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Warhammer 40,000 League Rules

The Campaign Spirit:

The Warhammer 40,000 campaigns are primarily casual events designed to give players the opportunity to enjoy games of Warhammer 40,000 in a narrative setting. Every player is encouraged to embrace the idea of fellowship when they join us in these campaigns. Players are encouraged to bring thematic, flavorful, or hobby inspired armies. Players are also encouraged to bring different lists each week (players are more than welcome to bring a different army each week if they so desire.)



Each campaign will be held one day a week for 3-5 weeks.

Players are expected to play one game each week on the scheduled day, unless they receive a bye.

Every game will be played at Fantasy Games, and against an opponent selected by a judge.  If at any time a player is unable to attend a week, they will forfeit the match.  Forfeiting of a match will result in 0 points for the week in all categories.  If you have not previously contacted a campaign judge/the store, then you will be dropped from the campaign.  If a player concedes a match it counts as a crushing loss for battle points, but the player can still earn hobbyist and fellowship points.

If there is an uneven number of players in the campaign, then there may be a bye awarded.  Usually the bye will be assigned to the player with the lowest number of Battle points, but this will not always be the case.


Warhammer 40,000 League FAQ:

Army list construction:

Your army list must have all of the wargear and items clearly listed, points values included.

Your army list must follow the guidelines contained in the most recent Warhammer 40,000 rule book, and the most recent faction codex or supplement.  DataSlates will be allowed in the campaigns. ForgeWorld Models used to represent normal codex entries are allowed.  No experimental ForgeWorld rules may be used.  We reserve the right to disallow any ForgeWorld rules or DataSlates that we feel contradict the spirit of the game.

You do not need to use the same faction throughout the campaign. 

Games Workshop FAQ


Every Tournament Organizer has their own definition of what WYSIWYG means.   For Fantasy Games’ campaigns we want to encourage players to use the models they own.  As long as you are clear with your opponent about what the models have and remain consistent throughout the game then you will remain in the spirit of WYSIWYG.

EXAMPLE: John shows up to the campaign with a space marine army every heavy weapon is a lascannon, he wants to count them as heavy bolters, that’s ok.  (If you have more specific questions about what is and isn’t in the spirit of WYSIWYG, please PM us at Fantasy Games on Facebook.)




There are three areas during the campaign that players are allowed to earn points in.  Players can earn store credit in each category.  The categories are:

  1. Battle (Primary): Players earn Battle points for playing games. The player who wins the Battle category will have won the campaign.


  1. Hobbyist (Secondary): Players earn hobby points for painting models, conversion work, display boards, and for improving their skills in the artistic side of the hobby.


  1. Fellowship (Secondary): The winner of the Fellowship category is the player who best embodies the spirit of the 40k campaigns, as voted by the players.

The following score card will be filled out by the players after each game in the campaign:

The Battle section will be filled out and initialed by each player’s opponent, and then the fellowship section filled out in secret before the sheet is turned in face down at the front.
Name: ________________                                 Opponent’s name: __________________

Warhammer 40,000 Campaign

Battle Score (circle points achieved)                                                      Opponent’s initials:

Crushing Victory+20 points Minor Victory+13 points Draw+10 points Minor Defeat+7 points Crushing Defeat+0 points
Victory on primary objectives Victory on Secondary Objectives Equal victory points scored Loss on Secondary Objectives Loss on primary objectives

Campaign Objectives (these will vary per campaign)

Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3
+x +x +x

Fellowship Score


3 stars –The best game of 40k.  This should only be given to opponent’s who went above and beyond in the realm of good sportsmanship.

2 stars –A standard game of 40k. the game was enjoyable and your opponent was a good sport who you would not mind playing again.

1 star – The worst of the worst.  This rating should be reserved for opponent’s who severely lack in sportsmanship, and should in no way reflect the outcome of the game.



Hobbyist checklist:

+1: fully assembled

+1: base coated

+1: based

+1: flocked

+2: three colors on half of your models

+3: three colors on all models

+x: conversion work

+x: exceptional paint job (e.g. highlighting, shading, layers, etc.)

+x: themed lists

+x: display board


These campaign league rules are a work in progress, if you have any comments/concerns/suggestions please let us know.