was talking with some mates of mine bout 40k and we started wondering who would win if a civil war broke out between space marines and imperial guard. space marines are well equiped and trained and all they even got psyckick power (or however you spell it) but the imperial guard have excess armor and billion apone billions of people which is more then any single marines chapter has versed at any time. just wondering bout peeps oppinions on this.
It's a toughy. The Imperial Guard definitely have the sheer numbers on their side also they have a lot of tanks etc but Space Marines are the elite fighting force of the Imperium, not including the Grey Knights or Custodes. So they have that going for them.
There's approximately 1000 chapters of 1000 marines, obviously you have your Black Templars and Space Wolves who don't stick to the Codex Astartes, but we'll go with that, so thats 1 million marines.
If it was every single Gaurdsman and Marine in one place at one time, probably the IG. They would eventually wear the marines down.
If it was on various planets and under lots of different circumstances then probably the Marines.
You also have to take into account what the Mechanicum, the Ordo's, Sororita's etc would do and who's side they would be on.
It's something very much that I doubt would ever happen. The SM are like Gods to the normal peoples of the universe ;)
The SM would win because the IG would be considered traitors and that would bring in the Inquisition with the Sisters<3 who utterly pwnz0rd the IG.
I think the guard will win: they have the Imperial Navy, the Space Marines don't, their ships will be destroyed before the Space marines get to fight.
Well, that would probably depend on whther or not the Inquisition and Ordo Hereticus get involved, if they did, the IG would be considered traitors and be killed since Space Marines are humanities best army (at least, in the fluff) but if they didn't, IG would probably win from sheer numbers and armored support, then there is also the fact that IG will turn to forced conscription if needed to allowing easy reinforcments, where as Space Marines can't, because even though there are a million of them, I am pretty sure the IG number somewhere in the billions, can't remember and feeling to lazy to check, sue me
The Imperial Gaurd and the Imperial Navy are 2 different entities.
Maybe the Ordo's declare the Space Marine's traitors? Have you thought of that, many chapters have been declared traitors on little or no evidence. If a character like Goge Vandire turned up again and had influence over the high lords and convinced them that all Space Marine chapters were infact traitors for not treating the Emperor as a God then he could bring about all factions against them, even thr Grey Knights.
Kill joy. The Space Marines would still own with the might of the Emperor!
Or they'd get mass slaughtered. Either way, my vote goes for Space Marines since they'd take alot more to kill. And what would Chaos do in all this? Would THEY not come in and support the Space Marines? I mean, if the Imperium turns on them, then the Imperium would be shot to hell and Chaos would just march right in.
I am quite sure they would sooner label IG traitors then SM since Space Marines are generally their "go to" genetically enhanced super soldiers, where as IG are regualar guys
lol i never did think of a reason we were all sitting round after having acouple of drinks and started asking random questions... things were so much simpler lol
Wow, these are your random questions? Mine are usually more.......well, I think you could probably imagine if you have seen some of my other posts P.S: POST 500!!!!!!!!!!1