>>61716485>Not really. Abaddon got 2 super weapons and the Imperials lost 6 major naval bases. How is it a failure? It wasn't. And the Gothic sector is currently mostly devoured by the Great Rift. Abaddon crushingly won.
Yes, imperium lost 6 naval bases, but that was mostly during the outset of the invasion. He called in a warp storm in the sector and stopped reinforcements from coming for years. once the warp storm abated and imperial reinforcements could arrive, abaddon started losing significant portions of his fleet thanks to eldar scouting and then imperials ambushing.
In fact thats how A massive chunk of fleet got wiped out, he got ambushed by the imperial fleet and had to self destruct most of the black fortresses he had. with the majority of his fleet destroyed, all but 2 fortresses gone, and he got ground down on cadia for years because he didnt have fleet support for his 13th black crusade.
Gothic sector isnt completely lost to the warp, only about 1/3rd. The only reason why Abaddon did so well early in the gothic war was because of the warp storm fucking with communications and transport. >Exchange the power to destroy a system to the power to destroy whole sectors at his leisure
It wasnt part of his plan, he got fucked up by a living saint, and his fleet was nearly wiped out and the blackstone fortress was destroyed. Sending the remnants at cadia was literally a last ditch effort to save his ass. >but he got royally fucked up.
Apparently GETTING IMPALED BY A LIVING SAINT isnt getting fucked up? What magical fucking warpdust have you been huffing.