The Term is normally used for the elite as described before, but can be used to describe any trooper in power armour, for example the Starcraft marines are often nicknamed (or accused of being) Space Marines and they're not elite at all (mainly being physchologically adjusted inmates). Similar story can be said of C&C3 Zone Troopers, Mobile Infantry in Starship Troopers etc, although the term is very rarely used for Fallout Brotherhood of Steel paladins as they have nothing to do with space (but their attitude and appearance almost mirrors the Space Marines word for word)
The Terms is often only used for humans.
1. Their tactics are fairly straight forward.
2. They are easy to paint.
3. Easy on the wallet since you don't need many of them to have an effective army.
4. They are hella tough.
The military personal featured in "Aliens" and "Space: Above and Beyond" were 'space marines.'
'Space Marines' were also featured in the Japanimation show "Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers." In the original Japanese show they were called 'The Space Calvary."
In the James Bond movie "Moonraker," Drax's space station is attacked by U.S. Astronaut Marines--different beast entirely.
with the Eldar (space elves). Only about 20-30 to take out a base. At first they may seem confusing but after you master the Eldar they seem SUPER easy. When I first started playing Dawn of War I thought that i could
only play as the Eldar and despised the Imperial Guard. But one day I decided "I'm
gonna choose space marines for the hell of
it" then i brutally destroyed 5 out of 6 of the opponents. Then my friend took out the last one with his Eldar.
Mitchell: Space Marines blow!
1 month later
Mitchell: Holy **** i destroyed them!
Billy: See all you had to do was practice.