The Cygnarion Nexus Enigma
A Narrative Warhammer 40,000 Slow Grow League.
If the tales of old are true, the Cygnarion Nexus holds secrets powerful enough to shape the fate of galaxies. Whether you're a seasoned commander or just setting foot into the vast Warhammer 40,000 universe, this league offers an experience tailored for all.
Join us for sixteen weeks of fierce competition, camaraderie, and narrative-driven warfare. Dive deep into the Cygnarion narrative, guide your army's fate, and become a part of the story that will be told for ages to come!
Secure your spot, delve into the players pack for comprehensive rules and guidelines, and may the Emperor, the Gods of Chaos, or whichever deity you pledge allegiance to, be with you!
- Start Date: 16th October 2023
- End Date: 5th February 2024
- Signup: Message us on Facebook or post in the "Cygnarion Nexus - Roster" channel on Discord
- League Benefits: While you are active in the league you will receive an extra 5% off all Warhammer 40k related products (that's 25% off!)
- The league will see players incrementally increase their armies. Starting with a skirmish-sized force of 500 points and ramping up to a full-scale battle force of 2000 points by the end.
- With each increase in points, players will face fresh challenges and gain the opportunity to refine their strategies.
- $20 Entry.
- Army can be new or old.
- Sign-ups end 12th October.
500 Points: 16th October - 12th November
- Rule of 1, excluding battleline.
- No character model over 160pts including enhancements.
- No Titanic Models
1000 Points: 13th November - 10th December
- Rule of 2, excluding battleline.
- No character model over 220pts including enhancements.
- No Titanic Models
1500 Points: 11th December - 7th January (2024)
- No Restrictions
2000 Points: 8th January (2024) - 4th February (2024)
- No Restrictions
- League Wrap Up: 5th February 2024 (Ladder and games finalized)
- Big BBQ Game Day and Awards: 11th February 2024
Pairings: Matchups will be randomized. Organizing games will be up to each pair.
In the event a numbers become uneven or a player needs to skip a week, you will be paired up with one of our other friendly players or an Irresistible Force staff member will fill in to ensure you don't miss a game!
Prizes and Recognition:
End of League Raffle: Everyone who enters and survives the full 16 week campaign goes in the draw to win.
- 1st Prize: $100 Gift Voucher
- 2nd Prize: $75 Gift Voucher
- 3rd Prize: $50 Gift Voucher
- Honors Eternal: 1st, 2nd and 3rd will all have their names engraved on a plaque that will be hung in the Store.
- Best Painted: $50 Gift Voucher
- Wooden Spoon: Custom Engraved Wooden Spoon (For the player with the most losses, but the most fun!)
- Best Sport: $150 Gift Voucher (For the player who exhibits the best sportsmanship throughout the league.)
Each round will be fought on a different planet within the Cygnarion Nexus.
Every victory and defeat will contribute to the narrative that will be forged over this campaign. This blog will serve as the Central Vox Network for the everyone to communicate.
Once a thriving forge world of the Imperium, its core became unstable after a failed attempt to harness an unknown energy source. The surface now roils with constant volcanic eruptions, lava rivers, and ash storms, making it a treacherous battleground. Yet deep within its fiery maw lie remnants of its former glory—ancient forge-temples that might still contain invaluable Adeptus Mechanicus tech-relics.
A primeval world, Solthara is a vast expanse of towering trees, sprawling vines, and carnivorous flora. It is said that this jungle planet's very vegetation seems to have a mind of its own, ensnaring intruders or leading them astray. Mysterious ruins peek through its dense canopy, evidence of a forgotten race that once called Solthara home and perhaps left behind secrets of cosmic significance.
Ghostly remnants of a once-prosperous human colony world, its cities now lie in ruin and are eerily silent. Legends tell of an arcane force that swept through Halcyon, leaving its inhabitants in a state of perpetual stasis—frozen in time. The echoes of the past still resonate here, and any force that ventures into its quiet streets might awaken things best left undisturbed.
A desert planet with a unique phenomenon: its sands shift and reshape, revealing or burying secrets in unpredictable cycles. Nomadic tribes traverse its dunes, descendants of ancient settlers who've learned to decode Aridax's sand patterns. They speak of the "Whispering Tempests"—sandstorms that, if listened to, reveal glimpses of the planet's deep-rooted enigmas.
Communication, pairings and league stats.
Each week a new Vox Communication (blog post) will be posted and linked across Facebook and Discord.
The format will be as follows for each round:
Week 1 of Round - Narrative and Pairings
Week 2 of Round - Pairings
Week 3 of Round - Narrtive Conclusion and League Ladder
To provide the team with your wins and losses, simply message the Irresistible Force Facebook directly or post the results in the "Cygnarion Nexus - Results" channel in Discord.
Cygnarion Nexus - Roster
Cygnarion Nexus - Pairings
Cygnarion Nexus - Results
Cygnarion Nexus - Chat
The Story So Far...
The Cygnarion Nexus, a mysterious star cluster resting on the fringes of the Segmentum Obscurus, was a beacon of enigmatic energy and oddity. Historical records were filled with tales of ships either disappearing upon approach or returning from its vicinity with fractured recollections of temporal distortions and realities unfathomable.
For ages, the Imperium largely ignored the Nexus, attributing the anomalies to warp storms or cosmic phenomena. But whispers among the Adeptus Mechanicus' most seasoned Archmagos spoke of an ancient beacon pulsating from the heart of the Nexus—an artifact named the "Heart of Ages", rumored to possess reality-altering powers.
But the Imperium was not alone in its newfound interest. The Chaos Gods, forever seeking instruments of devastation, believed the "Heart" to be a tool capable of rending the Materium.
The enigmatic Eldar, interpreting their cryptic runes, saw it as a keystone from the time before Slaanesh's birth. The ever-hungry Tyranids, drawn by unknown forces, swarmed towards the Nexus sensing not just prey, but an intrinsic call. The Tau, in their ever-expanding frontier, viewed the Nexus as the next step in the Greater Good, while the Orks, driven by the promise of a monumental 'Waaagh!', were simply eager to join the escalating conflict.
Central to these converging paths were the four planetary linchpins of the Nexus: Caelum Ignifera, alight with fiery fury; Solthara, a verdant maze of deadly jungles; Halcyon, echoing with the ghosts of a lost colony; and Aridax, with its ever-shifting desert mysteries. Each planet was more than just a battlefield—they held pieces of the grand puzzle, fragments that would unlock the true potential of the "Heart of Ages."
The battles that ensued weren't mere territorial disputes. They were a galactic rush to control a force that could either seal or shatter the destiny of the universe. As wars raged, alliances formed and faltered, and the weight of the Cygnarion Nexus became undeniable: whoever controlled the Nexus might very well control the fate of the galaxy itself.
Forge your legend. Uncover the Enigma.
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