Warhammer 40,000 Escalation League and the Summer of Destruction

Warhammer 40,000 Escalation League and the Summer of Destruction

Shaun Wright

Greetings faithful citizens of the Imperium! 

 As the temperatures rise in our pleasant homeland this summer, so too will the galaxy be set aflame in the new summer Warhammer 40,000 campaign The Fate of Konor. The recent UK Games Expo brought us the wonderful news that this summer will see a gargantuan global campaign to decide the fate of the Adeptus Mechanicus research world of Konor and even the Ultramar system itself. 


As armies battle for the strategic stronghold of Konor and wage war across the stars, the central planet of The 500 Worlds of Ultramar will see titanic battles, chaotic insurgencies and the stoic defence of the noble Ultramarines chapter in action. The deep seeded infections of Chaos and particularly the Death Guard legion are well established and tear away at the Imperium defences like a rotting fang. 

This massive worldwide event will bring an incredible struggle to the worlds of the ultramar system and will allow all players to play their part in taking control of the vital resources of war. Whether it's the agile drukhari seeking slaves, the unstoppable necrons extinguishing life itself or the terrible swathes of tyranids ravaging the planets for biomass, this event will see each faction wrestle for control and supremacy over one of the jewels of imperial space.


With a new battleground taking centre stage each week, the campaign will offer incredibly varied games and we here at Justplay are primed and ready to wage war in the 41st Millennium. As such in the next six weeks we will be hosting our Conflict on Espandor slow grow league as a fun warm up event to see who can wrestle the neighbouring Cardinal World of Espandor and get ready to conquer Konor. 


Espandor holds a grim past as a primary battle site in the First Tyrannic War and stood as the location of the first trial of the Tyrannic War Veterans under Marneus Calgar. Having fought back the Tyranid menace, a gargantuan Ork Waagh and several chaos incursions, the people of Espandor are hardened people who will fight to the end to defend their homes and the venerated ruling ecclesiarchy. Indeed housing many holy relics has meant the world is incredibly significant to the adeptus astartes, the Sisters of Battle and even the mysterious Grey Knights. 

 The Conflict on Espandor League will run for six weeks every Wednesday night at Justplay on our dedicated Warhammer 40,000 night. With a fortnightly point increase players will get to try out several new units and lists with each week having a focus on narrative missions and getting to grips with the new game system. Sign up in store and bring along 1000 points on 21st June to stamp your claim on the world of Espandor and crush your enemies into the dust. 

Prizes will be awarded to the most dominant player, the army voted best painted, best sportsman and more so come on down and try out the incredible new edition of Warhammer 40,000 and show why your army is the dominant force in the universe. Whether it's the elegant Eldar, the towering Imperial Knight legions or the insidious agents of the chaos gods, all are welcome to come and test their mettle.


Starting Wednesday 21st June and for the the 5 weeks following we will be playing though the  6 Narrative missions in the new 40k Rulebook starting off with 1000 point Battle Forged armies working up to 2000 points for the final 2 weeks.

Each Wednesday night we will pair you off against another attending player every win will get you 3 points and a draw 1 point. 

With a prize for the the overall winner of £25 Store Credit and £10 Store Credit for the most sporting player we will also have an "Armies on Parade" during the final week of the campaign where the attendees will vote for the best painted army and the winner will also receive £10 Store Credit.

Best of all its all free!

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