Are the traitor starting forces in “Scenario 1: Brother Fights Brother” correct? According to setup diagram, the traitor forces in space port Primus consist of warband, daemon horde, chaos Space marine and Angron (combat rating 8 + hero => 4 combat cards + 2 hero cards). The way I see it, the traitor player can play exactly one order before loyalist player plays the “Assault” order and attacks the traitor forces with two titans, four space marines, two imperial tank divisions, three imperial armies and Jaghatai Khan (combat rating 27 + hero => 14 combat cards + 2 hero cards).
In my opinion, the only realistic options for the traitor player are:
- Try to corrupt imperial tank and army units around the space port.
- Try to destroy the titans with orbital bombardment
- Use “Port landing” order and bring 3 titans to the spaceport. If all defense laser shots miss, the traitor forces combat rating rises to 20.
- Use “Drop pods” order and deploy 3 chaos space marines and Fulgrim (combat rating 9 + hero) against the two titans and two tank divisions (combat rating 12). Hopefully, the resulting coexistence battle destroys a titan or advances the loyalist iniative track.