About a year ago I picked up WarHammer 40k Space Marine for PS3. I've always been interested in the lore but could never really find any outlet to get into the series. I've even attempted to gain some info on this very board, though with little success. After playing that game I fell in love and have been hardcore 40k ever since.
A couple battle brothers and myself were having a discussion the other day and the Spartan soldiers from the HALO verse came up. Even with my profound love of all things Adeptus Astartes, I was simply taken aback by the notion that any Space Marine could go toe to toe with any Spartan. While Astartes are physically and genetically FAR superior to regular humans the Spartans at least based on what I've played, read and seen, seem to be even moreso than Space Marines. I've heard feats of Spartans lifting 80 tons and the like. I've read books where chief performs similar feats though my memory is admittedly faulty regarding the HALO books. This is stuff I don't think an average Space Marine can match.
There's also the discussion of the weapons within each verse and the different effects it may have on the different verses. That, I think, is where the real debate begins. Bolter rounds and all of their variations are extremely potent superior forms of bullets. The HALO verse utilizes similar superior forms of firearms though they also employ pretty standard weapons as well. I'd like to see the thoughts on how the different weapons of each verse stack up against each other.
What say you all?
Match 1: An average Adeptus Astartes(Space Marine) vs An average Spartan (HALO) in full armor unarmed combat.
Match 2: An average Adeptus Astartes(Space Marine) vs An average Spartan (HALO) armed and in full armor.
Space Marine: Bolter with regular bolter rounds.
Spartan: Assault Rifle
BONUS Match 3: Assault Marine(Jetpack Assisted Space Marine) vs A jumpack Spartan (HALO)
Notes: Keep in mind here that most if not all Assault Space Marines in the Lore (the board game can differ at times with the various new rule books that come out) use a Bolt Pistol and some sort of Chain/power sword, axe, Hammer combo. This is different from HALO where I believe the jumpack assisted soldiers can carry a more diverse set of weapons comparatively.
Have at thee gents.