Question about 40k

Question about 40k

Postby Monroe » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 am

With millions of guardsmen dying daily planets by the thousands being exterminated and nonstop war in the 41st millennium my question is this, is the human population even going down? Or is it so high even those huge losses don't exceed the rate of birth?
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:51 am

It doesn't seem to cause much of a problem. Krieg, for example, is a planet that sends virtualy everyone off to war when they come of age, yet the planet's still running.
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Aaron » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:52 am

Monroe wrote:With millions of guardsmen dying daily planets by the thousands being exterminated and nonstop war in the 41st millennium my question is this, is the human population even going down? Or is it so high even those huge losses don't exceed the rate of birth?


The setting is somewhat exaggerated, many of the novels comment that the vast majority of worlds and citizens never know war but to directly answer your question, the IoM spans a million+ worlds and the birth rate is kept deliberately high, so no the human population isn't in decline.
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Monroe » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:50 am

Cpl Kendall wrote:
Monroe wrote:With millions of guardsmen dying daily planets by the thousands being exterminated and nonstop war in the 41st millennium my question is this, is the human population even going down? Or is it so high even those huge losses don't exceed the rate of birth?


The setting is somewhat exaggerated, many of the novels comment that the vast majority of worlds and citizens never know war but to directly answer your question, the IoM spans a million+ worlds and the birth rate is kept deliberately high, so no the human population isn't in decline.


So this much war is considered normal? I was under the impression in the 1k years or so the game has taken place there's been everything from a united ork army to space bugs from a different Galaxy to good ole fashion inquisitions. Even if they had many millions of worlds could they really deal with the huge amount of death on a daily basis for so long?
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Aaron » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:01 am

Monroe wrote:
So this much war is considered normal? I was under the impression in the 1k years or so the game has taken place there's been everything from a united ork army to space bugs from a different Galaxy to good ole fashion inquisitions. Even if they had many millions of worlds could they really deal with the huge amount of death on a daily basis for so long?


*shrug* Why not? The typical hive world has a population in the double digit billions, Scintilla (the capital of the Calixis Sector) has 25 billion even the world the RP we're doing has over 5 billion and it's feral. Holy Terra itself is rumoured to house over a trillion.
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Tyyr » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:26 pm

Well, even at a 1% yearly population growth rate Scintilla would see almost 700,000 births daily. So... yeah, they can absorb those loses just fine.
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Re: Question about 40k

Postby Mikey » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:50 pm

Much of the warfare takes place in crusades, so they don't include constant recycling of units. The regiments that set out on a crusade aren't replaced, for logistical reasons. So any new regimental foundings from a particular world are then available for war on other fronts.
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