After the immense success of our last slow-grow league for Warhammer 40,000, we’re ushering in tenth edition with another one! The campaign runs August through October, 2023, with participants having the option to play either as a lieutenant (four games per month) or as part of the militia (two games per month), and having the option to play games at either 1000 or 1500 points for the first month. At the beginning of each month, each player will add 250 points to their active army, to end at either 1500 or 2000. Unlike the last campaign, players will be sorted into two teams, and will be gaining or losing ground on a campaign map against the opposing team. All games must be played at Redcap’s Corner. 40K night at Redcap’s is Tuesday evenings, but players should coordinate with their scheduled opponent to find a day and time that works best for both players. Pairings will be posted here each month. Scoresheets from each match must be turned in to Redcap’s staff at that match’s conclusion. Scoresheets will then be collected and the standings updated periodically, but the competitive prizes will be based on team (rather than individual) performance, with most prizes focusing on campaign accomplishments and hobby categories.
Players who wish to be judged for painting and hobby awards will be given the opportunity to upload pictures to the Redcap’s Discord #slow-grow-league channel during the final weeks of the campaign. This will allow players to continue painting their army for the duration of the campaign. The winner will be decided by a community vote among the campaign players. Players may not vote for their own entries. Please note that nobody is required to paint their army to any particular standard, or even at all. Part of the fun of a league like this, for some players, is the extra incentive to get some painting done, but there’s no pressure at all to make that part of the experience. Some armies will likely hit the table fully painted day one, others will get painted little by little over the course of the campaign, and others will start and finish the campaign as gray plastic.