to the League?
your forces. The war is only beginning but the lines are clearly drawn
TIME TO THROW DOWN!
is where we tell you how. The Chainmail Miniatures Game League
is a great way to play the game, meet other players, build up international
rankings, and earn exclusive prizes like promotional models.
Miniatures Game League operates on a season schedule. A new season starts
every five weeks. Each time the season changes, you'll get to play with
new scenarios, new models and play conditions, and compete for new prizes.
League store designates a special League night each week. Bring your models
to the store that night and you'll be paired up with opponents. It's a
good idea to know how to play before you arrive, so make sure to try our
Online Demo and maybe even
bring with you a copy of the Chainmail comprehensive rules to use
as a reference during the game.
Is League Play Like?
part of a season is a four-week League. During this time, you pair up
and play as much as you can, trying to earn points. New participants start
out the League with 50 points, and you win or lose points based on how
well you do in League play. Track your point totals on your Player Scoresheet,
which you receive your first night at the League.
earn points, you earn greater prestige as follows:
league part of a season, players can play any opponent, with the following restrictions:
- A player cannot play
an opponent consecutively; he or she must play someone else before playing
the same opponent again.
- A player cannot play
against another player who is three or more titles below or above him or her;
or, if this leaves the player with no opponents, a player instead cannot play
against another player who is ranked (through score) more than three players
above or below him or her, regardless of title.
end of the four weeks, the top two players in points each earn a prize:
exclusive model variants like the ones pictured below.
season, League play uses different rules and conditions, to keep things
interesting. Check at your local League store for the new season's information,
or check out the current
season online. You'll want to stock up on the models open for use
in the current season; check your League store's stock or browse the Wizards
Online Store's Chainmail section.
Is Tournament Play Like?
part of the season involves a one-day tournament in which players are
seeded according to the points they earned from the League. This tournament
takes place during the fifth week on the last day of the season. The top
four players in the tournament each earn a prize: a pewter Champion Player
tournaments for Wizards of the Coast games use rules created by the DCI.
(The DCI is Wizards of the Coast's official tournament sanctioning body.)
These tournaments are run very much like chess tournaments. Each round,
players are divided into matches based on their win-loss record (called
Swiss pairings). Each match is either one game or best two-out-of-three,
and each round has a time limit to ensure the tournament can finish in
a reasonable amount of time.
a set number of rounds the eight players with the best records enter the
finals. The number of rounds needed to determine the top eight depends
on how many players are in the tournament, but is usually no more than
eight rounds. The finals are single-elimination (much like the NCAA basketball
tournaments). So, after one round, four players remain. After two rounds,
two players remain. The third round of the finals determines the winner
of the tournament.
need more information about DCI tournament rules, check out the Universal
Tournament Rules and
Tournaments are fun, but they can be tough. They are a great way to learn
about good sportsmanship, the rigors of competition, and the rewards for
hard practice in a friendly but competitive environment.
Do I Join?
show up at a League store on League night and join in the fun! The organizer
will give you a Player Scoresheet and, if you need one, a DCI number.
Best of all, you can find the League at a toy,
game, or hobby store near you.
to know more? Talk with other League players on our Chainmail