Saturday, 11 January 2014

Yearly Review: Top posts of 2013

2013 was a pretty good year. The incredible 100,000 views marker was broken, the Thousand Sons got plenty of attention (including a new super-heavy) and I found time to start another game system. Many of you have followed my exploits, and some were far more popular than others. So today, I'm counting down the top five posts of 2013. I'm basing the results on how many views individual posts have got (since Blogger doesn't show how many people viewed posts as they scroll past or through them). The one thing I noticed is that the lowest rated post in this "top posts" post got hundreds more than the highest from last year, so that is amazing feat, and shows how much the blog has grown over the last year. So here we go:




#5 Tactics: Thousand Sons



The list begins with a neat tactical guide I wrote, to help people made better use of what is widely considered to be an ineffective unit. Whilst it will still remain a rarity in tournaments, I like to think more of you are using these units.

#4 Analysis-Forge World Open Day


2013 was a big year for Forge World, and it shows in the amount of coverage this post got. Forgeworld came out with a ton of awesome kits, including more Primarchs and some of the characters of the Horus Heresy. I expect amazing things from them this year too.


#3- Showcase: Thousand Sons Sorcerer in Terminator Armour



 This post is the first one to have passed the 1000 marker (1111 to be precise) and was easily the most popular finished-model post ever on the blog. The sorcerer served me well at the Wartorn 40k tournament, and has since made regular appearances in army lists. I hope to continue this model's legacy at the 2014 competitions. Perhaps the Thousand Sons will finally have themselves a first-place finish,

#2- Tutorial: Improving Obliterators and Mutilators



Second place goes to this tutorial post, in which I shared my top tips for improving the very divisive mutilator and Obliterator kits. I like to think that many of you have since hacked up your models, followed my suggestions, and made far better looking and scarier models. It was an enjoyable post to work on, so expect to see further 'kit improvement' posts like this in the coming months.

#1 Analysis: 40k psychic powers (biomancy)



This post wins by a massive margin, with over 1,700 unique viewings. This post was part of an ongoing series advising players on how to make the most of the psychic powers disciplines. I intend to continue the series this year, judging by how many of you were interested in this post.


So there we have it: the best posts of 2013. Here's to another great year, let us see if we can top this selection of champions. For those interested, here is a link to the 2012 top five posts.

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