This league is designed for players of all skill levels to grow a new army, develop a better grasp of the rules, and overall enjoy a fun event for Warhammer 40k. The league will be on a twelve-week schedule, with rounds lasting two weeks. Players must field an army for the duration of the event with at least one matching faction keyword (e.g. Imperium, Chaos, etc.). Army composition may change from round to round, but a player may not switch armies entirely.
This league will run from 900 points to 2000 points. Entry is $20 and sign-ups will be open until the start of the league. All league participants will receive 15% off Warhammer and Citadel products for the duration of the league.
Each player must provide a reliable method of contact upon signing up so that opponents may coordinate times to play each other.
Every round, matches will be played at the current point level. Pairings will be available the Monday following the close of a round on Challonge, and you will be paired against a similarly-ranked opponent. All results are due in by the Sunday of round end by midnight. Results must be reported to the employee on staff directly after the match has finished.
NOTE: There will be no make-up rounds in this league. All matches must be completed and reported by the Sunday of round end. Players may forfeit matches to have their opponent receive full combat points, and either player may bring their army for the round to the store to be inspected by the employee on staff and receive applicable hobby points. If neither player wishes to concede, the match will be considered a tie, with each player receiving one combat point.
Any league participant who does not play their match for two rounds in a row will dropped from the league without refund.
Round One - 900pts: April 23rd - May 6th
Round Two - 1200pts: May 7th - May 20th
Round Three - 1500pts: May 21st - June 3rd
Round Four - 1800pts: June 4th - June 17th
Round Five - 1800pts: June 18th - July 1st
Round Six - 2000pts: July 2nd - July 15th
Round One will be played on a 4'x4' table, with Rounds Two through Six played on a standard 4'x6' table. All rounds may be played using any combination of detachments to reach the point level.
Matches in each round will add to your overall score. Match scoring is as follows:
Win - 3 points
Tie - 1 point
Loss - 0 points
In addition, points will be awarded on a hobby basis, with players scoring an additional point each for Completely Painted, Unified (Matching) Bases, and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).
A one-time additional 10 hobby points will be awarded to any player who creates and/or paints a thematically-consistent piece of terrain for the store. Terrain may be no more than 12" on any side to qualify.
Each round, the scenario to be used for all league games will be published to the Top Tier Wargaming Crew Facebook group.
Scenarios are considered to be Matched Play games. Eternal War missions will be the basis for each scenario.
Store credit and other prizes will be awarded based on the following categories in order. A winner from one category is ineligible to win from any further categories:
- Most Combat Points (Hobby Points Tiebreak)
- Most Hobby Points (Combat Points Tiebreak)
- Best Sport (voted)
- Most Improved (voted)