I have a set. I built it with the help of several FX people friends. It is as accurate as reference pics and drawings from Lucasfilm allow (said friends go to the Ranch at least once a year). The helmet, however, was made by one of them (he has a vacformer), but all of the interior electronics were installed by me (including the cooling vest and heat exchange unit - built around a peltier diode based circuit).Druchii said:I'm buying stormtrooper armour
GWS would never whore themselves to that two-bit writer now, or in 39,000 years! He may have the money but its never going to happen. Hell, a cataclysmic war between a pre-heresy Imperium and the Old Republic is more likely to happen!.........Who would win?
He will buy out GW, and then licence Hasbro to produce pre-painted 40k models.
Sure, the Death Star destroyed a planet in a single hit – that hit turned the planet into an asteroid belt. An exterminatus doesn’t do that mostly. Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a weapon that is capable of doing it, but generally they don’t.Simply put, in Star Wars it takes a death star to blow up a planet, however in 40k all it takes is an Imperial cruiser to wipe out an entire planet (exterminatus).
Um, SW still wins in space at least. Not quite sure why you want to compare Death Stars to Cruisers (unless you think that only Death Stars can destroy a planet - which is incorrect), but it's not a valid comparison.Lets count; Death Stars: 2 built/destroyed; Imperial Cruisers: unknown amount built/destroyed. Ask yourself again with these numbers, who would win?
I think we were doing Empire (with Palpitine) as per the OP; even if it wasn’t as united, it would become united quickly faced with an external threat.I think the best example to use to compare the 2 is the Galactic Alliance at the end of the Yuhzen Vong War as the Galazy is pretty much the most united its ever been, so with that in mind...
Imperium is not galaxy wide – that’s the problem. The SW Empire, by way of contrast, is a galaxy wide government. The population differences between the two are vast, with the SW Empire being much larger.Rite... scale. Imperium: Galaxy wide. Star Wars: Galaxy wide so why does it not stand to reason that the populations of said galaxies are not the same?? . . . . .
Yes, the Imperium is beaten hands down by the Empire in tech. Some things to keep in mind. Blasters are not lasers (this includes turbolaser cannons which are a type of blaster). Blasters are a serious design improvement over lasers using both light and a high energy particle beam in combination (though there was a variant of the blaster that used plasma instead which was more damaging to drones and other technological systems).Technology: Rite, im afraid the Alliance has the Imperium beaten here. Turbo laser batteries on an Imperial Star destroyer can fire once ever 2-3 seconds. The solid slugs from the Imperial navy take a lot lot longer, and Torpedoes even longer than that. Lances im not sure about but im guessing the same (anyone know??) All SWs ships have Ray AND Particle shielding so it doesn’t matter if your torp is the size of a tower block its still going to hit the shields of the ISD. SWs ships trade salvo after salvo of heavy laser cannons and grind down shields on other ships.
The nova cannon isn’t anything special for SW actually. It’s just a big nuke fired from a rail gun. And the fact that it’s fired from the rail gun doesn’t even matter since none of the KE ever hits the target; the detonation of the nuke occurs before impact (the speed just serves to get it there faster). SW shielding easily copes with this weapon. Add to this there are only 9 Battleships packing Nova Cannons in the Imperium and that they don’t know how to make the things anymore and you have an even less decisive weapon system.HOWEVER there is very little in the SWs universe that could cope with a nova cannon,
I remain unconvinced either way on this one. For one thing, the two systems are just too different here for me to easily reconcile.Jedi Vs Phsycers . . . I don’t think the Imperium has anything that comes close, but there are hardly any Jedi at all so again, there is only so much damage they can do.
Well here I think you are right and wrong. IG and Storm Troopers and pretty close with the edge in equipment going to Stormtroopers. But Space Marines don't beat Mandalorians. My previous work comparing them shows that Mandalorians win against Tactical Marines 3:2 and against Assault Marines 2:1. And this is without the best of the armor that they wore. If you upgrade the Mandalorians to Besker armor, the numbers are 3:1 for Tactical Marines and 4:1 for Assault Marines.Troops. ….Quite simply Space marines would crush any Alliance troops ive ever seen/read about no question. They are without equal, ….
Yes they do, and have – Palpitine was very adept at it and his influence effected an entire Star System, not just a single world. That he chose to be more subtle with his power was a function of his purpose. He could just as easily have completely dominated the whole area, but then his true colors would have been shown so to speak. On the flip side, do you know of any 40K psykers that have pulled Battleship out of orbit and slammed it into a moon, against the full power of its engines? I don’t, but it’s happened at least 2 times I know of in SW. That said, I can’t account for things like Gates of Infinity or Vortex of Doom. These just don’t have good analogs in the SW universe.I am sorry but Pskyers are much more powerful than Jedi. In game stats they look weak but if you read some of the BL novels then you will see the power the Pskyers have. In one book a Pskyer has the power to make a whole hive his puppets ( that is a few Million) can a jedi do that ?
No, SW fleets dominate the Imperium’s pretty much hands down. Class for Class they are bigger, faster, better armed, better shielded, better armored and more flexible both tactically and strategically. In addition, the Imperium is outnumbered about 1000 to 1 in total number of Battleships, and it’s even worse as you go down in class size.The Imperium would win. While the spaceships look big in Star Wars they are shit compared to the Imperiums which are measured in kilometers.
Partially true; while Space Marines would take Stromtroopers hands down, there are way more Stormtroopers than there are even IG troopers. Orders of magnitude more.The storm troopers would be powerful IG but would be alot weaker than SM, and the chances are there wouldn't be more stormtroopers than SM.
Sure, the Death Star was beatable, but it took massively sophisticated Bothan spies to penetrate the thing and even then the Emperor had to let them find the data before they found the weakness. What makes you think that technologically weaker Imperium agents could even find the weakness? There are no machine spirits for them to talk to in SW, and Palpitine is unlikely to give them the data in a gambit to force them out of the shadows. Plus, even if they did get the blueprints of the Death Star, their computers couldn’t have understood the language nor would they have analyzed it as the Rebel’s did. No, the Imperium would have tried to tackle the Death Star heads on, and would have been humiliated.The only things Star Wars have to beat the Imperium are the Force and the Death Star. . . and the Death Star is proven in Star Wars to be beatable.