Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The League of Extraordinary Wargamers

Last month I introduced The League of Extraordinary Wargamers in a sneak peek preview.  A lot of work has been done in the interim and The League has officially launched!  The League currently supports the Warhammer 40k and Fantasy game systems, with plans to expand to others in the future.  Currently Fantasy league night is Thursdays at 6pm at 31st Century Games & Hobbies and 40k's is still to be determined.

The League's front page is a news blog that keeps members updated with current events.

The mission of The League is to promote a great gaming environment, provide hobby support, and give hobby gamers an outlet to gather without the pressure of painting requirements or expectations to play.  In short, members are free to come and go as they please, and wargame on the terms that suit them.

New and prospective members can take a narrative tour guided by The League's very own butler, Ferderick.  On the tour Frederick explains the rewards of membership, how to navigate the site, and how to join.

Member's profiles are displayed in the Hall of Accolades.  The gallery includes a picture of each member and a plaque for their achievements and medals.

There are two types of medals to be earned in The League, Commander medals awarded for hobbying and Strategist medals awarded for playing.  Commander medals are granted to a hobbyist for completely modeling and painting armies of certain points value.  From the lowest Commander rank, Scout Commander, fielding a minimum playable army (one HQ and two troops, or one general and three regiments) to the mightiest rank of Legion Commander who fields a 3,000pt army there are levels of command to represent any general.

Strategist medals are awarded for accumulating one, ten, twenty, and fifty wins, bestowing the respective ranks of: novice, adept, consummate, and master strategist.  Special achievements are also awarded to those who: table their opponent, win seven team games, and win a League of Extraordinary Wargamers tournament.  These special honors are called the Jolly RogerDiplomat's Star, and Iron Cross.

Another feature of the Hall of Accolades is each member's option to have a personal gallery.  Here is an example of Tyler Paschall's gallery, where his ranks are displayed as well as pictures of his Dark Eldar and Blood Angel space marines.  Members may also include a gamer/hobbyist biography and any information they'd like to share about their armies (war stories, how they work on the table top, experiences painting them, etc.).

The League also has its own forum called the War Room.  This is the communication center for members and the heart of goings on in The League.

Member's can find games, report results, ask rules questions, get hobby tips, and show off their latest creations.

Stop by The League's homepage, visit the forums, and become a member today!  To become a member, email with your name and a request to join.

In addition to hobby and gaming support, The League is also the official host to all 40k tournaments at 31st Century.  Here are last month's winners, Brandon Sherley 1st, Brad (BMS) 2nd, and Korbin best young player. 

Next month's tournament will be held on May 5th at noon.  If you're in the area, come by and throw down in a three round brawl for a purse of store credit and the coveted winner's trophy!

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