View Full Version : Standard Tournament Size

28-08-2010, 07:24
Hey all,

With the changes from 8th, I was wondering what everyone was seeing as the standard tournament size in their area?

2250 was the old standard, but a lot of the people in my area are just playing 3k now. Anyone else the same way, what are people seeing for a competitive game.

28-08-2010, 07:49
I voted 2500, but I would prefer 2000-2500 pts....I agree with Jervis Johnson that 2000 pts forces tough choices in army building, in the same way 1500 pts does for 40k....

28-08-2010, 07:55
3k. All of the local tournaments where I live are 3k as of two Saturdays ago.

28-08-2010, 08:01
2400 for all tournaments held in Finland so far (3 and 1 more scheduled)

They tend to be numbers easily divided by 4, 2400=600. 2500=625

I think the number was chosen for easy calculations and nothing else.
i will put 2500 into the poll since it is closest.

28-08-2010, 09:02
2500 is fun for causal gaming, but in tournaments I think 2000 is just mint - really makes you think about what your taking in an army, and it's easier to play in the time span of the rounds

our 1st tournament is 2000pts

28-08-2010, 10:29
We still have 2250 pts in tournaments, but I prefer playing 1500 pts games which we do in our leauge now.

28-08-2010, 12:47
2,300! With the 25% restrictions 2,250 is a bit of a silly number as it doesn't divide cleanly by four.

But ehm, 2,500 is probably better overall as with the focus on infantry tactics it can be hard for elite armies to fit any in otherwise while still being competitive on magic.

29-08-2010, 00:32
I agree with 2k, forces tough choices, not as much room for shiny toys.

29-08-2010, 13:47
We play escalation. In 7th it was 1k-2500, now in 8th we play 1500 - 3k.

Desert Rain
29-08-2010, 14:37
As far as I know 2250 pts are still the standard size for tournaments here in Sweden.

01-09-2010, 04:43
I think 2500 is the number where all the armies have enough points to make a balanced list without giving alot more rare and special choices.

2000 is ideal for many armies, but i feel like some elite armies will have a tough time taking a well rounded list. Plus I dont like the idea of tournament armies getting smaller, my group has been enjoying the extra 250.

2250 is definitely dead, if nothin else because only skaven can take advantage of that .5 points