Warhammer 40,000: Helican League

Prepare for war in the Helican Sector in our Warhammer 40k summer league! Play at any point level to take critical holdings and claim the sector as yours. There’s something for everyone! 

The Helican Sector League will last six weeks, starting Wednesday, June 19 and ending Tuesday, July 30. Each week starts on Wednesday and ends Tuesday, with league nights on Wednesdays. You are not required to play on league nights; they’re set aside to make match-ups easier and ensure tablespace.

Throughout the League players will compete for planetary Holdings, key resources or tactical assets across the sub-sector. Each player begins with five Holdings and wagers one at the start of each league game. The winner keeps both Holdings. The Holdings also provide a small tactical benefit during play.

Below is a summary of the League rules. You can download the full rules packet here (PDF).

Rules of Battle

The default size of a league game is 1,500 points. A league game can be played at any point level with the agreement of both players. Smaller league games are worth fewer points, while larger ones are worth more points. Players can also play 2-on-2 team games for bonus points.

Each league game uses a random mission and deployment using the tables in the Warhammer 40,000 Main Rulebook, pages 90 and 92. League games may make full use of reserves, deep strike, infiltration and scouting.

Titles & Winning

There are four League titles to claim: Ultimate Warlord, Eternal Warrior, Master Crafter, and Comrade in Arms.

  • Ultimate Warlord goes to the player with the most Holdings at League end.
  • Eternal Warrior goes to the player with the highest League Score.
  • Master Crafter goes to the player who paints the most models, from bare plastic (or metal or resin) to full coverage with at least three colors.
  • Comrade in Arms goes to the player with the most votes for best attitude from their opponents.

Ultimate Warlord and Eternal Warrior must go to two different players.

League Score

Game Size Play Win
500 1 1
750 1 1
1,000 2 1
1,250 2 1
1,500 2 2
1,750 2 2
1,850 3 2
2,000 3 2

Players gain League Points for playing and winning League games, based on the chart above. In addition to playing and winning games, players can also earn Achievements.


Warhammer 40k Helican League (PDF)

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