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Cosmic Joe





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Why dosent anyone think of amphibios spaceships if it can keep the void of space out maybe it could be modified to keep water out too. The Tau or Eldar (any) could easily do something like that maybe even human vesels while nids can have Kraken style monsters and da orks... well they can build anything


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Would it make GW lots of money?

NO.

Don't say yes just because you and your dog would buy the book and one or two of those kits.

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Lanceradvanced wrote:Realistically, however it's -been done- a few years ago WD had a beach landing scenario, on top of that there are the Chimeras and Gorgons and afore mentioned Ork Subs..

The exception that proves the rule. Naval operations just aren't a part of the 40K tabletop.

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Infiltrating Broodlord





Hemet, CA

Are you kidding me? I hate even having dangerous terrain on the table, let alone having things above and below ground... Having water would be waaaaay too much for me.

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Grunt_For_Christ wrote:Are you kidding me? I hate even having dangerous terrain on the table, let alone having things above and below ground... Having water would be waaaaay too much for me.


You've got a point, sept for the DT thing.

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Ok, I concede the point that the situatin is niche. I also agree that its probably not someting that GW will push as the next "BIG" thing in the WH40K universe.

Could it be handled in house? yes. Would it make an interesting scenario? definately.

But both of those points don't really fall within the scope of the question posed by the OP. So I guess the nay sayers are actually right.

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Remember when GW wheeled out those swamp rules along with special rules for all armies?

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Fifty wrote:Gah! This thread drives me crazy!

Why use the sea? For exactly the same reasons we do when we have aeroplanes.

More efficient energy and resource use to get a particular job done.


Exactly!



And it would make sense for worlds with major/total bodies of water to have locally-based (PDF, ect.) watercraft for purposes of sea control. Blowing something up from orbit is great, but what if there is something there you don't want to blow up? You need a precise force. Drop pods are great, but have fun supplying and reinforcing your strike force efficiently. You need supply ships and escort vessels (Aircraft can only stay on station for a limited period, remember). An Imperial force operating on such a world would probably requisition locally available equipment for such purposes.
Anyway, I'm probably thinking way too into this for just a game...

EDIT: Granted, most of this is too large a scope for 40k, including even Apocalypse. Small patrol vessels/swift boats are not out of the question though, but I'd leave that to special scenarios and Apocalypse.

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