CALiGeR190 wrote:Formosa wrote:I totally agree, problem is borg can assimilate planets at an exponential rate, and the IOM response time is agonisingly slow by trek standard (even though 40k has faster, if unreliable ships) trek also has much better coms, if shorter ranged (borg don't suffer this issue, as its both better ranged and faster than 40k) and don't suffer the "interpretation" issue IOM coms do, so response time is better for the borg, theyd detect the IOM sectors away and just fade before any response could come.. the response that would be decades away at best.
So Borg have better coms, sensors, exponential growth, can take your best tech, adapt it and improve on it.
IOM has, Faster galactic travel, numbers, better tech (in some areas) but this advantage wont last long.
either way, agree or disagree, it would be a good match up!!
In the long run, yes it would, but any direct conflict in the short or mid term would be laughably one-sided if the Imperium treated them as an adequately high threat.
The Imperium may react slowly, but if they want something gone within their own borders, it gets done with relatively high speed. And if the decision to remove the Borg with all haste is unanimous, an Imperial Battlefleet can be down your throat in less than a week with full Titan and IG support. If its in Space Marine territory, even quicker.
And, again, this is ignoring other factions.
My apologies, but the IOM has NEVER been stated as having a 1 week response time, if a response is even available, I'm not debating your comment that it would be laughably one sided in the short to mid term, I agree, but IOM response time, even when willing, is very very long in trek terms, borg can assimilate planets in days to weeks, IOM response is months to years, unless some battlefleet happens to be passing by or just in the area.
I also agree that the imperials when they want something dead, it happens, but again, slowly, and remember, everything you throw at the borg, they will eventually throw back at you, but better, that's there thing, the IOM would need to stop the snow ball very quickly or simply be outgunned to such an extent there numbers would be worthless, you cant kill what you cant hurt.
either way, good debate so far