few pie charts to break down the armies. Well, it seemed only right that the tradition continue into Double Trouble so here goes.
As ever, thanks to all of you for submitting your lists in advance of the event. I have to say having a lot of them in Battlescribe format made things pretty easy. Obviously I rely on the datafiles being correct but they're generally pretty good and a damn sight easier than me trying to know every codex inside and out (I used to be able to!). It also helped that we're only talking about single detachment 750pt armies! There are a few reasons for me asking for lists beforehand. Firstly, it means that hopefully when you play your games you aren't finding errors which need to be corrected. This would be particularly bad if they were only spotted later in the tournament. Secondly, it gives me an idea of who's actually coming to the event. Some people buy tickets well in advance and forget all about actually booking time off work etc. Finally, it lets me produce the pie charts that you'll be able to enjoy today.
The Pie Charts
First off the traditional faction breakdown pie chart:
Before you say anything, I know that I didn't really need a pie chart to show 50% but screw you, I like pie! I really hope all the armies have something to deal with power armour because you can expect to see at lot of it! This prevalence of power armour could be one of two things, either it represents the general popularity of the Adeptus Astartes or perhaps that they're pretty flexible and well suited to the tournament. It's probably a combination of both. Either way, there's actually a good variety of different armies in there. Surprisingly there's only one lot of White Scars and several chapters are represent in one way or another. Not to mention a couple of 30K armies.
When we add in the Mechanicum stuff and compare that to the number of Xenos and Chaos armies we get something like this:
Next up, let's look at the detachment types in use. Remember you could only use a single detachment or formation:
Finally, let's look at Forge World usage. This is the first time for a while that I've allowed Forge World units to be taken. It's certainly the first time since they were officially legal in 40K. I think the last time I permitted their use was something like BW2!! I'd expected quite a few people to take me up on the offer:
Right, I'm well and truly stuffed with pies now so I think it's time to call it a night. I'll be back later in the week to show you my feeble efforts at getting my Dark Eldar ready for the event and to talk you through my list. Speaking of which, Luke Fogg has done just that in a video you can see here.
I'll also be posting a few more pictures I've had through. There's still time to get your army featured so send me some pictures if you'd like that to happen. Not long to go now!