WA 40k Rankings

The Objective Secured 40k Rankings is a perpetual gaming competition to determine the best generals and hobbyists in the state of Western Australia, by measuring ongoing performance at WA tournament events over a 12 month Calendar year.

The OVERALL LADDER represents each player’s overall results at tournaments they have attended throughout the year. As most events tend to base their overall placings on a combination of gaming ability, painting, sportsmanship, and sometimes army composition – this will typically represent a player’s ability across the hobby as a whole.

The GENERALSHIP LADDER represents each player’s results in Generalship (or gaming ability) at tournaments they have attended throughout the year. As all events have a gameplay element to their scoring, this ladder reflects a player’s raw skill at the game itself without inclusion of some of the other more subjective forms of scoring for hobby elements.

Current Rankings – Top 20 (January – November 2016 )

Events Included – January to November 2016

First Blood (60 Players)

Slay the Warlord (16 Players)

Skulls XV (16 Players)

Line Breaker (18 Players)

Brutal but Kunnin (14 Players)

Masters 2016 (54 Players)

Skulls XVI (18 Players)

KRAGS Tournament of Champions (20 Players)

Full results can be found HERE

SCORING EVENT POINTS

Each tournament event a player competes at during the year will give them a score depending on how well they perform. This value is easy to calculate and is based on the size of the event (number of players), as well as the position that the player finishes in. Event points are worked out separately for both the Overall (combined results) category at tournaments, and for the Generalship (game results) category – giving players both an Overall and Generalship event score respectively.

At the end of a tournament, the maximum total points available for a player to earn relate to 4 event size categories as follows:

Casual Event (8+ players & 3+ game rounds) = Maximum 700pts Small Event (16+ players & 3+ game rounds) = Maximum 800pts Medium Event (24+ players & 4+ game rounds) = Maximum 900pts Large Event (32+ players & 4+ game rounds) = Maximum 1000pts

The winner will earn points equal to the maximum available for the applicable size category event. From there onward, players earn less points incrementally related to the number of players at the event. Even coming dead last will still earn you some points! A simple way to work this score out is:

Event points =

(Maximum Points Available / Number of Players) X (Number of Players – Individual Placing + 1)

All event point values are rounded up to the next whole number.

Example: Ben attends a 26 player tournament (a medium size event) and finishes 5th overall, with 8th place in the Generalship category. He therefore has a Overall event score of 762 [(900/26)x(26-5+1)] and a Generalship event score of 658 [(900/26)x(26-8+1)].

RANKING POINTS A player’s score for either the Overall Ranking or the Generalship Ranking is calculated by taking their top Event Point results (in the relevant category) for the current year and adding them together. It doesn’t matter how many tournaments a player has competed in throughout the year – only the top results will count towards their League Score at any given time. The number of results that are counted for each player differs according to the game system. The only way for a player to improve their League Score is to achieve a better Event Point score at a tournament (thus this becomes one of their top results), or by earning a Podium Bonus (see below).

In the case of 2 events giving a player the same number of points, the larger event will be counted – or failing that – the event that took place most recently.

PODIUM BONUS Achieving a “podium finish” (1st, 2nd or 3rd place overall or in an individual category) at an event is a recognisable achievement, and even more so as the size of the event increases. With more players to compete against for the coveted awards, finishing in a podium position becomes increasingly difficult. As such, bonus points* are awarded in the league to players who achieve event podium finishes in the overall and generalship categories according to the event size:

1st Place Podium Bonus Points = Number of Players x 1.5 2nd Place Podium Bonus Points = Number of Players 3rd Place Podium Bonus Points = Number of Players x 0.5

All podium bonus point values are rounded up to the next whole number.

*Note that these bonus points are applicable to ALL EVENTS a player participates in – not just those with their two highest placing finishes. This gives players an additional incentive to continue attending tournaments and achieving wins to improve their league score.

Example: John’s top scores in generalship at tournaments for the current year are 975 and 819, giving him a current total of 1794 for the Generalship rankings. His score of 975 was as a result of finishing 2nd for generalship out of 40 players, so this gives him 40 Podium Bonus points. In addition, he managed to win 1st place in generalship at another event during the year with 16 players, so this gives him an additional 24 Podium Bonus points. John’s current score in the generalship rankings is therefore a respectable 1858.

TOP RESULTS Only a player’s top results for the current 12 month cycle will count towards their League Score (on each ladder) at any given time – the best 3 results will be used to calculate the scores.

TIED PLACINGS An effort will be made to resolve ties where possible at both an Event Point and League Point level.

– If two players are published as occupying the same position in either an Overall or Generalship category at an event, we will refer to the tournament player guide or rules in the first instance to determine if any tie break conditions have been determined by the organiser. Failing this, the next largest category at the event (as per overall score weighting) will be used to break ties in each case. If after these steps are followed, a tie remains – then both players will receive equal points for the Ladder. – If two players have the same League Points and therefore occupy the same position on the relevant League Ladder, then the player who has scored the highest single Event Points score for that category during the year will be placed ahead.

SUMMARY

So in summary, a player’s position on both the Overall and the Generalship rankings is determined by their League Points.

League Points are made up of a player’s top results (the number of which differs according to the game system) over a 1 year period, added together with any Podium Bonus they have received for that category during the year.

ELIGABLE EVENTS

In order for an event’s results to count towards the 40k Rankings, it must meet the following minimum standards:

The event must open to anyone from the gaming public (IE; not exclusive to a set club or group). – The event must meet the minimum standard of 8 players (this minimum applies to the number of players competing who have played at least one game and does not include “ringers” or “stand-ins”). – Current editions of the game rules (at the time of the event) must be used. In the case of new release game rules and faction/army/codex books, a 1 month grace period is often customary however, and is quite acceptable. – Event points will only be gathered from individual placings. Team and “doubles” placings will not count. – It must be a WA event. – The event must be held at a public venue (such as a club hall or community centre). – Results from the event that have not been published or made available in a suitable format within 1 month of the event being run may not be counted (at the Rankings organiser’s discretion). Due to the extreme nature of Warhammer 40,000 games using the “Apocalypse” expansion, Apocalypse scenario tournaments are not considered as League events.

Should you have any queries please get in touch with us HERE

SPECIAL THANKS

A special thanks goes out to Jake O’Grady for sorting out the formulas for the rankings data to ensure its as accurate as possible!