Originally Posted by shadow_archmagi
What about the space battle? 40k infantry have bigger guns and more men, but their space side, if I remember right, is not great.
Well, that depends on how you really want to factor it. Compared to its contemporaries, the IoM does indeed somewhat lack in the space combat department, though this is only really if you compare them to the nimbleness of the Eldar or the unstoppable horror of the Necron tomb-ships. Compared to the Covenant's stated engagement ranges, though, they've got a massive and overwhelming advantage in terms of range and firing power, with maneuverability and FTL travel being roughly equal.