Interest in Warhammer Fantasy Battles is peaking in North Texas with the release of the 8th edition rulebook and the new Blood Island starter box, and The Gamers Realm in Richardson will provide players the perfect outlet for building a new army and mastering the new edition rules for play, via their Warhammer Escalation League!
The League will run for ten weeks--beginning play August 15 and running through October 23--with play beginning at a modest 1000 points and increasing in two-week intervals by 500 points, until by late October players have a completed Grand Army force of 3000 points! Interested participants can begin building their army immediately; participation requires only a single purchase of a GW boxed set of at least $25 value, with the stipulations that it be something which supports the army you intend to play, and actually appears in your army list by the third two-week cycle of play.
Although participating in each cycle of the League will be the ideal way to build an army for WHFB8 play, TGR recognizes how real life can interfere with one's desire to get in as much Warhammer as possible, and so have structured the League so participants do NOT have to participate in all five. Players can join the League at any time, and may remain in the League even if they miss cycles. As an incentive, however, TGR will offer prizes at the climax of the Escalation League, for which participants MUST have played in at least three cycles!
To further distinguish their Escalation League, TGR will have dedicated scenarios on-hand for each of the five cycles...and a huge Warhammer Fantasy Battles tournament in-store for top qualifiers, to climax the campaign!
TGR's Escalation League will require all models be assembled and based; painting, decorative basing, and all of the other aesthetic aspects of the Games Workshop hobby so important to the tabletop experience will be encouraged and have certain in-League rewards, but are not strictly required for participation (this is an Escalation League, after all, with a paramount goal encouraging participation in WHFB!). All currently in-print Army Books will be allowed; players with an interest in playing a possible variant list must see league moderator Jonathan at TGR who will rule on whether it will be allowed.
And if you are a Fantasy veteran, do not discount the value of participating in the League: graduating-size battles with your existing army will be a convenient way to learn how it will adapt to the 8th edition ruleset, and your expertise will prove invaluable to the opponents you face on the tabletop new to the Old World!
Interested hobbyists can make their qualifying purchase today and beginning unit construction toward cycle one of The Gamers Realm's Warhammer Escalation League, beginning August 15. See TGR for any additional details. Epic adventure awaits!