Warhammer 40,000 For the Emperor!

They didn’t fall. They weren’t corrupted. They looked at truth, knew the consequences, and were strong enough to make the necessary choice. For the emperor.

For the Emperor! is our second in-house tournament. Here are the important event details for all participants.

Event Details

Date: 1 September (Sunday)

Time: 10am – 6pm (with 1hr lunch time)

Player Count: 8 players

Entry Fee: $20 entry

Format: 2 rounds ITC Champions’ missions

Army Size: 2,000 points


1st place = $80 store credit

2nd place = $40 store credit

Tournament Rules

Please send Gabriel your full name, army lists, and pictures of your army by 28 August.

Do download the Best Coast Pairings app, sign up for an account, and give Gabriel the email address you used to sign up with.

We will be using the ITC Champions’ Missions pack, which you can find here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ltQMdeDqYRXOhvdYT3dtUSji3AISvZRM8gDlhOXDaF8/edit?usp=sharing

The missions we’ll be playing are:

  • Precious Cargo
  • Crucible of Champions

Each battle will last for 6 rounds, or 3 hours, whichever comes first.

For all other relevant rules such as Scoring, Tabling, or Concessions, please refer to the mission pack linked above.

Deployment Changes

We’ll be using the following deployment sequence for every game.

  • The players roll off and the winner randomly determines which of the standard deployment maps is used in the battle (see the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook) and picks one of the deployment zones for their army.
  • Their opponent uses the other deployment zone.
  • The player who did not pick their deployment zone first then chooses to deploy their entire army first or second.
  • The player that deployed first goes first. There is no seizing of initiative.

Modeling Rules


“Counts as” models are allowed, as long as the size and appearance is similar and it is very clear to your opponent which model is which.

Proxies, such as empty bases or using models that look nothing like the original, are not allowed.

When in doubt about whether something is acceptable, please send Gabriel a picture of the unit in question.


Models need to at least be primed or basecoated.