Hey everyone! We are happy and stoked to announce our brand new Warhammer 40K Escalation League!!!!!! It will begin on this coming Monday and run into August. The primary reason I’m so excited for this type of league is because of all the new players we have and also the fact that a new edition just kicked off and players are still learning the rules and working on developing their army. Escalation leagues are the perfect environment for new players to learn. Starting at a lower point level and slowing expanding allows for players to work on the basics while at the same time understanding the different interactions in their armies and how to properly utilize the the tools their codex provides. 750 pts is a great starting point which would really highlight the very core basics of the game and by the time we expand up to 1,500 pts players should be well prepared to use a whole army. Not only do Escalation leagues appeal to new players, but they are also a fantastic place for veteran players to work on a new ally detachment for the main army or to start a new one. 6th edition brought us all allies, and 7th has only expanded on that. With the new ally matrix and all the new formations and such, it’s a perfect time to pick up a few hundred points of a new army. The fact that the league is more casual and runs over a 8 week period allows for players to space out all of their purchases so the don’t feel like they have to drop a ton of money to play. We are very stoked for you guys. This what ya’ll asked for and Nathan and myself are really happy to bring you this awesome league.
So come on out and play with us, make some friends, and get in a some great games. The goal is for new is for players to learn to play the game the right way, get some fun games in, and for ya’ll to make a whole lot of new friends. New players and Veterans are all welcome!!!!!
[---LEAGUE ENTRY AND BENEFITS---]
Entry to the league will be $10… 100% of which will go back to prizes for the top 5 players as well as entitle you to a number of awesome league benefits. This means if we have 15 players will be giving out $150 back in prizes to the participants.
1. Additional 5% off all Warhammer models purchased during the duration of the league. We have now started doing 10% off models, you get 15% off if you are in the league!
2. Our tournament that we will be running on the 24th of August will have a $10 entry fee as always. If you are in the league, then you get $5 off the entry fee. That means you get to play for only $5!!!
3. 1 Free Soda and Bag of Chips if you come into play on League Night. League nights will be Monday and Thursday. Just speak with Mike, Nathan, Dean, or Phil when you want to pick up your snack while you play.
League weeks run Monday to Sunday, and begin on the Mondays listed below.
WEEK 1 [Monday 06/30] – 750 pts
WEEK 2 [Monday 07/07] – 750 pts
WEEK 3 [Monday 07/14] – 1,000 pts
WEEK 4 [Monday 07/21] – 1,000 pts
WEEK 5 [Monday 07/28] – 1,250 pts
WEEK 6 [Monday 08/04] – 1,250 pts
WEEK 7 [Monday 08/11] – 1,500 pts
WEEK 8 [Monday 08/18] – 1,500 pts
*** TOURNAMENT [Saturday 08/24] – 1,500 pts***
[---Scoring and Matches---]
Players are allowed to play 5 games a week. All games must be played at EG. Game point levels will vary based on the week, ranging from 750 pts to 1,500 pts. Players will get 1 point just for playing a game even if they lose, 2 pts for a tie, and 4 points for a win. There is a max of 20 points to earn each week. We’ll have score sheets at the store to record your matches.
Players can play the same opponent 2 times per week. We will have a player signup/call sheet with email and phone so players can set up games with new opponents. You are welcome to play with your buddy, but playing new people and making new friends is one of the main benefits to playing in a league.
[---ARMY COMPOSITION RULES---]
To keep things simple for this Escalation League we are going to limit the the force org a little.
During the first 4 weeks [1-4] we’ll be limiting armies to 1 Combined Arms Detach… and NO allies.
During the second 4 weeks [5-8] we’ll be opening it up to 1 Combined Arms Detach… and 1 Allied Detach.
This should give players the flexibility to try out new units and forces without anything getting too out of hand.
Players are allowed to switch their army every week or every game!! You are not locked into a force. So, if you want to try Daemons one week and play Eldar the next, then you are welcome to. If you want to bring in 2 armies and play a game with each, then you welcome to do that as well.