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Which race in DC do you think is the strongest?

Necrons 29.6% (1583)

Space Marines 23.2% (1240)

Tau 11.9% (637)

I dunno / They're balanced 10.6% (568)

Chaos 10.4% (559)

Imperial Guard 7.1% (382)

Eldar 3.5% (191)

Orks 3.3% (179)

Total: 5339
Start: 08-09-2007 11:05
Last: 08-19-2007 03:45


 #1 - Now and Forever! - Posted by: Eldarkings (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 11:25
Imperial Guard. Praise the emporer and strike down his foes!

 #2 - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 11:29
Depends what you mean by powerful. Firepower wise i reckon it's the Tau but for all round prowess it has got to be the Space Marines.

 #3 - Soz for the double post - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 11:31
Actually though, i would have chosen the necrons but thats cos i usually play on annialation where the necrons have infinite morale. I don't think they are as powerful without it

 #4 - Posted by: themans (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 11:33
They alll are equal. But i chose sm.

 #5 - Posted by: sawblade (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 11:34
its between Space Marines, Tau and Necrons so i just put balanced

 #6 - Posted by: bigtimewarlord (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 12:02
Imperial Guard were overpowered in my view, way overpowered. so I voted them. not that this is about overpowered sides, I can see it is "which is the strongest?" but thats in my view...

 #7 - Posted by: 1000thSon (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 12:20
none of them are the strongest, it just depends on your playstyle

 #8 - Posted by: Strikius (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 12:25
Chaos are obviously mightiest with Khorne bezerkers and possessed but elder and others reli on speed and cunning so it depends how it means strongest

 #9 - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 12:38
I love the realism mod to slaughter imperial guard troops with my infiniitely superior necrons:D:)

 #10 - Posted by: C00L_nec_lord (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 13:30
necrons in many ways are the best :rock: but beeing slow makes them vunerable to quik strikes :'(

 #11 - nec lord - Posted by: C00L_nec_lord (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 13:38
the necron lord is awesome :) but it stinks how lightning feild was made smaller :( beforete patchlightning feild was able to take dawn armies but now hardly kills squads!!! :mad:

 #12 - Posted by: sanjit (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 13:38
who the hell voted orks lol

 #13 - Posted by: michaelboy88 (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 14:13
necrons are way over powered when you count in all the different mods like annihalation and realism and some others the necrons are way over powered and none of the other races stand a chance:borg::eek:

 #14 - Posted by: chrisgold (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 14:39
necrons can pwn but they are tooooo slow if you rush them with a few squads quickly the necrons get pwned and on ahnialate the victory condidion is destroy all buildings that create units. with the necrons the hq is the only building that creates units so they are vunerable so i chose space marines no one can break their indomitable will!!!!:rock::rock::rock:

 #15 - Posted by: 1SSSR1 (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 15:00
"We are the Emperors chosen,fate is our shield,we shall know no fear and We will crush the enemies of the Imperium". Then the Forse Commander charge on the enemy and unleash an mighty battle cry "By my fury they shall know the Emperors name" ,as an result all mankind enemies simply perish,

 #16 - i say chaos - Posted by: EuphoricAcid (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 16:30
chaos has got two relic units.. they got the daemon prince and the blloodthirster, combined it is a nigh unstoppable force... not to mention the absolute best unit to rush with, the khorne berserker... their vehicles aint too shabby either.

 #17 - Posted by: TG_amrxxx (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 16:53
which is the strongest really depends on individual play styles/preferences like the guard are great if you can use them roight but are otherwise useless the problem with chaos is that they rely on there deamons too much, as soon as the deamons die the rest of the army crumbles pretty quick i voted necrons, purely becuase they are my fav race and they perfectly fit my play style

 #18 - Posted by: Deathhascome (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 17:09
Nercons are overpowered , they win hands down

 #19 - Posted by: Droids_Rule (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 17:49
Necrons all the way. As I've ranted in the past, Necrons are overpowered. Flayed Ones are too cheap, too strong, and available too early in the game. No race has the guns to take them out. And even if you do manage to destroy them, with lots of dancing and running in circles, it'll be too late - the Necrons will have a mass of Warriors at your base. Sure, some say "Use turrests!" Well, have you seen how fast they take turrets out? It's cheesy.

 #20 - Posted by: Grenademan (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 19:59
Strongest in terms of fighting? Chaos. I'm no Chaos fan, but they are tough nuts to crack. Necrons too. Though a lot of people are mistaking the question as "who is the best" instead of "who is the strongest"...

 #21 - it depends - Posted by: madatme66 (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 21:38
if you can get a squad of sms decked out (i like a 3 h-bolter/2 missle launcher mis myself) - they can be pretty bad ass...otherwise, the necrons are typically stronger at the beginning.

 #22 - Posted by: lieutenant_polo (Member) on 08-09-2007 at 23:58
i personality like imperial guard:D

 #23 - necrons ha - Posted by: Lt_Apollo (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 00:33
necrons arent allmighty but there close if your im guard they die prity easy but if your sm there gona pawn you. but if you get plasma gunz you can mow em down. sm with there virsitality i think are the best in the game

 #24 - 'Crons - Posted by: SuperNashwan (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 03:00
They are Imba But T3 Eldar are up there at that stage

 #25 - Space marines all the way - Posted by: crisissuit3 (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 05:39
space marines are the best i mean they can be upgraded to suit any situation, plenty of strong vehicles, anti-daemon weaponry, phycic powers, and plenty of abilities to make them even stronger. orks just mow down the infantry with heavy bolters predators and land raider take down their tanks. eldar same thing. chaos maybe the same but grey knights kill the demons and just get better wepons and tanks. imperial guard:rolleyes: i dont have to say a thing. Tau drop mellee guys behind the shooters while marines take down the kroot. necrons just gun them down while you have your assault termys greyknights and heroes beat them down. the only flaw is the fact that they dont have much detectors. (phew) that was a mouth full. time for a beer:beer: Ps sorry for mispelled words and grammer.

 #26 - over all there prity balenced - Posted by: Lt_Apollo (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 11:12
sm arent gods but overall there close as i sead in my first coment the sm get pawnd by necrons (enless you eqip em with plasa gunz) also i can be almost imposible to supresss the imp guard when they get there army going (onley becous of there massive amout of group fire power). also choas tend to be exeptenly hard to defeat as sm as they are relitily the same only slitly difrent armys. the tua man with there missle barges can break alomost eney of your assalts but if you can get in close there as good as dead. orks (OK ive never had a rell fight agest an ok player) i think if YOU CAN INTERCH YOUR SELF CAN MOW EM DOWN then counter atack and pawn em but the orks got huge armys some tims it wont be enof if they get close enof to melle you probly (enless you got some dreads) wont win agest em. eldar well if you can swarm the sm with mellee you willl over wellm em erly on fallowed by reapers and tanks it should be easy to catch reg players of guad. well thats my view on the races

 #27 - Posted by: Jon_Evers (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 12:58
My favourite are the sm but i think chaos are. 1# the sm say that

 #28 - Lt Apollo you have a point - Posted by: crisissuit3 (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 17:07
i guess they are balanced. but space marines have overwhelming fire power and some numbers and good melle. but if you can catch a noobie or an arrogent player off gaurd then you can swoop in with some stealth guys. imps are hard to control but they have overhwelming numbers and can be upgraded to be more effective agianst other infantry while their tanks blow away everything else but they lose morale almost instantly and if you warp warp spiders near them then engage them in melle and have prisms and vypers take out the tanks then their pretty screwed. eldar are fast moving and almost anything can jump they can stealth their buildings. but their kinda of weak so assault marines work pretty well agianst them and their vehicle cant take much either but they can easly get behind and infantry wall and destroy the tanks. orks have no strategy just charge the front lines so a maxed cap fille with shootas and sluggas plus artillary support can be lethal but with know tanks charging can be deadly for they cant take that much punishment i know 1 squad vs 2 gaurdsmen youll lose like 5 guys befor they start fighting youl win but at the cost of 500 req. Chaos is very deadly for they out number space marines and are better at melle but just a little but combined with predators and warping horrors and obliterators there unstoppable but if your army supports anti daemon weaponry then you can just sit back and whatch you greyknights kill the bloodthirster marines take down all the other guys. Tau is difficult to manage because there so expensive but if you somehow get the rescources you can make a strong army plus stealth guys in the beginning so an army of kroot and stealth suits can make a strong army. but like i said befor in my other post gun down the kroot and jump next to the tau. necrons i hate the most because their strong and pretty cheap with easy rescource managing so they can quicly build up an unstoppable army with flayed ones poppin up everywhere while necron warriors annihalate everything but their one flaw is speed which can turn into a real disadvantage. especially in big maps since their slow and a monolith even slower quick attacks can hamper there progress and give you time to build up a defense and an army so if a comp or even a player cant teleport take down the infantry with heavy bolters and plasma guns then charge the monolith especially with meta bombs. ok i hope that proves to you there is no strong race just you have to know how to use them i say the orks still suck but that is my opinion but i still say the SM are the best huh that was a lot. time for a beer:beer::beer: uh oh:r

 #29 - of cource - Posted by: Jimmma (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 17:46
the necrons, the cheapest race in the whole game, i love the classical races, dark eldar, eldar, space marines, chaos, imperials, orks, but the teu, and necrons, damn people, they are cheap, stronge, with crappy cheater rules. (the minniter game)

 #30 - Posted by: Lt_Apollo (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 19:53
yay as i sead evey one is balenced but if you think about it no army can beet a good sm player there just so versitile even the mighty choas and necrons will fall. For The Imperuim Of Man!!!!!! :rock::rock::rock:

 #31 - Posted by: Lt_Apollo (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 20:24
i think with so meney races the 4 origenal ones have lost most of there sheen (OK ONLY THE ELDAR AND THE ORKS) the imps have replaced the orks with there abilty to make legions og guards men and the eldar (though they still have some spec abiltys) have lost alot of wut made em strong (sutch as teloportation and stealth) to the other races they are know alomost useless (NOT SAYING TO DISRESPECT BUT IT IS TRUE) you can still win if you use your men right or if your enemy is argent or inexperenced. (SORY FOR GRAMMER AND SPELLLING) :D:borg::borg:

 #32 - RECOMENDATION - Posted by: themans (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 21:02
ITS ALL HOW U PLAY EM I was reading the SM vs master cheif forum and i think we should have a vote to who would win.

 #33 - sry - Posted by: themans (Member) on 08-10-2007 at 21:04
also necs arnt cheap after that patch sry for double posts and any thing else ive done to make ppl hate me :(

 #34 - Posted by: chrisgold (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 04:45
necrons are rubbish at the start if they get rushed which AI do then they get pwned. flayed ones arnt good they are rubbish warriors are slow and boring destroyers are rubbish immortals are rubbish the monolith is rubbish it can be taken down by 2 predators or some sm with missles parhias and the necron lord/ nightbringer are the only decent necron troops space marines can own any race easy:rock::rock::rock:

 #35 - Posted by: biohazard4 (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 05:09
I had a battle against the pc one time (this was one little battle in that game) my necron army was twice as big and I had res orb which was used 4 times my necron lord could also turn into the nightbringer which it turned 5 times as well as outnumbering them i had 1 monolith (after that one died i threw another one it so 2 really) Anyways in short when we collided forces my necrons where butchered In the fight i constantly reinforced my troops Yeah btw im not a noob ive played dow for years and im pretty good But that was a 1 off battle that didn’t make any sense lol Also 2 defeat necrons in DC strike fast because they are slow to get started online (usually) and AI (AI especially) I voted chaos …..I play chaos usually but they are a strong opponent :D

 #36 - Posted by: Eta999 (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 08:17
@ chrisgold: I could own your a$$ anytime :p. I think all the races are balanced, and to all the people who say the orks are crap: I very very very rarely play as orks but I have to say they have some pros. They have the best close-combat vehicle, the killa kan, (in terms of attack) and they have the best relic unit (it can transport troops and has the highest max attack in the game). And it's impossible to beat them in an early rush. :rolleyes:Eta:rolleyes:

 #37 - Actually, I don't think the SM are strongest really. - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 08:25
Yes, the SM may be well rounded to deal with any foe but that doesn't necessarily the "strongest" merely the most well rounded or - as most people who don't really understand how to use the underated race such as Orks or Tau (My two favourite races) - the "best". No matter how big the foe is I find that Tau weapons can take them down rather effectively. In fact I would say the Tau are slightly imbalanced as they can sometimes be slightly too strong. I vote for Tau!!!

 #38 - Soz for double post - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 08:32
I agree with #36. Orks are one of my fave races in the game! They aren't crap, in fact I find the Killa Khan the best walker vehicle in the game and virtually nothing can beat my Squiggoth when I pair it rather effectively with other units. I reckon people when they play the Orks just spam units but to beat good players you can use different combinations of units effectivel to beat off any foe, even the space marines. Plus, beating them as Eldar is something I find pretty hard to do cos i don't think they can handle so many of those close combat units! :rock::rock::rock:

 #39 - grrr - Posted by: killerzx (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 08:48
well there is actuall no strongest race. if youre talking ablout poker then necrons own sm and csm. however they can be beat by almost any race due to lack of speed. the same goes for every race. there are advantages which can turn the tide of a match depending on the match type for instance necrons are rubbish at capturing strat points.

 #40 - Posted by: dowfan (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 10:17
There all cool races iv played them all each for quite a long time but necs are not overpowered .Sm pawns necs when playing sm my fav race to play against are necs early flayed ones can be sorted with flamers sms can be tuff to beat because their good all rounders.I wouldent say sms are the best though its hard to say .Their all good, vairyed and very fun to play have their own styles of play.It can be easy to think when you have just started dow games to jump the gun and think cetain races are so bad they shouldent be in the game but when you have played 100s of times you can soon find out that all the races are really cool and fun to play. Cant wait for the next game long live DOW!

 #41 - hehe - Posted by: Commissar37 (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 15:00
Well if your asking who's the "strongest" those orks have some impressive lifting power see those power claws holy hell man they are all just little governors of california but yeah.....................................the acual question is too unspecific right we all know those crons are overpowered with the flay rushing and all thoses lord powers but is it about overpowered...........in my opinion yes because thats what its all about in the end isn't it but the strongest race is the one not being played by a noob on the other end of the internet :)

 #42 - Posted by: lordspamulon (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 15:49
as many people have said it DOES depend on how you play each race... the eldar, for example, have very specialised troops that are very good at their individual abilities, but somewhat lacklustre in others. but the necron's are overpowered - the monolith especially. it's big blasty attack devestates both troops (kills a few and breaks them instantly almost) and more or less destroys vehicles in few shots, and has too short a period between each shot - and its automatic. maybe this is because im playing as eldar, but it does seem too powerful. plus it gets teleported before you have a chance to destroy it, if you weaken it enough. and it being slow only makes it annoying to move to the enemy if your a necron player - what its lack of speed does is make you (or me, if no-one else does this) attack it with all your troops - it deals it's damage, then buggers off with teleport before it has a chance to actually die. and then your faced with a load of warriors picking off whatever survived. so yeah, rant over, all the problems with nec's i outlined are probably just because i suck :)

 #43 - Posted by: EuphoricAcid (Member) on 08-11-2007 at 19:17
all balanced now that i contemplate it... everybodys got their thing you know? like, the necron for example, they are slow to rise but when they are fully arisen they PWN, and the tau, they got their tau sniper soldiers ha ha, the spacemarines got their effective infantry and a number of hero units, the orks got their numbers and real tough boss units, the eldar got speed and snipers, those rangers can demoralize a squad like instantly, the imperial guard has weak infantry but awesome vehicles and the infantry can be good with upgraded weapons, and chaos has their daemons and stealthy troops. even if you know how to use them, i hate bashing races, they are all awesome

 #44 - Posted by: SCONE (Member) on 08-12-2007 at 04:00
flayed r 2 slow really 2 kill anyone apart from deep strike i just keep running from them then shoot over and over again but when they get 2 ur base ^^

 #45 - mmmmmmmm - Posted by: general0cobra (Member) on 08-12-2007 at 09:46
i think they are all balanced it just depends on your personal style of play, i prefer to use chaos or imperial mounting a strong defence then sending everything i have at the enemy, insane difficulty takes time however, plus i have a trainer that allows infinite troops in a squad plus infinite squad cap, so yay lots and lots of kasrkin or beserkers or a squad of 10 baneblades!!!!!:D:rock:

 #46 - Posted by: Bturner (Member) on 08-12-2007 at 17:57
Crons are insanily imba you kill one and it gets right back up:mad:

 #47 - Lol @ Necrons - Posted by: Bazzyrick (Member) on 08-12-2007 at 19:30
Necrons are the most powerful? LOL they have 1 type of gun in different sizes, and you dont get very much to the full cap limit either. I also like the fact that they only have 1 production building. To be honest, they are all different. Necrons can take a fair amount of damage. Space Marines are balanced. Tau have firepower. Chaos are balanced. Eldar have firepower. Orks have defence. But the one i voted for.. is the Imperial Guard - they arent my favourite but their firepower is immense if used correctly, and their defence is pretty damn high as well (most people will try and counter me with the fact that basic squads are rubbish but tbh, they just start off less powerful than the others, once fully upgraded they are on par with other fully upgraded squads) Anyone who thinks these arent the most powerful, seriously needs to try and play them to their full extent. *cough baneblade :mepimp: *

 #48 - DC, BALANCED?? - Posted by: drtechnoid (Member) on 08-13-2007 at 10:53
DC is far from balanced, i wont go on because i could talk about it all day...... 1) Necron resourse is knackered.......and against light armoured races ur owned 2) Grey knights are the most ubber bs i have ever come accross in a dow game and now with a chappy attached seemingly invincible 3) Ground tier cloaks are a joke 4) Tau fc with vesp is a nightmare and kroot are so cheap yet so powerful 5) ASM win Firewarriors in range when upgraded because of their health.... 6) On large maps with far spaced points, races with low levels of mobility are at a major disadvantage to those with high mobility 7) FOF is way too fast at start 8) IG turrets all over the map and their ability to hide makes them unfair 9) Orks just cost way too much and using them in defence is no gud on large maps 10) Exacute ability is way overpowered because its ready to use whenever Anyone who says this game is balanced must use sm and be rubbish coss in auto its usually the imbalances that prevale

 #49 - Posted by: jackimas (Member) on 08-13-2007 at 13:35
SPACE MARINES DEFINATELY :thumbsup::ADMIT THEY OWN NECRONS OK BUT THEY SUUCK:rock:BUT I HAVE TO SAY THE SPACE MARINES PRAISE THE EMPEROR:beer:

 #50 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 08-13-2007 at 15:09
Necrons are a good race for people who aren't good at video games. That's all.

 #51 - y everyone likes necrons - Posted by: chaosman (Member) on 08-13-2007 at 17:36
every one likes necrons because their warriors are free they get a god and a monalith

 #52 - Posted by: slamhammer (Member) on 08-13-2007 at 19:14
im a imperial guard player but i voted fore the space marines because in a 1 vs 1 the SM are most likely gonna pwn the IG. but IG and SM allied agenst another foe is a force to be reckoned with.:) the high powerd assault of SM combined with the superior defence / armor / numbers of the IG is awesome. but hey thats my opinion.

 #53 - Posted by: chrisgold (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 04:43
space marines are the best EVER: the squads are good in close combat and ranged combat the squads are powerfull the tanks are powerfull the turrets are smaller than ig ones so u can hav more 2 predators and a land raider can own almost anything the choice of different weapons for sm squads makes them the best infantry squad on the game eg. heavy bolter, missle launcher, plasma gun, flamer (which is useless) the deep strike ability for squads or termies or even dreadnaughts and anything you can get into a orbital relay makes them THE most powerfull race on the game.:rock::rock::rock:

 #54 - Posted by: sharpey92 (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 07:16
i think that they are all equal but i voted tau for there superior wepons but if i where to vote twice i would vote for sm (for the glory of th imperium):rock::rock::rock:

 #55 - Space Marines are not 2nd Best - Posted by: daemonborne (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 08:44
They just kick necron ass therefore the only guy who votes plays space marine or necron

 #56 - READ THE TITLE OF THE POLL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 09:45
People keep on saying that SM is the BEST. While in many people's opinions that is so it does not necessarily mean they are the STRONGEST. What i voted the tau because they have powerful weapons but thatt does not mean i think they are the BEST, merely the STRONGEST (actually the tau is one of my fave races but that is not the point being made ie. that most people are misinterpreting what the poll is trying to ask)

 #57 - The strongest is... - Posted by: deadaimx (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 12:06
DAEMONHUNTERS! The Ordeo Malleus would smack the crap out of ALL the seven armies of Dark Crusade. When you face the Daemonhunters, you don't face an army. You face a force of nature! And when the Grey Knights enter the fray, it's all over. DO NOT MESS WITH THE DAEMONHUNTERS!

 #58 - Posted by: Dejarie (Member) on 08-14-2007 at 20:16
No races are really powerful, it just depends on how you use them, your skill, and actually trying to win and not accidently deleting my commander on an assasinate match I was going really well on... :'(

 #59 - Posted by: Findex (Member) on 08-15-2007 at 01:13
Necrons r Krud, only with da Ork Swarm Mod r Da Necron boyz Da best.

 #60 - Posted by: LankyDread (Member) on 08-15-2007 at 06:42
i voted necrons, they are ridiculously strong early game and if they go straight for you, you need one hell of a good defence to survive. on another note, can we make the next weekly poll about whether or not we should accept warhammer art as potd's? because I am getting sick to death of everybody arguing about it.

 #61 - WAIT STOP!!!! - Posted by: crisissuit3 (Member) on 08-15-2007 at 17:10
wait a minute if were saying that the necs and marines are the best do you know what will happen... nerfed races by patch 1.3 i mean necron warriors damaged reduced bolters have shorter range and less damage but theyll probably buff the other races like cheaper fire warriors and howling banshees do more damage but they could be nerfed to so stop voting STOP!!!!!!!!! PS i still think the space marines are the strongers

 #62 - Posted by: EuphoricAcid (Member) on 08-15-2007 at 17:56
i think fighting the necrons is like a test of ones own strength, if you can beat em, you dont suck! Necrons are like gods anyways, their freakin living metal life eating ghosts! dont get me wrong though... necrons are rather beastly, and their basic infantry is a nightmare early in the game

 #63 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 08-15-2007 at 22:12
Necrons = No Skill Required

 #64 - For the guard!! - Posted by: 05jamlei (Member) on 08-16-2007 at 01:22
the guard are the best race ever!:rock: on and off the table top game i meen i beat a chaplin, 5 asalt marrines, scouts,and a ten man squad with an motor, auto cannon, 2 gaurdsman an HQ squad and two karskin with a medic so dont say there not the best!!

 #65 - chaos ftw - Posted by: kakashi_hatake (Member) on 08-16-2007 at 06:32
i think chaos are the strongest because when i was on fallen city i had necrons coming straight at me (this was about midgame) but i managed to hold them back with a chaos land raider (from annihilation mod) shortly after that i killed a restored monolith with one daemon prince who had bareley lost any health ^^ i also think there the strongest because i play them in tt ^^

 #66 - Posted by: AshaD (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 05:23
Its been discussed in the balance forums over at relic that chaos are infact the most imba race. I've not looked over the facts but I have to say I agree. I beta test for a lot of mods with skirmish AI and the only one I have trouble beating most of the time is Chaos.

 #67 - Posted by: AshaD (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 05:24
Oh and imperial guard and space marines are infact now about the weakest race.

 #68 - My vote - Posted by: AlmightyOm (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 09:05
My vote goes to IG but thats my opinion base on my defencive play style (also sniper and basiliks make great combos) but it depends on poeples play styles and "realism" is a delcate word in the 40K universe Long Live the Imortal Emperor!! :rock:

 #69 - Posted by: lasagne2 (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 10:03
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 #70 - Posted by: deadaimx (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 11:35
What? How can you say that the SM and IG are the weakest?! That's totally absurd. We all know that the IG are definitely not the most powerful army out there on DOW, but there's no denial that they got teeth. SHARP teeth! Okay, so they don't have powerful monsters like Chaos do. So what? What they lack in muscle, they make up in numbers and MASSIVE firepower! And why the hell would you consider the Space Marines the weakest?? Those 8-foot-tall giants stay true to the universe of Warhammer 40,000. This army is one of the BEST! When I had to go one-on-one against someone online, my Space Marines and his Necrons filled up both the squad cap and the vehicle cap and our upgrades were maxed up. My Blood Angels completely slaughtered his Necrons! And to add insult to injury I only lost about 10 Space Marines!

 #71 - Some missed points/my humble opinion - Posted by: varmitmtu (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 19:48
From reading most of the comments, nearly everyone agrees that they are dynamically ballenced. I agree, but i'm surprised that no one brought up the massive numbers of above average troops available to the orks. While Choppas aren't great, they hold their own against almost everything, and there are so many. Still to quote the person who introduced me to Dawn of War, the key to victory is troop transports. Get 'em in, get 'em out, get 'em to the next battle. This is why i enjoy eldar. Well placed webways make it seem like they have more troops then they do. Also rather affective are the imperial transports and the tau devilfish. 'Crons have the massive early advantage, but the fact that their anti vehicle guys have really trouble with troops is where to get them. Just micromanage to greatest effectiveness. Oh, and monoliths fall very easily to things it can't see. Chaos has an interesting problem: They tech well, but their builders suck. oh well...

 #72 - Chaos - Posted by: TheLegion (Member) on 08-17-2007 at 22:40
Bow before the will of Korne, the might of Slaanesh, the corruption of Nurgle, and the power of Tzeentch. Chaos raigns over all the natural disorder of life all boils down to Chaos and in this might no one can stand Chaos was here before the beginning and will be here after the end. How do you beat a Necron player bait and trick them their so slow they can't protect their building when the time comes. An Elder player rush and melee with infltrated Chaos Marines. Orks/Horrors and Defilers and Chaos Marines. Imperal Guard rush and overwhelm destroy their builders. Space Marines overwhelm overpower and crush their machine pit. Tau rush melee crush their builders and no kroot allowed. Chaos you know the weakness of the weak and overwhelm and overpower. and if those don't work for you then you are not in the mindset and influance of Chaos and you need not so at our weekly scrifice.

 #73 - Posted by: lasagne2 (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 00:34
SHUT UP ZHOOMOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:furious: YOU TALK OUT OF YOUR A.R.S.E AND THATS PROBABLY WHY YOUR BREATH SMELLS OF S.H.I.T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:furious: I CAN SMELL IT THROUGHT THE SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:furious:

 #74 - lasagne2 plz - Posted by: crisissuit3 (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 02:51
lasagne2 calm down i mean come on were just talkin about whos the strongest and your just screaming so calm down and tell us who u think is the strongest. im sure youll feel better:):D

 #75 - Posted by: Colonists (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 03:16
I still go for Space Marines. However, sometimes I find that the SM Tac Squad are quite weak. They can be killed quite easily with concentrated firepower and they are not really good at close combat. If the SM Tac Squads suffer losses, they need to replace both a squad member AND a heavy weapon which consume quite some time to do so. Necrons are really strong in the late game but if a player could strike at his base by evading the Necron army, that can be a blow for the Necs since the main target would be their power generators. Of course.. some of the Necs can be teleported to a Nec building to protect the base but this is the tricky part. i guess u know what i mean. Also if Necrons does not have sufficient strategic points with obelisks built at them, they would face population problem.

 #76 - SPACE MARINES - Posted by: NFCMossad01 (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 05:51
space marines are awesome they are tough and deal a fair bit of damage SPACE MARINES :rock:

 #77 - Posted by: lasagne2 (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 06:08
:)The strongest is obviously Chaos cos they pretty good against any opponent once you know the race's weaknesses:). IT'S DEFINITELY NOT ORKS COS THEY'RE S.H.I.T.E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

 #78 - Posted by: Grendall (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 08:56
Necrons = Trash

 #79 - Posted by: DarkDisaster (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 08:57
If i'm gonna be realistic the IG ownz all, lasguns are strong enough to kill 1ork with 1/2 shots, and there are more humans than orks. Tau wont win because the baneblades, titans and other blades and tanks are far superior to Tau armor and kasrkins will kill Fire warrios easily. Chaos is the only problem because of the tainting, but because the Chaos Marines cant grow in numbers the Ig can wipe them out with their superior armor and the help Gk and Sm . Eldar are outnumbered and there armor isn't as good as of the IG/Imperium. Euh........screw the necrons just orbit bomb the whole f*ckin planet and they are death :D

 #80 - Posted by: DarkDisaster (Member) on 08-18-2007 at 08:58
BTW, because the IG are retrieving technology it's just a matter of time and they will once again build might emperator titans, shadowswords etc. Praise the emperor and strike down his foes!

 #81 - Posted by: zhoomout (Member) on 08-19-2007 at 00:46
Hello, my name is zhoomout and i am an utter fool who loves to suck my own d.i.c.k and s.h.a.g geese and cats. I smell like s.h.i.t and am an utter c.u.n.t who would love a dog to taste my b.o.l.l.o.c.k.s!!!!!!! P.S. Lasagne and Lasagne2 both rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rock::rock::rock:

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