Competitive Innovations in 9th Interlude: New 40kstats Features

Hello, Dear Reader. Wings wanted you to know that this week’s Competitive Innovations will be publishing tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m here to remind you that you can do some of your own research by visiting the 40kstats website, where we keep a weekly updated database of event results and game data.

In particular, I wanted to point out some of the new features we’ve added to the site over the last two months. When we first acquired 40kstats, we knew there were a number of features we wanted to implement on the site, and we’ve been working to get those features added as quickly as we’re able to force Greg to make them. So here’s a rundown of what’s new and what’s relatively new, but you might have missed on the site.

Faction Pages

Check in to see how the Tyranid is still in effect

Look, we know that for many of you, the reason you hit the stats site is to better understand your specific faction. That’s why we built out our Faction Pages, which allow you to get a quick understanding of how the faction is doing at events, see the latest top 4 lists from the faction, look at subfaction win rates, and see the latest competitive articles for the faction (including the most recent Start Competing article). We also publish faction v faction win rates on these pages in order to make sure you have everything you need.

Scoring Statistics

Look at how bullshit these are

We’ve done a ton of work building out scoring statistics using data from the ITC Battles App.

  • Win Rates and Scoring by Mission allows you to see a snapshot of how each faction does across the Nephilim missions, with average win rates and VP scored per mission.
  • Primary Scoring allows you to see how each faction does when it comes to scoring VP for primary objectives, by mission.
  • Secondary Scoring shows you the complete list of secondary objectives in the game and the average scoring statistics for each. This is a sortable list, and you can use the search bar to refine it to just a specific faction.

Other Data Improvements

We’ve also been working on updating the rest of the data on the site and clearing out some of the leftover bugs. Pulling this data and aggregating it from half a dozen different sources is a big task, and automating that process means we’re going to occasionally have to go back and clean up the data. That said, we’ve been working on smoothing this out and updating some of our data around things like Tournaments in Winning Position (TiWP), Average First Game Lost, and TiWP Ratio to ensure we’ve got the most accurate measure of a faction’s strength. We’re still doing work on this, so pardon our dust as we put these improvements in place.

We’re also working on adding in data from the new Tabletop Battles AppWe’re working on making that a more automated/immediate process as well, and getting that set up takes time, so expect a bit of a lag on the faction statistics until we get that newer process ironed out.


What’s Next

We’ve got more planned for 40kstats. Here are a few of the things we’re looking to add before the end of the year:

  • More data visualizations, showing things like game flow and faction trends
  • More trending data generally, showing whether a faction is on the rise or the decline
  • Player quality stats, such as showing stats for a faction’s average ITC rank/score and how that faction does in the hands of top vs. lower-ranked players

We’ve got some interesting things planned and we’re excited to get cracking on them. In the meantime, if you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note in the comments below or email us at