Star Wars Armada League

Logo For Star Wars Armada by Fantasy Flight Games

League: Nov / Dec 2015

Last updated December 31 – Final standings.

Why a League?

Since it’s release, Armada has proved to provide a very different experience for players then what they were previously used to for Xwing.

While the game play itself is fun, the logistics of putting together tournaments is problematic:

  • Length of rounds (2-2.5 hours) makes playing multiple rounds in one day problematic.
  • Length of rounds (2-2.5 hours) makes receiving a bye a negative experience as a player finds themselves waiting.
  • The two above issues can cause players to be unavailable for a full tournament which would make them less likely to come out, which in turn causes a different set of issues.

The purpose for this league is to strike a balance where players will get an opportunity to play as much Armada as they would like over a period of time that is more conducive to the varied schedules of the players.

How does the league work?

Ideally players will sign up in advance for the Star Wars Armada League either by dropping by the store, or signing up through the convenient online portal (see below). Players will then play their games with an individual mix of games at league day (November 29th and December 19th), and in store as pre-arranged between players on alternate days.
Players who sign up before Thursday November 26 will have their scheduled matches for the 29th announced on November 27th.
Players who sign up by end of day December 16 will have pre-scheduled games for December 19th.

While the league will schedule a total of 3 games to be played over the course of the league, players may wish to play more games. Players may issue “open challenges” to play extra league games beyond what is scheduled.
Players will only be scheduled for one game on league day, but can play as many games in the one day as they desire. Players unable to make it to a league day will not be scheduled games.

League dues are $6. (plus surcharge if you use eventbrite)
League Games have a 2 hour time limit. They will be 300 point games until Wave  2 releases, and then players can choose to play 400 point games if both players agree.

All League Games for November / December have to be played by the end of day December 27th.

The store hours are:
Monday & Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 11am – 8pm
Thursday 11am – 10pm (November 17th the store will be closing at 9pm so we can go see the Force Awakens)
Friday 11am-11pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm

Games need to start no later than 2 hours before the store closes. Arrangements can be made in advance for the store to stay open later.

How do I register?

Register in person at A Muse N Games 1839 1/2 Portage Ave. or through our Eventbrite portal:

League Scoring:

Attend a League Day: 2 Points
Play a game outside of the league day: 1 Point
Earn a Full Win: 3 points (Defeat opponent by a margin of victory >50)
Earn a Modified Win: 2 Points (Mov <50)
Earn a Modified Loss: 1 Point (Mov <50)

Achievements: (These points can only be scored once during the league)
Play a Rebel fleet in a 300 point game.: 1 point
Play a Rebel fleet in a 400 point game.: 1 point
Play an Imperial fleet in a 300 point game.: 1 point
Play an Imperial fleet in a 400 point game.: 1 point
Issue an open challenge: 1 Point
Win a game while playing a Rebel fleet: 2 Points
Win a game while playing an Imperial fleet: 2 Points
Win a game using no squadrons in your fleet: 2 Points
Win a game using at least 90 points worth of squadrons in your fleet: 2 points

Prizing:

The following prizes are available for the November/December League:
2 x Assault Frigate Mark II A – Alt Art Card
13 x Tie Fighter Squadron – Alt Art Card
2 x Imperial Velvet Dice Bags
2 x 5 Acrylic Navigate  Tokens
1 x Summer 2015 Champion Medallion

Players do not have to be present for prizing. We’ll ask players to provide their prize preference, and prizes will be awarded upon league wrap-up and can be picked up at the player’s convenience.

Scheduled Matches:

Sunday November 29:

Armada League in Action!

In store Armada League Play

11:30:
Dan S  Vs. Ryan G
Ryan V vs. Chris J.

2:00:
Chris J Vs. Ryan G
Ryan V Vs. Dan S

Saturday December 19:

Ryan V  Vs. Andrew L
Dan S Vs. Andrew L

Open Challenges can still be made!
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Standings:

Ryan V         24 Points
Dan S           12 Points
Ryan G        11 Points
Andrew L    8 Points
Chris J         4 Points

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Updated with league play through December 27th

Click here for more detailed results on league day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I issue as many open challenges as I want, and score points for issuing each challenge?
A: Yes, you can issue as many open challenges as you’d like. You can only earn the achievement once per league for issuing the challenge, but you can earn points and achievements from each open game you play.

Q: Can I play my open challenge games at home/online via Vassel or another online client?
A: No. The intention with the open games being played outside of league days is to have Armada played more frequently in store to create more interest in the game from Non-Armada players.