Warhammer Progressive League

by ProSoul Games



The goal of the Prosoul Games Warhammer 40,000 Progressive league is to bring new players to the tables, train existing players, and have fun while building up tournament-level armies. Events will occur weekly, with an ascending point level, giving players time to build, paint, and plan their core force over X weeks. Players may join the escalation league at the beginning of any month during the league.

 Get Tickets here!

Every week matches will be played at a given point level. Point levels will increase every 3 weeks, giving players plenty of opportunity to acquire and paint new models.

The method used to build your army will escalate as follows:


Weeks One thru Three: 500 Points

April 5-30

  • Patrol Detachment (modified)
  • HQ: 1 required
  • Troops: 1 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 1 of each allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed

Weeks Four Thru Seven: 750 Points

May 3-30

Patrol Detachment (modified)

  • HQ: 1 required
  • Troops: 1 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Elites, Up to 2 Allowed
  • Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 1 of each allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed

Weeks Eight Thru Eleven: 1000 Points
March 1 – March 20

  • Battalion Detachment (modified)

  • HQ: 2 required; up to 1 additional allowed
  • Troops: 2 required; up to 4 more allowed
  • Elites, Fast Attack, Heavy Support: Up to 3 of each allowed
  • Flyers: Up to 2 allowed
  • Dedicated Transports: 1 per other choice allowed

  • Rules

  • This league will be played under the 9th edition rule set of Warhammer 40K. Players should be using unit statistics and compositions from their army’s codex or Index, as applicable.
  • Unit point costs should use the most recent available source.
  • Armies should be built using points, rather than power levels.
  • Command Points for detachments as detailed in the rulebook are conferred during this season.
  • Battle will be played using the Eternal war missions from the core rulebook. 
  • Pairing and Mission determination will be provided on Saturday each week.

Army Selection

  • All Armies must be battle-forged according to the Rules on Pg 244 of the core rule book.
  • Players are encouraged (but not required) to play the same army (“faction”) throughout the entire league, adding to it as they go. If you play the same army throughout the entire league, you will be awarded a one-time bonus of 1 League Points at the close of the league.
  • Players are encouraged to try out different lists and builds within their army from week-to-week. This is an opportunity to try out new units and tactics.
  • There are no items, units, abilities, or powers that are banned. However, players are encouraged to build fun lists.
  • We reserve the right to ban items, units, abilities, or powers as the league progresses if they seriously hamper the fun nature of the league.
  • Players that are found to be disrupting the fun, casual aspect of the league may be asked to change their army list or cease future participation.


  • Models should be WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) as much as possible.
  • “Primary” weapons should not be “proxied”—e.g. if your list specifies a marine with a melta gun, the model should depict a melta gun and not use something else as a stand-in.
  • It is not necessary to model every minor item or secondary weapon on a figure—for example, nearly all orks are armed with Stikkbombs, so it is not necessary (nor reasonable) for figures to have stikkbombs on them.
  • Any WYSIWYG deviations should be pointed out to your opponent prior to your battle. Prosoul Games staff are the final adjudicators for WYSIWYG at the tables. When in doubt – ask first.
  • As not everyone may be familiar with the weaponry of other factions, players should point out to their opponents what weapons are carried by their models.

Scoring League Games

During the duration of the escalation league, players will play league games per week. The games you play each week awards you league points based on the degree of your victory as outlined below.

Crushing Victory (you have twice the victory points of your opponent):

3 League Points

Win (you have more victory points than your opponent):

2 League Points

Draw (player’s scores are the same):

1 League Points

Loss (your opponent has more victory points than you):

0 League Points

At the end of each game, players total their victory points. The player who scores the most points wins, while the other player losses. If both players score the same points, the game is a draw. If the winning player scores twice (or more) the victory points over the losing player, then the winning player scores a Crushing Victory. The degree of victory determines how many league points a player earns per game as detailed in the table above.

 Sportsmanship Points

Players can earn an additional 1 League Points per game, per week based on sportsmanship.

After each game score your opponent’s sportsmanship by marking the appropriate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ check boxes on the scoring sheet. A player earns 1 point per ‘yes’ they receive.

  • Was your opponent prepared and brought all the materials they needed to play, including a detailed army list for you to refer to during the game?
  • Was your opponent on time and managed their turns and time well while playing?
  • Was your opponent fun to play against and did they resolve disputes fairly?

Painting Points

Players can earn up to a total of 3 League Points each Week for painting and basing their armies. See the next section for painting guidelines.

1 New Painted Unit/Character/Vehicle

1 League Points

Fully Painted Army (All units must be fully painted)

1 League Points

Unified Bases (All units must be based and finished similarly)

1 League Points

Painting Standards

While there is no requirement to paint your models, the purpose of the escalation league is to encourage players to build and paint their armies over time. As can be seen above, the points for a fully painted and based army can equal a crushing victory each week!

The purpose of the escalation league however, is not to judge a player’s skill or ability to paint. At a minimum, models should be painted to a basic tabletop standard. This standard is generally considered to be 3 colors minimum, not including primer. Colors can include shading and highlighting, but this is not necessary.

Bases should be finished with sand, gravel, texture paint, grass, or other appropriate basing materials, with none of the plastic base showing (other than base rims). To earn the point for unified basing, all bases across the entire army should be finished in a similar fashion using similar materials, colors, and base rim colors. Bases do not need to be identical (nor should they), but should show a common theme or style. It is acceptable and encouraged to have more elaborate basing for character models to show off their uniqueness in the army.

  • What to Bring Each Week

  • Miniatures (obviously!)
  • Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition Rulebook (print or electronic)
  • Army Codex book or Index book (print or electronic)
  • Any supplemental material being used
  • Measuring Tape or Range Ruler
  • Dice
  • Wound Markers to keep track of model wounds
  • Two copies of your army list (for yourself and your opponent)
  • Score sheet
  • Players are encouraged to bring any other materials appropriate to their army that they may own such as Psychic Power cards, Stratagem cards, etc.
  • Please be sure to bring all materials that you need to play each week—in most cases, the store cannot loan materials to players.

    Where to play
  • Players are responsible for arranging a play location and time. 
  • Players are expected to notify league officials of cancellations and score-cards ASAP once games are complete or cancelled.
  • All communication will take place through discord to ensure league officials can stay up to date on developments.
  •  https://discord.gg/jKY3rQCTHv
  • If players want to play at the store, make a reservation here.

 Fees and Prize Support

  • Each Player entry will be 10 Dollars per month. 
  • Get Tickets here!
  • Players earn 1 Pro Point per league point
  • Each month's winner will receive 1 silver ticket.


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