Summer 2013 is shaping up to be an excellent opportunity to build a Warhammer 40,000 army in North Texas, with multiple escalation leagues announced!
First to begin will be Texas Toy Soldier's Summer 40K League. This league begins on Tuesday, May 7 and runs through Tuesday, July 23, climaxing in an End-of-League Tournament Saturday, July 27.
This Escalation League starts at 750 points and moves to 1500 points.
Dedicated league night in-store is Tuesday, but league games can be played any time TTS is open and tables are uncommitted to other scheduled events.
TTS league rules and goals are straightforward:
1 – Have Fun. TTS is more interested in fostering fun than anything else: sure, play to win, but be a sportsman about it.
2 – Build an army. The format of the league is setup to allow players to start with smaller armies and build them up by the end of the league.
3 – Meet New Players. The league scoring system encourages playing against an opponent for the first time.
4– Score Points. Players score for playing games as well as winning them, and for playing opponents for the first time. Accrued points determine each player's overall rank in the league, but TTS reminds participants do not be too concerned about how many points you have scored, the main purpose of the league is to get gamers together to play.
How to Join: Sign up at Texas Toy Soldier. The entry fee is $10. You will need to provide your name, email address and the army (or armies, see following) you will build and play in the league.
Prizes: Every player who participates in the League Finals will win a prize.
The TTS Escalation League starts at 750 points May 7; army size increases to 1000 points May 28; army size increases to 1250 points June 18; army size increases to 1500 points July 9. The last day for League play will be July 23, with the End-of-League Tournament Final Saturday, July 27.
Army selection: Players may build and play as many different armies during the span of league play as they desire, with each additional army codex registered costing an additional $10. Players may register more than one army initially, or may add armies at any time. Regardless of how many armies are registered, points are accumulated as a player. Every game you play will count towards your point total, no matter what army you are playing.
WYSIWYG: This stands for "What You See Is What You Get" and it means that the Missile Launcher carried by your Space Marine is not a Lascannon; players must make a reasonable effort to point troops as they are actually modeled.
Missions: Players may use the standard missions in the rulebook or choose from missions provided at the store, which will be previews of the tournament scenarios.
Scoring League Points and making it to the finals: Games must be played at Texas Toy Soldier. You can play as many games as you want, and play the same opponent as many times as you both want. Points are earned for Games Played, Games Won, and new opponents faced at the following rate:
750 points: 1 point
1000 points: 2 points
1250 points: 3 points
1500 points: 4 points
Winning: +2 points
Playing someone for the first time: +4 points
The players with the most League Points on the final Tuesday of play (probably 12 or 16 players, depending on how many are in the league) will be invited to play in the End-of-League Tournament on Saturday, July 27. The winner of the Tournament will be declared League Champion.
Good luck, Commanders!