It is the grim dark of the 40,000 Millennium. Humanity battles for survival from countless enemies, as Xenos and Chaos fight for control of the universe. How will your army fair? Compete and find out. In this Escalation League, you will start out with 500 points to build your forces, and gain 250 points every 2 weeks. You MAY bank your points to save them but you CANNOT switch out units or models (this includes wargear), so plan accordingly. Every round, you'll be assigned an opponent and have 2 weeks to face off at the store. You will be allowed 1 Relic and can use Stratagems from your army’s Codex, Index or Chapter Approved 2017. Matches will be played using Open War decks for the scenarios, but Matched Play rules from The Warhammer 8th Edition Rulebook will be fully in effect. First round (500 point) matches will be assigned 1/27/2017 Second round (750 point) matches will be assigned 2/10/2017 Third round (1000 point) matches will be assigned 2/24/2017 Fourth round (1250 point) matches will be assigned 3/10/2017 Fifth round (1500 point) matches will be assigned 3/24/2017 Sixth round (1750 point) matches will be assigned 4/7/2017 Final round (2000 point) matches will be assigned 4/21/2017 Pairings will be randomly assigned based on a ladder progression of wins and losses. As you win, you go higher on the ladder; as you lose, you go lower on the ladder. Opponents will come from the same rung in the ladder, or the closest rung if there are none sharing at the time. Games do not have to be played at the store, but both opponents must report back with the match outcome. Armies do not need to be fully painted. HOWEVER, armies that are fully painted to table top quality will be allowed to re-roll one dice roll (the full amount of dice rolled) once per battle. Fully painted needs to have no grey or primer showing and show effort put into the painting of the model. What you'll need: 1) 500 points of your army. It must be Battle Forged and may only have a single specific faction keyword (i.e. Dark Angles, Biel-Tan, World Eaters, etc.) It does not need to be fully painted but it must be assembled. AT 500 POINTS, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE 1 HQ AND 2 UNITS OF TROOP CHOICES. ALL MODELS MUST BE PART OF A DETACHMENT. 2) Open War cards. All games will be played using the Open War deck to set the game up 3)Rulebooks All armies must be built using the Match Paly rules and games will be played using the rules in the Match Play section (Open War rules will supersede Match Play) 4) Measuring device, dice, army list and army rules. Please make sure to arrive at matches with all the items you'll need to play a full game. This is respectful to your army and your opponent.