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Hellbore
27-09-2007, 10:30
Inspired bythis (http://warseer.com/forums/40k-general-discussion/104717-population-and-sizes.html) thread, I got to thinking...
Assuming you had sufficient numbers, how would you conquer Earth with x faction.
e.g. As Imperials i would use Space Marines to take out Government members an military installations such as the Pentagon etc. then use the Guard to roll over any armed resistance and occupy capitals and other strategic locations

So what do you think?

Nurglitch_PS
27-09-2007, 11:14
Inspired
e.g. As Imperials i would use Space Marines to take out Government members an military installations such as the Pentagon etc. then use the Guard to roll over any armed resistance and occupy capitals and other strategic locations


Destroy as much as possible from orbit bearing in mind that my tanks can engage at a distance of 200-300m and the Earth ones from a distance of 2-3km, that my fighters have to rely on dogfighting with cannons and the enemy can shoot them down from 20-40km, that my infantry can be effective in a 100m firefight whilst the enemy can be effective at 500m and his infantry is loaded with ATGMs which can take out a tank at a distance of 1km whilst my troopers have primitive RPGs. Take out as much as possible from orbit and then drop billions of bodies onto the planet, expecting millions to survive.

Torga_DW
27-09-2007, 11:21
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit..... its the only way to be sure.

Kasonic
27-09-2007, 12:04
Five hundred million Gaunts.

Acolyte of Bli'l'ab
27-09-2007, 12:10
hah, thought this was a thread about that old 90's sci-fi mini-series of the same name for a second..

as for the topic, id personally teleport 8 billion Sneak Planet-disrupters to the planet.

jfrazell
27-09-2007, 12:12
This is a topic that comes up every six months. Let the games begin, but it should be moved to BACKGROUND.

Gwwwargh
27-09-2007, 12:41
Id like to apologize for this much Ork speak ahead of time but I think this calls for it IMO...

Id send in sum Redskull Kommandos to fin owt our... erk-snorggg... uhhh there defensz an break down there command structurz by eiver blowin' stuff up or killin' officaz. Id den send in sum grots ter mek up there Tanks and Bommas by uhhh gettin inside dim in cuddin' wirz such. Den fer da reeel assault id probablee pikk Canada an uvver placz wif vast areas wif no uumies in dim to start... erk-snorggg... so incase weeb du loose da scrap a whole lot o' orks be ready fer wen weeb cumz back :D

Obermotz
27-09-2007, 13:16
How about some Battle Sisters? They land, become celebrities for their stylishness and then slaughter everyone at the oscars..

PetrusRegulus
27-09-2007, 13:27
Imperium: Exterminatus (virus bombs) :evilgrin:
Chaos: Planet killer
Orks: Land Roks all over the place
Necrons: Eat the sun :chrome:
Tyranids: Business as usual
Eldar: Warp Spiders teleporting into all government installations
Tau: Convince the UN that Earth will benefit from the greater good... ;)

Revlid
27-09-2007, 13:31
Necrons:
1. I would take over a number of large robotics and/or gadgets companies through 'forcible infiltration' (read: murder and Necron replacement of entire boards).

2. Through them I would release variations on a new and ridiculously advanced type of war robot, available for a pittance (read: redecorated Necrons, styled to fit that company's aesthetic). Wars end and vast numbers are slaughtered in Iraq, etc, as the robots replace conventional military and law enforcement (for the most part) all over the world.

3. This line is then changed to household robots to help around the house (read: more redecorated Necrons, with a more 'family friendly' look), also available for a pittance.

4. When it is deemed a suitable time for invasion, the world's vastly advanced military and household robots turn on the human population, which are, defenseless, slaughtered and captured en masse.

5. Let The Harvest Begin.

Tensor
27-09-2007, 13:40
Nah.... Necrons dotn need to do infiltration.
They would have just been here all the time, buried, waiting and then one day up they pop, teleporting all over the place, steam rollering all resistence, rounding everybody else up and bringing them to the huge structures they would quickly build, to be consumed one by one by our new lords and masters.
Then probably leave, leaving just enough to start the population again, so they could return in thousands or millions of years time and harvest again.

Chiron
27-09-2007, 13:42
Imperium

I'd request the Ordio Assasinorium to execute the leader of the free world then insert a puppet regime of loyalists to gradually reeducate the public and indoctrinate them firmly in to the ranks of the Imperium.

So now you know who was behind the grassy knoll

Or hell I'd just fabricate a crisis and send in the guard once the shootings over and give an appointed governer supereme power to restore order and tithes

jfrazell
27-09-2007, 13:45
How about some Battle Sisters? They land, become celebrities for their stylishness and then slaughter everyone at the oscars..

No thats the Slaanesh method.

Britney Spears...demonette gone to seed:eek:

Lavadude360
27-09-2007, 16:53
20 - 30 marines with special/heavy wepons and grenades > Earth

TheOverlord
27-09-2007, 16:59
Chaos- Open warp rifts all over the planet and start sending out them gribbly little lovelies, then bring on the pain with zerker's to lead to assault, Angron raging and wading in the blood of innocents whilst pledging this world to Khorne and builds a mountain of skulls from the population of the planet to rival the Himalaya's themselves as a monument to Khorne's everlasting glory unto the ends of time and beyond.

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

Now breathe.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
27-09-2007, 17:03
Simple.

Teleport in highly trained Ad-Mech, fire a few Nukes willy nilly from the US to Russia, and watch the planet then tear itself apart, whilst I terraform the Moon to play a few rounds of Golf!

Grazzy
27-09-2007, 17:04
I would use the imperium, and use assassins to kill most of the powerfull world leaders. Then i would invade the middle east (to cut off oil supplies) and then invade the weakened West, mainly the USA.

Of course, if i noticed that this planet ate McDonalds and watched Eastenders then i would simply declare EXTERMINATUS!!!

Adra
27-09-2007, 17:04
How about some Battle Sisters? They land, become celebrities for their stylishness and then slaughter everyone at the oscars..

and then society itself would break down.....


I would use Chaos marines and cultists...would be like Independance day mixed with Saw films....wrong

scarletsquig
27-09-2007, 17:21
Space marines - teleport a terminator squad into the biggest nuclear weapons factility on the planet, use it to reduce the planet back to the stone age, then let an imperial colony fleet come along 200 years later to rule over any survivors.

Easy :)

Tyranids: GLOMP

Orks: Drop a few thousand spores into the amazon jungle. It might take a while, but they'll eventually spread across the planet and kill everyone.

TYRANOODLE
27-09-2007, 19:51
Send in the Nightbringer

mwahahahahahahaha

present day guns would probably be useless against it.

Da Reddaneks
27-09-2007, 20:16
Orks Method: land a couple tribes of orks in a remote heavily wooded area. Based upon sporing the earth would have lots of problems handling the indigenous orks which would tax resources. Then several years later when the orks are ready land the main body. Basically the same plan as the second invasion of Armageddon.

The Guy
27-09-2007, 21:26
Zombies! :skull:
SM..send a few squads to England..they join [and win] the olympics. England becomes the msot powerful sporting country in the world. They then star in action films and soon become political leaders. They then lead the country to war! :evilgrin:

00mrfish00
27-09-2007, 21:40
Eldar- Destroy the sun :)

Chaplain Ark
27-09-2007, 21:51
organize an army of Terminators to completely destroy the moral of any army that decides to stand against me. imangine if you were a U.S. soldier and every battle you fought in, the enemy outnumbered you and had huge cyborgs charge your flanks and rear.

Wyatt
27-09-2007, 21:55
SM/IG:
Firstly, I would land in the heart of Russia, away from population and unnoticed. I would build a base here, and from here launch a Nuclear-type bomb, aimed for the USA. They would retaliate, Russia would retaliate back. Eventually a stray Nuke would land near or in Yellowstone, triggering the super volcano's eruption. All life on the planet would be destroyed, or at least all human life. From there I would establish my SM forces, and Imperial Guard - obviously kitted to survive in such conditions.

Next step - Mars!

Greyghost
27-09-2007, 21:56
Easy:

1) Necrons sends emmisary to see the Governor of California.
2) Necrons forms pact with T-100 and obtains info on time reversal.
3) Skynet and C'Tan forms an alliance and pretty much can alter history...

Joewrightgm
27-09-2007, 21:57
Imperial Guard:
request that the Holy Fleet reduce the Landing Zone to glass, then land troops and establish perimeter. Push outwards, punching towards industrial centers and population centers.
If things get tough, turn the battlefield into a trench Hell, and win by attrition, with the help of the honored Collegia Titanicus.

Space Marines:
Strike at capitols through drop pods, land heavy equipment then destroy any armed forces within reach. recover equipment and repeat as needed until the misguided populace returns to the Emperor's Light.

Orks:
Oi! Lissen youze . . . No Fightin' at da back! (gunshot) dere, dat's betta. We'ze gunna drop some rokz on top ov dem humies, 'specially on da big towns. Den, we'ze gunna land and start to 'ave some fun, see? We'ze take out da humie's bosses, dat way da uvverz 'af to run fer it or fight; evva way, we'ze gunna get some killin' dun.

yup, that's all I got.

Madfool2
27-09-2007, 21:58
Chaos method: Send down 3 squads of 10 chaos marines and 5 chaos terminators.

Result = Win.

Triggerdog
27-09-2007, 22:53
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit..... its the only way to be sure.

okay Ripley, whatever you say...personally I'd go with a Cyclonic Torpedo barrage. They dont just blow up they also do that whole burn away all the air thing.

Inquisitor Feldenhaus
27-09-2007, 23:08
I wouldnt.

Invader Nails
28-09-2007, 00:08
I think it would fairly interesting if the Tau came across 21st Century earth. They'd probably be horrified at our lack of unity, rightly consider us savages, and do their best to recruit us into their Empire. We, being stupid, would refuse (and possibly try to attack them) and so they'd have to make an example of one our cities or installations with their warships. Then we'd probably fall into line, and everyone would win.

Until the Tyranids showed up...

zeep
28-09-2007, 00:17
1)burn wheat/rice feilds from orbit.
2) wait for anarchy (bets on less than a month)
3)?
4) Profit!

Venkh
28-09-2007, 00:52
Eldar

Have a farseer scry out a future where the human race meekly submits to the eldar and then travel to Earth to set events in motion.

Might need a disguise though

http://www.woolyhats.com/images/large/PICT0524_LRG.jpg

Master Jeridian
28-09-2007, 01:01
I'd probably send diplomatic envoys to explain the opportunities and benefits of being part of the Imperium- the mutual support and military might against foes you couldn't possibly imagine.

If this is well recieved a show of might will seal the deal. Such as a simple Escort vessel landing at a pre-planned meeting point- such a vessel being several hundred metres if not more of armoured machine kitted with terrifying technology. Then to have a contingent of Astartes march out as bodyguard to the diplomatic envoy.

Most likely many countries would agree a non-aggression pact/ sign up, because knee-jerk violent reactions are often committed by the more high tech/richest countries...which all pale in comparison to the might of a galaxy wide empire.

So most likely another lost human world is returned to the light of the Emperor- it may take decades or centuries to eventually integrate them fully, but in the meantime trade would be opened, Imperial structures would crop up in major cities, the Cult of the Emperor would spread.

Voila- I've given the Imperium a lush, functioning world. Many of the options given by others merely reduce the world to an uninhabitable dustbowl- in which case why bother? Spite?

Boring I know, but it works.

P.S. A pet niggle of mine but the whole comparing 40k weapons and equipment to modern and coming to the conclusion that modern is far superior based on the game is pretty absurd.
You might as well say a modern army would always win, because they don't wait for their turn to move, shoot and engage.

It is far better to actual 'translate' either modern weapons and kit into 40k, or vice versa. The best way to do that is to use the Autogun as the direct comparison of a modern (relatively) rifle such as the AK 47.

The far reduced range of 40k stuff is a game thing so that you don't have to play the game on a football field, or with 2mm models. But also just because a modern gun can be fired X amount of metres on a calm, open firing range- doesn't mean you can fire reliably that far in a terrain heavy environment, against camouflaged, fast moving and hiding targets...that are shooting back.

ehlijen
28-09-2007, 01:02
Abbadon would drill a hole to the center of the planet with the planetkiller and install a giant engine. Then he could take the planet back to the eye with him and let the chaos gods do the rest.

Unless someone diverted the drill to the earths magnetic core. Then, for some reason, all chaos space marines would be sucked into the hole and trapped and mankind miraculously freed...

sarabando
28-09-2007, 01:21
dark eldar run in fast while all the worlds militarys are hung up in the middle east and wtfpwn all the civvies into my van labled free candy and then run away before the cops showed up. rinse repeat :)

Outlaw289
28-09-2007, 01:22
I would use my vindicare assassin to take out GWB!!!!! :D

:rolleyes:

I'd use the Imperial Guard and Space Marines. Use Marines for propaganda value, attack low-value targets and make them seem invincible and sow panic. Basically power armored terrorism.

Then, secure bivouac areas in the heartland of major regions, the American Midwest, the Urals, France, Sub-saharan Africa, Argentina, Southwest Australia, Along the Yellow River in China, etc.

From there, launch unyielding attacks with armored companies and regiment upon regiment of Imperial Guard. Make every opposing city look like Berlin circa 1945, and continue to do so until they stop opposing or they run out of cities.

If a rebellion develops, carry out decimations of the civilian population. Place all children ages 18 and under under Imperial control, and begin brainwashing them into the Imperial Creed.

Plunder as much technological knowledge as I can in the meantime.

Barbarossa
28-09-2007, 07:34
I'd send imperial mssionaries into every country and have them make prophecies and perform miracles (hightech helps alot here). At the same time I'd discredit earth-based beliefs through infiltrating Callidus Assassins so that my own cults gain disenchanted members.

[Wait 100 years. The Imperium has time on it's side.]

When the angels of death finally show up (prophecied since a hundred years ago) the cultists will rise and help the glorious liberatos that have come from the Empyrean. I might even be so lucky as having whole countries convert peacefully.

After that it's standard warfare. The Imperial guard does the main fighting while marines and stormtroopers hit key elements of the defenders to shorten the war and ongoing destruction of earth's infrastructure.

logosloki
28-09-2007, 10:18
bomb the kremlin, bomb capitol hill and white house, bomb the three gorges. threaten to bomb more unless you submit. everyones too pussy to fight, except for the crazy. you win.

In The Event That The Above Does Not Work As Planned: kill all world leaders and opposition leaders.

And If That Doesn't Work: raze the grain fields.

realistically as long as you start with a pre-emptive strike against symbolic targets first, people cave. Most military wont fight a target that uses the big booms first, and if they do since its 21st vs 40k tech then 5/6 times 40k tech will win (the other 1/6 represents the chance of rolling a one or a six, depends if its armour saves or glancing tables).

Chaplain Ark
04-10-2007, 23:03
SM/IG:
Firstly, I would land in the heart of Russia, away from population and unnoticed. I would build a base here, and from here launch a Nuclear-type bomb, aimed for the USA. They would retaliate, Russia would retaliate back. Eventually a stray Nuke would land near or in Yellowstone, triggering the super volcano's eruption. All life on the planet would be destroyed, or at least all human life. From there I would establish my SM forces, and Imperial Guard - obviously kitted to survive in such conditions.

Next step - Mars!

Hate to break it to ya, but IIRC the Yellowstone super volcano would kill nearly half of the US population, but wouldn't kill the whole US, let alone the world. But hey, its a good plan. Kind of what happens in my book. (Not finished so don't ask.)



Orks:
Oi! Lissen youze . . . No Fightin' at da back! (gunshot) dere, dat's betta. We'ze gunna drop some rokz on top ov dem humies, 'specially on da big towns. Den, we'ze gunna land and start to 'ave some fun, see? We'ze take out da humie's bosses, dat way da uvverz 'af to run fer it or fight; evva way, we'ze gunna get some killin' dun.

yup, that's all I got.

Its people like you that make this world a great place to live. the Emperor bless you.

tangomegadeath
08-10-2007, 08:36
How about callidus assasins infiltrating petrolium companies getting them to drill faster and faster into the earth, getting more fuel for vehicles to burn and just waiting for mankind to drown itself under higher sea lev.....

Oh, I guess the takeover has begun...

TheSanityAssassin
08-10-2007, 08:41
How about some Battle Sisters? They land, become celebrities for their stylishness and then slaughter everyone at the oscars..


Completly not joking...

I had a dream that I was a space marine, and Horus was hosting the Oscars, and he was going to turn to Chaos on national TV and kill all the movie stars, and I had to stop him...

It was...ridiculous to say the least.

Maelekor the wanderer
08-10-2007, 18:45
I would teleport 1 Black Legion Terminator into Downtown New Jersey with loads of ammo. Let him kill a few hundred people. Join a gang. Lead said gang and every other gang. Take over all oranized crime. Take over the city. Take over the country. Take over the continent. Take over the world.

C'mon, one Terminator is more than a match for anything, and seeing as he is only one guy, he is almost impossible to attack with anything other than squad-level infantry forces.

Plus he's a Terminator...

Cheesolith
08-10-2007, 19:40
Imperium: Drop a single drop pod with a single guardsman ontop of the white house. Use the guardsman to toss a melta grenade at president shrub. The rest of the planet will be too busy cheering to noticed that they are being taken over by the imperium.
Tau: Convince Iran that Allah is part of the Greater Good. Let them do the bombing.
Eldar: Wait untill some decent prophecy comes along.
Chaos: Corrupt the oil.
Orkz: WAAAGH!!!
Nids: Genestealers.
Crons: Eat the sun.

Wyatt
08-10-2007, 20:08
Hate to break it to ya, but IIRC the Yellowstone super volcano would kill nearly half of the US population, but wouldn't kill the whole US, let alone the world. But hey, its a good plan. Kind of what happens in my book. (Not finished so don't ask.)

You'd think that, but:

-The short term is it would kill half of the US population
-The long term effects would kill all else.

The amount of dust in the atmosphere would cover the globe, a much larger scale of what happened when St Helens went up. That would rain down, killing people by asphyxiation, and also blocking out the sun, killing a hell of a lot of peeps.