Originally Posted by deuterio12
The Deatwatch RP is extremely biased towards the SM (aka the players). By those standards iconic 40K character like Ciaphas Cain never existed, because the moment Cain meets a chaos marine he's pulverized into pulp whitout any real chance going by said DW RP rules.
The Black Crusade
game allows you to play both Chaos marines and human heretics- it tones down Marine wargear a little compared to Deathwatch- but it's still better than human wargear. A "Legion bolter" will pack a little more punch than a human bolter, and so forth.
And the armour is still comparable.
game also has stats for both marines and humans- and Marines are even more durable than in Deathwatch.
The Cain book The Traitor's Hand
has the Chaos marines wading through hundreds of humans with minimal damage- and it's just Cain is that
good a swordsman (according to Amberley, he's one of the top swordsmen in the whole sector) that he is able to not get killed. Even then, he's either holding it off till Jurgen can shoot it, or stabbing a badly weakened Marine through an existing hole in the armour.