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Alright, so we all know which armies are currently the strongest. But perhaps more interesting: which armies do you tend to be facing the most? Which army is the most common in Warhammer Fantasy?
I tend to find it's evenly balanced. I find because of the power of armies, VC at my local shop is really popular right now. I've seen a fair amount of wood elves strangley enough..
At the shop I play at, I know 2 HE players including myself, two WEs, two Ogres, a Beastmen, two Dark Elves, two VCs, one Dwarfs, one WoC, one DoC, one Lizardmen, some Skaven-curious, and two Empires.
So basically I have no idea what I'd pick. Variety seems to happen naturally. I'd be curious to see an overall answer, but I'd be very surprised if any really came out clearly ahead.
Unfortunatly my store is full of power gamers looking for the next cheese army (stopping short of daemons as even they think theres little point in that), so last i went up everyone was power gaming skaven, though before that it was dark elves, and before that warriors of chaos etc etc. I expect to see one or two minotaur lists for beastmen with lots of razagor next time im up.
One army that keeps returning though is Empire. they are just amazing all rounders, and just as it apears that they're in a run for thier money along comes a steam tank or an arch lector who sets things rite for them.
Three players with lizards as main army right now. I hate playing against VC, when he ends with more men then he starts with, it feels like i been doing... nothing
When a new army comes out i see alot of guys painting/collecting the new models, but in the end none seems to actually play them in games
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I've been playing against mostly DE, of course it has nothing to do with that fact I play against my brother mostly
Played a Beastman army over the weekend. Lil crazy
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This sort of information can be vary widely from group to group. For example, not that long ago our local gaming group was having 50% of the players turning up with Dwarf armies.
If you want hard data, the best source would be to go to Rankings HQ for the WFB Tournament Rankings. While not all countries register their tournament results on this site, it should give you a good feel for what you are interested in.
For example, for Australian events the most popular armies are:
Warriors of Chaos - 11.5%
Dark Elves - 10.0%
High Elves - 8.5%
Lixardmen - 8.5%
Vampires - 8.1%
Daemons - 7.8%
Orcs & Goblins - 6.6%
Wood Elves - 6.4%
Empire - 6.4%
Dwarfs - 6.1%
Skaven - 4.7%
Ogres - 3.7%
Tomb Kings - 3.6%
Bretonnians - 3.4%
Beastmen - 2.2%
The above stats are from the 51 tournaments held across Australia over the last 12 months.
My last tournament had:
3 Dark Elf players
2 Empire players
2 Ogre Kingdom players
2 Dwarf players
1 High Elf player
1 Daemons of Chaos player
1 Warriors of Chaos player (me)
1 Orcs and Goblins player (my friend)
1 Skaven player (old skaven)
The victories went:
People where I game all seem to have Warriors of Chaos, although I rarely see them. I'm aware of one person other than myself who claims VC as his main army, and I've only ever seen my friend even purchase a Lizardmen model (he's played them for years though). I know of one person who plays Skaven main, although atleast one other person collects them, and I've only ever seen the same three DE players during tournaments. So... we're a mixed bag? The shop owner plays a bit of everything, but he seems to favor his Empire.