Statistics

LVO 2017 Analysis: Doom of the Eldar

As has become something of a yearly tradition here at Variance Hammer, I’ve done some number crunching on the 2017 Las Vegas Open 40K Championships, to see what there is to […]

The Performance-Sportsmanship Tradeoff

After yesterday’s analysis of the Warzone Atlanta data, a commenter on Reddit objected to my use of the term “Friendly” to describe my army, and the implication that competitive armies […]

The Sound of Sisters of Silence

Alliterative? Yes. But how strong are the Sisters of Silence on the battlefield? Is Null Maiden the new Black? Or are they just beautiful models that will sit on the […]

The Horus Heresy: A Social Network

Social networks – the ties between people – are a really vibrant area of research. They’ve been used to do everything from examining the collapse of Enron to identifying hidden […]

What's Wrong With The Tau?

“There are two armies ruining the game: Eldar and Tau.” I hear some form of this a lot. Any mention of overpowered factions, units that need nerfing, ‘What’s wrong with the […]

Number Crunching the LVO

At the very beginning of this blog, at the end of 7th Edition, I wrote ‘Requiem for an Edition’, a statistical look at the Las Vegas Open. It proved to […]