This past Saturday was the last of my Warhammer 40K gaming in 2014. At the end of every year I like to review how I did. However, first up, a quick rundown on the tournament on Saturday.
Here’s the Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos Space Marines, ready to play for the day.
Chaos Space Marines vs Blood Angels
My first game was against Blood Angels with Astra Militarum allies. My opponent was using the Shield of Baal formation because he just bought the new box-set and that’s what he owned. It was also his first run at Blood Angels. The game just didn’t go favorably for him and we called it at the end of turn #4 with me winning 9-3.
Chaos Space Marines vs Eldar
Next up was and Eldar opponent with Tau allies. I had a bad start to the game and it set the pace. I had a Rhino get immobilized in front of my Defiler and then spent two turns getting around it. I had a Helbrute mishap on deep strike and got placed by my opponent way out of the action. Still, it was a close game on points overall. I lost this one something like 15-12.
Chaos Space Marines vs Iron Hands
Final game was against Iron Hands in a big slugfest. My opponent took a strong lead early, 6-1. My Helbrutes arrived and helped shift the battle to bring me back into it. The game ended in a tie, 9-9.
I went 1-1-1 for the day, which is better than last month so I’m happy. All my games were fun and it was a great way to close out the year.
Now, for how I stand at the end of the year. I broke this down into overall, 7th edition and 6th edition. This is shown as win-loss-draw.
2014 Overall: 32-41-7
2014 6th: 12-21-1
2014 7th: 20-20-6
Overall a win ratio of 46%. That’s about on par for me the past few years. The big difference though is between the editions. In 6th edition I won 35% of the time but in 7th I went up to 43% and also far more draws, which means my losses went down to 43%. That’s a pretty big improvement for me, the lower loss ratio.
I can’t place my finger on any one thing in 7th edition that has changed how I play but it’s pretty obvious I’m doing better under 7th than I did in 6th. I do feel that 7th is more balanced than 6th was and seeing as I never play the top-tier armies, or abuse the rule set, it’s been more favorable to me.
I also want to look specifically at how I did in tournaments.
2014 Overall Tournaments: 21-24-6
2014 6th Tournaments: 5-13-1
2014 7th Tournaments: 16-11-5
Again, the big difference shows up between 6th and 7th edition. Under 6th I only won 26% of the time but under 7th I was at 50% wins and only 34% in losses. This is another big improvement for me.
I don’t consider myself a competitive gamer but I enjoy stats and I like to gauge myself and look for trends. The difference for me between 6th and 7th is pretty staggering and I’m really curious what a whole year under 7th edition is going to be like. I really enjoy 7th edition and with the trend in codices becoming more balanced it should prove a fun year!
Do you track your gaming? How did you do this year?