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Old 31 Aug 2005, 21:08   #1 (permalink)
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...a warp-storm transported a Cadian army into 20th-century Earth? Post your bets as to the winner? My money is on 20th-century Earth, mainly because for all they have, the Cadians still don't have reactive armor.
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How big, exactly, is an "army?"

Also, it would depend if they had Titans and megatanks with them. If they brought baneblades (or even Leman Russes) we would be screwed.
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Well I'm pretty sure that cadians are the good guys so we would probably befriend them and wound be marveled at there "awesome" technology.
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...a warp-storm transported a Cadian army into 20th-century Earth? Post your bets as to the winner? My money is on 20th-century Earth, mainly because for all they have, the Cadians still don't have reactive armor.
specify the scenario.

How big is the cadian army? 10. 10,000? a million?
Is it just grunts? Does it have armour? Titan support? orbital support? Super heavy vehicle support?

THe question is mute. Any 40k army comes to earth and we fight, we will lose, and we will lose hard.

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We wouldn't ally with them. They would tell us our god/gods are the Emporer, we would laugh at them. They would launch an assault.

If it was 1 Cadian Regiment, so 10,000 men with some armoured support. We would without any doubt at all win. They would have no air support, and even though Lasguns are quite capable of ripping through something like a castle wall in 1 shot there still isnt enough of them. Human infantry is human infantry at the end of the day.

Yes a regular Cadian Lineman would be as well trained if not more so than the best of the elite forces of any major military minded nation (so SAS, Delta Force etc). They would be far superior to our regular troops and far, far better equiped in many areas. But there just wouldnt be enough of them.
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I dunno, you underestimate the rediculous numbers of rednecks with guns and our military actually has better gear than the Imperial Guard infantry, even our tanks are better than the Russ I bet. If they had Titans that would be another matter but those are a seperate force and not exactly IG. So I suppose the question was leaving them out and if they were transported through the warp I dont think they would have ships as thats the navy and again seperate. We would get bloodied but they would probably lose. The only group I could see winning significantly would be Chaos, we cant really fight daemons and even the eldar for all their skill would get swamped eventually.
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I doubt any of our current anti-tank ordnance could punch through the front armor of a Leman Russ. Or even a Chimera for that matter. All the Gurad would have to do would be hide in their transports and blast us from there.
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How big, exactly, is an "army?"

Also, it would depend if they had Titans and megatanks with them. If they brought baneblades (or even Leman Russes) we would be screwed.
By army, I meant purely Cadians, with Sanctioned Psykers, Kasarkins, lots of Conscripts, etc, with approximate manpower about that equivalent to 100% the manpower of the 1st-world armies (and China), with an armored company or 2 thrown in for good measure They are teleported in small units across the planet, and engage in a series of firefights.

Naturally, I see how having plasma guns, lasguns, etc. is an advantage. But we're assuming that the 21st century world brings in all their fun toys like the THEL (Tactical High-Energy Laser), heli-gunships, Vulcan Miniguns, etc. Neither side has superweapons or else it becomes a moot point (though imagine trying to stop Melta Torpedos with Patriot missiles...).

Reason I ask is that I am considering a time-traveling Inquisitor game, where a Cadian army gets time-traveled, and their ships crash-land in the Holy Land in the year 2000; Y2K fans rejoice.
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Perhaps but there is nothing to compare it with. A space marine krak rocket can defeat leman russ armor, perhaps not from the front I dont have the stats on hand but it could take it out. We have some pretty big and pretty nasty weapons not to mention we could just cut our losses and hit them with a nuke or two. Im sory I dont care who or what they are or what their hideing in they are still human and a nuke is going to kill them.
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['i]I dunno, you underestimate the rediculous numbers of rednecks with guns and our military actually has better gear than the Imperial Guard infantry, even our tanks are better than the Russ I bet.[/i]'

No, it is you that under estimates Imperial technology. Our tanks, are in no way at all as good as Imerial tanks.

Yes some may run on steam power, but that same steam powered tank could also have targetting technology beyond our comprehension. Most Imperial military vehicles run on an awesomely effective engine that can run on anything and are very reliable.

I'm sure I've read somewhere that most Russ fire a shell which is almost a mini nuke.

They would lose, due to numbers. But they would be more advanced than we can even imagine in many areas (and slighly less so in others).

Their infantry is worse equipped than ours?! lol. No. Lasguns are far more powerful than what we have, although at the end of the day a Lasgun hits you in the chest or a P90 hits you in the chest your pretty much dead, but they also have far, far better armour.
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