My motive was for a Deathwatch scenario with a group of Marines on a Corsair Escort. Anyone who's played DW knows those guys can go through the fodder a bit and it got me think just how many DE ARE on a ship because a group of marines might get close to killing most of them!!!
If they're doing their job right they'll kill ALL of them and scuttle the ship just to be sure.
That's the plan!! Should be fun…5 marines against a ship of DE - lock and load.
On the subject of Ork ship crews, remember it isn't just the Orks. The Orks are always attended by grotts so there will be horde of gretchin pressed into service as slave labour under conditions that would give an OSHA inspector a heart attack. Added to that you will have the inevitable snotlings getting into everything like vermin and the Orks using both gretchin and snotlings as cannon fodder/slave labour/target practice/extra rations whenever they feel like it. An Ork ship crawls with greenskins and true Orks are probably the minority (if you go by numbers of individuals, maybe not by mass).
And to let you know what happened…
The Marines massacred half the ships crew (sparking a Kabal coup which was actually a Harlequin plot) and hijacked the ship. Rescued all the slaves and then executed the remaining crew…
My White Scar character will toast your victory.
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