Season 2 Rules

1. Round Pairings And Scheduled Games

  • At the start of the Tournament, players will be divided into divisions based on their country and time zone. (EXAMPLE: US 1, US 2, EU 1, etc).
  • The maximum number of participants in each division is 5, and more groups will be created based on the number of entries provided.
  • The maximum number of participants in the tournament is 40. Once 40 is reached, extra players will be kept as “alternates” in the case of a no-show or a drop. Extra groups will be opened if the T.O.s agree to increase the cap. 
  • At the start of the competition all player pairings will be released through the Invader League website. Players must use The Legion Discord to play in the Invader League. This will connect you with Tournament Organizers and Judges, as well as your opponents. Feel free to also create discord channels or PM groups for scheduling. 
  • Once round pairings are released, players are responsible for scheduling games with their paired opponents through discord one their own time*. Games can be played in any order. 

    *NOTE: Players who fail to respond to any form of communication within the first week of play will be disqualified​. This is only for players who don’t respond to other players / T.O.s. Failing to play a game within the first week WILL NOT disqualify you. Failing to play a game by the start of the second to last week of play (Sep 22nd) will automatically disqualify you from tournament play. 
  • Each round, players will check the Round on their groups to see what map will be played. Players can select the map in Table Top Simulator in the map selection menu under tourney maps.
  • The "Home" player is expected to Host the game, and the "Away" player will join the game. If internet problems hinder players from playing the game, players are allowed to switch hosts.
  • All games must be played by 2359 PST on October 6th. If games are not played, both players will receive a Match Loss result with 0 Victory Points.

2. Army Lists

  • Games will be played with the following force organization:
    • 800 points
    • 1-2 Commander
    • 0-2 Operatives
    • 3-6 Corps
    • 0-3 Specialist
    • 0-3 Support
    • 0-2 Heavy
  • Players can change lists during the Round Robin but have to be the same faction throughout. Single Eliminations will be played with only a single list per player throughout Single Elimination games. Faction change requests will be granted up until the tournament official begins.
  • Legal Units:
    • Luke Skywalker
    • Leia Organa
    • Han Solo
    • Rebel Troopers
    • Fleet Troopers
    • Commandos
    • Commando Strike Teams
    • 1.4 FD Laser Cannon
    • AT-RT
    • T-47 Airspeeder
    • Darth Vader
    • General Veers
    • Boba Fett
    • Stormtroopers
    • Snowtroopers
    • Scout troopers
    • Scout Strike Teams
    • E-Web Heavy Blaster Team
    • 74-Z Speeder Bikes
    • AT-ST
  • The following units are legal with the following upgrades/cards:
    • Chewbacca (Notorious Scoundrels, Tenacity, Duck and Cover, Hunter, Targeting Scopes, Grappling Hooks, Environmental Gear, Emergency Stims)
    • Wookie Warriors (Bowcaster, Tenacity, Duck and Cover, Hunter, Targeting Scopes, Grappling Hooks, Environmental Gear, Emergency Stims, Concussion Grenades, Impact Grenades)
    • Emperor Palpatine (And Now You Will Die, An Entire Legion, Battle Meditation, Force Choke, Force Push, Force Reflexes, Saber Throw, Anger, Commanding Presence, Improvised Orders, Esteemed Leader)
    • Royal Guards (Electrostaff Guard, Tenacity, Duck and Cover, Hunter, Targeting Scopes, Grappling Hooks, Environmental Gear, Emergency Stims)
    • Rebel Officer - Commander AND Unit Leader (Sabotaged Communications, Command Presense, Improvised Orders, Esteemed Leader, Targeting Scopes, Grappling Hooks, Environmental Gear, Emergency Stims)
    • Imperial Officer - Commander AND Unit Leader (Covert Observation, Command Presense, Improvised Orders, Esteemed Leader, Targeting Scopes, Grappling Hooks, Environmental Gear, Emergency Stims)
  • The following unit, upgrade or Command cards are currently NOT legal:
    • Rebels: Specialists, Chewbacca 1 and 2 Pip, Commando Special Weapons
    • Empire: Specialists, Palpatine 2 and 3 Pip, Scoutrooper Special Weapons
      ***NOTE*** As unit cards are updated, and new items are added in the game, they will be added to the Star Wars Legion TTS Mod. Legal Units will only be added before the Group Phase begins, and revisited before the Single Elimination round. 
  • Players are responsible for making sure their opponents lists are legal at the start of the game. If a player’s list is illegal, they will immediately receive a Match Loss result and the opponent receives a Match Win result with 1 Victory Point. However, players may allow an opponent with an illegal list to remake his/her list at the player’s discretion. Remember - people make mistakes, and we're all here to have fun! 
  • Once the game starts, play proceeds as normal.
  • Players are required to save their army lists to the in-game Data Disk. Create a list with Tabletop simulator and save the list to a data disk. Right click and Save object. At the start of the game, players will load their pre-made data disks.

3. Round Robin Details

  • Players will be assigned opponent pairings and maps. Players are required to play against the assigned opponents with the assigned maps.
  • Setup of play is as follows:
    1. Load Pre-made Data Disk Army List
    2. Load Map based off Round / Stage of Tournament. Mutually agree on terrain cover and rules (Cover and movement rules are in descriptions of the terrain objects)
    3. Player with lowest point army chooses who is Blue player.
    4. Blue Player Chooses Battlefield side. Use Flip Battlefield function if need be.
    5. Choose Objective Type, Conditions, and Deployment based off Standard Legion Rules
    6. Resolve Objective and Condition Cards (If needed)
    7. Deploy Armies starting with Blue Player
    8. Begin Round 1
  • Round Timings:
    • Round Timings: Round Robin games are played using a three hour time limit, which is represented by the clocks in the Legion Mod. When time expires, you must finish whatever round you were in.
    • It is up to the players to decide if they want to enforce timing rules. The players should decide on this before dice are rolled.
    • Players are encouraged to use the save feature and finish their game at a later date.

4. Round Results

  • At the end of a game ​the Winning​ player will fill out the match reporting form located in the group section of the website.
  • Victory Points are the difference in the number of "Objective Points" taken in each game​.
    • Example: In "Breakthrough", each unit leader in the enemy’s deployment zone counts as an Objective Point.
    • Each Objective captured in "Recover the Supplies" counts as one Objective Point.
  • Simply count up the number of Objective Points earned by each player. Subtract the losing players points from the winning players points. That is the number of Victory Points earned by the Winner. This value cannot exceed 3 VP's. 
  • The losing player will be awarded a Match Loss Result and no Victory Points.
  • Ties will be resolved as per the RRG. Winning a tie earns a "Win" with 0 Victory Points.
  • Report both players results in the Group listing of the website.

    ***NOTE*** - “Tabling”: ​In the event of a Table (One side is completely wiped before or by the end of turn 6), the victor will be given a match win and 3 Victory Points, no matter the scenario being played. 

  • Group placements are primarily determined by your Win/Loss record, and then by VP's. 

5. Tournament Drop

  • Players may drop out from the tournament at any time. If a player’s drops, he/she may not re enter the competition.
  • Opponents of the dropped player will be paired with new players, or with the judges.
  • If no new players are able to be paired, the opponent of the dropped player receives an automatic Match Win result with 1 Victory Point.

6. Single Elimination Details

  • After all games of Round Robin, the top players will determined from the entire group. The Top 2 players from each group will advance to a single elimination bracket. Each finalist will be asked by a T.O. if they are willing to participate in the Elimination Bracket. Users that do not wish to continue will forfeit their spot to their group member with the next highest W/L.
  • Seeding for the Single Elimination is primarily determined by Win/Loss, and then by overall VP's earned during the Group stage. 
  • The top players will submit a 800 point list to TalkPolite via Discord. This same list will be used for the entire Single Elimination series.
  • Lists will be publicly viewable on the Invader League website once Eliminations start, and each participant should check their opponents list for accuracy before the match begins. Please use Table Top Admiral to generate your list.
  • Once pairings for the elimination round is released, a Discord chat will be set up with both players to schedule a game. Each player will be asked to send TalkPolite a friend request, so he can ensure players are communicating to make matches happen. Players that make no attempt to schedule a match will automatically lose their game. If an extension is requested, a T.O. may grant extra time to help players complete their match. The T.O.s decisions are final.
  • Round Timings: Single Elimination games are not played with a clock. They continue until complete. Please save the game and return at a later date if you will not finish in your current session.
  • Only the final two rounds will be observed by a judge.

7. Prizes

  • Prizes are awarded to the players who earn 1st - 8th place in the Single Elimination round. Season 2 prizes are listed on the Invader League website. 
  • Once final results are released, players will provide TalkPolite with an email and/or shipping address to recieve their prizes.  
  • See "Battle Report" section for a description of the best battle report competition.

8. Away From Keyboard And Match Drop

  • Both players in a match have a total time of 10 minutes each to be away from keyboard to account for real life interruptions. If a player is interrupted, he can inform the opponent that he will be Away From Keyboard, and the opponent will start the AFK timer and pause the Game Timer. When the player returns, pause the AFK timer and resume the Game Timer and play proceeds.
  • Once a player with AFK time exceeding 10 minutes, that player will receive a Match Loss Result with 0 Victory points with the other player receiving a Match Win with 1 Victory Point.
  • If a player cannot continue a match halfway due to real life interruptions, that player will drop the match and receive a Match Loss with 0 Victory Point, while the opponent receives a Match Win with 1 Victory Point.
  • If both players agree, they can reschedule the game to finish at a later date and continue from the current turn, unit activation and remaining game time.

9. Action Declaration And Timing

  • Actions in TTS are declared through a combination of scripted buttons and/or verbal declaration. Using the TTS Legion Mod can be found in this Video.
  • Once the die are rolled for attacks, players cannot retroactively declare an aim action to use for that attack. You must declare that you are going to use an Aim Token before the die are rolled. 
  • Once Aim, Dodge, Standby tokens are dropped near the unit taking the action, the corresponding actions are considered to be declared and carried out. Players cannot revert or change that action unless the opponent agrees.
  • All players may premeasure at any time using the Range Ruler or using the Line tool in TTS. Each range band is 6 inches. Players can also hold down Tab and drag to premeasure from any point to any other point at any time.

10. Rules Disputes

  • In the event of a rules dispute, players can message a judge on Discord to resolve the rules dispute. Pause the Game Timer, take a screenshot of the disputed area and send it to the judge on Discord with an explanation of the dispute. The Judge will make a decision which will take effect immediately. Resume the Game Timer and resume play.
  • TalkPolite and Tieren are official Judges for this tournament. If no judges are available, players roll off using the "Resolving Disputes" rule in the official FFG Rules Reference to keep the game going. All judges rulings and decisions are final.

11. Unsportsmanlike Behavior

  • Bullying, using racial slurs, bad manners and intentionally obstructing the opponent is not condoned in the Tournament. If a player is subjected to these unsporting behavior, that player can take a screenshot of the chat and game and send it to a judge describing the abuse.
  • Correcting players mid match (while not being an active player yourself) will fall under unsportsmanlike conduct. You are a spectator not a judge.
  • Any player found guilty of unsportsmanlike behavior will be banned from the Tournament. 

12. Game Bugs

  • As the Star Wars Legion TTS Mod is a Mod, there might be several bugs. If a bug occurs and play can still proceed, the game proceeds as with players playing around the bug best as they can. If a game breaking bug occurs, and game is impossible to proceed, take a screenshot of the bug and send to the Judges. Players can then reschedule a game and restart play with the new result as the final result.

13. Battle Reports

  • Players are welcome to post and create battle reports. Send a link to your online post/posts to tieren#4983 on Discord. Battle Reports can be in the form of Blog Posts, Twitch Streams, YouTube or in any order form.
  • Battle Reports will be judged based on quality, clarity and reach. 
  • Players who win 1st-4th place CANNOT win the Battle Report prize. Any other tournament participant is eligible. 

14. Rule Clarifications

  • Spectators are prohibited from commenting on the game to the players. However, if the players encounter a rules situation that they want a second opinion on, they should feel free to ask spectators or other discord users for help.

  • It has been noticed that certain rules are already the topics and require further clarification until FFG completes its first FAQ pass. The following rule clarifications have been provided to help players clarify potential problems before arguments occur.

    Cover Rules: The Invader League uses all official cover rules from the Star Wars: Legion RRG. The following scenarios have been presented to help clarify cover in TTS.

  • Scenario 1: The Stormtrooper squad (left) is shooting at the Rebels (right). Neither squad receives a cover bonus and therefore have “no cover” by default. The building was defined as heavy cover. Although the Stormtroopers can see more than half of the Rebel Troopers, at least part of each Rebel miniature is obscured by the building, and the line from the center of the Stormtrooper squad leader’s base to the center of most Rebel Troopers’ bases goes through the building. Therefore, the Rebel Troopers get heavy cover. However, if the Rebel Troopers fire back, each Stormtrooper model is entirely visible over the barricade, so the Stormtroopers do not receive cover.

  • Scenario 2: The AT-RT on the left should be considered 50% obscured when defining terrain. Even though the bulk of the model is above the cover, height should be used as the determining factor when it comes to granting vehicles cover.
  • Cover Part 2: Any part of a model out of cover counts as being a valid target. If you can see a lightsaber sticking out from behind a building or a head poking over a wall, you can shoot at that model. Don’t forget to apply the above cover rules to said target (Solid walls would give you Heavy Cover, etc)

  • Barricades: All Barricades used in TTS are Core Set Barricades. This will be distinguished by hovering over a piece of terrain, and it reading “Barricade (Heavy Cover).

  • Standby Actions: Standby actions cannot be used to escape base to base contact. Example: A Rebel squad takes a standby and aim action on its turn. A nearby squad of Stormtroopers uses its first action to move into base to base with the Rebels. The Rebels then activate their standby. The only action they can take in this scenario is to attack first in close combat. They cannot take a move action, as the move would have to be a withdraw, which would take two actions to perform.

  • Standby Actions 2: Cumbersome weapons may be fired using a standby action, even if the unit has previously moved this turn (as per email ruling from Alex Davy).
  • Force Powers: It has been debated if certain force power cards require line of sight or not. This should help settle any discussions on these force cards:

    The following cards require line of sight: Saber Throw. The following cards DO NOT require line of sight: Force Choke, Force Push, Jedi Mind Trick

  • Move + Measure Range: It is currently allowed to move and then premeasure range. You cannot move twice and then premeasure range while retaining the option to undo both moves. If you move twice, you will have to accept the first movement no matter the outcome. Make sure you leave the movement widget on the board, so you can return the model to its starting position if you do not take the move when making a single move.

  • Battle Meditation: Battle Mediation allows you to give orders to any unit on the battlefield, even if the command card you played specifies a specific type of unit. For instance, Luke with Battle Meditation could give an order to any unit with his Son of Skywalker card, not just Luke himself.

  • Esteemed Leader - Guardian 1: You can only convert surges with defending models if that unit can already convert defensive surges. For example, Guardian does not give Stormtroopers Defense Surge when they take saves for a model with this card. 
  • Emperor Palpatine - Battlefield Meditation: Emperor Palpatine CANNOT use Battle Meditation to transfer the free order given via "Entourage" to a unit that would normally not be elligable. 
  • 1.4 FD Laser Cannon - Cover: The 1.4 FD Laser Cannon CANNOT get cover from barricades. Other terrain that obscures 50% or more of its height will give cover as normal. 
  • E-Web LOS: Draw LOS for the E-Web Blaster Team from the standing Gunners head, as if he were over the center of the base. 
  • Minefield Detonation: If a Minefield token detonates twice, this is resolved as one attack with twice as many dice. 
  • HQ Uplink and Imperial Discipline: HQ Uplink is refeshed when using General Veers command card, Imperial Discipline. 
  • Clamber and Steady: Any unit with the "Steady" keyword can use it to take a free attack action after performing a climb or clamber action. 
  • Hunter: A model with "Hunter" only gains an aim token when attacking a unit that has a wound token assigned to it. Units of 1 wound troopers who have lost a mini are not considered wounded for the purposes of "Hunter".