Grand Lord Munchkin
Well 2 million active troops with a population that would allow for those numbers fairly easily given the number of service age citizens they have.
Sure. How many of them have actually fought before? How many of them have lead entire lives of violence? They can call on them, whoopty-do. The Imperium can all upon every single person in the Imperium (indeed they do, some just serve by making weapons instead of shooting them). Their regiments are all the fiercest, most [email protected]$$ men alive. I thin it might even be debatable calling them men at this point.Also the chinese gouvernment has national service in place, so every student currently at university or higher education can be called up to fight. Thats alot of people.
That's exactly the Guards logic. So the problem with China's recruit army is that a) the Guard have greater numbers and b) the Guard have superior training. Either individually can be overcome, but if you're relying on numbers to beat a numerically superior foe you're screwed. Plain and simple.No trooper is totally useless. Alone they are pathetic, but in mass it could be a bitch.
Precisely. If any space faring race came upon us, we would either join them or be destroyed by them, it's as simple as that imo. We have no hope of beating anything that advanced, despite what the films may lead you to believe.The Imperial fleet pulls into Earth orbit. At some point we decide that we don't want to play with them, so they decide to slap us around a bit.
Firstly, they could quite easily destroy the satellites that we depend on for navigation and communication. Once they do that, the more advanced military nations have lost most of whatever advantage they have. No more stand-off use of Cruise missiles, no more real-time battlefield info.
Sitting in orbit, if they don't fancy getting dirty, they could just start taking out power stations and water treatment plants. This won't be hard as even a shot that's not spot-on is going to cause a hell of a lot of damage. It is these actions that would push us to surrender, moreso than fighting, as modern society is totally unprepared for such things to happen and majorly unwilling to put up with the hardships that would follow.
If it came down to fighting, then even our greatest weapons (outside of nukes) wouldn't really help, because we don't have the manouverabilty to match those coming down from orbit. BY the time we've redeployed to face the threat, the fighting will be done. All that we'll do by transporting troops and materiel would be to provide tempting targets for the IN. If it did come down to fighting then no matter how good our MBTs are, there are two big problems. There are so few of them and, if they do get seriously damaged, they are complex to repair. However, there would be no need to actually fight them; an Astartes, or even Stormtrooper, strike on the refuelling/repair/rearming depot would effectively take them out of any fighting- without fuel they're going nowhere.
With all of these things going on, I don't think that there would be any need to a full-scale invasion. In fact the political divisions of our world would probably hamstring us utterly, with different countries wanting to join the Imperium and others resisting, some for personal gain, some to make others countries have a hard time and others for ideological reasons.
I suppose you could say that any race that can travel interstellar distances and make threats of violence will be able to take out any race that isn't able to make free use of space, even within its own planetary system.
As long as we have Will Smith, we shall endure.Precisely. If any space faring race came upon us, we would either join them or be destroyed by them, it's as simple as that imo. We have no hope of beating anything that advanced, despite what the films may lead you to believe.
so all we have to do is force to come at us from one specific direction, preferably through a mountain pass or similar. Unfortunately, the Imperium can land any where they want and complete surround us. Superior numbers=easy victory if they have the enemy surrounded. Not to mention the fact that the Imperial Guard will be better trained and more experienced than almost anything we can throw at them.My thoughts:
Ever seen the film 300?
Superior numbers=epic faiL if the numbers are in a tight, narrow space fighting better trained soldiers
Assuming that it can lock on and penetrate it's armour of course. We have no idea what kind of anti-lock equipment they have, or how durable their fighters are to conventional weaponry.I don't know how fast Imperial Fighters can go, but an F-22 Raptor could just lock onto it and blow it up.
They don't really have a navy (as in for sea). Some Guard regiments include boats (primarily from heavily water-based worlds) but beyond that it's pretty nonexistent. That being said, they don't need one. They have an air force that can deploy from orbit and resupply there as well. Kinda makes boats irrelevant.Naval:
I actually don't know much about the Imperial Sea Forces (Imperial Navy is actually the Space Ships)
If that fails we could hit them with the Bieber bomb, no music or anything, we just throw Justin Bieber at them really fucking hard!We have one weapon that the Imperium could not match; we have Psy-war-ops (Physiological war operations). We would wait until they were in range and then flood their vox with songs from Susan Boyle. Total torture… fleet turns around… f#ck off. End of invasion