Topic: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

it is obvious that clones are stronger, smarter, faster, cooler and over all better than droids but what do you think?

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Definetely, and I like them better, but there is another topic for this--try to check for that first.

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3 (edited by Adeptus_Astartes Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:55 pm)

Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

http://www.bobafett.com/boards/viewtopi … 403#p63403
And here is that elusive other topic, by yours truly

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Hard to say, since both armies were merely pawns in a grand shceme outside the war itself.

So, let's take a look at the events AFTER the Clone Wars ended...

~Soldiers for The Clone Army of the Republic went on to become known as "Stormtroopers", feared and dreaded as they bumped into door hatches throughout the galaxy.

~Droids went on to become bartenders, butlers, doctors and mechanics for the most part, fetching meager prices from the Jawas and generally looked down upon by hillbilly moisture farmers... although I wouldn't mind owning a few Droidekas and IG Lancers for my own questionable purposes.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

not battle droids--they were decomissioned, and probably scrapped or sold to the highest bidder, like warlords and pirates. But again, wrong spot for this.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

For the record, I think revan07's topic, while very similar to the linked thread included, is more "topic specific" for the ideas I would like to post. The discussion on the other thread easily devolves into a discussion about how specific a particular idea can be (Organic in general vs. Mechanical in general, as opposed to Republic Clones vs. Separtist Droids in the war). My viewpoint fits better here, I think. I have ideas that are posted in that thread as well, for that discussion. But this is just me. The moderators can decide, it wouldn't bother me.

Now, in response to the decommisioned Battle Droids, you are correct. I should have worded my response more clearly... let's see if I can sum this up better.

~Clones became Stormtroopers. They were kept in service after the war and gained a fearsome reputation within the Empire.

~Battle Droids were decommisioned, and the idea of using them for wartime was largely abandoned. Droids were relegated largely to the service industry once more. They make better butlers than soldiers.

The Emperor controlled both sides of the chess board, and seeming placed little value on the Separatist Droids from the start. The Clones would destroy the Jedi and serve the Emperor. The Droids would simply be turned off and scrapped after fulfilling their purpose in his scheme. He never intended the Droids to be anything but cannon fodder for the war.

Still... it's hard for me to imagine that there wasn't a room full of Droidekas stored SOMEWHERE on the Death Star. Those things were badass, man.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

battle droids were the most produced model in the war on the Seperatists side and civilians feared them simply because of there numbers and simple blasters. yet clone troopers are smarter and learn from mistakes. also clones are more agile, you couldn't have a droid roll withoiut falling apart. overall clones are immensley superior to simple battle droids

as for super battle droids they were more of a challenge for clones yet they were not the most accurate of machines. overall clones would come out superior to SBDs due to fire power, tactics and smetimes just luck

Droidekas could however be a huge problem for clones but you have to remember there were not that many Droidekas. and they were not invincible


remember that the Seperatists were literally fighting an army of a million Jango Fetts, just with a little less skill, but clones are clones of Jango so they are as intelligent, agile and accurate as the legendary bounty hunter


if any one has any more points pro clones or pro doirds please post them

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

revan07 wrote:

you couldn't have a droid roll withoiut falling apart.

except droidekas........


but they were fairly rare, despite how numerous they are in battlefront. So they're less of a problem.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Clone troopers are better.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

clones. they can aim.

Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

The clones kicked hell out of the Sep. driod armies...............just a fact

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Fett_II wrote:

clones. they can aim.

Really? Have you watched the Original Trilogy lately?

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13 (edited by Fett_II Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:39 pm)

Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

hence why i said clones, and not stormtroopers. when i say clones, i'm talking about the Jango Fett clones, the Grand Army of the Republic, not the Imperial Empire Army. the Imp Army is full of clones of all different people. hence why this topic is about Clone Troopers and not Stormtroopers. Unlike their future variants, clones do not stuffer from "the stormtrooper effect." and battle droids were decommissioned and such because Palpatine also didn't want anyone to start a droid army that could destroy the Empire.

Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

I agree with you Fett_II.Empire is much different than Grand army of Republic.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

I would lead towards the Clone Troopers(Jango Fett clones) on this one for the aforementiioned reasons.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

The answer to this question is so obvious that Im not even going to say it.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

You know the stormtrooper effect has been explained

remeber how the stormies were so acurate on the Tantive IV but inacurate on the death Star. Remember on the death Star the stormtroopers were under orders to let Luke and friends escape so they could track them to Yavin.

So basically whenever stormies were inacurtate they were under orders not to kill the heores(Death Star rescue and Bespin escape) but when they were meant to kill them they were acurate(Tantine IV and endor)

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

While the DROIDS were superior in many ways to the CLONES:

They could aim better

Were fearless

Able to fight until destroyed or deactivated

Immune to fatigue and illness

All that said, they were inferior in that they did not have in their core the intellect and heart of warriors, only a preprogrammed set of algorhythyms approaching intelligence. 

Tech will always lose to the heart and inguneity of man, over time.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

CLONES died off according to TRAVISS, a few lived on in EXILE, but their advanced aging was never turned off in mass.

KT wrote a bit about the initial struggles VADER went through to find the new prototype to replace the FETT genome.  In one novel (I honestly forget at this moment) they talk about the STORMIES being individuals and not cloned, thus they were open to as much variety as any army.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

This is a little off topic but Viking I absolutely love your signature!! Very honorable.
I think clones are better. Imagination is a warrior's most important weapon, and the droids don;t have it.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Viking, clones can aim better than droids

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

droids and their faulty programming cause them to confuse a twig with a Republic soldier. and Viking, Stormtroopers were cloned off the many people who joined the Empire Army, to increase their numbers.

Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

What I was trying to say the had th advantage of not having eye fatigue, ability to see infrared and such.  True, the CLONES can accomplish this with technical advantages, but in an open battle arena the DROIDS were laying down waste. 

I also made some inferences form the STAR WARS games and knowing of our own ABRAMS series tanks that can shot 4000 meters while on the fly.  Though in a galaxt far far away they would be able to shoot while moving.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Stormtroopers are actually not clones, not by the time of the OT. They were recruited or pressganged. (as Viking1 said)

"but when they were meant to kill them they were acurate(Tantine IV and endor)"-revan07

However, they still got pwned by a bunch of teddy bears.

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Re: who are better: clone troopers(Republic) or battle droids( Seperatists

Viking1 wrote:

What I was trying to say the had th advantage of not having eye fatigue, ability to see infrared and such.  True, the CLONES can accomplish this with technical advantages, but in an open battle arena the DROIDS were laying down waste. 

I also made some inferences form the STAR WARS games and knowing of our own ABRAMS series tanks that can shot 4000 meters while on the fly.  Though in a galaxt far far away they would be able to shoot while moving.

Ah, okay. That's true. But at the Battle of Geonosis, when the dust kicked up after the Separatist starship came back crashing down, both sides were shooting blindly.