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Old 07 Nov 2006, 21:56   #1 (permalink)
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I've been wondering, are Kroots actually stronger than Orks? Because Orks just look bigger, stronger and tougher than a skinny little Kroot. Of course the strength of Orks in 40k does them no justice. It just seems really weird to me :-\
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 21:58   #2 (permalink)
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The thing is while kroot don't look big, it's their muscle contractions are fast meaning that they can get harder. And when I say fast I mean reflex fast.
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just look at their strength differences and that will tell you. and yes it may seem like the kroot are walking twigs while the orks are like Arnold schwarzenegger. However, just because someone is skinny doesent mean they're weak. Take a look in real life. I've seen the thinnest guys who look like you could snap them in half beat the heck outa some big guy. In reality everyone has the same muscle cell count. You can only make them bigger, or more defined to raise your strength. Just cause your big dont mean your always gonna be the strongest. and yea Elcambelohas has got a good obvious point. The kroot are just as strong as the orks only their body structure is more quick-like which allows them to hit just as hard.
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Old 07 Nov 2006, 23:54   #4 (permalink)
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I see, well some obvious points i guess. Heh, an image of a Ork arm wrestling jsut popped into my mind. :P
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Think Bruce Lee. The kroot might not be able to win in arm wrestling, but he can snap his weapon out so fast that it'll cause more damage than a slow punch by a bigger guy. I really think they should have been i4 though, instead of s4...
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 00:02   #6 (permalink)
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I doubt a Kroot warrior could lift as much as an Ork, but their muscles are designed to have a great deal of explosive power. "Strength" in 40k terms is mostly just a measure of how much damage you are going to cause with a weapon. It doesn't translate precisely to an actual muscle strength.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 00:11   #7 (permalink)
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Think Bruce Lee. The kroot might not be able to win in arm wrestling, but he can snap his weapon out so fast that it'll cause more damage than a slow punch by a bigger guy. I really think they should have been i4 though, instead of s4...
Yeah i agree with the I4 but it might be overpowered, even without armour saves.
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Also we have to consider the effect on game balance. An entire army of str4 orks would be absolutely brutal for their pts cost (not to mention what Skarboyz would end up being like!). Kroot can get away with a higher str due to the fact that they'll usually only be used in a unit or 2
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 00:16   #9 (permalink)
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I can't really see I4 being more powerful. Most kroot are going to be in cover shooting, so when the enemy attacks them they will be i10 anyway. I just htink it would be more fluffy.

Also, the reason it is balanced with kroot is because they really aren't tough enough to get across a table. Without t4 or some kind of save, they would just be sitting ducks (although inf does help a lot).
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I can't really see I4 being more powerful.
Try fighting some space marines outside of forests. I4 matters alot. Not all maps are covered in forests, take cityfight for example.
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