Re: [Epic] Epic shock troops

From: Chad Taylor <ct454792_at_...>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 19:29:38 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, A. Allen McCarley wrote:

> Oddly enough, the closest imperial troops I can find in Space Marine
> to fit the bill of shock troops are the IG Assault companies, and
> possibly beastmen. The Imperial marine fluff fiction makes them
> look like shock troops, but they don't have even a fraction of the
> numbers they would need for this role. Only a thousand are kept
> in readiness on any planet, and this is only on very select planets.
> Despite the fact that I love to play them in the game, I don't see
> the space marines doing anything larger in a conflict than being
> dropped behind enemy lines to take out a key enemy installation.
> Given the casualties in a typical EPIC conflict, any marine chapter
> would not be able to do this more than two or three times in
> any planetary conflict such as those described in the fiction.
> This puts the Space Marines, I think, squarely into the category
> of Special Forces and not Shock Troops.
> -Allen McCarley
> (Looking for a new sig since my old one is now so misleading.....)

I've always thought that the Space Marines fit the current mission of the
Rangers farely well.

Hit high priority targets behind enemy lines. Provide the "shock troop"
power for special operations. And if the fighting gets really harsh, we
lead the way.

Received on Thu Mar 06 1997 - 00:29:38 UTC

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