Here are the AoS Meta Stats for all the Grand Tournaments that have taken place between Monday 27th June and Sunday 3rd July 2022. These are all the GT’s that I can locate on Tabletop.to or BestCoastPairing, if you know of any others please send me a link and I’ll add them.
Once again, another quiet week, with only 3 Grand Tournaments. Two of these were run using the new GHB, while the other was just a little event called the World tSports Champions…..
Ranked from largest to smallest.
From the Ashes – Scotland/UK
22 Players – Generals Handbook: Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 1
|6th||Daughters of Khaine||Zainthar Kai||3-0-2|
|8th||Beasts of Chaos||3-0-2|
|9th||Soulblight Gravelords||Kastelai Dynasty||3-0-2|
|10th||Sons of Behemat||Breaker Tribe||2-1-2|
World tSports Champions – England/UK
16 Players – Generals Handbook 2021-22
|3rd||Beasts of Chaos||Allherd||4-0-1|
|5th||Slaves to Darkness||Host of the Everchosen||4-0-1|
|6th||Maggotkin of Nurgle||Drowned Men||3-0-2|
|7th||Cities of Sigmar||Hallowheart||2-0-3|
|9th||Legion of the First Prince||1-0-4|
|10th||Stormcast Eternals||Hammers of Sigmar||2-0-3|
Coliseum of Sigmar Carnage GT – Florida/USA
9 Players – Generals Handbook: Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 1
|3rd||Stormcast Eternals||Hallowed Knights||3-1-1|
|4th||Legion of the First Prince||3-1-1|
|6th||Stormcast Eternals||Hammers of Sigmar||2-0-3|
|7th||Slaves to Darkness||Host of the Everchosen||0-0-2|
|8th||Sons of Behemat||Breaker Tribe||2-0-3|
|9th||Daughters of Khaine||Zainthar Kai||0-0-4|
Grand Alliance Stats
As promised last week, I’ve changed the stats to reflect the last four weeks of GT’s that we’re aware of at Woehammer. Also if you read all the way to the end of the article I have a little surprise for you!
485 players took part in 16 GT’s over the last four weeks.
|Grand Alliance||Win Rate||Armies||% Share of Armies||5-0 Wins||4+ Wins|
Chaos continue to lead the way in the win rates. While Order pick up the most number of armies represented, most 5-0’s and most 4+. When you compare army share to the number of battletomes each Grand Alliance possess you can see that Order are overrepresented, while Chaos are vastly under represented:
|Grand Alliance||Battletomes||Battletome %||Actual Rep %|
What can we take away from this? Perhaps that Order factions are more appealing than Chaos? New players gravitate towards Order? The Chaos range needs updated miniatures? Or all of the above?
The below stat show the results for those factions represented by 5 armies or more only.
|Faction||Win Rate||Armies||% Share of Armies||5-0 Wins||0-5 Losses|
|Beasts of Chaos||67.1%||14||2.89%||2||0|
|Legion of the First Prince||61.5%||13||2.68%||0||0|
|Slaves to Darkness||61.1%||6||1.24%||0||1|
|Blades of Khorne||56.7%||6||1.24%||0||0|
|Maggotkin of Nurgle||56.6%||35||7.22%||3||2|
|Cities of Sigmar||54.2%||24||4.95%||2||1|
|Daughters of Khaine||52.8%||22||4.54%||0||2|
|Sons of Behemat||48.5%||21||4.33%||0||1|
|Hedonites of Slaanesh||44.3%||7||1.44%||0||0|
I’ve highlighted all those faction win rates in red which are outside of the parameters that players have stated would make the game roughly balanced (45-55%).
I’m looking at the bottom of the table as I’m writing this, and its hard not to overlook Fyreslayers, Gloomspite Gitz and Ossiarch Bonereapers with win rates of less than 40%! Gloomspite Gitz are getting their new book this year, so hopefully we’ll see that improve. Fyreslayers have been mugged by Games Workshop rules writers, and it just shows how awful that book is. I feel for long term Fyreslayers players…
At the top of the table Beasts of Chaos now currently lead the way with a win rate of 67.1%! They’ve gone from trash tier to S tier in the space of 3 months. Slaves to Darkness are a bit of an anomaly at the top there, and this is primarily driven by a few high level players who vastly our performed the faction this month, much like Anthony Trentanelli did a few weeks ago with Skaven. Maggotkin of Nurgle and Seraphon win rates have both dropped, but its too early to tell why, as the new rules for Seraphon only really came into effect last week.
|Faction||Subfaction||Win Rate||Armies||% Share of Armies||5-0 Wins||0-5 Losses|
|Beasts of Chaos||None||70.0%||5||1.03%||1||0|
|Maggotkin of Nurgle||Drowned Men||68.0%||20||4.12%||2||0|
|Legion of the First Prince||61.5%||13||2.68%||0||0|
|Beasts of Chaos||Gavespawn||60.0%||6||1.24%||0||0|
|Cities of Sigmar||Living City||57.7%||13||2.68%||2||0|
|Sons of Behemat||Breaker Tribe||52.8%||15||3.09%||0||0|
|Daughters of Khaine||Hagg Nar||50.0%||7||1.44%||0||1|
|Stormcast Eternals||Astral Templars||50.0%||6||1.24%||0||0|
|Daughters of Khaine||Zainthar Kai||49.2%||12||2.47%||0||1|
|Stormcast Eternals||Hammers of Sigmar||48.8%||33||6.80%||0||2|
|Soulblight Gravelords||Vyrkos Dynasty||48.0%||10||2.06%||0||0|
|Soulblight Gravelords||Kastelai Dynasty||45.5%||11||2.27%||0||1|
|Stormcast Eternals||Hallowed Knights||44.7%||15||3.09%||0||1|
|Hedonites of Slaanesh||Lurid Haze||42.0%||5||1.03%||0||0|
|Maggotkin of Nurgle||Befouling Host||40.0%||7||1.44%||1||1|
|Ossiarch Bonereapers||Petrifex Elite||28.8%||15||3.09%||0||2|
Maggotkin of Nurgle are a bit of a strange faction. While you have one of the meta leading Subfactions inside the tome with Drowned Men (68.0%, at the bottom of the pack you have Befouling Host (40.0%). It’s not an irregularity either as 7 players have played that subfaction and one claimed 5 wins at an event and another 5 losses. This suggests to me that while Drowned Men is a simple list to play, Befouling Host is completely the opposite and requires good memory and skill from the pilot.
After almost a year of publication now, both Stormcast and Orruk Warclan battletomes are beginning to show a little lag behind the other updated factions (apart from Fyreslayers of course). As the first of the Battletomes perhaps this has played into their stats slightly as the rules writers learn from their mistakes (apart from Fyreslayers of course) when writing the newer tomes.
Scarlet Doom shows that its the faction of choice for a reason in the new Nighthaunt battletome (60.0%) however, its still early days for this battletome and the other factions could be more complicated to pick up and play. However 60.0% win rate for any subfaction is too high and so they may need a future nerf at some point.
Going forwards as the weeks go on, I’ll be keeping an eye out for Grinin’ Blades beginning to get some more play with their updated allegiance abilities after not being placed at all due to all the Kruleboyz players choosing Big Yellers – this will change. I expect to see them nearing the 50% mark and above. Likewise with Skaven, I expect them to begin climbing the rankings as their new rules come into effect.
I said I had a surprise, and here it is!
Woehammer will be doing a player ranking system for the new General’s Handbook based on the Elo system used by Chess.
Who gets ranked?
Everyone who takes part in a two day event using the General’s Handbook: Pitched Battles Season 1 2022-23. Each week I’ll update the scores of the players as they happen and post them in a separate rankings post which will be published every Saturday.
All players will begin with a rating of 1,000 at the beginning of the season, player ratings will be carried over into season 2 and beyond in the future.
I’ve included the current rankings below (there’s only been two GT’s using the new Handbook) which includes everyone at present. However, I will limit this to the top 20 as more players are ranked. The full downloadable player rankings will be available on the site to download next weekend.
|Zachary Shinn||USA||North America||1,029.7|
|Jonathon Roberts||USA||North America||1,020.0|
|Daniel Gomez||USA||North America||1,019.2|
|Karl Rohr||USA||North America||1,010.0|
|Ian (Yes, just Ian)||Scotland||Europe||1,009.7|
|Aaron Burns Lees||Scotland||Europe||1,009.4|
|Douglas Klem||USA||North America||1,000.0|
|Michael Smith||USA||North America||989.4|
|Michael Peterson||USA||North America||980.3|
|Andrew Dowling||USA||North America||961.7|