Spring 2019 20x20 League
- What: Philly Infinity Spring 2019 20x20 League
- When: April 22 to June 16, 2019
- Where: Players' choice
- Entry: $10 per player
- Talk: Facebook event and group
The days are getting warmer and it's the season for flowers, sun, and rapid reaction covert ops!
Throughout this spring we'll be running a casual league for Infinity miniatures using the 20x20 Mission System. There will be four rounds of two weeks each, with assigned opponents coordinating on their own a time and place to play their match. Note that the scoring encourages playing a new faction and/or models.
These rules are subject to revision and suggestions are welcome. Contact Joe Kopena with any questions or comments.
Registrations will be taken until midnight, April 21. Signing up has two steps:
- Submit the registration form
- PayPal, Venmo, or otherwise get $10 to Joe Kopena (email@example.com)
There will be 4 rounds, specified below. The league begins April 22nd and each round lasts for two weeks. Paired opponents coordinate on their own to play their match at a time and location of their choosing. All players must be able and willing to get to and play at Redcap's Corner as a default neutral location. Matches are also encouraged at Showcase Comics & Games (Swarthmore). These shops generally see Infinity play on Sunday afternoons and Friday evenings respectively (drop a message in the Philly Infinity Facebook group to see who'll be there!). Players may however choose to play wherever & whenever they want.
First round pairings are random, subsequent rounds Swiss based on Tournament Points (i.e., not including soft scores; ties broken with Objective Points and then strength of schedule by sum of Tournament Points). Pairs will be emailed as well as posted to the Facebook event at the start of each round. The players are then responsible to coordinate, play, and submit the results of their games before the end of the round. Both players in each match must submit results on their own.
In the event of an uneven number of participants, a random player in the first round and the lowest ranked player by tournament points not previously so designated in the subsequent rounds will be declared the Odd Player. Their ideal Swiss opponent, then the next most closely matched, and so on, who have not already done so, will be given the opportunity to play an additional game that round against the Odd Player in return for bonus points toward their overall score (i.e., the Odd Player's game will count; their opponent's won't, but the latter will receive a small boon for helping out).
Joe Kopena will be managing the pairings as well as playing in the league. All scores and records will be public, and the straightforward tournament format permits little opportunity to bias results or standings.
All games will use the 20x20 Infinity Mission System scenarios and rules.
ITS X Bravery, Landing Assistance, Long Service, Ironclad, and Reduced Combat Groups rules apply.
Players may select and bring two army lists to each match, all from the faction they chose in registering.
Each round has prescribed army sizes and objectives from the 20x20 Infinity Mission System as follows.
|Dates||Primary Mission||Secondary Mission||Armies|
|Round 1||April 22--May 5||Border Wars||Take Out The Big Guns||RECON+|
|Round 2||May 6--19||Occupy Buildings||Espionage||200pts|
|Round 3||May 20--June 2||Save The Scientists||Place Antenna||250pts|
|Round 4||June 3--16||Escape With Dropship||Sabotage||300pts|
In Round 1 the RECON+ gameplay rules apply in addition to the army constraints. I.e., 2'x3' play areas; players can only have a single fireteam active at any point, of at most 3 models; Dispersion is reduced; etc.. Deployment Zones for the Border Wars mission are adjusted to 8" from the opposing shorter table edges.
All entry fees will go to prizes, distributed among three categories as participation permits:
- Overall: Top ranked players by overall points.
- Artistry: Best hobby work by player voting.
- Strategy: Top ranked players by Tournament Points and then Objective Points.
No player may win more than one prize across these categories.
To enter the hobby contest, players must submit to the organizer by June 9 a photo of their models for either of their final round army lists. Those will then be posted in a poll for all players to vote for their favorites by the end of the league. Entries must have been painted by the player. They do not need to have been completed in the course of the league.
Talk to Joe if you want tips or help on photographing your miniatures well. Many guides are available online, including Joe's. If there's interest we can organize one or more times to bring in a lightbox, tripod, etc., and talk about software processing.
Overall standings are based on the sum of two components, League and Game Scores.
League Scores (8pts)
Players may be granted or earn the following toward their overall score.
|1pt||"I have been playing Infinity for less than a year."|
|1pt||"This is my first experience with competitive Infinity play."|
|1pt||"I played in less than five Infinity tournaments or leagues in the past year."|
|1pt||"I have not yet won an Infinity tournament or league of any level."|
|1pt||"I already told you, man, this is my first experience with competitive play."|
|1pt||"I have never played in a competitive event with this Great Power"|
|(this sectorial or vanilla army, its root faction, or any of the latter's other sectorials).|
|1pt||"I have never played this specific sectorial or vanilla army in competition."|
|1pt||"I have never won a tournament or league playing this specific sectorial or vanilla army."|
|+3pts||For agreeing to play an extra game with an Odd Player (see above).|
Game Scores (4x23pts)
Scores for each match are based on Tournament, Opponent, Development, and Communication Points. Opponent Points are awarded by you to your opponent, thus every player must submit results individually via the online form (to be posted). Communication Points are awarded by the organizer.
|Tournament Points (7pts)|
|7pts||Major Victory (beat opponent by at least 5 objective points)|
|5pts||Minor Victory (beat opponent by at least 1 objective point)|
|Opponent Points (11pts)|
|1pt||"My opponent communicated in a reasonably timely fashion to arrange our match."|
|1pt||"My opponent was flexible in agreeing on a time and location to play."|
|1pt||"All of my opponent's fielded models were at least primed."|
|1pt||"All of my opponent's fielded models were painted to at least a 3-color standard."|
|1pt||"All of my opponent's fielded models were painted beyond a 3-color standard."|
|1pt||"My opponent showed up for our match on time."|
|1pt||"My opponent was familiar with the core rules and their units."|
|1pt||"My opponent deployed and played at a reasonable pace."|
|1pt||"My opponent played in a fair and proper fashion."|
|1pt||"My opponent played in a sporting and generous manner."|
|1pt||"My opponent was really fun to play against."|
|Development Points (3pts)|
|1pt||"I fielded at least one unit that I have never used in competition."|
|1pt||"I fielded at least one model newly painted this round to at least my usual standard."|
|1pt||"I learned a new rule, term, or strategy this game or round and it is: ..."|
|(this could arise from your match, group discussion, reading forums and rulebooks, etc.)|
|Communication Points (2pts)|
|1pt||Timely and complete individual submission of results.|
|1pt||Emailing or posting to Facebook a 3-sentence battle report and/or photo.|
|(battle reports can be fluff, a straight accounting, analysis, anything brief but interesting)|