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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
  • 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 Damn you, eidetic memory! 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.
    Spoiler:

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Susan already challenged me, I think we are supposed to play Tuesday night.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All right then, Dayspring! Get your ass out here so I can stomp on it!

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

    Core - 750
    Spoiler:

    Block 1 - 250
    Spoiler:

    Block 2 - 250
    Spoiler:

    Block 3 - 248
    Spoiler:

    Block 4 - 249
    Spoiler:

    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
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Susan's Necrons
    Spoiler:

    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.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • HefflingHeffling Center of Excellence Applications Engineer Alexandria, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Extreaminatus, here comes a new challenger!

    New Army List:

    Core:
    Spoiler:

    Detachment 1:
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    Detachment 2:
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    Detachment 3:
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    Detachment 4:
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    Regarding the time for the league, I would recommend until the end of November.

    mcp wrote: »
    I'm never going anywhere near your lawn.
  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. 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:
    Spoiler:

    Block 1-245
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    Block 2-250
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    Block 3-245
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    Block 4-255
    Spoiler:

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Since this is a new season you can totally change.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. 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.

    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 Damn you, eidetic memory! 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.

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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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
  • ExtreaminatusExtreaminatus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    List removed for terribleness. Please see page 4 for new and improved list!

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

    How about Monday at 7?

    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

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

    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.

  • 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 Damn you, eidetic memory! 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.

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    If he doesn't respond, you will switch places with him.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! 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:

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

  • 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

  • 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.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! 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!

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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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.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! 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.

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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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.

    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.

    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 Changing the World Order. 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 Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That was the implication. I have a very odd relationship with serendipity.

    Origin ID: Null_Cypher
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  • HuntzyHuntzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    i should be good for tonight slapnuts

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