+++ETL VII - WEEK 3 UPDATE+++
So, ETL VII Week 3 is over and we’re entering Week 4 – the last full week of recruitment! So what happened? Let’s see:
Week 3 results:
FACTION: ADEPTUS ASTARTES
E TENEBRAE LUX VII – Week 3
|Faction/Forum||Participants||Vows||Points pledged||Avg. Vow ||Completions|| CR||SCR|
|Adeptus Astartes ||132 ||145 ||94,183 ||650||4,813 ||5.1% ||246 |
|Space Marines ||45||49||31,087||634 ||1,361 ||4.4% ||60|
|Blood Angels ||30 ||32||25,286 ||790||1,648 ||6.5% ||107 |
|Dark Angels ||37 ||44 ||21,394 ||486 ||1,804 ||8.4% ||152 |
|Space Wolves ||20 ||20 ||16,416 ||821 ||0 ||0.0% ||0 |
|IFOR ||42 ||49 ||19,545 ||399 ||3,881 ||19.9% ||771 |
|Adepta Sororitas ||5 ||6 ||2,436 ||406 ||616 ||25.3% ||158 |
|AdMech ||7 ||9 ||4,576 ||508 ||320||7.0% ||22|
|Astra Militarum ||15 ||15 ||5,983 ||399||777 ||13.0% ||101 |
|Imperial Agents ||4 ||6 ||2,889 ||482 || 1,338 ||46.3% ||620 |
| Grey Knights ||3 ||4 ||1,536 ||384|| 238 ||15.5% ||37 |
| Deathwatch ||8 ||9 ||2,125 ||236 ||592 ||27.9% ||165 |
| Realm of Chaos ||61 ||62 || 40,460 ||653 || 833 ||2.2% ||18|
| Chaos Space Marines ||57 ||58|| 38,396||662 || 833 ||2.2% ||18|
| Chaos Daemons ||2 ||2 || 871 ||436 || 0 ||0.0% ||0 |
| LatD ||2 ||2 || 1,193 ||597 || 0 ||0.0% ||0 |
| Xenos ||27 ||32 || 17,910 ||560 || 2,995 ||16.7% ||501 |
| Aeldari ||3 ||4 || 2,492 ||623 || 121 ||4.9% ||6 |
| Necrons ||8 ||8 || 4,010 ||501 || 0 ||0.0% ||0 |
| Orks ||5 ||7 || 2,219 ||317 || 997 ||44.9% ||448|
| T’au Empire ||6 ||7 || 6,004||858 || 1,032 ||17.2% ||177 |
| Tyranids ||5 ||6 ||3,185 ||531 || 845 ||26.5% ||224 |
| AoD ||23 ||26 || 35,896 ||1,381 || 3,420 ||9.5% ||326 |
| AoD-L ||13 ||15|| 22,054 ||1,470 || 1,730 ||7.8 % ||136|
| AoD-T ||10 ||11 || 13,842 ||1,258 || 1,690 ||12.2% ||206 |
| Total ETL VII ||285 ||314 || 207,994 ||662 || 15,942 ||7.7% ||1,222 |
The Faction retains the most participants and the most points pledged but this has yet to translate into the highest score due to a relatively low completion rate. In particular the Space Marines
(the leaders within the Faction in terms of participants and points pledged) have added 3 new participants this week completed some 550pts. But neither the new additions nor the completed points were enough to put them in the lead within the Faction as their completion ratio is only 4.4%. Still, it’s early days for them, and they sure do have the resources – so it’s a waiting game here. The BAs
added 2 participants, but they were more productive in their completions, driving their completion rate to 6.5% for zero last week. Last year they had an amazing completion ratio that effectively gave them first position, so I’d expect some (nasty?) surprised from them! The DAs
however seem to have a much more focused performance at this stage, with the highest completion rate of 8.4% which naturally translates into a higher score. There are to worrying issues though: they only added one more participant in Week 3 and they have the smallest average vow in the Faction – and among the smallest in the ETL
. Both these issues are very worrisome and should be addressed in Week 4 – the last chance to recruit! Which leaves us with the SWs
. Well, they have managed to reach 20 participants – not a mean feat – but still lagging vs. every other Astartes. Their average vow is strong at 821pts but their lack of participants is the single most important handicap. This is the last full Week to recruit so make the most of it! Having some early completions and re-vowing won’t hurt either… FACTION: IFOR
Well, something people might not have expected, but the IFOR currently leads the scoreboard among the other Factions due to their amazing completion rate of 20%! However, it’s early days yet and this is more of a marathon than a sprint. Still, good news as it allows for more re-vowing in the near future thus amplifying their resources. Oh, and hopefully will raise their average vow – which is currently the lowest among all factions! Also, it’s high time to make the last Faction-wide effort to recruit – I cannot stress this enough!
The Adepta Sororitas
are very close to my heart. Despite the expected release of their brand-new Codex and range later this year, they still have 5 participants who also are quite productive! With a 25% completion rate, one can identify a certain élan in this Forum and one can ask for no more! The AdMech
unfortunately did not add any new participants this week – and their completion rate of 7% does not suggest any great momentum at this stage… So, what needs to be done? Hopefully we’ll see more AdMech participants – this is imperative! Seriously, the AdMech has an amazing range and new stuff on the way, and don’t forget, there is nothing stopping you painting them as Dark Mechanicum! Having said that, increasing the average vow is also needed as it’s some 160pts below the ETL
average. So more early completions would be most welcome! Take for example the Imperial Agents
Forum. They also suffer from small following and a lack of new recruitments, but the completion rate is the highest in the ETL
which resulted into the Agents having the highest score in the ETL
by the end of Week 3!!! This of course is not sustainable – not with such small following… But let’s hope that following will increase: The Agents are a great choice for those who want to commit with small or even single-miniature vows or with a whole Custode army that has an amazing range and not that challenging to paint! But the undisputed leader of the IFOR Faction is the Astra Militarum
– or the Guard for the veterans! The trick here is to increase participation as much as possible a you’re not just comparing with other IFOR Forums but with Tau and the Necrons, not to mention the LatD
. One thing that new recruits for the Guard should bring is higher points’ value for their vows as currently the 399pts is not impressive. The Grey Knights
also have a low average vow and unfortunately it seems their momentum seems to have stalled. Nothing happened last week. No new recruits, no completions, not even a status update! I sure hope things would change in Week 4 – the last full week to make new recruitments! Lastly the Deathwatch
. Well, they have an almost 30% completion rate but a woefully low average vow – in fact it’s the smallest in the ETL
by far! Here we can only hope that either new recruits or the re-vowing of the existing participants will come at a higher points’ value. FACTION: REALM OF CHAOS
With 61 participants and average vow close to the ETL
average, Realm of Chaos appears to be the second strongest Faction after the Astartes. However, the AoD is a close third so no time to relax! The fourth week would by catalytic!
The Chaos Space Marines
are in a very good shape and certainly will be the Forum to beat in order to win the ETL
this year. They have the most participants than any other Forum and the most points pledged – although the loyalist Marines are not so far behind. They have a relatively small completion rate at this point but that’s just optics. With an average vow spot-on on the ETL
average it’s only a matter of time to produce results. Truth is, the challenge is for the loyalist Marines to up their game, as CSMs seem to have the edge at this point. The Daemons
and the LatD
have remained static vs. last week in terms of tangible results, although the Daemons seem to be updating more frequently and generally looking more involved. Last full week for recruitment guys, let’s do the most out of it! FACTION: XENOS
The Faction is doing fine all things considered. The Tau seem to be leading, but the Necrons and the Tyrands are also in close support – whereas the Orks and the Aeldari had a good week too. The bottom line? The Xenos
can challenge the IFOR and that is BIG!
saw completions and re-vowing in Week 3 which is great news! It would be even better if they could bring more participants aboard this last full week of recruitments as it would make a world of difference! Two or three more participants may result in making the Aeldari one of the protagonists in the Xenos
corner! The Necrons
on the other hand, definitely appear to be among the protagonists although Week 3 has not been kind to them. Just one new participant and no completions means that they are slipping vs. their arch-rivals, the Tau and the Tyranids are not so far behind either – nothing that a good Week 4 cannot fix! The Orks
had a great week – on the completions and re-vowing fronts at least – if not new participants. Still, with a completion rate of 45% - the second highest in the ETL
– they should be proud of themselves. Apart from new recruits, which is a common denominator for all Forums, the Orks need to raise their average vow as at 317pts is the second lowest of the ETL
and almost half of the ETL
average. So yes, new vows are welcome but new vows at higher points are even more welcome! The Tau
seem to be in the best position within the Xenos
Faction. They have the most points pledged – if not the most participants – the most points completed and an average vow well above the ETL
average which implies that new vows (either from new recruits or from re-vowing) can afford to come at lower points’ value. And there is a lot of activity. History has shown that the Forums that use the Outpost threads a lot generally do better! Lastly the Tyranids
. Well good news here too. The average vow is lower than the ETL
average but with 845 completed points and a completion ratio of 27% they sure look good. If they could only attract a few more participants, their relative position within the Xenos
Faction could change dramatically. And wouldn’t that be fun? FACTION: AoD
Well, the AoD has 23 participants. Hopefully that will increase, but even at the current level, some 4.5k behind Realm of Chaos in terms of pledged points. And talking about pledged points, the AoD has BY FAR the highest average vow in the ETL
– more than twice that of Realm of Chaos and the Astartes. Although reaching the Astartes in absolute terms seems a bit of a stretch at this point, threatening the Realm of Chaos is not that far-fetched. Week 4 would be VERY crucial! AoD-L
made a jum this week, increasing their pledged points by some 6.5k pts through mainly frantic completions and re-vowing – although they did have a new participant coming on board. A similar, albeit more subdued, performance was recorded for the AoD-T
but now they lack significantly behind the loyalists in terms of points pledged. Still, a higher completion rate translates to higher score at this point thus underlining that it’s not the pledged points that will ETLs, it’s the completed points. Now it’s Week 4, the last full week for recruitment. Both Outposts must do their best effort – it makes a hell of a difference!
WE ARE ENTERING WEEK 4
THE LAST FULL WEEK FOR RECRUITMENT!
MAKE THE BEST OF IT!
CROSSING THE RUBICON
For those interested in the satellite events :
THE MARK OF THE LIBER: A Liber event to write about your ETL entries
: A Dark Angels' Primaris event: THE HUNT OF THE FALLEN
: A Dark Angels' Deathwing event: THE MARCH OF THE FALLEN
: A Chaos, Fallen themed event: CHAOS SPAWN BEAUTY PAGEANT:
A Chaos Spawn Beauty Pageant: BLACK CRUSADE 2019:
Vowing your soul for Chaos - an age-old ETL
Also some challenges have been issued and I'm repeating them here, so they will not be forgotten in the mists of time. If other such challenges have been made, notify me and I will add them to the list:
IF the SWs get a higherETL[font=tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3] Score than the DAs by the end of the event, I will paint 5 SWs Battle leaders corresponding to the 5 top scoring SWs players. Furthermore, I'll customise those Battle Leaders to the specs of the 5 top scoring SWs players, so it could be anything from Power armour, Terminator Armour (any kind), Primaris or on Thunder Wolf.
Something similar to the "Debt to the Wolves" I did some years ago (see my sig).
Now the Wolves have 20 participants! If you guys make it 30 by the end of the recruitment period (July 1st), I, Captain Semper, Member of the Inner Circle and The Master of Recruits, will paint 5 Wolven straight out of the box and dedicate each one to the five higher scoring SWs participants in ETL VII.
Lord Ranulf of the Thunderwolf Clan has heard your brave words, Captain Semper of the First. For the glory of Russ and the Allfather, I shall make you eat them!
Lord Ranulf pledges for the VLKA FENRYKA! Honour and Victory to the SPACE WOLVES Chapter!
IF the DAs get a higher ETL Score than the SWs by the end of the event, I will paint a 5 man squad of Primaris Dark Angels and the DA Lieutenant (Zahariel?) dedicated to the 5 top scoring DAs players and honourable (Captain) Semper. (The difference in rank is merely on GWs part and not a personal attack)
While my collection and bits boxes do not allow me to make the "commission" as customizable as yours, I will ensure all 6 of them will be converted to be characterful, worthy Sons of the Lion and painted to the best of my abilities.
Slave to Darkness:
IF the Dark Angels or the vastly superior warriors of the Wolves get a higher score than the Chaos Marine faction I will dedicate a mini to the top three Fraeter from that forum. I would go five but I lack the required bits to do so, and if both forums beat Chaos Ill do the top three from both...