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Old 19 Jun 2005, 00:38   #1 (permalink)
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(If the mods believe they need to move this to the Space Marines topic then do so. I just wanted everyone to comment not just the Space Marine players.)

This little discussion happened today between me and my gaming buddies. The Space Marines scouts and their statline. Since scouts are supposed to be new recruits (but not all the times) and don't have the power armor why do they have a strength and toughness of 4. Since the power armor provides the toughness (and the better save) and the strength why don't they have either a str. of 3 or a toughness of 3. We didn't come with an answer and just moved on. Thanks for any answers.
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Old 19 Jun 2005, 01:00   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, this probably should be in the SMurf Forum. But the reason is that they still have on some pretty bad-*ss armor, and so the armor save is not reduces, just S and T. I think. Maybe. I don't have the SMurf Dex, so I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
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Smurf Marines are naturally that tough because of all of the "emperor blessed" biomechanics that they go through in order to be part of the chapter, they are always that strong, even if They are new. They don't go around saying "hey, if you strut around in this armor you will become really strong and won't be able to die even if your face melts off" Correct, Scouts are Neophyte space marines in most cases, but that's exactly what they are...space marines the S4 T4 SMurfs everyone (seemingly) know and love, there armor that they have makes no difference...(other than a better armor save :P)
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Old 19 Jun 2005, 01:24   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah he's right, Z.Killer.
Here's my opinion on strength, which you use in close combat (of course you already know that).

FULL SM.ARMOUR
When you punch(or slash or bash) in close combat the heavy armour is going to slow you down a bit.
But, It's also going to add a bit to the strength because it's heavy when it hits you, so that balances out.

SCOUT ARMOUR
Since the armour is lighter it makes it easier to move around.
But since it's lighter it dosn't add as much to the punch

There's my idea.
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Old 19 Jun 2005, 02:38   #5 (permalink)
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I thought all of the operations for the scouts were after they get the geneseed implanted into their body and whatnot. (unless i got my reading wrong and the scouts have all ready received the geneseed.)
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They are... thats what I posted above, the scouts are only put into battle as scouts because they are fresh from recrutement(after they are part of the chapter and therefore have recived the geneseed), or are veterans that excell in stelth/scouting behaiviors.
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