You're not wrong Kakapo. The whole point of the campaign is to take it in a different direction than the 'ancient terrible weapon of doom about to be unleashed', this is an economic attack on the Imperium surrounded by a brutal, green, fist. If the narrative ends up being positive in the store (and the umbrella gaming group) this might end up
Changing topics slightly, I'd like to throw out what you folk consider about the building of a coalition.
Just like the direction of the gaming, the army lists will be 'fluffy'. The Space Wolves will number 130 Marines to represent a great company. While the game mechanic will favor Space Marines being able to recover their dead (units destroyed on a d6 roll of a 1 do not come back while Tau, for example, come back on a 4+ while Orks roll a d6 and on a 6 one Ork proves to be hardy and can begin climbing the ladder to becoming a Boss ect).
I've never really seen a full coalition and I imagine they are as varied as the Chapters themselves. Mine, for this campaign, represents a number of Commanders and cadres that operate along the area known as the Coreward Marches in the hopes of protecting the budding colonies and the fragile jump network toward the future Velk'Han Sept.List
Commander Stonedance of Tash'Var: A Commander famed for her victories against repelling the Orks alongside Shadowsun in the Wars of Confederation. In the shadow war against the Imperium she now hunts Space Marines and Imperial Agents who undermine the Empire's efforts. Despite this task, Stonedance adheres to the philosophy of Hira-te, The Open Hand.http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23412
Sub-Commander Lastblow of Tau'N: A disciple of Shas'O Kais and the way of Monat. He pilots a Crisis suit of his own design that can be adapted to any situation and can operate alone.
Sub-Commander Tideborne of Sa'cea: A traditionalist and the youngest Commander of the Coalition. He has been charged with the construction and proliferation of Tau colonies, and of course, their survival.
Sub-Commander Darkfall of N'dras: ... unknown...
Great Shaper Vanak Prok: A descendant of Anghor Prok, Vanak leads no less than three Kindreds, charged with the express mission of rooting out Genestealer threats in the newer territories.
Aun'ta'ro: Three Ethereals who serve as advisors to the Coalition.
While I'm not playing with BFG, I thought it would be prudent to understand the transport capabilities; One Custodian Class fleetcarrier and five capital ships. Eight Mantas and as many squadrons of Barracudas serve the Fire Castes cadres directly.