustos.

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  • Country of origin: Cuba
  • Price: $11.00 – $23.00
  • Categories: Natural – Cuban – Expensive – 1989

Meridian

Cornelius & Anthony Meridian cigarMeridian is the fourth release in the newly rebranded Cornelius & Anthony brand. This nautically themed cigar uses a medium-bodied, Habano blend; made at the La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $8.25 – $10.25 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2016

CroMagnon

RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigarRoMa Craft introduced their popular CroMagnon line of cigars in 2011, using a clean and modernized design, full flavors, and low cost to attract consumers. The cigar’s “early man” theme has since carried over to other blends in RoMa Craft’s portfolio.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $6.50 – $8.50 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Affordable – 2011

New cigars will be added to the Cigar Wars battle each week, making for more interesting combinations, as well as a more accurate rankings system with time.