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T5S2 Season 6 Invitational

The T5S2 Seasonal Invitational is the culmination of the bi-annual TacticalTortoise TableTop Simulator Tournament Series!


This event pits the top 16 players from the T5S2 circuit standings against one another across a 4 round, seeded bracket of brutal Warhammer 40k to determine the GREATEST VIRTUAL 40K PLAYER IN THE WORLD!


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Invitational Rules & Regulations

The T5S2 Season 6 Invitational will be played using Chapter Approved: Warzone Arks of Omen Grand Tournament  rules, with the following addendums/additions:

  • Lists must Battle Forged, total no more than 2,000 points and submitted before the list submission deadlines posted above, following the Warzone Arks of Omen army mustering rules.

  • Each round will use a predetermined mission and terrain setup, using the new T5S2 Season 7 Map Pool (maps TBD).

  • In the event of a concession, the conceding player retains the VPs they have scored up until that point.  The other player may then continue playing to score additional VPs as if their opponent had no remaining time.

  • During the "Determine Victor" step, the bonus 10 "Battle Ready" VPs are automatically awarded to both players.

The Invitational will use chess clocks to ensure a brisk and fair pace of play.  The chess clock rules for the event are as follows:

  • Each player is allotted 90 minutes (1.5 hrs) for each game.

  • A player's clock is to be running when they are performing any game actions; such as; deploying, moving models, considering decisions, scoring VP or rolling dice.

  • When a player is performing game actions during their opponent's turn; the active player may switch the clock to them for the duration of those actions.  This may be done at the prerogative of either player or the judge, but is not required.

  • When a player's time is expended they may no longer perform game actions; including make mandatory attacks.  Saving throws, damage ignore rolls, morale tests, and combat attrition tests are still to be rolled, and the clock may be paused while they are resolved.  Stratagems and optional abilities may not be used by players with no remaining time.

  • Outside of the above situation, the clock may not be paused during the game except by a judge (if one is present).

The Invitational will hold its players to the highest standards of sportsmanship and rules correctness.  The following guidelines are in place for rules and sportsmanship enforcement:

  • Players are expected to possess impeccable command of Warhammer 40k 9th Edition's rules, and especially rules pertaining to their own units and abilities.  Repeated rules mistakes may result in score penalties or ejection from the event.

  • Players are held to the highest standards of clean play - while take-backs and corrected mistakes are acceptable, provided they are performed with the permission of their opponent, misuse of measurement tools and sloppy play may result in score penalties or ejection from the event.

  • Players are expected to be ambassadors for the game of Warhammer 40k and conduct themselves with the highest level of sportsmanship.  Bullying, antagonistic behavior, talking back to other players or judges and other unsportsmanlike conduct may result in score penalties or ejection from the event.

  • Players' armies are meant to be close approximations of tabletop Warhammer 40k armies.  They are to use as close a digital model to the official model from Games Workshop as possible, and must be sized so that their bases are of the correct dimensions.  When in doubt, use Morpheus' Base Scaler for TTS (found here) alongside the dimensions listed on the Games Workshop website.  Incorrect model usage/scaling may result in score penalties or ejection from the event.

  • Players must generate their army using the Yellowscribe tool to allow for quick reference in-game.  All Relics, Warlord Traits, Psychic powers and other pre-game selections must be identified in the model's tooltip before each game.

  • Players are expected to play all of their Invitational games and arrive to each game in a timely manner.  Unplayed games may result in one or both participants being ejected from the event.

The Invitational Group Stage will use rules released on or before January 30th, 2023.  The Invitational Elimination Stage will use rules on or before February 24th, 2023.

Rules released close to these deadlines may be judged or amended based on a doctrine of "rules as intended" to alleviate the effects any mistakes made by the Warhammer 40k design team.

At the time of writing, the 9th Edition Codex: Astra Militarum is not considered to be fully released, and will not be used.

The event will enforce rules judgements and FAQs made in this document (which is subject to change at any time).

Invitational Prize Pool (TBA)

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