WMH: Journeyman League Begins in January

WMH Journeyman League

Beginning on January 12th and for six weeks following, BKG Warmachine and Hordes players will compete for prizes by earning league points.  We did this last year and it was a fantastic success, so this year we hope to have even more players out!  Bring your friends, bring your new faction, bring your old faction, try out that caster you never play.

There are three types of league points: Game Points, Hobby Points, and Journeyman Points.  Game Points are earned for playing against other players in the league using that week’s rules, Hobby Points are earned for painting models, and Journeyman Points are the total of Game Points and Hobby Points.

Each week, rules are set to restrict the size and style of players’ armies.  This helps to encourage an enjoyable environment for players getting used to the rules of the game.  While the league is aimed at that friend you’ve always wanted to teach warmachine to, it’s also perfect for a seasoned player to become an expert at the game essentials.

How does it work?  Each week the size of games played increases:

January 12th – 18th
Battlegroup box set (or 11 point army of only warcaster and jacks or warlock and beasts)

January 19th – 25th
15 point armies using the same caster as week one

January 26th – February 1st
25 point armies using the same caster as week one

February 2nd – 8th
25 point armies

February 9th – 15th
35 point armies

February 16th – 22nd (Finale Day)
35 point armies, and the list may be changed as much as you want all week

At the end of the six week league we’ll be giving out special Journeyman Badges to everyone achieving certain point levels, as well as badges for most hobby points, most game points, and top overall.

How do I earn Game Points?  Each win in a given week is worth 3 points, and a loss or a draw is worth 2 points.   You may play as many games in a week as you can fit in, but players may not score points for a game played against the same opponent until he plays a different opponent.

How are Hobby Points earned?  Players earn Hobby Points for painting models from their faction in the league.  These models do not have to be used at any time during a league game.  For a painted model to score Hobby Points, it must primed, basecoated, painted with a reasonable diversity of colour, and based.  Models are worth differing points based painting requirements as follows:

  • Warcasters, warlocks, warbeasts, warjacks, and solos: 3 points for a large-based model, 2 points for medium-based model, and 1 point for small-based model
  • Battle engines: 5 points
  • Units of two models: 2 points
  • Units of three to six models: 3 points
  • Units of seven or more models: 4 points
  • Units of only medium-based models: 1 additional point
  • Units of only large-based models: 2 additional points

How much does this cost to play in?  $5 ($4 for Stronghold Members), but you may register for free if you purchase a Battlebox at Black Knight Games.

I still have questions.  Who do I ask?  A lot of the details are listed on the , but for anything not listed there, or any of our house rules (like the option of starting with a non-battlebox caster) feel free to email me:  Tim (at) BlackKnightGames (dot) com


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