The IS could take the Imperium on a planet bound battle though I don't know much about spaceships in WH 40k.
but yeah the Imperium is far has far more at it's disposal in terms of "Fuck your whole Planet" weaponry.
One thing that Battletech has, is speed. Assault Mechs can push on average of 60KPH, meaning that they can respond to threats over a huge area, as well as efficiently retreat against all troops but Airborne or Lightly Armed forces. And titans appearently have tiny range, with low-ranged weapons of 300 meters or so.
With their suits on, they can tear apart mechs.
RIP AND TEAR
Imperium would probably win in a space battle, as BattleTech WarShips are extremely fragile compared to the flying cathedrals depicted in WH40K art. BattleTech space battles are over within minutes because of how frail the ships are, and how powerful the weapons are.
On a side note, BattleTech WarShip weapons are likely more powerful on average than Imperium weapons - a single blast from a WarShip PPC can level a moderately sized city.
Are we speaking of the same titans here? The same titans that have an arm laser roughly the size of the empire state building? Sorry, but I don't think anything short of 40 lances of atlases equipped with long toms is going to be bringing that thing down.
On the upside, I'm pretty sure titans are hard to come by and transporting them isn't exactly a walk in the park.
1 on 1, I think a dreadnaught GETS BENT OVER AND ROBOT RAPED BY A SHADOWCAT
As for infantry, throw a bunch of lasers on a shitload of jenners (no ammo use, expendable light mech) and you could blast space marines to dust all day long.
Maybe, I could just be horribly mistaken.
I don't know too much about 40k, aside from a little bit of wikipedia reading and what my friend has told me.
Also, Guardsmen. Not marines. Marines are likely to take little damage from most light laser weaponry (I am gonna assume that Medium Laser equals lascannon).
Also, sure smells like Factpile in here.
yup, I was wrong. this little fatass is a dreadnought:
Well, at least Lasguns of WH40k produce 19MJs of energy, and appearently Battletechs ones range on average of 1.5MJs.
Why are we discussing WH40k in the Mechwarrior thread? Isn't there already a thread for that?
Now, where were we... OH YEAH.
Who here would play multiplayer games of MW2 by starting the game on one machine, and moving the disk to the second one to start it on that one too?
WH40k + IS vs Chaos + Clanners
Think would be a good game/MMO? :allears:
I wouldn't mind good quality single-player campaign.
Keep that WH40K shit outta Mechwarrior.
What would win, the Enterprise or a Star Destroyer?
why the fuck would a castle have a chainsaw
I remember a story where a dread managed to get close to, oh, a giant-class titan without getting vaporized, CLIMBING up the moving city-sized bot while getting shot at by all the troops stationed on it, rip and tearing into the single most armored piece in the imperium, that being the goddamn armored bunker around the fusion reactor and RAMMING IT'S FIST INTO IT SO THE WHOLE THING BLOWS UP IN A MUSHROOM CLOUD
Battletech mechs are pussies compared to the shit that dreadnoughts can do, honestly.
Anyway, back to talking about mechs that keel over because their arm melted off from only a few million degrees of heat.
There are news about new designs of mechs, or something?
On a closing note of the whole WH40k discussion: if the IS could beat the imperium on a planet battle, imaging what 5 or so teamed-up clans would do.
Apples and oranges guys, comparing two fictional universes, especially sci fi ones, is stupid.