Trombley: Sergeant, I thought we would be crossing the bridge in the darkness?
Person: Mm-mm. Not retarded enough.
I know, let's do a bang-up recreation of the average Imperial Guard assault, and send thousands of poorly armed and armoured infantry charging over open ground, completely unsupported by air or vehicle support, in an attempt to numerically overwhelm a force that makes the Zerg look like a small cockroach infestation. Bloody well-done, a triumph for military strategy everywhere, commendations all round, humanity will prevail. God is it any wonder most people who watch this film support the bugs?
It was ugly. No sane general would have accepted it. But Sarpedon was not a general of the Imperial Guard, who had to cope with the weaknesses and indiscipline of their men. He was a Space Marine, and so were those under his command. Tactical insanity, the willingness to fight battles that no commander of lesser men would contemplate, was the weapon of choice for the Space Marines.
"Pol Pot declared that if every Cambodian soldier killed 30 Vietnamese, the Khmer Rouge could win the war."