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[Un]Official PA WH40K Gaming League! Season 2.5: The Challengeing!

ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited November 2010 in Critical Failures
Welcome to the Penny Arcadian Warhammer 40,000 League!

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And Munny Space Marines.


You can download the VASSAL wargaming application from this link here, and the 40K module from this link here. There is a new group of people working on this module, you can check the bugfixes, download the latest release, and keep up with plans for future revisions here: http://www.vassal40k.info

Here is a link to some premade maps..You load them as a saved game, there might be an error that is was saved with a previous version, but it will work. Also, if the scatter die doesn't work right you can replace it from the models tab.

Here is a link to an old user guide, some of the options have changed, and the screens don't look exactly the same, but there is a lot of basic information there that will help you get a feel for the module.



Rules:
Time period: until we have a Grand Champion, or Thanksgiving.

Army composition: you start with a Core (that you must take every game) of up to 750 points(you can choose less), and 4 optional blocks that you may choose between. A block is up to 250 points(you can choose less) or one unit (if it costs more than 250). The point limit for games is unaffected, so you will have to take fewer points in another block or from your Core to compensate.

Army list: Core +4 blocks. Use the Core and choose 2 blocks to make a 1250 point (or less) list.


How you play:
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1. Challenge Board

Each participant can be moved up and down the list to show each player's present standing.

2. Challenging

In general, players on each tier may challenge any player on the next higher tier to a match by contacting that person and arranging a time to play. If you are on the bottom tier, you may challenge anyone on the next higher tier. However, if you are on a higher tier, then you may only challenge if you have successfully defended your present position.

3. Bottom Tier

The bottom tier is the lowest tier that is more than half full. If the lowest tier is half full or less than half full, it is counted as part of the tier above, and the second lowest and the lowest tier both are considered the bottom tier. Players who do not have a spot on the board are considered on the bottom tier and must try to fight their way on.

4. Challenge Tokens

When you successfully defend your spot, you get a challenge token, and you may then spend your challenge token to challenge a player on the next higher tier. If you win, your name is switched on the Challenge Board with the name of the person you defeated (but you no longer have a challenge token, and must earn another by defending your new position). If you lose OR draw, your opponent gets your challenge token, and you must earn another). Challenge tokens will be denoted by red names.

5. Champion

The player on the top position is the current champion of the Challenge Board. Each time the champion successfully defends his position, he gets a challenge token, and if he wins four tokens he shall retire as Grand Champion (with his name commended through the ages) and may reenter the Challenge Board with a new army. However, if the champion is defeated, he falls to the bottom tier, and the resulting openings on the Challenge Board are filled randomly by players with challenge tokens.

6. Frequency of Play

You should play at least one game every other week. Unless you are in the top position of the Challenge Board, if two weeks pass without you playing a game, then I will swap your tag with that of a randomly selected player who has a challenge token from the next lower tier (if you have a challenge token, you would not lose it as the result of this swap). Thus, if you fail to play games, you will keep moving lower until you get to the bottom tier.

7. If Nobody Will Challenge You

If two weeks pass without you receiving a challenge, then I will issue you a free challenge token. If three weeks pass and no challenges have been issued to the top player, they shall retire as Grand Champion, and the two players in the second tier shall be moved to the bottom tier, with the resulting openings filled randomly by players with challenge tokens.


Allowed Armies: All standard 40k armies (No Forge World)
Map: There are about 36 different maps included with the VASSAL package above. Randomly pick one to play on. Some of the maps have terrain and cover saves already determined. If not, agree with your opponent before the game how you want to play it.
Mission and Deployment: Use the VASSAL button.

Rule disputes: If something crops up in a game that cannot be conclusively settled, post it here and I'll make a ruling on how it should be played within the league.

Anything that needs to be further clarified? Did I leave anything important out?


Players:
...........................Faction.......Time Zone
Mazzyx............CSM/ORKS.......GMT -6
PolloDiablo...........IG...............GMT -4
Slapnuts..............SW..............GMT -4
Sharp101.............SM...............GMT -4
Thelawinator........GK...............GMT -5
Huntzy.................BA...............GMT -4
Extreaminatus......chaos..............GMT -5
Smurfy..................SOB.............GMT -7
Eldercat................DA...............GMT -5
AtriusNight...........ORKS...........GMT -4
Heffling................ORKS...........GMT -5
Gabriel_Pitt...........SM..............GMT -4
Susan...................Nec.............GMT -8
RenegadeAce........DA.............GMT -6
Leaf.......................??..............GMT -8
Moridin889...........??...............???
Alt_Raven.............SM..............GMT -4
Fogrob..................SM..............GMT -5
SageofTimes.........Tau.............GMT -8

Red players have a challenge token, and may challenge anyone in the tier above them.

Tier 1: Moridin889
Tier 2: Sharp101--Huntzy
Tier 3: Eldercat--Thelawinator--SageofTimes
Tier 4: Gabriel_Pitt--Susan--PolloDiablo--Extreaminatus

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I am open to discussing an end date for this league, it was supposed to end at the end of September, but this is kinda a new season, sorta.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I challenge you! Eldarcat-a-chu! Any time this weekend good for you?

    My list, which I never did get a chance to try out.
    Core: 745 points
    Master of the Forge
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Artificer Armour; Space Marine Bike; Converison Beamer; Twin Linked Bolter; And They Shall Know No Fear; Blessing of the Omnissiah; Bolster Defenses; Combat Tactics

    9 x Tactical Squad
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Bolt Pistol x9; Bolter x7; Flamer; Missile Launcher
    Sergeant
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour; Bolt Pistol; Power Fist x1
    Rhino
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Storm Bolter

    4 x Scout Squad
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Bolt Pistol x4; Combat Blade x4
    Sergeant
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Scout Armour; Bolt Pistol; Power Fist x1

    Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Dreadnought CCW; Storm Bolterr; Multi-melta

    Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Twin Linked Lascannon; Missile Launcher

    Block 1: 227 points
    9 x Scout Squad
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Camo Cloaks; Bolt Pistol x9; Sniper Rifle x8; Heavy Bolter w/Hellfire Shells;
    Sergeant Telion
    -Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Bolt Pistol; Stalker Pattern Boltgun; Acute Senses; And They Shall Know No Fear; Combat Tactics; Eye of Vengeance; Voice of Experience

    Block 2: 250 points
    Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Plasma Cannon; Missile Launcher

    Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Twin Linked Autocannon; Twin Linked Autocannon

    Block 3: 255 points
    Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Dreadnought CCW; Storm Bolterr; Multi-melta

    Ironclad Dreadnought
    -Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Extra Armor; Seismic Hammer; Meltagun; Hurricane Bolters; Ironclad Assault Launchers

    Block 4: 250 points
    Land Speeder Storm
    -Cerberus Launcher; Jamming Beacon; Heavy Flamer;

    3 x Land Speeder Squadron Heavy Flamer x3; Heavy Bolter x2; Multi-Melta x1;

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All right then, Dayspring! Get your ass out here so I can stomp on it!

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  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Copying my list from the other thread:

    Core - 750
    Ragnar!!! WOLF WOLF WOLF WOLF

    Grey Hunters x9
    Power Fist
    Wolf Standard
    Melta Gun

    Rhino

    Grey Hunters x10
    Power Fist
    Wolf Standard
    Melta Gun x2

    Rhino

    Predator
    Heavy Bolter Sponsons
    Dozer

    Block 1 - 250
    Long Fangs x6
    Squad Leader
    Flamer
    Melta Bombs
    3x Missile
    2x Heavy Bolt

    Long Fangs x5
    Squad Leader
    Melta Bombs
    2x Heavy
    2x Missile

    Block 2 - 250
    Venerable. Dread
    Extra Armor
    Wolftooth Neck
    TL Heavy Bolter

    Drop Pod
    Deathwind Missle

    Block 3 - 248
    Wolf Guard x 6
    Power Weapon x4
    Power Fist x2
    Melta Bombs x4

    Razorback

    Block 4 - 249
    Rune Priest
    Terminator Armor
    Chooser
    Wolftail

    Wolf Guard x3
    Terminator Armor x3
    Melta Bombs

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    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • HuntzyHuntzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This is my list

    Huntzy on
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Susan's Necrons
    795 Points:
    2-10 Warrior Squads (360pts)
    4xDestroyers (200pts)
    Monolith (235 pts)

    Block 1:
    3x Destroyers (150pts)

    Block 2:
    The Deceiver (300pts)

    Block 3:
    5x Destroyers (250pts)

    Block 4:
    Necron Lord: Resurrection Orb, Veil of Darkness (200pts)

    susan on
    2010 PAX DM Challenge Grand Champion
    2011 PAX Warmachine/Hordes Champion
  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    As much as I love the demolisher, I'm thinking of switching up my army this time, get some experience with other things.

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    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Extreaminatus, here comes a new challenger!

    New Army List:

    Core:
    HQ:
    Big Mek - KFF, Boss Pole - 90
    Big Mek - KFF, Boss Pole - 90

    Troops:
    Orks x11 - Trukk, Ram - 106
    Orks x11 - Trukk, Ram - 106
    Grotz x14 - Runtherder - 52

    Heavy Support:
    Killa Kans x3 - Rokkit x3 - 150
    Killa Kans x3 - Rokkit x3 - 150

    Total - 744

    Detachment 1:
    Heavy Support:
    Killa Kanz x3 - Rokkits x3 - 150

    Fast Attack:
    Warbuggies x3 - Rokkits x3 - 105

    Total - 255

    Detachment 2:
    Troops:
    Grotz x10 - Runtherder - 40

    Fast Attack:
    Warbuggies x3 - Rokkits x3 - 105
    Warbuggies x3 - Rokkits x3 - 105

    Total - 250

    Detachment 3:
    Elite:
    Loota x5 - 75
    Loota x5 - 75
    Loota x5 - 75

    Total - 225

    Detachment 4:
    Troops:
    30x Boyz - Shoota, Nob, PK, BP, 3x Rokkits - 250

    Regarding the time for the league, I would recommend until the end of November.

    Heffling on
    If a movement doesn't have someone that can sit down opposite those in a position of power and strike a deal, how can that movement achieve success?
  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well since I am still going to be shoehorned into Chaos.(Hear my complaints, boo hoo hoo, I mean I am undefeated this time and was 4-2-0 last league with them) Here is my list.

    Armored Core Chaos.

    Core 746:
    HQ:
    Daemon Prince
    Mark of Slaanesh
    -Lash of Submission
    -wings

    Troops:
    CSMx10
    -asp champ
    -power fist
    -2x melta
    -Rhino

    Plague Marines
    -champ
    -power fist
    2x flamer
    Rhino

    -Greater Demon

    Block 1-245
    CSMx10
    -Champ
    -power fist
    2x melta
    -Rhino

    Block 2-250
    Predator
    -heavy bolters
    -dozer blade
    Chaos Vindi
    -possession

    Block 3-245
    Chaos Vindi
    -possesion
    Chaos Dread
    -2x ccw

    Block 4-255
    Daemon Prince
    -wings
    -warptime

    Chaos Dreadnought
    -ccw

    Mazzyx on
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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh I can change? Okay disregard that post for now. I might play orks then. I will have to think on this.

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  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sweet! I changed my drop pods to rhinos! I heard somewhere that chaos fears metal boxes.

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    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'd point out that the program to the link is to the old version of the 40K module, not the most recent one.

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    I changed the link to just download 5.4. Someone needs to package the new version with the user guide and maps, so I can link just one file again.

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  • HuntzyHuntzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Slapnuts
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  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    List removed for terribleness. Please see page 4 for new and improved list!

    Extreaminatus on
    You are history's greatest monster.
  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Huntzy! Let's finish this...

    How about Monday at 7?

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    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • HuntzyHuntzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Slapnuts wrote: »
    Huntzy! Let's finish this...

    How about Monday at 7?

    should be good but it is my parents anniversary so something may popup

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  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ok. Keep me posted.

    Slapnuts on
    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Should we maybe confirm that Smurfy is still around to play?

    I don't think anyone has heard from him in weeks. And if he's not going to be around the forums again this time around, it might be best to drop him.

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    That's the beauty of this system, if he doesn't play next week he goes down to the bottom tier. Btw I am carrying over games not played from last week, so those people that didn't get a game in the week before we took off are in danger of losing a spot. I am looking at you Dayspring!

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So where would that leave my challenge to Dayspring? Everyone else in the tier above me is already challenged or not responding.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I get the sinking feeling that somehow I'm going to make it to the top of the list without ever actually getting a genuine game in... D:

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, I think Dayspring was bowing out.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah dudes I did say I was gunna bow out last thread!
    I still owe some of you a game but that'll probably have to wait a month or so

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh, well then... nevermind, I will change the list.

    Now you can challenge sharp or law.
    Just to reiterate: you can play more than one game a week, if you can find an opponent.

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hooooarghhh, still deciding what army to go with, daemonhunters or possibly a stupid thousands sons force. Maybe even black templars. I want to try something new.

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    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All right, then let me know when you've picked, because (third time's the charm,) Lawinator, I'm challenging you!

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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All right, then let me know when you've picked, because (third time's the charm,) Lawinator, I'm challenging you!

    HAAA HAAAA HAAAAAAA! YOU KNOW NOT WHO YOU TRIFLE WITH, WORM!


    Nice list by the way.

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    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Why thank you. It takes a surprising amount of effort to make 36 models fill up 1750 points. Give me warning, and I can be good to game at anytime in the evening this week.

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  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I get the sinking feeling that somehow I'm going to make it to the top of the list without ever actually getting a genuine game in... D:

    You'll have to go through Ragnar first hombre.

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    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ok I'll try to join this one too then I guess? Unless there aren't open spaces/it's filled already

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  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think it's open to as many people as want in.

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    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Pretty much, Leaf I put your name at the end of the bottom tier, let me know what army and time zone you use. Also if someone is changing their army let me know.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I get the sinking feeling that somehow I'm going to make it to the top of the list without ever actually getting a genuine game in... D:

    Not unless I get bumped for some odd reason you won't :P.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That was the implication. I have a very odd relationship with serendipity.

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  • HuntzyHuntzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    i should be good for tonight slapnuts

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