8,000 xp of vet guards with =I= quality gear, sorry but argument invalid. We should have survived that, what with the crazy training and the laundry list of implants we had. How comes the civilians had better? I don't think so. It's not 40k if a whole planetary population (not hive-level, far from it, but still millions of people) has better-than-Inquisitorial gear. Okay, you could justify it (lolxenos), I know nothing is impossible, but that's not how 40k works (xenos giving away thousands of ton of tech to lowlife, civilian, humans? Not even the Tau do that).
tl;dr : Civilians don't have a survivability that's lightyears beyond a hardened Inquisitorial shock trooper.
The real problem was actually the plot itself. "hurr you're 1. trapped on world, or 2. killed, or 3. traitors", oh fuck you with a holypowerchainfist already.
Then what he did to my Sororita... "Hurr without Faith powers he'll role play durr" - to the guy who can take spending two sessions playing nothing but praying? Because the other players had skills in Tactics and I just had the right to shut up while they discussed those? And then I'm not bringing enough to the table? What should I do, BLAM half the party every session for DURRESY every time any one says anything that could possibly, remotely be interpreted as such? Including OOC.
Then I'm screamed at when I roll the dice after hours of inaction just to say how well I'm singing my prayers. "hurr stop roll playing" well let me do something... Can I try to discuss tactics too? No, not without training in it, which I can take in ... three ranks. Thanks, bastard. Can I go investigate shit solo? Nope, party doesn't split.
Survive combat? The environment alone kills me in a round where we arrive. And *I* don't have a laundry list of augmentics. Shit sucks huh? STOP ROLL PLAYING -wait guys, I'd like to start, like, playing at all, right? May I pray? "yeah start doing something ELSE for once"...