Warhammer 40k: Escalation League

Raise your army from a 500-point detachment to a 1500-point force of destruction! Prizes for playing and painting, plus workshops Saturday. The action starts Wednesday, September 19! 

The Escalation League night will be Wednesdays, and you’re free to play games on other days. Entry is $5 per player; we’ll have big prizes at the end of the League, as well as some bonuses after each Tier.

Escalation means we’ll start at a small 500-point level and slowly build our way up to a 1500-point tournament at the end. Along with playing games and learning the new 6th Edition of Warhammer 40,000, we’ll have painting workshops every week to help get your army painted! This is the perfect way to start a new army, or get into the game for the first time.

Each Tier will last four weeks at a fixed point level. We’ll use random missions from the Main Rulebook. This league’s organizer George will be on-hand to help with rules questions, give tips, and even play unscored teaching games with anyone who wants it.

  • Tier 1 – 500 points
  • Tier 2 – 750 points
  • Tier 3 – 1,000 points
  • Tier 4 – 1,250 points
  • 1500-Point Tournament

League Prizes

There are two paths to victory for this league: winning and painting.

Supreme General

This award goes to the player with the strongest win/loss record throughout the League. In the case of a tie, the winner will be whoever’s combined opponents are higher-ranked on average. There’s no limit to how many games you can play for the league.

League nights will be Wednesdays starting at 6pm. The lowest-ranked player will get first pick of opponents, moving up until everyone is paired off. You’re not required to play on league night, so feel free to schedule games with the other players!

Master Crafter

This award goes to the player who paints the most, and gets voted best painter at each Tier. Painters earn Painting Points by finishing units and playing games with painted armies.

  • 1 point per painted unit (Independent Characters subject to organizer’s approval)
  • 1 point per league game played with a fully painted army
  • 5 points for painting a basic FOC (1 HQ and 2 Troop choices)*
  • 10 points for painting a full FOC (1 HQ, 2 Troop, 1 each of Elite, Fast Attack and Heavy Support)*
  • 5 points for the best painted model (per Tier)
  • 10 points for best painted army (end of League)

*Only the HQ choice can be an Independent Character to qualify for these Painting Points.

On top of the Master Crafter prize, each player can win a free pot of paint for every 10 Painting Points earned!

We’ll have painting workshops on Saturday mornings starting at 10am, as long as there isn’t a big event on the calendar. Jeremy will be on-hand for painting tips and feedback.

Eternal Chosen

This award goes to the player with the best combined scores of wins and painting at the end of the League.


Remember to review and use the FAQ and errata for the Warhammer 40,000 Main Rulebook, as well as your army’s Codex.

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3 responses to “Warhammer 40k: Escalation League”

  1. mattblackgoldknights says:

    I’m In !!! Anyone want some magic cards / I need a dark angel codex

  2. Haisam says:

    Anyone up for a league game saturday after the paint workshop?