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Which 40 armies are in the top 10?
Necrons
Sisters of Battle
Grey Knights
Dark Eldar
Blood Angels
Tyranids
Space Wolves
Imperial Guard
Space Marines
Chaos Daemons
Orks
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Craftworld Eldar
Tau Empire
Black Templar

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Tough Tyrant Guard




New York

If we look at the armies objectively...trying as much as possible to remove our own personal bias.
What would be the general consensus on the rankings? or tiers of the current 40k armies?

I've been playing 40k since 2005, enough to know a thing or two but not nearly enough in the hardcore scene to cast a solid opinion on the subject. Yet it comes up every now and then when discussing new codexes and such with my 40k loving friends (the handful of them anyway) We'd very much like to know what the consensus on the subject is.

Things to dismiss:
#1 - Personal Bias
#2 - Tournament results count but consider that those CAN be skewed to favor the 'army of the week' since there would be droves of players using it thus guaranting higher chances of that specific army winning any given tournament. So don't base your entire judgement on it
#3 - One trick ponies. The question is based on the entire army, avoid basing all judgement on just 1 unit that is insanely powerful to judge wether an army in particular is stronger than another.
#4 - If you have nothing to base an opinion on a particular army then just put N/A instead of judging it based on what you've heard/rumors

You can either sort your opinion by rankings or by tiers.
Example:

All 16 Current 40k Armies:
Necrons
Sisters of Battle
Grey Knights
Dark Eldar
Blood Angels
Tyranids
Space Wolves
Imperial Guard
Space Marines
Chaos Daemons
Orks
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Eldar
Tau Empire
Black Templar

IMO by Rankings
1. Space Wolves
2. Blood Angels
3. Imperial Guard
4. Tyranids
5. Space Marines
6. Necrons
7. Orks
8. Eldar
9. Tau Empire
10. Black Templar
11. Chaos Space Marines
12. Dark Angels
13. Chaos Daemons

Sister of Battle - N/A
Dark Eldar - N/A
Grey Knights - N/A

IMO by Tiers

Tier 1
SW, BA

Tier 2
IG, TY, SM, Necrons, Orks

Tier 3
Eldar

Tier 4
Tau, BT, CSM, DA, CD

N/A
SoB, DE, GK


So what do you guys think based on your own experiences and what you've seen ?

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2011/12/10 07:30:11


1. Tyranids - 15,000 pts
2. Chaos Space Marines - 7,100 pts
3. Space Marines - 6,000 pts
4. Orks - 5,900 pts
5. Dark Angels - 4,300 pts
6. Necrons - 4,600 pts
7. Grey Knights - 3,200 pts
8. Eldar - 3,400 pts
9. Blood Angels - 3,200 pts
10. Chaos Daemons - 3,200 pts
11. Tau Empire - 3,000 pts
12. Space Wolves - 2,400 pts 
   
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1st Lieutenant







Tier 1
De GK SW

Tier 2
BA IG

Tier 3
Orks, eldar, csm, sm, da, nids bt

Tier 4
Tau, demons,

Unable to classify due to lack of experience
Sob and necron

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Saint Louis(summer), Madison WI(rest of year)

Tier 1
De GK SW BA Necron

Tier 2
IG SM Eldar

Tier 3
Orks CSM DA Nids Bt

Tier 4
Tau Demons SoB

Frigian 582nd "the regulars" with thousand sons detachment
5th Edition
W : L : D
23 : 20 : 7

6th Edition
W : L : D
Don't Know...alot of each
Bretonnians
W : L : D
4 : 2 : 0
"Those are Regulars! By God!" -Major General Phineas Riall
 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'




Kansas City, Missouri

Hmmmm alright this might take me a bit...

IMO by Rankings
1. Imperial Guard
2. Blood Angels
3. Grey Knights
4. Space Wolves
5. Dark Eldar
6. Tyranids
7. Orks
8. Necron
9. Eldar
10. Black Templar
11. Chaos Space Marines
12. Tau Empire
13. Dark Angels
14. Chaos Daemons

But this is on the basis of who gains the most wins not really my opinions when it comes to facing this armies... I would say the ones that have given me the hardest time besides those who specifically tailor to my army style so in other words if i was to have a basic pick up game my top 5 hated enemies would be more like...

1. Tyranids (damn trygon & tervogon spams with zoanthropes to boot... it's a really stupid but I manage)
2. Grey Knights ( I hate their grenades pure and simple!)
3. Dark Eldar ( too fast for my liking in both speed and init makes themse annoying for assualt... i actually need t...to sh..shoot!)
4. Blood Angels (I laugh any assualters they bring but cringe when i see so many damn assualt cannons and fire...)
5. Chaos Marines ( MUST... KILL... LASH! this power has wiped more ork squads than i care to admit)

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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity




Canada

Tier One
1. Imperial Guard
2. Grey Knights
3. Space Wolves
4. Blood Angels

Tier Two
5. Dark Eldar
6. Necrons
7. Vanilla Marines
8. Orks

Tier Three
9. Eldar
10. Dark Angels
11. Black Templars
12. Chaos Space marines

Tier Four
13. Tyranids
14. Demons of Chaos
15. Tau
16. Sisters of Battle

Necrons are a tough call for me because they haven't had a lot of time to prove themselves yet. However, I think they'll be right behind Dark Eldar. My experience with most of Tier Three is very, very limited, however from what I've seen I believe I can stick with what I've listed here.

Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sheffield / Oxford

I'm going to go 5 Tiers: Also in order inside the tiers, for example, the first one written in Tier 1 is the one that is ranked at number 1 IMO:

Tier 1

Imperial Guard, Space Wolves, Grey Knights.

Tier 2

Blood Angels, Dark Eldar, Orks, Vanilla Marines.

Tier 3

Eldar, Chaos Space Marines, Necrons, Tyranids, Chaos Daemons.

Tier 4

Dark Angels, Black Templars, Tau, Sisters of Battle.
Tier 5

-Tom

-UK 40k GT 2013 Finalist

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