While there isn't specific plans to start another league on the heels of the current one, you can always post in the game night thread to setup a game in advance if people are available.
Several of us currently playing are planning to play in a blood bowl league that starts immediately after the current league ends, but may still be available to play BA when time permits. I'd like to possibly run a 'less competitive' tournament on a weekend in the coming months if there is interest and may look to run a more formal league again later this year if there is interest. The current league has been very casual to try and introduce the game system to the ordo community.
Eh, we played at 800 points. Next table over had a Hetzer and an M10 (M10 died to the opening shot of the game, but the vet US army came back for a strong showing). IMO, my M4 was my MVP (mobile armored machine gun fortress) despite not firing the main cannon all game and failing an order test at one point.
US Army managed to thin out the horde at range despite a few critical setbacks and bunkered in their own deployment to win. Inexperienced Russian infantry was a significant factor, forcing Scott to hunt for 7's a lot more often than I was and his mortar only managed to hit once in the game.
That said, it almost went the other way when my infantry completely whiffed at unloading on a 4-man SMG-wielding anti-tank squad early game. Fortunately, I got 1st-dice for turns 2-4 despite being outnumbered almost 2:1 on order dice early on.
40K Escalation League - 2020 Winter Warzone
“The road to OFCC”
Welcome everyone! You’ve waited patiently, and here’s the first go at laying down the rules.
What: 40k escalation league
When: 8 weeks of slaughter! Starting Sunday March 1st 2020 and ending Tuesday April 21st 2020.
Where (multiple locations in Portland/Vancouver area):
Ordo/WoW, Tuesdays (around 5pm+) and Sundays (around 3pm+) on normal game nights. Arrange games in game night thread on these forums.
Goin' Gaming (Sundays, starts at noon)
Geeks and Games, (game night to be determined or in store)
Fate & Fury games, (Saturday's, )
Gambit's Cards & Hobbies (Thursdays, 5:30pm). Play at their league night and receive 10% off product, food, & drinks.
More stores may participate, keep an eye out.
Even home games are allowed (against league players).
Perks: There will be a 1750 point ITC style tournament Saturday April 25th 2020 after the league ends hosted at the Ordo clubhouse. Anyone who purchased 2020 Ordo champ dues (Reaver or higher) and played at least 5 weeks/games in the 40k league for credit will get FREE entry to that tournament. More info to come.
Why: Because you need to prepare an army, refresh on 40k rules, or just love 40k so much you want to play more often! Also, this would be great preparation if you’re thinking about OFCC in July!
Cost: League itself is FREE for everyone. With the exception of game night dues (playing at WoW) or if the store you play at has a fee.
Highly recommend renewing your champion status on the Ordo store for 2020. Warlord more than pays for itself for just the 8 league nights alone when playing at WoW.
Needed: Bring a copy of your lists each week, gaming equipment (dice, cards, etc), and a good sportsmanlike gaming demeanor.
Battleforged lists using matched play, with the goal of escalating a real army for future use (OFCC, tournaments, and other future events).
500 points: 1 detachment
750 to 1250: 2 detachments
1500 to 1750: 3 detachments
Armies can include any number of 40k approved Games Workshop, Chapter Approved, or Forgeworld sources
Each week will be an increased point value.
Week 1 (March 3rd): 500 (doubles recommended)
Week 2 (March 10th): 750 (doubles recommended)
Week 3 (March 17th): 1000 (doubles optional)
Week 4 (March 24th): 1000 (doubles optional)
Week 5 (March 31st): 1250
Week 6 (April 7th): 1500
Week 7 (April 14th): 1500
Week 8 (April 21st): 1750 (same point level as tournament on April 25th)
You need to have fun with this. Experiment with combinations you’ve never tried, you are not locked into a list or army during this league! This is not a win at all costs league, make sure your opponents enjoy the game too.
If you use a detachment, you get all the benefits of a detachment including CP's.
Some weeks have limits on how many of detachments you can take.
Event Specific Rules:
Your army is your army.
You have your own Warlord. Nominate a CHARACTER. Required keyword.
If playing doubles:
Your psychic powers can only buff your army. They are allowed to debuff your teammate’s army.
For the purposes of the Fight Phase, teammates are considered as one and will need to pick a single unit to Fight first.
6x4 tables with FAQ Tactical Reserves rules in effect.
Smaller tables will be used for the lower point levels.
League points will be earned in 3 ways:
Newly painted models/units
Painting and Basing Requirements:
All models must be WYSIWYG assembled (no proxies). Painted is optional.
If counting models toward painting points:
Must be minimum 3 colors
Effort must be made to transform or replace the bare plastic base
Points will be awarded to single models newly (1 point each, max 3) painted OR bonus points if an entire squad is newly painted/finished (5 points). This can be earned weekly.
All missions will be released the Sunday before the week begins on Tuesdays. (i.e. Mission for the first week will be posted March 1st, etc).
Earning League Points (earned once each week):
Win: 5 points
Loss: 1 point
Draw: 3 points
Newly painted models OR unit
Newly painted counts if completed after Feb 1st 2020, in preparation for the league.
If painted 2 units in a week, count the other unit next week (yes it can carry over).
1 point per newly painted model, max 3
5 points for newly painted squad, vehicle, or monstrous creature
Up to 5 Points for sportsmanship
Create a weekly updated thread on the Ordo forums tracking your missions & progress (+1pt)
Bring food for your league mates or buy opponent a snack/drink? (+1pt)
Did you laugh and grin during the match OR crave a rematch? (+1pt for your opponent)
Travel to a different location than you usually play OR play an opponent you have ‘never’ played/met before (+1pt)
Bring a new person to the league (+1pt)
Awarded by Most total points
Prize: A custom forum banner for your Ordo posts showing your awesomeness!
Awarded by most painting points
Prize: Bragging rights
Awarded by most sportsmanship points
Prize: Bragging rights
Stores may offer their players additional prize support on the side as desired.
I will be tweaking this as needed so please stay tuned to this page. Ask any questions. Tell me what you think.
For the Good of the Order!
Congratulations to @Burk and the Hochland Howlers, they are the 2019 OBBL Premiership champions. Burk is the first ever treble winner in the history of the OBBL, having won The Human League, Fanaticus Founders Cup, and OBBL Premiership championships in one year!
Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, Ordo Fanaticus is hosting another Open House and Terrain Day. The door will open at 11 am to 3 pm. The big room will feature Age of Sigmar. The window room will be for repairing and making Ordo Terrain. The library room will be open for drop in play. The event is free. Come on down!
Burk and I managed to get a game today (Sunday). Was great for both sides, several new situations came up that we muddled through, which was fine for learning the game.
Take away was a fun game and an agreement that the rulebook is poorly laid out. Everything seems to be covered in it but in hard to find places. I would call it unintuitive. Still fun though!
Remember those order tests are key!