Played in a 10 man Champions event on Saturday and went 2-1 – Zaadesh2 in Imperial Warhost beat Sorscha1 in Winter Guard Kommand and Ossrum in Hammer Strike, Jalaam in Masters of War lost to Ashlynn in Llaelese Resistance (I really underestimated her ranged assassination threat range).
For a quick run-down, I put all the numbers of Polarone's post in to Excel to get some ranking information.
For popularity (most run), it goes: 1) Makeda2 - 16 games Rasheth1 - 16 games 3) Makeda1 - 15 games 4) Xerxis2 - 11 games 5) Morghoul2 - 9 games 6) Zaadesh2 - 8 games 7) Xerxis1 - 6 games 8) Zaal2 - 5 games 9) Zaal1 - 3 games 10) Hexeris2 - 2 games Jalaam1 - 2 games 12) Morghoul1 - 1 game 13) Hexeris1 - 0 games Makeda3 - 0 games Mordikaar1 - 0 games Morghoul3 - 0 games Naaresh1 - 0 games Xekaar1 - 0 games
That success rate doesn't tell a whole story, though. Let's see if we do a combined score, giving the most games a higher rank number, as well as the success rate a higher rank number and adding them together. Not the best ranking system, but it is something.
So it looks like the lone Makedas are the best options, because they were played often and well. Zaal2 makes an interesting point at #3, but part of that is because of the 5 games that were run with him makes for bigger swings. If you ignore anyone who hasn't been run for 10 games or more, Rasheth is dead last after Makeda1, Makeda2, and Xerxis2.
Another interesting consideration is that there are 6 Warlocks who have not had a single game reported here. Now, I won't deny they are probably the hardest to play in Steamroller, and Skorne is not the most popular army to play. But consider this, those are also the Warlocks few consider building against in their drops. I wonder how they would fare if someone comfortable with them and the army they take with them decided to surprise their next tournament outing?
It would also be interesting to run these same stats up with the Themes they were run with, but that will take... time to organize (even if everyone reported them).
Lost all my games this weekend. First game vs legion I had time issues and couldn't kill the caster so he got me back Second game vs legion My turtles went out wide to kill the thrones and he was able to kill a path to my caster in the center and killed me. Turtles were untouched and I dismissed moving my caster because he was on the edge of the killbox... so yea didn't think about moving him sideways. 3rd game vs legion a unit of warspears tossed 5 attacks at my turtle at dice -2 and killed it. (2 sets of boxcars were rolled on damage) I tried to hold the game but after forgetting to cycle carnivore I lost. Final game I dropped my morgoul2 list vs circle. I got into scenario issues around turn 3 but didn't notice until it was too late.