Warhammer 40K: Open Play
Come play Warhammer 40,000 in this free, casual open play event! This is a great chance to learn how to play, get in a few games, try some new army lists, talk strategy, and meet other players in the Las Vegas community.
What is the Format?
This is a casual, open play event. Specific players may be looking to try specific army lists or builds. Don't be afraid to ask other players what they're looking to play each week.
Is there an Entry Fee?
This event is completely free.
Are There Any Prizes?
No, since this is a casual event and not a competitive tournament, there are no prizes.
What do I Need to Bring?
You will need to bring any required rulebooks, references, miniatures, dice, and tape measures needed to field your Warhammer: 40,000 army.
What is Warhammer 40,000?
Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K or simply 40K) is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science fantasy universe. Warhammer 40,000 was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as the futuristic companion to Warhammer Fantasy Battle, sharing many game mechanics. Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 are released periodically which give rules for urban, planetary siege and large-scale combat. The game is in its eighth edition, which was released on June 17, 2017.
Players assemble and paint individual 28-millimetre (1.1 in) scale miniature figures that represent futuristic soldiers, monsters and armoured fighting vehicles. These figurines are collected to constitute squads in armies that can be pitted against those of other players. Each player brings a roughly equal complement of units to a tabletop battlefield with handmade or purchased terrain. The players then decide upon a scenario, ranging from simple skirmishes to complex battles involving defended objectives and reinforcements. The models are physically moved around the table and the actual distance between models plays a role in the outcome of combat. Play is turn-based, with various outcomes determined by tables and the roll of dice. Battles may last anywhere from a half-hour to a whole weekend, and battles may be strung together to form campaigns.