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This is an interesting thought i have been thinking about. How well can todays military force do against the Imperial Guard?
Personally, i feel the modern forces have a good chance at fighting land forces of the Imperial Guard but its the Imperial Navy with its bombardments that i think Earth would be worried about. Eventhough we do have IBMs that could make a mess of them also.
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Hmmm I would have to disagree the IG would wipe the floor with us, their technology is vastly superior to ours. I mean the entire army is in an armor that puts our current armor to shame. They may be easily killed in the 40k universe but with the weapons and armor, they would destroy us quickly. It wouldnt really be a fight, but who knows. Uh just the thought of a real life earth shaker cannon*shiver*.
Last edited by devrok; September 1st, 2005 at 23:36.
that and the fact that the IG could bring tens of millions of troops to the fight.
IBM wouldn't do much to the IN. perhaps take out an escort or two, but they have extensive PDS (not to mention shields).
all in all, we'd be screwed.
We would have to hide in the hills and do guerilla warfare on them. That would work until they gave up and left or, uh, flattened the whole planet with an orbital blast. :mellow:
i personally think the warhammer 40k universe back drop is messed up
the imperium is actually very evil
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seriously i think we would wipe them off the face of th earht
jsut look at how orks with less advanced technoligy than us today do against the imperial guard
sm thats another story
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Orks are more advanced than us dude. They have force field projectors and cyborg soldiers, among many other things.
on the imperial navy, what about nukes. Anyone seen indepedence day? we used nukes to take out those big ass alien ships.
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Okay, this argument could only be made with equal forces, and no navy are present. SO we will consider 1 Imperial Guard Regiment Vs. One Earth Regiment (I'll just use the US military for simplicities sake).
- In terms of Weaponry, I say its a slight edge to the gaurd. Even though we consider guard weapons "flashlights" they would still make a mess of our kevlar vests designed for projectile wepaonry.
- In terms of fightining discipline I would put it about even. There are many units with deicipline and experiance just as good if not better than a guard unit. Besides we would have the home advantage, thus giving a slight edge. Plus Guard units are conscripted instead of an all volunteer force.
- In terms of Armor assests, I will have to say about even. Take the Standard M1A2 Abrams Tank. 120mm smothbore barrel with HE rounds, not to much different from what the guard russes use. The Abrams also has better armor desgin. Just look at a russ and you'll see in a sec that its weak point is its tracks. In addition, Earth forces make extensive use of missles, something guard make a limited use of. But of course there tanks like the demolisher. Superior plasma weaponry would have to be overcome by long range of earth tanks. But even with this, I still give the edge to earth.
Now I'm a bit to lazy to do more comparisons, but you get my general picture. If forces were even, and conditions right, I would say the earth forces would have an above average chance of defeating a guard unit.
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The entire Imperium is a combination of the ancient Roman system of governing mixed with american puritains witch hunter the old she a witch and the burns her. The Imperium is not considered evil because the person thats the strongest makes the rules. Following as it says in the codex Only the insane have strength enough to prosper and only the ones that prosper can truly judge what is sane. hope that clearned it up a bit.
Going to back to Earth vs IP IP guard would ruin us because we dont have las guns even though las guns may seem weak they are still way ahead of us.
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