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i'm going to have to go with Orcs obviously. Probably followed by the good old Imperuim of Man. Because they really have no idea what they are doing. At all. Ever.
 

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Orks, followed by the Imperium. Think about it. The Adeptus Arbites use shotguns. not suupa-bean-bag-grenade-launchas. Shotguns. And the Imperium still runs on glorified oil. Rough Riders ride horses, the Adeptus Mechanicus have absolutely no idea what they're doing, and the Emperor himself is rotting into ooze on life support while the Custodians play poker on an upturned barrel nearby.

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Uh, Kroot Mercs and feral Orks anyone?
 

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Eh. Kroot and Feral Orks at least understand their (very) limited tech. Kroot in particular, as they abhor technology. I think that physically, yes, they are less advanced, but for reasons of seriously not knowing what they're doing it's the Imperium.

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Imperium of man, Karnak skull takers (hope i have the name right) comes to mind, dont see too many ppl field IG with 2 close combat weapons on all soldiers.

Orks can supe up their stuff so they have some knowledge of technology and use it not shun it. As stated earlier about kroot, they understand their tech level, and dont do prayers and rights hoping that the machines will work (Exorcist comes to mind from Sisters of Battle/Witchhunters)
 

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As I recall Orks have a vague understanding of exactly how Tellyportaz work. Can't say that for the "mighty" Imperium Of Man.

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i'm going to have to go with Orcs obviously. Probably followed by the good old Imperuim of Man. Because they really have no idea what they are doing. At all. Ever.
Depends, the Mechanicus don't have a freaking clue (anyone else you know attempts to calm the "spirit" of a bomb before detonating it?), but your average IG Leman Russ crew knows how to make field repairs for their rugged tanks without the mumbo jumbo.

Which can often mean duct tape, a lot of swearing, and a well placed kick to the engine.
 

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Repairs on a Leman? So repairing an essentially gas run vehicle? Congrats, Imperium. your technological know how rivals that of my hick neighbor.

Kidding, but not much. 1. Orks (Feral or no, while some awesome tech most is 20th century) 2. Kroot Mercs (Barely Count) 3. Imperium (button pushers extroardinaire)
 

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I think that Kroot Mercs should be disqualified because thay don't actually want to use tech. It's like saying the Amish are primitive because they don't have Blu-ray.

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I'd agree. The odd thing about Orks is that their technology SHOULDN'T work, but does because they're all mildly psychic. Their stuff works because they THINK it should work. In the case of straight technology that's not influenced even remotely by psychic ability, I think the Imperium's towards the short end of the stick. Honestly, the only thing that the Imperium really has that we don't at the moment is cold fusion (which is indirectly responsible for things like melta weapons and plasma technology.) Knowing about how it works is kind of irrelivant, since the original question was more of "who has the stuff," I think.

This might sound baffling, but I think the Eldar are probably the least technologically advanced in the conventional sense of the word. Most of their stuff is made from bone, which is shaped by psychic ability. A lot of the stuff doesn't work according to the rules of physics. And, the Eldar don't have rifled weapons. Even the Imperium uses rifled weapons, albeit rarely-- any weapon that throws a solid slug that isn't self-propelled is rifled, if you take a look at the Departmento Munitorium manual.
 

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Well, Eldar also have hyper-advanced teleportation, anti-grav, Laser technology, and most confusing of all, a way to become immortal (in a physical sense.)

The thing about Orks is that they have a basic understanding of everything that they use. I've read fluff where a captured Shoota just freezes after a few shots, because the thing is basically a tube bolted to a coolant pipe, with a trigger and a pin inside. Frankly, Ork Tech is based entirely on the fact that Orks think their tech SHOULD work, like TSOH said. Orky Tellyportas cannot transport anything except Orks and things built by Orks, because other races have no intention of Orky tech actually working, and in some cases, being better than the Imperium's (Kustom Force Field anyone?). Orks are all basically psykers, exhibiting an unusual psychic resonance called the Waaagh! energy. Some Orks can channel this energy, turning it into deadly bolts of energy or powerful psychic fields (Weirdboyz). Ork Mekboyz are actually building vehicles. Ork vehicles are just an engine bolted to a chassis with some axles and wheels attached, and any race can utilize them. The thing is that the larger Ork vehicles like Battlefortresses and Roks technically should not work. Battlefortresses should collapse under their own weight and Roks should burn up in the atmosphere (Of course some do anyway.)

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orcs and then probably chaos because they have all the stuff the imperium had during the heresy and while the imperium hasnt made a lot of tech advancements chaos have made none at all
 

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I think the Imperium's towards the short end of the stick. Honestly, the only thing that the Imperium really has that we don't at the moment is cold fusion (which is indirectly responsible for things like melta weapons and plasma technology.) .
Well, no. They are capable of interstellar flight, which we are far from.

They can also genetically engineer superhuman soldiers. Admit it, we can't give people two hearts.

And also, the lascannon comes to mind. It may not be too far away, but I can't see anyone using anything like it.

Then there's the power weapons, power fists, lightning claws...

And the boltgun. I don't think that we currently are capable of making burst weapons that fire explosive projectiles. Yet.

Oh, and they can keep vegetables alive for ten thousand years. We aren't doing that quite yet, but you can be damn sure it's coming.

But apart from that, yeah.
 

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in the imperium, only military tech is revered, civilian tech is commonplace highly advanced and used by all. you can get cameras implanted in your brain if you want, have palm sized super computers, and various other things.
 

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They can also genetically engineer superhuman soldiers. Admit it, we can't give people two hearts.
Probably would be a lot closer to it if it weren't for all those silly legalities.
Petty morality interfering with progress *sigh* /end partial sarcasm

And also, the lascannon comes to mind. It may not be too far away, but I can't see anyone using anything like it.
Lots of good research for that. Product coming down the pipe for sure.

Then there's the power weapons, power fists, lightning claws...
True story. I so want one.

And the boltgun. I don't think that we currently are capable of making burst weapons that fire explosive projectiles. Yet.
Mark 19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. When you positively, absolutely must at least scare the crap out of a whole lot of people. Then there's the 20mm grenade launcher that was slated to be part of the OICW. Airburst with a rangefinder is a pretty good deal, it was magazine fed and only semi-auto, though.
 

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in the imperium, only military tech is revered, civilian tech is commonplace highly advanced and used by all. you can get cameras implanted in your brain if you want, have palm sized super computers, and various other things.
Good point. And it's not just civilian tech. Ever read the Eisenhorn/Ravenor series? They've got some pretty high-tech stuff.
 

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Well, I think chaos is better than the imperiumbecause they had the technology during the heresy that the adepts have lost and also, you might want to take a look at the Ares. The intro for it says a little bit about it.
 

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Well, Chaos is a double-edged sword. On one hand, yes, the Imperium has lost some tech since the Heresy that Chaos has kept. On the other, the Imperium had rediscovered some things Chaos DOES NOT have. The Mark II Jump packs for example, and V-VII Power Armor.

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