Throne of Skulls: 40k Results
Well they sent out the Throne of Skulls Results excel file this afternoon, and here is a compilation of army rankings, average score and the official number of players that used each army. Many of the averages are heavily weighted with Favorite Game votes, but that's how Games Workshop wanted it. I'll likely be uploading the official scores spreadsheet within the next few days, so check back here for a link. A reminder of how scoring works: Wins are 3 points Ties are 1 point Losses are 0 points 1 Favorite Game vote is 1 point 2 Favorite Game votes is 3 points 3 Favorite Game votes is 5 points
5 Games are played for a total possible score of 20.
Rank - Army - Average Score - (Number of players)
1. Orks - 13.2 - (5) 2. Dark Eldar - 10 - (5) 3. Eldar - 9.8 - (10) 4. Grey Knights - 9.2 - (4) 5. Chaos SM - 8.9 - (7) 6. Tau - 8.3 - (4) 7. Imperial Guard - 8.1 - (11) 8. Space Marines - 8 - (10) 8. Dark Angels - 8 - (4) 8. Blood Angels - 8 - (6) 11. Witch Hunters - 7.8 - (4) 12. Deamons - 7.7 - (3) 13. Space Wolves - 7.5 - (10) 14. Tyranids - 6.8 - (4) 15. Necrons - 5 - (4) 15. Black Templars - 5 - (1)
My analysis is that Favorite Game votes heavily influenced the outcome of the overall army standings. Orks, Eldar, Chaos and Tau all received a healthy dose of Favorite Game votes to drive their averages up. Meanwhile Grey Knights received 0 Favorite Game votes, Dark Eldar received 3 total and Imperial Guard received a handful as well.
The biggest surprise is the low score for Space Wolves. Now both the Wolf players I played used relatively fluffy lists, but I saw a handful of pretty powerful builds present as well. Not sure what to make of that one.
Top W-L-D Records for the ToS: 5-0: Grey Knights 4-0-1: Orks, Orks, Blood Angels, Imperial Guard 4-1: Eldar, Space Wolves, Orks, Grey Knights