Frequency of Army

How often each Warhammer 40K army appears in tournaments over 2007 - 2010

The relative popularity of Armies at tournaments.

Armies (Parent Overall)
Parent_Army 2007 Percent 2008 Percent 2009 Percent 2010 Percent
Space Marines (All) 29 29 31 36
Chaos Space Marines 15 16 15 13
Imperial Guard 8 7 9 12
Orks 5 6 9 8
Eldar 12 11 8 8
Tyranids 8 8 6 7
Chaos Daemons NA 2 5 5
Tau 8 7 5 4
Ordos 7 6 5 3
Necrons 5 5 4 3
Dark Eldar 4 3 3 2

Eldar were the 3rd most popular Army in 2007 and 2008, but were replaced by Orks and  Imperial Guard in 2009 and 2010.  Orks were only seen more often than Necrons and Dark Eldar (and Chaos Daemons) in 2007 and 2008 but became the 3rd most popular army in 2009.  Chaos Daemons were only introduced as a separate codex in 2008.

Note: The above table has grouped various Warhammer 40K codices or armies lists as detailed below.

 

For those people interested in which variants of Space Marines were being used in Warhammer 40K tournaments refer to the table below.

Space Marine Breakdown
Army 2007 Percent 2008 Percent 2009 Percent 2010 Percent
Space Marines 53 51 71 50
Space Wolves 8 7 5 23
Blood Angels 9 14 6 15
Dark Angels 16 18 12 7
Black Templars 11 10 6 5
EoT: 13th Company 2 0 0 NA

Dark Angels were the most popular of the non-vanilla marine chapters up to and including 2009.  From 2010 Space Wolves went from least popular to most popular non-vanilla Space Marine chapter. 

 

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