Al right. Time to close my Warhammer 40K Apocalypse poll and start something new. Well over 600 people cast their vote. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to do so.
These things obvious do not (and cannot) adhere to any kind of representative sampling. Still, I find them insightful as to what readers of this blog think, even if one shouldn’t extrapolate beyond that.
Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Poll Results
Are You Buying Apocalypse 40K?
- Yes - I'll buy both Rules and Miniatures (16%, 99 Votes)
- Yes - I'll buy the Rules, but not the new Miniatures (22%, 134 Votes)
- Yes - I'll buy the new Miniatures, but not the Rules (8%, 49 Votes)
- No - I play(ed) the old Apocalypse, but not this one (9%, 58 Votes)
- No - I never play Apocalypse 40K (34%, 209 Votes)
- No - I don't even play Warhammer 40K (7%, 43 Votes)
- Other (please explain in the comments) (4%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 613
Musing About The Results
Of those who voted, 46% said they’ll pick up something from the new Warhammer 40K Apocalypse release: The rules, some miniatures or both.
That’s more than I expected. Less surprisingly, the “rules only” group is the largest sub-group of those who bought something, 22% of everyone who voted. That, I assume, goes with the fact that most people buy the Apocalypse rules for miniatures, including Forge World, they already own.
Of those who voted, 50% said they won’t pick up anything from the new Warhammer 40K Apocalypse release (incl. those that aren’t playing Warhammer 40K at all). The majority of this sub-group appear to be those that haven’t ever owned Apocalypse 40K and aren’t about to start now. A good third (34%) of all those who voted fall into this category.
In retrospect, it’s a bit of a pity I asked for those that have “given up” on Warhammer 40K Apocalypse between the old version and the new version (9%), but not the inverse. Next time!
Overall, taking out those that voted “Other” and those that voted “Not playing 40K“, it seems that – from all people that do play Warhammer 40K (and voted) – more people actually picked up something from the new Apocalypse 40K release from Games Workshop than did not.
Setting aside the obvious caveats to representativeness, etc… what do you think?
- Is this a result you would’ve expected?
- Are these more Apocalypse 40K players than you would’ve thought?
- Less than you would’ve thought?
Leave a comment!