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Old 03 Mar 2006, 10:56   #1 (permalink)
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Default Normal points for a game at a GW Shop/ Club/Tournament????

Guyz, Nice and simple...

What are the points limits that I should be making my army up too???

I want to eventually be able to play in tournaments (this will be a while yet as I have not even played a single game of 40k). I ask because I dont want to become dependant on say 2000 points of models when a tournament will only play say 1750 points at a maximum.

So simply.... what is the points size of an army normally expected to be to play at.....

A GW Tournament?
A Local GW Store game?

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A evening game at a local club?
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 11:06   #2 (permalink)
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Umm, its always nice to build an army of 1000 points first, there are plenty of places you can play games with only 1000 points. THen make a list for 1500 and 1750 too.

And if you want, 400-750 points to playtest with other people's newlists, and participate in mini-tournerments.
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General UK tournaments tend to be 1500pts with the US and other countries at 1850pts, generally though most people I know will work towards 1000pts then expand to 1500pts once they get a feel for the army.
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Swedish tournaments use 1750 points as a standard, but as people have been saying: Build up to 1000 points first, play some games and get a feel for how YOU like to play, then expand your army to 1500 and then further on.
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In Canada, staff challanges are up to 1000pts, vet nights are usually up to 1700, you can special challange someone up to 2000pts. The grand tournamanet this year was for 1700points, and the staff tournament for 2006 will be 1700points. I know they've been discussing though moving some of the tournaments up to 2000pts, but we'll have to wait and see for that

(Hopefully they will, 300extra points in games of this size are key, they usually mean special upgrades for troops, when normally you're trying to conserve points ;D)
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I would build a nice 1,000 pointer. Then bring enough models to field your 1,000 point army and any higher point values. I reccomend a list for:

1,000
1,250
1,500
1,750
2,000


Don't bother in-between unless something was organized before hand.
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Tournament Size here is 1500pts and Army Size is 2000pts...Combat Patrols are 400-750pts and the odd 1000pt game is reserved mainly for new gamers that don't yet have the force to fill out 1500pts yet but don't wnat to stick to Combat Patrol.

It's always wise to figure out a full army (whatever size you want, but generally here it is 2000pts- ever notice my armies are always 2000pts strong?) and then just cut out a portion of that for a smaller game.
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