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40K Escalation Week Kick-off!

Meeple Madness
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Come kick-off our escalation league with us--it's the perfect opportunity to learn how to play Warhammer 40,000 and to learn how to build and paint your models. It's also a great opportunity for 40K veterans to build and test a new army, meet new players, and help grow their community. We'll be building, painting, and playing all day so that you can drop in any time to get signed up and started in our league.

League Schedule
We will have tables setup for league nights on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturdays from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Please use our reservations page at http://www.meeplemadness.com/reservations/ to reserve tables for matches outside of normal league times.

The following point levels and the scheduled increases are designed to help new players get started and for veterans to test out new armies.

Weeks One and Two: 500 Points
• Patrol Detachment (modified)
• HQ: exactly 1 required
• Troops: 1 required, 1 additional allowed
• Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 1 of each allowed
• Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
• Eternal War Missions

Weeks Three and Four: 750 Points
• Patrol Detachment (modified)
• HQ: exactly 1 required
• Troops: 1 required, 1 additional allowed
• Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 2 of each allowed
• Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
• Eternal War Missions

Weeks Five and Six: 1000 Points
• Battalion Detachment (modified)
• HQ: 2 required; up to 1 additional allowed
• Troops: 2 required, up to 4 additional allowed
• Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 3 of each allowed
• Flyers: Up to 1 allowed
• Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
• Auxiliary detachments are not allowed at this points level
• Eternal War Missions

Force Composition

• Armies should be built using points based on the latest available 8th Edition rules; e.g., Chapter Approved or the latest Codex.
• Command Points for detachments are detailed in the main 8th Edition rulebook, a copy is available on our demo shelves for store use.

Army Selection
• All units in your army must share a faction keyword (e.g. Orks, Tyranids, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Space Marines, Grey Knights, Imperial Knights, Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Necrons, Astra Militarum, etc.) and must follow all faction keyword build restrictions.
• Players who play the same faction throughout the entire league will be awarded a ten point Warlord bonus at the end of the league.
• There is no ban list for units, abilities, powers, items or items, but we reserve the right to ban these things, ask players change their lists, or remove them from the league if they persist in disrupting the fun and casual nature of the league.

Painting Standards
Part of the purpose of an escalation league is to motivate and assist new players in getting their models painted. We have paint, glue, and primer with great painters and hobbyists available to help you on most nights of the week. We will also be awarding points for building units and getting them painted and based.

Bases should be finished with sand, gravel, texture paint, grass, or other appropriate basing materials, with none of the plastic base showing (other than base rims). Bases do not need to be identical (nor should they), but should show a common theme or style. It is acceptable and encouraged to have more elaborate basing for character models to show off their uniqueness in the army.

What to Bring Each Week
• Miniatures (obviously!)
• Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Rulebook (print or electronic)
• Army Codex book or Index book (print or electronic)
• Any supplemental material being used (Chapter Approved, etc.)
• Measuring Tape or Range Ruler
• Dice
• Wound Markers to keep track of model wounds
• Two copies of your army list (for yourself and your opponent)
• Score sheet (provided by Meeple Madness staff)
• Players are encouraged to bring any other materials appropriate to their army that they may own such as Psychic Power cards, Stratagem cards, etc.
Please be sure to bring all of these materials that you need to play each week!

Scoring and League Points

There are three categories for earning points.

Hobby Points - Be a hobby hero and build those models—then paint them!
Build a model like a vehicle or special character (2pts/week)
Build a unit (5pts/week)
Paint a model (5pts/week)
Paint a unit (10pts/week)

Warlord Points - Play games, a lot, and have fun playing them!
Games on league nights (2pts)
Games on non-league nights (1pt)
Winning a game (1pt/week)
Just played your first game ever? (10pts)

Good Sportsmanship Points - Be your best you and help others too; show them how fun 40K is and help grow your community!

Recruit new player (10pts)
Be a classy person before, during, and after your games (1pt/game)
Coach new players (2pts)
Post in our 40K group (2pts/week)- qualifying posts can include battle reports, photos of models you have painted, etc.

Fees and Prize Support
• Registration Fee: $10 or purchase a Start Collecting! box when you sign up and the league fee will be waived.

• Tournament Fee: $10

Prizes will be awarded to the players who earn the most points in building and painting their models, winning and playing league games, and the best sport.

We’ll conclude the league with a two-tier tournament. One tier for newer players who want to play at the 1000pt level, and a second tier for those who want to play at the 2000pt level. Participation in the league is not required for the 2000pt tier.