Critique for da CriticGod
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Not in my experience. I knew a very savvy blood angel player but his win record was the result of skillful generalship and an efficient all comers list, not paint scheme.
Otherwise no. The winningest player I know played UltraSmurfs, blue Alaitoc-looking Craftworld Eldar (e.g. painted using the same paints as ultramarines), and Harlequins.
There is however research and color theory which acknowledges that red is the most vivid and instantly recognizable color. Humans pay more attention to red things and they catch our attention much more easily.
If anything this thread is anecdotally supporting a bias for paying attention to red. Possibly also a confirmation bias. =)