I’ll admit that while I’m terrible at anything above entry level algebra, I’ve fascinated by statistics and graphs. You’ve been warned.
So when I ran across this chart the other day, I figured I’d post it up.
The chart confirms a lot of what has been said among the competitive blogs about the win factories that are Space Wolves, Grey Knights, Blood Angles and IG. I was surprised to see Orks finish as well as they did, considering that they are largely considered a “second tier” army. The bottom finishers also confirmed much of the comp chatter, with CSM, Tau and Daemons holding that dubious distinction. Its true that there were only six armies apiece representing these bottom tier finishers, and I’d like to see if within these groups there were any successful outliers. Old Edition Crons where a surprise middle finish, but with only 3 people playing this could have offset by one really strong performer.
But the overall trend is indisputable: 5th ed. codices are markedly better than others, and being on the side of the Emperor can’t hurt your chances either. Sure, you can still have fun, win games, and make cool lists with 4th ed., or non-imperial but know this: the odds are a bit against you.
Again, hardly Breaking News, but its nice to have data to go along with conjucture every now and then.