In preparation for an upcoming series on which army gets the biggest bump and nerf from 7th edition, I decided I should probably get down what the current hierarchy is in my opinion. This should give you a chance to give me some feedback to work with before we come out with the biggest winners and losers.
To be clear, I have played against every army in 6th ed with the exception of grey knights (although I have seen them played in my area). For the sake of keeping things simple, we are going to lump in all the codex supplements with their parents right now. I have also taken a look at stats from various large tournaments to see who is most popular and who has the highest win rates.
Here is what I have come up with
- Chaos Daemons
- Space Marines
- Imperial Guard
- Chaos Space Marines
- Dark Eldar
- Grey Knights
- Dark Angels
- Space Wolves
- Blood Angels
- Sisters of Battle
Now, you may not agree with the exact order I have placed the armies in. Thats fine. If you break them down into three tiers (1-5, 6-10, and 11-15), I think we could all agree on that. With the exception of one, Imperial Guard. I wanted to rank them higher. I see lots of potential in the new book. I just haven’t seen it be effective on the table yet.
Feel free to tell me what you think. Like I said, the point of this is to try to get an idea of where everything stands right now so we can better judge each armies rise or fall as we enter 7th edition.