In order to help people along who are interested in starting new armies for 8th Edition, Brian and the Great Lakes Warhammer League have released their version 1.0 rules for Army Composition to be used in the League and GLWL Events. If you're interested in the league, I played last year for the first time and had a great time, winning my division but not scoring enough points to advance to the final tournament. You can check out the GLWL HERE.
Great Lakes Warhammer League (GLWL)
Summary of 2011 Army Composition & Magic Rules
The following army composition and magic rules have been put in place to encourage
players to build 2500 point armies which are balanced in nature. It is the opinion of the
League Office that when all players participating in a competitive event build balanced
lists, the likelihood of getting a bad match-up based on the army list build (i.e. the “Rock /
Paper / Scissors” affect) is reduced and the enjoyment factor for the vast majority of
players participating in the event is increased.
GLWL Composition Rules
1) You may NOT include any Special Characters (e.g. Karl Franz, Teclis, Malekith, etc.),
or named unit champions (e.g. The Changeling, Kouran of the Black Guard, etc.), in an
army without prior approval of the League Office.
2) You may NOT duplicate Rare choices in an army, unless the units are 100 points or
less. For example, an Empire army may only include one Steam Tank.
3) You may include a maximum of 4 War Machine choices in an army. For example an
Orcs & Goblins army may field 2 Goblin Bolt Throwers (a 2 for 1 choice), 2 Goblin Rock
Lobbers (2 Special Choices), and a Goblin Doom Diver (a Rare Choice).
4) You may include a maximum of 3 units with Fly special rule in your army list.
Characters that have the Fly special rule or are riding mounts with the Fly special
rule do count against this limit!
5) You may include a maximum of 2 units with the Thunderstomp special rule in your
army list. Characters that have the Thunderstomp special rule or are riding mounts with
the Thunderstomp special rule do count against this limit!
GLWL Magic Rules
Power Dice You can use a maximum of 12 power dice in each magic phase, regardless
of the source.
Power Scrolls: Power Scrolls are banned. You may not include them in your army.
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