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Hey everyone, I'm starting to get back into 40k again and I was wondering what the threshold points value for a competitive game is. I realize that most games have the capacity to be competitive, yet at what points value is the line drawn where most tourneys accept?
I believe I might have read somewhere 1750 was threshold for tourneys however I am not sure. I know that Ard Boys is at 2250, but that happens to be the most competitive tournament in all of 40k.
Reason I'm asking is that I want to start getting a real grasp of the game on a certain "module" and I was wondering at what points value I should start building my list.
Thanks for any feedback!
i play at lower points but i think its 2500
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Most tournaments i've seen have been 1500, 1750, or 1850pts, mre recently it's been 1750 as the dominant points value.
Ard boyz games arent that common, they can take too long to play and most tournaments are one day affairs where you need to get 3-4 games in.
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Iver the years the "Competative" points value has gone up. It used to be 1500. Then a few years ago it jumped up to 1750. Currently I have noticed that 1850 points are the most common for tournaments where I am from. I have a firm belief that GW is instagating what is seen as the best point value for a tournament. They keep rising, so you keep having to buy more mini's.
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My local game store runs tournaments at 2000pts, so that's what I build to, but I would make at least 1850, but don't worry about going over 2500.
There is no standard competitive points level. It all comes down to the rules of the specific tournament in question. There are competitive tournaments from as low as 500 points (or even 200 point "kill team" tourneys) to the 'Ard Boyz national tournament at 2500 points, with several increments in between.
There are several players at my local GW store that only have armies of 1000 - 1500 points. I believe that is kind of limiting, or restrictive. In most of their games, they are forced to play with the same models over and over. They can't switch it up any because they simply don't have anything else! Seems like it would get boring to me.
I personally collect 2500 points of models for each of my armies. This allows for plenty of options when it comes to unit selection in the lower-mid points level games, and lets me field everything I have for the big tourneys!
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If you play in europe and UK the points level is 1500 (funnily enough this is the level that the game is primarily tested at and the UKGT - the GT to win - is played at).
The US likes to play at 1750 and 1850.
However 'Ard boyz is not competitive as 2500 is woefully unbalanced in the favour of a few armies and a few others suffer quite a bit.
There is a reason why people consider 1500 somewhat restricting - because it is meant to be. 1500 is where you can get a large force, but you cannot take everything you want so list construction actually matters (and it matters more and more as the points drop) but once you hit 1850 list building as a skill within the 40k gaming environment becomes pointless because you have enough points to bodge whatever you want in and claim godlike skill.
Hence why a lot of lists that supposedly dominate 'ard boys and US GTs are laughed at in the UK GT circuit because they fail horribly at the more restrictive 1500 points limit.
I agree with the consensus that 1750-2000 is the most common point level for tournaments. 1500 and 2250 are also possible. Anything less than 1500, or more than 2250, is quite rare.
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