Formosa wrote:40k may be OP, but Trek would win out with just one race, the borg.
In a straight up 1vs1 fight, the borg would lose horribly, at first, I can imagine their ships getting totally screwed up, even with the adaption, however, they would learn from this and not engage head on again, they would easily find a small imperial world (so only a few hundred million pop) assimilate it, move on, I can see them leading small parties to hive worlds and systematically taking over, they far outstrip the imperium in terms of nano tech and computer tech, couple of centuries later and the borg are a major threat to the imperium, all they need is a few techpriests or god forbid an archmagos and its game over for the imperium, as they would have adapted to all the imperial tech, likely assimilated a few marines by this point (if its even possible), have imperial ships with imperial grade borg weapons, now imagine they get a hold of an ork, with all that genetic memory, an elder, hell... possibly even necrons, although that's a stretch.
Either way, given a minute amount of time (couple of hundred years), the borg would be a major player.
That's a very interesting deduction...
I surpose it would make the Borg a minor player on the 40K stage with time, with the potential of becoming a greater threat, but there chances of achieving much or a total victory are slim. An Imperial Liberation fleet, or just a large enough IN fleet formation could easily quel a few Borg planets: and that's ignoring what other factions can do.
But yeah, the Borg are certainly a hazard to most 40K factions.
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!!