Yup happy to help - I think January gives us a bit more time, and I'm waiting on Santa to bring me HH goodies!
I think a lot of us are, Troy!
another option if you wanted to start the league this year is the victory is vengeance campaign from book 3, which basically kill team in 30k. (only requires a 10 to 15 marines. includes rules for degrading armour and lack of ammo)
also there are a lot of awesome missions thru out the HH books that most people are total unaware of (ie most people only stick to the terrible standard 40k missions) so organising some great missions would be dead simple.
What? GW (okay, FW) provides us with a useful structure for running an Escalation League/Campaign?
Seriously, though - I started reading Victory is Vengeance and it looks pretty awesome. It's got me thinking about how to add a layer of Campaign (with experience and unit improvement, etc) into an Escalation League. Folks can PM me with their ideas and I'll start to ponder on them.
I'm going to be going through the HH books to really have a look at the campaigns and missions now. It would be pretty awesome to have the Escalation League cover a certain period during the HH and have players feel like they're making a contribution to an overall effort of Loyalists vs Traitors.