19 minutes ago, Im_CIA said:
Not going to lie, the more I hear about the 40kverse, the smoother my brain becomes. Is their entire empire logistically challenged like the Red Army from 1942?
Actually it's worse. Worse than you can imagine.
They once decided to bombard a city for a full 24 hours with 50,000 massive artillery guns firing nonstop.
The amount of ammo needed took up more space than the rocky mountains do. It took them more than a year just to transport all the ammunition to the planet. Not to mention all the spare parts and barrels needed to keep the guns functioning for the full 24 hours. Entire regiments of soldiers reassigned just to carry stuff all day because there were not enough vehicles to get the job done.
Then once they started firing the solders had to go underground in bunkers they built in preparations for the event. The endless sound and resulting shockwaves not only deafened them but threatened to tear the soldiers completely apart.
The punchline is that the city was so heavily shielded that the bombardment didn't really do anything, making the whole thing a pointless waste of time and money.
8 minutes ago, Im_CIA said:
Sounds pretty dumb. They can field massive fleets of FTL warships and build floating cities, but can't afford the most basic shit like ammunition? Which means they have to adopt some kind of medieval military doctrine for the front lines.
Russia today can barely afford one put-put diesel carrier but still manages to export a small arms cornucopia.
No they get bullets. I think the standard guardsmen is expected to carry 3 battery packs for their
flashlight lasgun. Thats a couple hundred shots. Many of them do break this rule and bring as much ammo as they can get their hands on.
Its just that the other guy just has a frankly stupid amount of people.