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Most people here probably know the history behind Ogryns. Before the Horus Heresy (maybe it was some other cataclysmic event, Dark age of Technology perhaps?) humanity was expanding across the universe like crazy, and some colonies were set up on extremely high gravity worlds. Over time, the humans there evolved to excel in that environment, thus, the humans there became extremely muscular, to an extent unimagineable to most people in the real world. Game wise, this increases the Ogryns strength and toughness to 4 or 5 (I can't remember which), signifying their incredible physic and ability to crush someone's skull with their bare hands. However, everyone has been concentrating on the Ogryns' combat strength and durability. What about their legs? I am assuming everyone who reads this has at least seen one clip of a moonwalk. The astronauts would hop through the air at the lightest step due to the noticeably lowered gravity. Since Ogryns come from high gravity worlds, walking on the average planet that 40k battles are fought on would be like walking on the moon (or less!) to Ogryns. So, why aren't Ogryns jump troops? due to their massive physique they would be jumping all over the battlefield, and gamewise this would be excellent for entering close combat. At the very least the Ogryns deserve to deepstrike, because they can simply jump wherever they want to!
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HAHAHAHA, I am seeing clips from the hulk flash through my head while reading this... I dont sencerly think that'd there'd be significant of a gravity change for them to adapt to so that they would go around bouncing around the battlefield.
Not really possible, remember their overall wieght has increased as enourmously as their muscles have.
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Well weight doesnt matter because all weight is is the amount of pull gravity has on you. So If they were on a high grav planet it would be like they weigh alot more, but coming to a different planet they would exeed in everything. Strength, speed, and the ability to jump. I dont however feel that thier ability too jump would be affected that much because thier is still a pull of gravity. The moon has even lower gravity then the earth so you really cant compare it to that.
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The idea is that the planets ogryns have lived on are not significantly different to those of regular humans, just enough to alter their physical bodies over many, many thousands of generations.
The human body is not very resistant to high gravity. Those early human settlers could never have survived indefinately on a planet with much stronger gravity than earth.
I see where your going with this... but in game terms jump troop ogryns would just be insane.
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Short Answer: Because it would be ridiculous. Both in appearence (A bunch of barely-dressed, over-muscled dimwitted...er...Hey, basically just fleshtone Orks....bouncing across the board for no apparent reason), and stat-wise it would give guardsmen a less-armored version of a Blood Angels Assault Squad boosting into close combat. There's gotta be limitations, and Ogryns bounding around in gigantic leaps just seems stupid.
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okay, first of all, the moon walk clips don' show astronaughts jumping 40 feet into the air or anything. so the idea is flawed. and also, something so significant of a gravity change that you could jump that high and powerfully would kill the people on it before they could adapt the muscular tissue. so they are from worlds with more gravity, but not that much more
Wow. Did I read that title wrong. I thought it say drop troop ogryns.
And here I thought this thread would be about deep striking ogres. . I wanted to see the crazy reinforced gliders or whatever someone had come up with to justify this. .
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And I originally thought it would have somthing to do with a strange merging of crisis suits and ogryns... XD