I’ve finally looped back around for these re-polls on 6th edition codices and the first was Chaos Marines. The codex has been out for a while and we’ve seen many new 6th codices arrive, so I figured the re-poll would prove vastly different from the initial one. The results were definitely not what I was expecting but that’s the fun part of these polls.
Anyway, we may as well dig into the results.
Let’s start with the results of the first poll, just after release:
And the re-poll results:
I won’t bother breaking this entire thing down because it’s pretty obvious that most of the answers remained the same, which is surprising to me. This most recent poll got a few more voters but it wasn’t a significant difference from the first.
Really, the big thing that stands out is the original poll had 21% who thought it kicked ass where now only 7% feel that way. I was one of those who voted in that manner between them. Like most, I was excited at not only a new Chaos codex but the first 6th edition codex. I thought it was awesome. Then we started getting the steady stream of new codices and it became apparent that the Chaos codex was good but not amazing, at least in my opinion, and seemingly that of others.
I do still feel it’s a solid codex and it reminds me a lot of the vanilla Marine codex in that there’s a lot of solid choices but virtually no go-to units, beyond the Heldrake anyway. That, however, does not appeal to everyone and some prefer to have their choices dictated to them. Regardless, 47% still agree it’s a solid codex and 46% thought it was also when it came out.
This poll, unlike the first, introduced a new answer and 4% used it to say the codex is a bit over the top. The only way I can see that is because of the Heldrake and those who use 2-3 a game. I can’t justify one unit making the entire codex over the top though, at least something that’s not a scoring unit or a denial unit. Annoying for sure.
To sum it up, 26% still have a negative view of the codex (harsh crowd), 16% in the middle of the road, 54% give it a good rating and then the 4% who think it’s a bit much. I have the distinct feeling that this codex will remain the least liked of the current 6th codices and those to come.