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[Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:34:26 PM »

Winter War is an 8 week event that will pit players against each other on the snowy fields of battle, earning points while painting and playing in an effort to become the league champion! Along the way, players will have their skills tested with bonuses for scenario victories and point-cost altering battlefield conditions. This league is run by and for the Warmachine/Hordes community!

When: The first week of the league officially kicks off on Monday, January 6th and will last 8 weeks.
Where: Battleground Games and Hobbies
1423 Bedford Street, Abington MA 02351 (781.261.9669)
Entry fee: $5. 100% of entry fees will go to prizes!

League Summary

  • Each player will choose a faction they will play for the duration of the league when they sign up.
  • League games may be played at any of the following point values: 15, 25, 35, 42, 50, 75+, with larger games being worth more points.
  • Test your strategic might by taking advantage of 4 different point cost modifiers over the duration of the league as well as bonus points for scenario victories!
  • Earning glory on the battlefield isn't the only way to score points. Earn league points for painting, playing new warcasters/warlocks, and playing different players!

Scoring

Upon entry, each player will get a score sheet that will be kept in a binder behind the counter. After each game or when you finish painting a model, fill it out using this handy table! The player with the highest total at the end of the league will be our champion!


League Rules

  • You may play as many games per week as you like, but you must play someone else before playing a player again.
  • A player may only claim painting points for models that are usable in their league faction.
  • Each painting category can be scored a maximum of 3 times.
  • Games may be played using scenarios for Steamroller 2013, Steamroller 2014 (when available), and the WM/H core rulebooks, or just assassination!

Prizes

Prizes will scale with attendance. Winners will receive store credit good for anything from the Warmachine/Hordes stock ONLY. We want to see our champion keep investing in the game and community!

Battlefield Conditions

Every two weeks, there will be a new global modifier for army construction. These bonuses aren't gigantic, but they allow for some interesting list building opportunities that would otherwise be impossible at certain point levels! Note: These bonuses do not stack with any similar bonuses from tier lists! No 4 point heavies, dawg!

January 6th - January 19th: Production Increase/Uncontrolled Breeding

All non-character heavy warjacks and heavy warbeasts costs are reduced by 1 (This does not affect colossals or gargantans).

January 20th - February 2nd: Deep Coffers

Each player may add one PC: 2 or less minion or mercenary solo to their list at no cost. This must be a model that can be fielded legally.

February 3rd - February 16th: Recruitment Boom

Up to 2 friendly faction units have their point cost reduced by 1.

February 17th - March 2nd: Forced Conscription

One mercenary/minion unit in your army becomes a friendly faction unit (It is no longer a mercenary/minion).


If the buzz about this is any indication, this league is going to be great! Rich and I based this largely on what everyone enjoyed during the escalation league. I hope to see a bunch of you guys on the battlefield.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to post here or message me or Rich (the_trooper).
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 11:15:11 PM by Ian Mulligan »
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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 02:31:08 AM »
Is there any chance of joining a week late? I'm on my honeymoon that week.
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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 04:27:04 AM »
Sure thing! Anyone can sign up at any point. Its pretty easy to catch up on points, too. Especially if you're starting a new faction and have lots of stuff to paint :P
« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 04:35:11 AM by Ian Mulligan »
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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 04:06:33 PM »
Especially if you're starting a new faction and have lots of stuff to paint :P

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 04:28:51 PM »
Making some assumptions here based upon the last league ....

In order to score points for painting they must be painted during the league and painted by the player...
New Faction/Opponent/Warcaster means new during the league time period, not 1st time ever.
If I lose a 50 point game I still get the 3 points for the game ...


Thinking of an eNemo Heavy Jack list for week 1 ....

« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 04:36:25 PM by kialindo »

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 04:53:32 PM »
All accurate!
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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 08:59:43 AM »
So, are these effects cumulative or is it a one bonus per game situation?

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 11:27:13 AM »
These bonuses are for the time period listed only.

So the first two weeks, the heavy jack point decrease is only for that time period.

Once the next bonus opens up, the previous one ends.

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 08:57:00 PM »
I know you won't believe it till you see me show up but this is a great start to next year for me. Will be signing up and I'm hoping to have a few casters ready by the end of this :)

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 11:41:57 PM »
Yeeaaaaaaaah!
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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 11:41:42 AM »
I was trying to hide my excitement so I didn't scare him away!

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 01:31:03 AM »
I was trying to hide my excitement so I didn't scare him away!


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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 04:37:54 PM »


Come back, it's just a flesh wound!


EDIT:

To tie it all together:

« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 04:50:35 PM by the_trooper »

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 06:55:55 PM »
Now I need to figure out if its possible to lose as many games as possible against as many different players possible and still win the league by accumulating points.

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Re: [Abington] WINTER WAR: WM/H League Starting January 6th!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 08:51:28 PM »

I'll bite your legs off!!