I have to agree in the concept that the assumption by the player of units being enemies and allies in this release was quite easy, there where no last minute traitors or so in situations where this kind of tactics would surely be of great use.
All other mentioned points are your own concepts of how the NTF is and how did it surge out of the water, of course many will agree with you but the general script for the campaign has already been sorted out by Blue Lion so we're sticking to that one.
because they know they don't stand a chance against the full strength of the GTVA
that's assuming that Bosch was already thinking about outrunning the GTVA and forming it's own government, I think Bosch acted more because of the general misstreat that they where suffering from GTVA, impulsed by popular and military unrest.
He took the lead, but was no funder of anything....he just was pointed as the responsible by GTVA because obviously a revellion such as the NTF should always be seen as a general conspiracy and never as a general riot.
Well, I dunno. I don't think the NTF would have become very popular killing civilians, at least not at the beginning.
I don't think that was the original idea on Bosch mind in fact I think it was just a method to keep it's ranks still loyal... you know converts can convert again and in grater number if they are being defeated.
note I said "original idea on Bosch mind" actually when he took the command of the NTF he had to give those forces a purpose IMO, there's where the ancient artifact search was started....memories of a greater and much more important days in his life come to the mind of Bosch and well his own crusade to turn the NTF into something AND something more righteous is started, my thinking is based only on the messages that Bosch left in the monologues.
remember that Bosch said he had created a monster he was powerless to stop, that would inquire that the NTF was never meant to destroy the Vasudan, he mentions this many times in the monologues.