RE: [Epic] Newbie Questions

From: Dirk Vormann <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 09:24:58 +0200 (MESZ)

> Not true. Shotguns, Needle Sniper Rifles and Heavy Weapons are
> very common amongst scout squads, and in my 5 years of playing
> the game, I have yet to see a solely close combat-oriented Scout
> squad.
> > They are very
> > effective in combat, equal to a marine,
> >
> I disagree. In close combat, no. Marines have access to far
> superior close combat weapons. Since weapons carried by foot
> troops in Epic are incorporated into the stats and not differentiated
> according to the type of weapon, Marines are better than Marine
> Scouts.

ASSAULT marines are better than marine scouts, tactical marines are worse
in HtH as only the sarge gets a 2nd HtH weapon.

> have all the abilities and stats of normal Marine, plus Infiltration.
> It just
> doesn't make sense to me.

And they are better than chaos veteran marines as well...


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