Originally Posted by Angel of Blood
The Word Bearer is almost unrecognisable. For a nanosecond, the figure registers to Luciel as an unknown, a threat.
Transhuman responses are already there, unbidden. Adrenaline spikes to heighten an already formidable reaction time. Muscle remembers. Luciel wears his boltgun, an oiled black pit bull of a weapon, in his thigh holster. He can draw, aim and fire in less than a second. The range is six metres, the target unobstructed. There is no chance of missing. Maximus plate, frontally augmented, might stop a mass-reactive shell, so Luciel will fire two and aim for the visor slits. The airgate skin-sleeve is self-repairing, and will survive las-fire damage, but a bolter shot will shred it open, so Luciel also braces for the explosive decompression of a ricochet or a miss-hit. At a simple, subconscious neural urge, boot-sole electromagnets charge to clamp onto the deck plates.
He can make a clean kill headshot in less than a second and a half, two rounds for kill insurance, and probably protect the atmospheric integrity of the airgate.
All this, all this decided, unbidden, instinctive, in less than a nanosecond.
So how fast are Eldar, Daemons, and Tyranids by implication?
Originally Posted by emporershand89
Master Chief is a good fight, well trained, and hard to kill. that's all he has, a simple bolt round would end his life. +1 SM
Last time I checked, the Covenant used used plasma weaponry almost exclusively...which pwn Space Marines....which Spartans have no problem using because they are not space knights that hate everything that is of xenos origin.
Of course, there is going to be some serious hand waving momentarily about Covenant plasma weapons "not being the same as" or "inferior to" plasma weapons in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
I would also point out that the Gaunt and his posse of badasses curb stomp a whole squad of Chaos Space Marines in a swamp with basically no gear in Traitor General. So much for being more than human.
In sum, I think that there are fundamental problems that undermine any sort of comparison between the Halo and the Warhammer 40,000 universe, particularly with regard to Spartans and Space Marines. Clearly, much of the "literature" that features Space Marines is for ****s to **** *** at night. The reverse is true with game play--Spartans are clearly better. Good. Now please lock this thread so we can get on with our lives.