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Age of Sigmar Escalation League


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This league is designed for players of all skill levels to grow a new army, develop a better grasp of the rules, and overall enjoy a fun event for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The league will be on an eight-week schedule, with rounds lasting two weeks. Players will select a single Grand Alliance and field an army from that Alliance for the duration of the event. Army composition may change from round to round, but a player may not switch armies entirely.

This league will run from 600 points to 1500 points. Entry is $15 and sign-ups will be open until the start of the league. All league participants will receive 15% off Warhammer and Citadel products for the duration of the league. 

Each player must provide a reliable method of contact upon signing up so that opponents may coordinate times to play each other.


Every round, matches will be played at the current point level. Pairings will be available the Monday following the close of a round on Challonge, and you will be paired against a similarly-ranked opponent. All results are due in by the Sunday of round end by midnight. Results must be reported to the employee on staff directly after the match has finished. 

NOTE: There will be no make-up rounds in this league. All matches must be completed and reported by the Sunday of round end. Players may forfeit matches to have their opponent receive full combat points, and either player may bring their army for the round to the store to be inspected by the employee on staff and receive applicable hobby points. If neither player wishes to concede, the match will be considered a tie, with each player receiving one combat point.

Any league participant who does not play their match for two rounds in a row will dropped from the league without refund.

Round One - 600pts: August 20th - September 2nd
Round Two - 900pts: September 3rd - September 16th
Round Three - 1200pts: September 17th - September 30th
Round Four - 1500pts: October 1st - October 14th

All four rounds will use Vanguard army composition, with Allies optional.


Matches in each round will add to your overall score. Match scoring is as follows:

Win - 3 points
Tie - 1 point
Loss - 0 points

In addition, points will be awarded on a hobby basis, with players scoring an additional point each for Completely Painted, Unified (Matching) Bases, and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).

A one-time additional 10 hobby points will be awarded to any player who creates and/or paints a thematically-consistent piece of terrain for the store. Terrain may be no more than 12" on any side to qualify.


Each round, the scenario to be used for all league games will be published to the Top Tier Wargaming Crew Facebook group. Rounds One and Two will be played on a 4' x 4' table, while Rounds Three and Four will be played on a 6' x 4' table.

Scenarios are considered to be Matched Play games. Pitched Battle battleplans will be the basis for each scenario.


Store credit and other prizes will be awarded based on the following categories in order. A winner from one category is ineligible to win from any further categories:
- Most Combat Points (Hobby Points Tiebreak)
- Most Hobby Points (Combat Points Tiebreak)
- Best Sport (voted)
- Most Improved (voted)

Earlier Event: August 18
Miniatures Paint N' Take
Later Event: August 20
Pauper Tournament