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Old 06 Jul 2006, 07:19   #1 (permalink)
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Why do Space Marines need Armour?

Should Space Marines have Armour?
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 07:36   #2 (permalink)
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Because bullets hurt :P.
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 07:53   #3 (permalink)
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It would be more than a bit silly sending warriors, which you have spent valuable time and resources on training and genetically modifying, onto the battlefield wearing only IG uniforms. Each SM is a valuable resource to the Imperilium, so they are fitted with high quality armour to protect them.
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 09:15   #4 (permalink)
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That's a very odd question...why do you ask?
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 09:18   #5 (permalink)
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Send the Space marines literally naked into battle? I think that they too need clothes as much as we do. Buton the practical term, a better armoured trooper will be able to survive longer to kill more enemies. That's myy logic anyway.
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do you mean armour as in power armour? Well that's common sense really.

Do you mean armour as in Tanks? Again, common sense. These guys are the elite of the elite, they've trained for years and you've invested loads of resources in them. It would make sense to give them some tanks to run around in.
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 10:06   #7 (permalink)
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Oh, now I get it!

Some Marine players quite understandably field pure infantry armies and supplement the army's missing speed and manoeuvrability with jump pack equipped assault troops, bike squadrons and drop pods rather than true vehicles. Even without any of that stuff, seeing a legion of 70+ power armoured Marines grace the field is a daunting sight.
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Oh, now I get it!

Some Marine players quite understandably field pure infantry armies and supplement the army's missing speed and manoeuvrability with jump pack equipped assault troops, bike squadrons and drop pods rather than true vehicles. Even without any of that stuff, seeing a legion of 70+ power armoured Marines grace the field is a daunting sight.
lots of marines is certainly more scary than a couple of preds on there minus a squad of marines.
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Yeah, i'll take a Dev. Squad over a pred anytime I can.

Also i can't get over Steel Skeleton's 'Because Bullets Hurt" Comment. =P
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 05:46   #10 (permalink)
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Well, I'll presume that is a good thing . The question made no sense to me at first, but then Tom Norman made it inherantly clear to me and I felt dumb :P. *goes into corner and begins rocking...*

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P.S. I think that SM have armor because it brings balance. There are times when a pred is better than devs. Not very often, but there are times. And we all know how much GW likes their SM to have balance and more play styles(read: more players a.k.a. more money)
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