MadDemiurg wrote:Also, let's not forget that in cases where you lose your fleet, instead of "defeat" message you should get "your chapter has been wiped out" and the admiral profile should be deleted . Also, you only have a limited number of boarding torpedo shots you can miss (seriously, can anyone explain to me how sending one of the only 1000 members of the chapter in a torpedo through space is a good idea? I see it working with Orks, but SM... apart from the overall fact that a functional combat unit that is only 1000 strong is ridiculous at 40k scale).
Chapters may be 1000 strong, but strike cruisers usually carry upwards of 10-100 Marines, Battlebarges 100+. also Fluffily, SM never fired there boarding torpedoes unless they garantee'd a hit. In game.. I forsee thunderhawks being launched to pickup all the "misses"
Space marines dont actually crew the ship, apart from for EG, the captain (sometimes), master engineer (techpreist) the rest are chapter loyal Serfs How else would a chapter be able to field multiple battle barges while only being 1000 strong, each ship probably has a crew of 10k plus :3