Strathmore De-Escalation Tournament

1750 Point Rogue Trader Tournament

10th Edition Warhammer 40k

Leviathan Matched Play Rules


  • When: June 22nd, 2024
  • Where: HOB’s Hobbies, 116 2nd Avenue, Strathmore AB
  • Players: Max 16
  • Rounds: 3
  • Points: 1750, then 1250, then 750
  • BCP Link:
  • Please submit all three lists to BCP by Friday April 26th
  • Entry - $30 per player. 16 player Cap


Games will be played using the most recent rules from Games Workshop, 10th Edition.
Lists should be submitted in Best Coast Pairings no later than 2359 hours on  Friday, April 26th.


  • Check in 0800-0845
  • Round 1 – 0900-1200
  • Lunch Break – 1200-1300
  • Round 2 – 1330 -1530
  • Round 3 – 1600-1730
  • Prizing and Voting – 1730 – 1800

What you need to bring

We need you to bring 1750 points of models, and a copy of your THREE army lists:

  • 1750 points for first round
  • 1250 points for second round
  • 750 points for third round

You will also need to bring dice, a measuring tape, and written or electronic access to the stratagems of your army. Chess clocks are permitted if both players agree to them, but are not mandatory.

There is no painting requirement, all players will score the 10 pts for being battle ready.

Missions and Secondaries

Missions and Deployments are detailed in this section.  Each player will also choose two secondary missions for their army, chosen from Appendix 2 of this Document, Rules Supplement. Gambits will not be permitted. 

Round 1: 
Deployment: Hammer and Anvil Deployment
Primary Mission: Purge the Foe
Mission Rule: Delayed Reserves

Round 2: 
Deployment: Crucible of Battle
Primary Mission: Vital Ground
Mission Rule: Scrambler Fields

Round 3: 
Deployment: Search and Destroy
Primary Mission: Priority Targets
Mission Rule: Minefields


Terrain is fixed: each table will have a box for its use.  All terrain in the box must be used.
Terrain will be placed according to the rules in Appendix 1 of this document.

FAQ’s and Errata

The tournament will use all Games Workshop books, FAQ’s and errata published up to April 21st, 2024 (one week in advance). Anything published after this date will be up to TO’s discretion and be explained during the Players Meeting before the tournament.

Rules Queries

If you have any queries relating to the event rulings, please submit them to and specify RULES QUERY in the subject line.

Model Policies

Models should be WYSIWYG to a reasonable standard. To have a model count as WYSIWYG, the model’s main and secondary weapons should be modeled as the appropriate weapons chosen from the dataslate. If the dataslate comes with an option that all models must use, there is no need to model it. However, there is no painting requirement: all players will score the 10 pts for being battle ready.

3rd party bits are acceptable, so long as every instance of that bit is consistent across the army and counts-as the same weapon. If a model in a unit has an option or statline that is separate from the other models, it must be clearly identifiable to your opponent (Champion/Sergeant, special grenade options, etc).
Models can be clearly identified through differences in modeling (heads, etc), base markings, or other means (elastics, etc).

The core of every model must be from a GW-party model kit. As long as that requirement is met, conversions, proxies and third party bits are allowed, provided they are cleared by the organizers prior to the final list submission date.
Allowances will be made for circumstances, such as mistakes made by players new to modeling. When in doubt, please explain any variances to your opponent in advance, so there is no doubt about the capabilities of any given model.

Code of Conduct

We will be following the 2021 ITC Code of Conduct for appropriate player behaviour and procedures for handling infractions and adjudicating player disputes that occur during the course of running an ITC tournament. If you have any questions, please email, with WH40k Code of Conduct in the subject line.

Scoring and Prizing

Standings will be based on BCP scoring. 

If a game should end before five battle rounds have elapsed, the score as of the last completed battle round shall stand as the score for the game.
Players will vote for “best in tournament” for their favorite army based on painting, flavor, and basing.  
Players will vote for “most sportsmanlike” for the player they felt demonstrated the best values of sportsmanship and fair play.

Prizing will break down as follows – 

1st place – 30% of prize pool
2nd place – 20% of prize pool
3rd place – 10% of prize pool
Best in Tournament – 20% of prize pool
Most Sportsmanlike - 20% of prize pool

The event will be scored using strength of schedule, and in the case of a draw total battle points will be used as the tiebreaker.
·       This structure and prize amounts are subject to change depending on attendance and will be reviewed during the Players Meeting.

Appendix 1: Terrain Placement Procedure

The following start of game procedure will be followed (note this is a deviation from standard order of operations):

  • Players will place objectives
  • Players will roll off to decide Defender and Attacker
  • Players will choose secondaries
  • Players will then place terrain alternating between Defender and Attacker:
  • Terrain is placed by each player in their own half of the board (territory)
  • Defender places first
  • Terrain must be placed according to the following:
  • Any terrain that can block movement must be placed at least 4 inches away from other terrain pieces and from the edge of the board.
  • If one or more players has a Fortification, place them during terrain setup treated as an additional terrain feature for the owning player (meaning they may only be set up in their half of the table) following normal rules for Fortification placement per the rule book.
  • Storage containers must be placed such that all containers are touching with no gaps present between them, with the longest side of each container facing the table.
  • Terrain placement comes out of the total time allowed per round
  • If a player is unable to place all of their terrain pieces, or if there are concerns about the ability for a player to move a model with a base larger than 4 inches, a judge will need to be notified and a final ruling will be made.

Appendix 2: Rules Supplement

A copy of the Player pack, including deployment maps, missions, and secondaries will be available at the venue.