No, you may not buy an IC a transport. However, you may buy a drop pod for him + retinue.Can I put my only HQ in a drop pod
You dont need to start with anything on the board.I assumed that at the start of the game I had to have an HQ and at least 2 Troop choices on the board.
He is highly likely to come by turn 3. Count on getting half your drop pods in by turn 2, and the other half on turn 3.I wanted to put my HQ in a drop pod with a retinue, but thought, what if it never comes in the game? Isn't that breaking some rule??
No.Also, if I put a small force on the table and try to drop pod the bulk in, and my forces get wiped out on the first turn, I assume that I would just lose at that point. Am I correct?
And any force you put on the table should wither be durable such as dev squads with 8 man. Or very fast, like LST, Or Assault squads. Both of which wont have a hard time ducking into cover untill the pods arrive.