Warhammer 40,000 NYC 2018 Slow Grow Campaign

INTRODUCTION

Have you always wanted to play Warhammer 40,000, but the prospect of painting up a 2,000 point army seems daunting and unmanageable? Welcome to the 2018 NYC slow grow campaign. If you participate you'll start from nothing, and end up with a playable, legal, 2,000 point army in just six months!


The campaign will start as a casual narrative campaign, eventually shifting into Matched Play, with one tournament a month to show off progress and try out your new forces against other participants. We will do our best to create a compelling narrative that creates a story around the participating forces. Prizes will be awarded, with actual prizes based on attendance. All participants will receive some prize support, regardless of tournament performance.


COST PER TOURNAMENT

  • $15 special early-bird price for Carcosa members
  • $20 regular tickets.

The initial entry fee ($15 for members, $20 for non-members) covers the entry fees for the first two tournaments.

Prize support will be offered based on attendance. All campaign participants will get some prize support regardless of performance.

Due to limited space, for tournaments 3 - 6, tickets must be bought in advance here.

Every Friday

  • Warhammer 40,000 night at Carcosa!
  • Bring whatever you're working on for casual gaming, hobbying, painting, army building tips, etc.

month 1

April 19 - May 18

  • Build and paint a Start Collecting kit (or equivalent) for the army of your choice.
  • Our recommendation is a legal Patrol unit consisting of 1 HQ unit, 2 units of troops, and 1 fast attack, elite, or heavy support unit.
  • We recommend a Power Level between 15 and 25, but there are no hard restrictions.
  • Talk to Isaac or George if you need advice!


Tournament 1: Saturday, May 19

  • 3 rounds of story-linked Open Play at Nu Brand using Open War card missions.
  • We recommend a Power Level between 15 and 25, but there are no hard restrictions (within reason).
  • While battleforged armies are not required, you will get 3 command points if your army is battleforged.
  • Event details here.

month 2

May 19 - June 22

  • Recommended: Build and paint 1 troop unit and 1 elite unit for your army.


Tournament 2: Saturday, June 23

  • 3 rounds of story-linked Open Play at Nu Brand using Open War card missions.
  • We recommend a Power Level around 40, but there are no hard restrictions.
  • While battleforged armies are not required, you will get 3 command points if your army is battleforged.
  • Event details here.
  • You must have signed up in advance to attend, though we may have tickets available at the door.

Month 3

June 23 - July 20

  • Recommended: Build and paint 1 HQ unit and 1 troop unit for your army.
  • Recommended: Organize your force into a Battalion.


Tournament 3: Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22

  • Story-linked tournament using Narrative missions at The Carcosa Club on 6x4 tables.
  • To accommodate all campaign participants, the tournament will be held on two separate days.
  • Army must be battleforged.
  • Maximum 60 Power Level and maximum 1,200 points.
  • Maximum 2 detachments.
  • Event details here.
  • Event tickets available here.

Month 4

July 21 - August 17

  • Recommended: Build and paint 2 special units (fast attack, elite, or heavy support) unit for your army.


Tournament 4: Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19

  • Story-linked tournament using Narrative missions at The Carcosa Club on 6x4 tables.
  • To accommodate all campaign participants, the tournament will be held on two separate days.
  • Army must be battleforged.
  • Maximum 80 Power Level and maximum 1,600 points.
  • Maximum 3 detachments.
  • Event details to come.

Month 5

August 18 - September 21

  • Build and paint units of your choice to create a competitive 1,750-point battleforged army.


Tournament 5: Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23

  • Three round tournament at The Carcosa Club.
  • Matched Play using the latest Games Workshop FAQs and Beta tournament rules.
  • 1,750 point maximum army size.
  • Maximum 3 detachments.
  • Army must be battleforged.

Month 6

September 22 - October 26

  • Build and paint units of your choice to create a competitive 2,000-point battleforged army.


Tournament 6: Saturday, October 27

  • Three round tournament at The Carcosa Club.
  • Matched Play using the latest Games Workshop FAQs and Beta tournament rules
  • 2,000 point maximum army size.
  • Maximum 3 detachments.
  • Army must be battleforged.

SPECIAL RULES

  • Bonuses will be given at tournaments for painted armies, and WSYWYG armies.
  • Exact bonuses will vary by tournament.

QUESTIONS

What if I already have a 40k army?

  • You can still participate! We'll be posting power level guidelines before each tournament, and will be encouraging a welcoming, casual style of play that's open to beginners.


What if I want to add units to my army on a different schedule than the one you have posted?

  • That's most likely fine, just clear it with us first.


What if I can't make one or more of the tournaments?

  • That's fine, there will be regular 40k nights at Carcosa on Fridays where you can play.


Why are you charging an entry fee?

  • So we have money to buy cool prizes, and also to encourage people to participate. In the past we've found that leagues and campaigns with no entry fee tend to lose people over time, and those with entry fees tend to keep people involved.


I have another question!

  • Ask Isaac or George!