I was recently reading this topic: Okay, so I can't find it, but it went along the lines of this. If you were in charge, or in the high command of in this case the Spinward Front, what changes or suggestions would you make to help the Imperium win faster.
1) Less focus on the Severan Dominate. Yes, they are a threat, and they would become stronger under the lapse of engagement, but they're really not going anywhere too fast, due to the lack of warships and (in the wider galaxy) where would they go that would welcome them. There are few places within the near sectors. The Orks, however are moving fast, and strong with the intention of crushing the humans, and they only get stronger with each battle, as more Orks join the Waaaagh. In addition, they would likely kill many more than the Dominate were they left alone except in defensive actions.
2) Redirect. The Severans do it to us, diverting Orks and Chaos forces onto Imperial worlds to take the heat off them, and put it onto us. Why not do it back? Deploy a quick vessel, transmit a false distress call and get out of there. Something along those lines. Take the heat off us and put it onto them, when they can't take as much heat as we're putting out anyway, in the long run.
3) The Orks themselves are a threat, and we can't afford to fight them in a war of attrition short term (although we probably could long term). Start mustering militias, conscription efforts, whatever it takes to get more troops fighting them, as the bigger threat. More armour is a must. Crush the Orks beneath our steel, instead of sacrificing the less well equipped infantry willy nilly. Armour can take the orks damage, and put it back out onto them, whereas if you shoot a guardsman, he's going down, more often than not.
Any thoughts on my ideas, or ideas of your own?
Edited by Drath, 01 September 2014 - 01:31 AM.