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Warhammer 40K New Necrons and Space Marines arrive October 10

Warhammer 40K New releases

Warhammer 40K Necron  and Space Marine new arrivals expected October 10.  Preorder by October 6 and save 10% at Gnome Games.

Games Workshop is dispatching new miniatures, Codex and Data Cards for the Necrons and Space Marine armies on October 10. These are the two great armies in the Indomitous start box – and the first new support since that starter was released.  Preorder yours at any Gnome Games store before October 6th and you will save 10% and have your models waiting for you Saturday!

New Necrons

The Necrons are getting a treat – with a new Codex and some great new models to add to your Necron Army.

Warhammer 40K Necron CodexThe Necron Codex

This is the largest, most all-encompassing edition of Codex: Necrons ever. It tells the full story of their ancestral ruler, the Silent King, for the first time and includes a detailed background of the ancient machine race.  Then there are new thematic Crusade rules, the largest roster of units the Necrons have ever had to get excited about.  Wait, there is is even more you will now have the freedom to assemble a Dynastic Code of your own, so prepare to give your  enemies a rude awakening…

 

Warhammer 40K Necron Datacards available at Gnome Games Data Cards are also coming!

Keep track of your Stratagems and physics-bending C’tan Powers with the accompanying Necrons datacards. This set is especially handy for reminding both you and your opponent which Command Protocol – a powerful new turn-based ability introduced in the codex – is active during each battle round.

Warhammer 40K Necrons: Szarekh The Silent King available at Gnome GamesNecrons: Szarekh The Silent King

The big bad boy is back! Your opponent will be kneeling before the sheer majesty of the Silent King. Szarekh.  The King is accompanied by two Phaerons – newly elected members of the Triarch, who bear their relics of office. Behind the Silent King writhes the bound essence of a C’tan Shard known only as the Enchained, whose otherworldly powers fuel the dais and the incandescent annihilator beams that erupt forth from the Triarchal Menhirs that flank Szarekh at all times.  Proeorder yours before October 6th at Gnome Games and you’ll save more than enough for your set of Data Cards!

Necrons Lokhusts Heavy Destroyer available at Gnome Games
Warhammer 40K Necron Lokhust Heavy Destroyer

 

40K Necron Canoptek Doomstalker available at Gnome Games
Warhammer 40K Necron Canoptek Doomstalker

Space Marines

Warhammer 40K Space Marine players – October 10th is your day for new miniatures and an updated Codex!

Space Marine Codex
Warhammer 40K Space Marine Codex available at Gnome Games

With  98 datasheets and rules to build your own Successor Chapter Tactics the new Warhammer 40K Space Marine Codex is the best ever. The new Codex includes the rules for upgrading your Characters to members of the Chapter Command and an incredible miniatures showcase.  New rules and background sections even cover every First Founding Chapter and their successors – even the Deathwatch! This is the nearest thing to an actual Codex Astartes ever made. It serves as the foundation for all your Adeptus Astartes armies and provides you with everything you need, and more, to unleash them on the battlefield and crush the enemies of the Imperium.  It’s not just for the blue space marines…. it for all of them!

Warhammer 40K Space Marine Datacards available at Gnome GamesDataCards Space Marines

It’s always incredibly satisfying (and helpful) to place a datacard next to a friendly or enemy unit affected by a psychic power, Stratagem or Litany of Battle as a reminder that its effects are active. That’s what the datacards are for, and with the new rules you’ll get a LOT of satisfaction playing with them!

 

Warhammer 40K Space Marine Primaris Invader ATVSpace Marine Primaris Invader ATV

Looking for some mobile fire support that can keep up with your Outriders, look no further! This swift and maneuverable ATV can be equipped with either an onslaught gattling cannon or a multi-melta, while the driver gets to light things up as well, with a twin auto bolt rifle.

Warhammer 40K Space Marine Primaris Chaplain on Bike available at Gnome GamesPrimaris Chaplain on Bike

Leading the charge of your Outriders from the front with a powerful Character, or having the new Raider-pattern bikes would look incredibly awesome in your force, the Primaris Chaplain on Bike is just what you need! The wings of the Chaplain’s enormous crozius arcanum are styled in the manner of a battle axe – just imagine the mess that would make when the Chaplain smites a heretic at high speed!  Bring the smack down to the table with the Primaris Chaplain!

 

Warhammer 40K Space Marine Firestrike Servo-turret available at Gnome Games
Warhammer 40K Space Marine Firestrike Servo-turret

Preorder your new Space Marines and Necrons and the Gnomes will have them waiting for you Saturday October 10, and don’t forget if Games Workshop sells it, we’ll do everything within our power get it for you!

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What’s new – Warhammer 40K New Edition preview and Adeptus Mechanicus Preorders

New Adeptus Mechanicus available at Gnome Games

What’s new for Warhammer 40K – New Edition Preview and Adeptus Mechanicus Preorders!

Saturday morning is made for Warhammer 40K and Age of Sigmar at the Gnome, and it’s time for a look at what’s new!  This week we have a sneak peek at what awaits in the next edition of Warhammer 40K and some new miniature choices for an old favorite – Adeptus Mechanicus.  Don’t forget to preorder online before Tuesday June 2nd to take advantage of the Gnome Games preorder special as well!

Warhammer 40K New Edition

Last week Games workshop shook things up a bit with the announcement of a new edition of Warhammer 40K.  While we don’t have a date for it yet, and many of the details are still a long way off we do know a few things.

First you can learn about all of the news as it happens on the new Warhammer 40K site.  Don’t worry that you won’t be able to get the cool stuff from Gnome Games – if Games Workshop has it – we can get it for you, and with the Gnome Games Preorder program we’ll save you a little bit of cash as well .  Every Saturday we’ll give you a preorder for the following week (we can’t share that information before Saturday or the folks in Nottingham will send some suit with a chainsword to wreak havoc) and when you preorder online by Tuesday 9 AM – we’ll take at least 10% off your preorder.   Your miniatures will be available Saturday morning at release, waiting for you to assemble paint and play with!

Now here’s a Sneak Peek at the new Warhammer 40K edition trailer

The cool things we already know –

  • Current Codexes and troops will all be playable in the new edition.
  • Narrative play experience – battle experience can be used to improve and harden your troops!
  • Tanks are back!
  • Terrain matters!
  • Combat Patrols to Apocalypse – it’a ll in here
  • New Strategic Reserves
  • The Head Gnomes favorite – Artillery and big guns on the table!
  • Up in the air! YES! – Watch the video to learn more!

Gnome Games will be ready for the new edition and get your armies to you!

What’s New – Adeptus Mechanicus New releases – June 6

Adeptus Mechanicus is getting some new firepower, new troops and a Psychic Awakening on June 6.  Preorder your miniatures and books from Gnome Games before 9 AM June 2 and we’ll have them waiting for you on Saturday June 6, and when you preorder online, you’ll save 10%!   It’s our way of saying thank you for preordering with us (and doing all the data entry work).  Just head over to the Preorder page and grab what you want!

Adeptus Mechanicus newrelease available at Gnome Games

Here’s the new Adeptus Mechanicus releases –

The Rules

Psychic Awakening – Engine War – all the rules and information you;ll need to assemble, deploy and command your Adeptus Mechanicus forces.

The Troops

Warhammer 40K Start Collecting! Adeptus Mechanicus – a new start collecting box with a lot of great options to get started or reinforce your army.

In the Air

Adeptus Mechanicus  Pteraxii – The 5 figure Pteraxii kit builds two new units – the Sterylizors and Skystalkers – to expand the tactical options of the armed forces of the Omnissiah.

Adeptus Mechanicus Archaeopter – the design of the Archaeopter can be assembled in 3 different configureations – the Transvector, Stratoraptor and Fusilave; as a troop transport,  a gunship or as a tactical bomber!

Calvary and Scouts!

Adeptus Mechanicus Serbery’s Raiders – 3 mounted cavalry that can be assembled to be Serberys Raiders or the Serberys Sulphurhounds and are the scouts and shock cavalry of the Adeptus Mechanicus.

The Leader

Adeptus Mecahnicus Tech-Priest Manipulus – on a 50mm base this new tech priest cyber-bad boy knows all, sees all and leads all to victory!

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Spring Kill Team at GBE

Spring Kill Team!

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
League Kickoff: March 14th
League Finale: April 18

Playtimes:
Tuesdays – 4pm to 9pm
Wednesdays – 4pm to 9pm
Thursdays – 4pm to 9pm
Saturdays – 9am – 2pm
League Cost: $5 entry (includes all weeks of play plus participation prizes)

It’s time for our Spring Kill Team League

Most of the campaign rules we are following come directly from the book, there are just a few things that we will be handling differently:
– Commander expansion is allowed if both players agree to play with them.
– We Will be using 100 point lists
– Roster Size Maximum: 20 models
– Specialists will now follow the same rules as Fire Teams, meaning they earn an experience point for surviving the mission and can earn an additional experience point by removing one or more enemy models from action.
– Choosing your mission: The mission will be determined using the rules below

Determining the mission:

After you have an opponent, each of you chooses one of the 8 following actions:
1. Advance:
You may take one additional strategy in the Scouting Phase. (Can’t be the same action twice.)
2. Assault:
Opponent rolls a D6 instead of a D10 when rolling for casualties.
3. Command:
Start the game with +2 command points. You no longer generate Command Points at the Beginning of the battle round for being Battle-Forged.
4. Bolster:
Upon victory gain one morale.
5. Demoralize:
Upon victory opponent loses one morale.
6. Raid:
Upon victory steal one territory from opponent.
7. Infiltrate:
Upon victory steal one intelligence from opponent.
8. Loot:
Upon victory steal one material from opponent.

After each of you has chosen, you reveal at the same time. These choices will pick the mission you will play based on the graph below! (the chart will also be available at the store)

If you have any questions or are interested – stop in and check out this awesome game!

 

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Sister Superior Amalia Novena comes to the Gnome!

Warhammer 40K fans – Sister Superior Amalia Novenais coming to the Gnome June 29!

June 29 is Warhammer Day at Gnome Games Green Bay East, where you can bring your armies and throw down all day! Sister Superior Amalia Novena will be available too!

Sister Superior Amalia Novenais coming to Gnome Games June 29That’s right 40K fans! Saturday June 29 is Warhammer Day at Gnome Games Green Bay East.  RSVP for a chance at some cool 40K Swag!

It’s open play, painting day and new player day all rolled into one! The tables are open all day from 9 am – 7 pm and we’ll have some fun give-aways too.

Don’t forget to pick up the new paints and show off your speed painting techniques in the 1 hour speed painting contest that starts at 1 pm sharp!  This is a free speed painting contest with Gnome Gold for GW Paints to the top painters in 3 divisions.  You’ll be painting Space Marines – and speed, artistry and fun are all important parts of the contest.

What better way to celebrate an entire day dedicated to the Warhammer hobby than with the release of the first model from one of the most hotly anticipated miniatures ranges in years?! As well as the awesome new miniature, the Sister Superior Amalia Novena set includes an A4 art print of the original Karl Kopinski artwork, and a Warhammer 40,000 datasheet for a Battle Sisters Squad, including the profile for a Sister Superior.

So, if you want to secure your Sister Superior Amalia Novena miniature at the earliest possible opportunity, remember to get to Gnome Games early on Saturday June 29th! (Or let us know ahead of time and we’ll have one waiting for you! Supplies are limited.

 

 

 

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GBE: Summer Kill Team Arena!

Summer Kill Team Arena Schedule

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Open play (practice matches): May 11th, May 18th, May 25th
10am – 3pm
Cost: Free!

Bring your Kill Team (or learn to play with the store armies) and have some fun in this smaller skirmish sized games of 40k! We will be using the most recent kill team rules found in the Arena book!

Tournament: Saturday June 1st
100 points – Using Kill Team Arena Tournament Rules
10am start (be sure to have your rosters done before hand!)
$10/player

Welcome to the Summer Kill Team League. Each week players will play practice games using the newest rule set for Kill Team: Arena! The final week – June 1st – Will be our Summer Kill Team Tournament! Prizes include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals as well as store credit based on attendance!

What is Kill Team Arena?

Kill Team: Arena is an expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team that introduces rules for competitive play, using evenly balanced terrain set-ups and mission objectives to offer each player an even playing field. Also included are missions and rules for running competitive Kill Team tournaments, either for single players or teams of two allies (known as Battle Brothers).

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Gnome Games Summer Sampler!

Gnome Games presents a Summer Sampler!

Try out some of the Hottest Games for the summer! Learn how to play, learn about our summer gaming programs!

Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th
Gnome Games Green Bay East
1683 E. Mason Street Green Bay WI

It’s time to get ready for summer! Here at Gnome Games we believe that everyone should be able to have fun this summer so we put together our BIGGEST two-day learn to play extravaganza yet! There is something fun for everyone to try and staff will be available to assist with teaching all new players!

This year’s summer sampler includes:

  • Warhammer 40k Kill Team
  • Miniature Painting
  • Yugioh: Speed Duels
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Pokemon TCG
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • KeyForge

 

SATURDAY LEARN TO PLAY

Learn to Play KillTeam with General Will

Ages 13+ 
Saturday, May 4th
10am – Noon
Free!

Enter the Warhammer 40k Universe – a bleak future filled with only one certainty: War! In KillTeam, each player has a small tactical force that they use to try and complete missions in campaign style play. KillTeam is a perfect way to get some experience and learn about the different factions of Warhammer 40k!

For this event, General Will will be available to teach and give tactical advice to the new recruits!  We will also take sign ups for the Summer Leagues

Miniature Paint and Take

Ages 8+ with adult or 10+
Saturday, May 4th
11am – 2pm
Free!

Have you ever wanted to paint a miniature for D&D or Warhammer 40k but don’t know where to start? This is the event for you! Each painter can come and go as they please during this open, free form painting event. Each painter will get a Space Marine miniature to test their brush skills on – and you get to take it home with you! Experienced painters are also welcome to come in and show off some of their techniques, and offer advice to beginning painters!

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!: Speed Duels

Ages 10+ 
Saturday, May 4th
Noon – 3pm
$5/player

It’s time to DUEL! Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duels are the perfect way to learn the exciting collectible card game Yu-Gi-Oh! Each player will get a 20 card Speed Duel Deck and Staff will be available to teach the ins and outs of Dueling!  Make sure you grab a summer Duel Schedule!

Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons with Dungeon Master Dale!

Ages 8+ with adult or 10+
Saturday, May 4th
2pm – 4pm Session 1
4:30pm – 6:30pm Session 2

Free!

Calling all adventurers: A world of magic, monsters and treasure await! No experience is required to go on this quest but you best bring your imagination! Dungeon Master Dale specializes in teaching D&D and your first adventure is sure to be a blast! Seating is limited so please check in when you arrive to ensure your seat!

We’ll have weekly adventure opportunities all summer long!

SUNDAY LEARN TO PLAY

Learn to Play Pokémon TCG with Professor Nate

Ages 8+ or 6+ if they have strong reading skills! (adults also welcome!)
Sunday, May 5th
1pm – 3pm
$10/player

Have you or your child ever wanted to start your very own Pokemon adventure? This is a perfect chance to hop in and learn from a real Pokemon Professor! Each new player will get to choose from a pre-built Pokemon theme deck, which they get to keep. Professor Nate will then teach everyone the basics of the Pokémon Trading Card Game! Each player will then be able to play their very first game of Pokémon! – With professor Nate near by to answer any questions and provide help as needed!

Make sure you grab one of the Summer Pokemon Trainer Calendars too!

Magic: Open House

Ages 10+
Sunday, May 5th
2pm – 4pm
Free!

This entry level event is great for anyone interested in learning Magic: the Gathering! Each player will get a free learn to play deck as well as a special Open House promotional card! We will have experienced players and staff ready to help you through your first game.

Learn to Play KeyForge!

Ages 13+ 
Sunday, May 5th
3pm – 5pm
$10/player

Welcome to KeyForge – A truly Unique card game from the creator of Magic the Gathering: Richard Garfield! In KeyForge every deck is One-of-a-kind, no one else will have the same deck as you! Players must learn the ins and outs of their deck in order to gather enough aember to forge 3 keys before their opponent! Each player in this event will get their very own, unique KeyForge deck! Staff will be available to help players learn this amazing game!

 

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Warhammer 40K Shadowspear is here!

Warhammer Shadowspear arrives at all Gnome Games stores Saturday April 16th.

If you are reading this you missed the Take 10 Deal.  No worries, we will have more opportunities for you in the future!

The best deal of the spring for Warhammer 40K players arrives next week. You’ll want to get your copy to take advantage of this great value. With the Gnome Games Take 10! Program you’ll get an even better deal and have the Shadowspear wating for you at the Gnome Games store of your choice on Saturday March 16th.

Warhammer 40,000: Shadowspear

The Best Battlebox Ever?

Enter a new era of war in Warhammer 40,000: Shadowspear – a new battlebox that pits the resurgent forces of the Daemonkin against the ruthless infiltrators of the Vanguard Space Marines.

Assemble your forces with 34 brand-new miniatures, including new Primaris Space Marines and reborn Chaos classics.

Expand your Warhammer 40,000 army with two codexes, each with new psychic powers, Warlord Traits, datasheets, matched play points and more.

Explore the latest stage in the battle for the Vigilus system with thrilling lore, stunning art and a mini-campaign.

Whether you’re expanding an existing army, starting a new one or want to join in the next chapter of the ongoing narrative of the Imperium Nihilus, make sure to secure your copy of Shadowspear at Gnome Games today. Order through our Take 10! Program and we’ll take $17.50 off and have your copy waiting for you on Saturday!

Warhammer 40,000: Shadowspear

Features:

A fantastic value Warhammer 40,000 box set – Packed with 35 brand-new Citadel miniatures!

Vanguard Space Marines – compatible with any Space Marines force:

– 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Librarian, 3 Suppressors, 10 Infiltrators, 3 Eliminators

Chaos – compatible with any Chaos force:

– 1 Master of Possession, 10 Chaos Space Marines, 1 Venomcrawler, 2 Obliterators, 2 Greater Possessed

All miniatures are only available in this box set at this time

Includes two 24-page codexes, campaign book, and Warhammer 40,000 Core Rules sheet
MSRP $175

Take 10!

This is the premier of the Gnome Games Take 10! Preorder Program.

Preorder ONLINE before 8 AM Wednesday March 13th,put 10% down, and we’ll take 10% off the preorder purchase and have your Shadowspear waiting for you at the Gnome Games store of your choice!

We figure it will take all of 10 minutes for your to preorder and pick it up, us to make sure it’s on the way and ready for you and that you should get something for taking the time to preorder. 10% seems fair all around so we are calling the program Take 10!
That will save you $17.50!
($140.00 + Tax will be due when you pick up the Shadowspear)

Take 10! Program requires online prepayment of 10% of the MSRP of the item. Item must be picked up within 10 days of street date or down payment is forfeit. Gnome Games will take 10% off the MSRP when the customer picks up the item. Gnome Games may limit purchases available for the Take 10! Program at any time. Not all preorders will be included in the Take 10! Program.  Other deals, discounts and coupons may not be applied to the Take 10! Program unless specifically allowed.

 

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Warhammer 40K Escalation League Winter 2019


Gnome Games
Warhammer 40,000 Escalation League Winter 2019
January 5 – March 1

Overview

The goal of the Gnome Games Warhammer 40,000 Escalation league is to bring new players to the tables, train existing players, and have fun while building up tournament-level armies. Events will occur weekly, with an ascending point level, giving players time to build, paint, and plan their core force over 8 weeks. Players may join the escalation league at any time during the league.

Definitions

Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition is a large departure from previous version of Warhammer 40,000. This section will define some key terms as they relate to the 8th edition of the game.

Game Formats:

There are three current ways to play Warhammer 40K—Open playNarrative Play, and Matched Play. Open Play and Narrative Play games allow more flexibility in list building and allow armies to be built that are not battle-forged. Matched Play games require the army to be battle-forged—that is, all models in the army must be organized into detachments sharing a faction keyword. Battle-forged armies can have one or more detachments in an army.

Detachment:

A detachment is a method of organizing models in an army. All models in a detachment must share a faction keyword. Detachments may offer command points for complying with the rules of organization depending on the size of the detachment in question.

Common detachments used in 8th edition include the Patrol Detachment and Battalion Detachment:



Force Organization Chart:

The Force Organization Chart, or FOC, defines the battlefield role of a unit in a detachment. The current battlefield roles are: HQ, Troops, Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support, Dedicated Transport, Flyer, Fortification, and Lord of War. A unit’s datasheet will define its battlefield role.


Datasheets:

All unit rules and statistics are detailed on the unit’s datasheet. Datasheets can be found in an army’s Codex book or one of the five Index books (Index Imperium 1, Index Imperium 2, Index Chaos, Index Xenos 1, and Index Xenos 2). These books may be purchased at The Relentless Dragon.


Schedule

  • Primary league day is Saturday with play from 10:00am until 6:00pm.
  • Secondary league day is Thursday with play from 3:00pm until 9:00pm.
  • Players can organize additional matches with opponents for any day of the week, space permitting. Please call ahead (920-965-1380) to ensure space will be available.

Every week matches will be played at a given point level. Point levels will increase every two weeks, giving players plenty of opportunity to acquire and paint new models.

The method used to build your army will escalate as follows:

Weeks One and Two: 500 Points
January 5 – 18

  • Patrol Detachment (modified)
  • HQ: 1 required
  • Troops: 1 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 1 of each allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
  • Eternal War Missions

    Week 3 – Kill Team
    January 19

  • Kill Team from your Escalation League Faction

    Weeks Four and Five: 750 Points
    January 20 – Feb 8

  • Patrol Detachment (modified)
  • HQ: 1 required
  • Troops: 1 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 1 of each allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
  • Eternal War Missions

    Week 6 – Kill Team
    February 9

  • Kill Team from your Escalation League Faction

    Weeks Seven and Eight: 1000 Points
    February 10 – March 1

  • Battalion Detachment (modified)
  • HQ: 2 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Troops: 2 required; up to 4 more allowed
  • Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 3 of each allowed
  • Flyers: Up to 2 allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed
  • Auxiliary detachments are not allowed at this points level
  • Eternal War Missions

    Week 9: Grand Tournament and League Awards Ceremony – 1500 Points ($10 Entry, Free for League Members)
    March 2

    • Rules: Warhammer 40,000 Matched Play (see pages 214-215 of the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook).
    • Army size: 1500 points.
    • Missions: Eternal War.
    • Number of games: Four.
    • Army selection: Battle-forged with a maximum of three Detachments. Excluding Troops and Dedicated Transports, each datasheet can be included a maximum of three times in your army.
    • Publications in use: All current and in-print Warhammer 40,000 Index books, Codexes, beta rules, FAQs and errata from Games Workshop and Forge World, unless their release falls on the weekend of the event. We expect you to use the most current datasheets for your models – e.g. those found in a Codex rather than an Index if a Codex is available for your army. This means that you may use Faction-appropriate Index datasheets that might not appear in your Codex (such as Chaplain on Bike)
    • No League Points will be awarded, League Awards will be presented at the Grand Tournament

    Force Composition

    Rules

  • This league will be played under the 8th edition rule set of Warhammer 40K. Players should be using unit statistics and compositions from their army’s codex or Index, as applicable.
  • Unit point costs should use the most recent available source (e.g. Chapter Approved 2017).
  • Armies should be built using points, rather than power levels.
  • Command Points for detachments as detailed in the rulebook are conferred during this season.
  • Patrol Detachments do not offer additional CP—players will be limited to the 3 CP granted from being battle-forged.
  • Battalion Detachments offer 3 CP, in addition to the 3CP granted from being battle-forged, for a total of 6 CP.

    Army Selection

  • All units in your army must share a faction keyword (e.g. Orks, Tyranids, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Space Marines, Grey Knights, Imperial Knights, Chaos Space Marines, Tau, Necrons, Astra Militarum, etc.) and must follow all build restrictions based on your chosen faction keyword.
  • Players will register with their faction and receive a 15% discount for all special orders for miniatures for this force during the League.
  • Players are encouraged (but not required) to play the same army (“faction”) throughout the entire league, adding to it as they go. If you play the same army throughout the entire league, you will be awarded a one-time bonus of 5 League Points at the close of the league.
  • Players are encouraged to try out different lists and builds within their army from week-to-week. This is an opportunity to try out new units and tactics.
  • There are no items, units, abilities, or powers that are banned. However, players are encouraged to build fun lists and not “min/max” type lists designed for competitive tournaments.
  • We reserve the right to ban items, units, abilities, or powers as the league progresses if they seriously hamper the fun nature of the league.
  • Players that are found to be disrupting the fun, casual aspect of the league may be asked to change their army list or cease future participation.

    Models

  • Models should be WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) as much as possible.
  • “Primary” weapons should not be “proxied”—e.g. if your list specifies a marine with a melta gun, the model should depict a melta gun and not use something else as a stand-in.
  • It is not necessary to model every minor item or secondary weapon on a figure—for example, nearly all orks are armed with Stikkbombs, so it is not necessary (nor reasonable) for figures to have stikkbombs on them.
  • Any WYSIWYG deviations should be pointed out to your opponent prior to your battle. Gnome Games staff are the final adjudicators for WYSIWYG at the tables. When in doubt – ask first.
  • As not everyone may be familiar with the weaponry of other factions, players should point out to their opponents what weapons are carried by their models.

    Organizing the Battle

    Battles will be organized and fought according to the rules in the core rulebook or Chapter Approved 2017, based on mutual agreement of both players. Players should randomly determine the mission being fought, and the deployment method.

  • Weeks 1 through 8 should only utilize the Eternal War missions.
  • All other rules of the mission being fought will be utilized, including secondary objectives, etc.
  • Missions should be played utilizing Matched Play rules. Beta rules are not used in this league.
  • When keeping track of wounds, players are encouraged to count down, rather than up.

    Scoring League Games

    During the duration of the escalation league, players can play up to three league games per week. The first game you play each week awards you league points based on the degree of your victory as outlined below.

    Crushing Victory (you have twice the victory points of your opponent):5 League Points
    Win (you have more victory points than your opponent):3 League Points
    Draw (player’s scores are the same):1 League Points
    Loss (your opponent has more victory points than you):0 League Points

    At the end of each game, players total their victory points. The player who scores the most points wins, while the other player losses. If both players score the same points, the game is a draw. If the winning player scores twice (or more) the victory points over the losing player, then the winning player scores a Crushing Victory. The degree of victory determines how many league points a player earns per game as detailed in the table above.

    The following two games each week award you 3 additional league points for a crushing victory, 2 additional league points for a win, 1 additional league point for a draw, and 0 additional points for a loss.

    Additional games should be organized directly between players and can be played any time during that week. Additional games should be played against different opponents where possible.  Players should not play more than 2 official league games per opponent, per week. All games must be played at Gnome Games

    Sportsmanship Points

    Players can earn an additional 3 League Points per game, per week based on sportsmanship.

    After each game score your opponent’s sportsmanship by marking the appropriate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ check boxes on the scoring sheet. A player earns 1 point per ‘yes’ they receive.

  • Was your opponent prepared and brought all the materials they needed to play, including a detailed army list for you to refer to during the game?
  • Was your opponent on time and managed their turns and time well while playing?
  • Was your opponent fun to play against and did they resolve disputes fairly?

    Painting Points

    Players can earn up to a total of 5 League Points each week for painting and basing their armies. See the next section for painting guidelines.

    Painted Unit/Character/Vehicle (Up to 3 total units)1 League Points
    Fully Painted Army (All units must be fully painted)1 League Points
    Unified Bases (All units must be based and finished similarly)1 League Points

    Painting Standards

    While there is no requirement to paint your models, the purpose of the escalation league is to encourage players to build and paint their armies over time. As can be seen above, the points for a fully painted and based army can equal a crushing victory each week!

    The purpose of the escalation league however, is not to judge a player’s skill or ability to paint. At a minimum, models should be painted to a basic tabletop standard. This standard is generally considered to be 3 colors minimum, not including primer. Colors can include shading and highlighting, but this is not necessary.

    Bases should be finished with sand, gravel, texture paint, grass, or other appropriate basing materials, with none of the plastic base showing (other than base rims). To earn the point for unified basing, all bases across the entire army should be finished in a similar fashion using similar materials, colors, and base rim colors. Bases do not need to be identical (nor should they), but should show a common theme or style. It is acceptable and encouraged to have more elaborate basing for character models to show off their uniqueness in the army.

    What to Bring Each Week

  • Miniatures (obviously!)
  • Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Rulebook (print or electronic)
  • Army Codex book or Index book (print or electronic)
  • Any supplemental material being used (Chapter Approved, etc.)
  • Measuring Tape or Range Ruler
  • Dice
  • Wound Markers to keep track of model wounds
  • Two copies of your army list (for yourself and your opponent)
  • Score sheet (provided by The Relentless Dragon staff)
  • Players are encouraged to bring any other materials appropriate to their army that they may own such as Psychic Power cards, Stratagem cards, etc.

    Please be sure to bring all materials that you need to play each week—in most cases, the store cannot loan materials to players.

    Fees and Prize Support

  • Initial Registration Fee: $10
  • Each Point Increase: $5
  • Total League Cost: $20
  • Grand Tournament $10 – waived if you have played in and reported in at least 5 League weeks

    Players are expected to pay the initial registration fee at the start of week 1, and then the additional point increase fee at the start of weeks 4 and 6.

    Prizes will be awarded in the form of store credit at Gnome Games. Total awards will be determined at league end as determined by each player’s total league points.
    Special awards for best army and best sportsmanship may be awarded as well, at the discretion of staff.

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Warhammer 40K Kill Team Comes to Appleton

Gnome Games Appleton East hosts Warhammer 40K Kill Team Campaign

  • When: December 2nd – February 23rd
  • Where: Gnome Games Appleton East
  • Cost: $5 per player (covers whole campaign)

 

How Does Warhammer 40K Kill Team Work?

Each player will chose an army and begin the campaign with a total of 32 resources split into 4 categories. Using the rules outlined on page 63 of the Kill Team Core manual players will fight out 100 point matches using a “Battle-forged” Kill Team. The player that loses the mission will also lose some of their precious resources as determined by the scenario.

If any of your resource categories fall to 0 support from your faction is pulled! If this happens don’t fret you still may play league games but as part of the guerrilla faction! There are even special prizes for the guerrilla player that plays the most games!

 

When Can I Play Kill Team?

Players are encouraged to play on Sundays, however league games may be played any time during the week. Players should report their games and update their resource cards as their games finish. A league week runs from Sunday morning to the following Saturday night.

 

Prizes?

Participation prizes are given out weekly, the first time a player checks in that week. These include “Tactics” cards that give players cool in-game benefits! In addition if you play at least one game each week in a 4 week period you get the following:

  • Dec. 2nd – Dec. 29th: Play in all 4 weeks to earn a pair of Kill Team Counter Spinners!
  • Dec. 30th – Jan. 26th: Play in all 4 weeks to earn a set of Unique Kill Team Dice!
  • Jan. 27th – Feb. 23rd: Play in all 4 weeks to earn set of Unique Kill Team Objective Markers!

Also, at the end of each 4 week period, the player from each faction with the most remaining resources will receive a “Best in Faction” button to show off their tactical skills! If a player has lost their faction and are fighting for the guerrillas, they will be awarded the Best Guerrilla button if they have played the most games (only applicable in league section 2 and 3).

The Best Overall Kill Team (the single team with the most resource points) will be awarded a Prize Medal as follows:

  • Dec. 2nd – Dec. 29th: Bronze Medal
  • Dec. 30th – Jan. 26th: Silver Medal
  • Jan. 27th – Feb. 23rd: Gold Medal

If you have any questions about the league, stop in and ask!

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GBE – Kill Team Campaign!

Gnome Games Kill Team Campaign

When: October 13th – December 15th
Where: Gnome Games Green Bay East
Cost: $5/player (covers the entire league)

What is the Kill Team Campaign

Each player will chose an army and begin the campaign with a total of 32 resources split into 4 categories. Using the rules outlined on page 63 of the Kill Team Core manual players will fight out 100 point matches using a “Battle-forged” Kill Team. The player that loses the mission will also lose some of their precious resources as determined by the scenario.

If any of your resource categories fall to 0 support from your faction is pulled! If this happens don’t fret you still may play league games but as part of the guerrilla faction! There are even special prizes for the guerrilla player that plays the most games!

When can I play?

Players are encouraged to play on Saturdays, however league games may be played any time during the week. Players should report their games and update their resource cards as their games finish. A league week runs from Saturday morning to the following Friday night.

Spoils of war! Fabulous Prizes!

Participation prizes are given out weekly, the first time a player checks in that week. These include “Tactics” cards that give players cool in-game benifits! In addition if you play at least one game each week in a 3 week period you get the following:

  • Oct. 13th – Nov. 2nd: Play in all 3 weeks to earn a pair of Kill Team Counter Spinners!
  • Nov. 3rd – Nov. 23rd: Play in all 3 weeks to earn a set of Unique Kill Team Dice!
  • Nov. 24th – Dec. 15th: Play in all 3 weeks to earn set of Unique Kill Team Objective Markers!

Also, at the end of each 3 week period, the player from each faction with the most remaining resources will receive a “Best in Faction” button to show off their tactical skills! If a player has lost their faction and are fighting for the guerrillas, they will be awarded the Best Guerrilla button if they have played the most games (only applicable in league section 2 and 3).

The Best Overall Kill Team (the single team with the most resource points) will be awarded a Prize Medal as follows:

  • Nov. 3rd – Nov. 23rd: Silver Medal
  • Nov. 24th – Dec. 15th: Gold Medal
  • Oct. 13th – Nov. 2nd: Bronze Medal

If you have any questions about the league, stop in and ask!

October 13th will be the league kickoff so come in and unleash some carnage!

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40K Kill Team Play at Gnome Games Green Bay East

Warhammer 40K Kill Team is on the tables at the Gnome!

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is an exciting, fast paced skirmish game set in the dystopian far future, pitting 2-4 players against each other in close-ranged firefights and brutal melees. Each player leads a kill team of fighters on a battlefield, where they undertake daring raids, perform acts of sabotage and assassinate enemy targets. Operations can be as direct or covert as the players would like. The dynamic gameplay combined with the compact size of the play area ensures the action never stops, with fighters engaging in deadly close combat and savage shootouts from the outset. Games are quick, each taking 30-60 minutes.

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month for some fast paced Kill Team action at Gnome Games Green Bay East

In September we’ll be playing on Saturday Sept  15th starting at 10 AM.  Entry is $5 and we ask that you RSVO ahead of time so we have enough terrain ready for you.  Everyone will get some cool Kill Team Swag and all entry fees will be returned in Gnome Gold.

September Kill Team 
Saturday Sept 15
Gnome Games Green Bay East
11 AM Start
$5 Entry

So what do you need to play Kill Team?
Here’s one way to get started:

The Kill Team Starter Set includes everything needed to play. Complete with:

  • The full Kill Team Core Manual
  • A Begin Here booklet to get you gaming as soon as possible
  • Full squads of Skitarii and Genestealer Cult Acolytes
  • A 22″ x 30″ double-sided game board
  • A varied set of Imperial Ruins, allowing you to construct and customize terrain
  • Pre-filled data cards for your fighters
  • Booklets containing background of the Skitarii and Genestealer Cult Kill Teams
  • A deck of tactics cards
  • Dice and rulers

(Additional Kill Team products and some of the above available separately.)

Whether you are an experienced Warhammer player or brand new to the scene, stop by and play this fast and furious game.

Join us the third Saturday of each month for Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
The September Kill Team Event will be $5 and all players will get some cool swag. 

Want more 40K?  We host Open play Warhammer 40K every Thursday evening and Saturday too!

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Warhammer 40K Tournament 1000 Point Rules

Gnome Games hosts 1000 Point Warhammer 40K Tournaments monthly. Here are the rules we play by

Warhammer 40K Tournament Rules for 1000 Point Tournaments at Gnome Games. We have a focus on fun, camaraderie and good sportsmanship in support of the hobby. We reserve the right to adjust these rules at any time for any reason. Specific event rules may supersede these rules.

1000 pt Army Selection

  • 1000 point armies. Army must follow all restrictions for army selection from its own Codex. Only the main army list may be used, so no appendix lists are permitted.
  • 2 detachments maximum
  • Only armies from current Codices or officially approved White Dwarf articles may be taken.
  • Players must use the same army and list for the entire event.

WYSIWYG Models

All models must accurately represent the appropriate army selection in a manner that your opponent can clearly tell what the unit is and how it is equipped without being told. Models must be correctly modeled with Games Workshop miniatures, bitz or converted from primarily GW parts (roughly 80%). Other modeling parts and raw materials are allowed, but not as the primary basis of the models.

  • Forge World Modes are allowed.
  • Lords of War are not allowed unless specified by the event.

Painting and Basing

  • All models must be based properly
  • Painting by 3. Miniatures must be painted to the 3 color minimum standard by the 3rd event a player plays in.
    The only exception to this is a 1 event exception for a new army or unit purchased from Gnome Games 30 days or less prior to the event.

Player Responsibilities

Players are responsible for bringing all materials necessary to play. This includes:

  • 4 copies of your army list (Printed is preferred)
  • A current Warhammer 40,000 rulebook
  • Current Codex for your Army.
  • The most currently published rules for all units represented in their army
  • All materials needed to play a game/report the results – including:
    • dice
    • measuring devices
    • writing implement

Players are also responsible for conducting themselves in an appropriate, sportsmanlike manner at all times.

Game Rulings

Gnome Games uses official GW FAQs. Please contact [email protected] with any questions not covered by this FAQ prior to the tournament. All disputes not covered by the FAQ are ruled by the Tournament Judge during the event. All judge rulings are final.
The Warhammer 40,000 Latest Edition Rules and all relevant Official Games Workshop Errata and FAQs will be used. In the case of a conflict between printed and digital versions, the most recent update or FAQ will take precedence.

Tournament Format

Gnome Games Warhammer 40,000 tournament format are as follows:

  • Swiss style pairing by compared player scores based on victory points.
  • (1000pt rounds are 90 Minutes)
  • Round 1Matches
  • Round 2 Matches
  • Round 3 Matches
  • Prizes and Awards

WARHAMMER 40K TOURNAMENT GAME SETUP

Mission Selection

At the start of the tournament, the judge randomly assigns the Seize Ground, Capture & Control and Annihilation missions to each round. No two missions are used twice. All matches use the same mission.

Game Setup

  1. Table Setup: Terrain is set-up at the tables prior to the start of the event. Players agree how terrain is ruled and will affect the game.
  2. Mission Setup 1000 pt: Set up the mission as detailed in the Warhammer 40,000 rule book.
  3. Deployment: Determine who goes first and table edges, then deploy as the mission dictates.
  4. Seize the Initiative: Roll “Seize the Initiative”.

Scoring Warhammer 40,000 Tournament Games

  1. Victory Points: Use rules for victory points (WH40k p.300). Total victory points as normal, then divide this total by half and round up.
  2. VP Modifiers (1000 pt only): Then modify both players base victory point scores as follows:
    1. +200 victory points if you won the mission.
  3. Determine Winner: The final total is your victory points and is the score reported to the judge.