The main campaign has two possible starts. Depending on your hero's race, you will either start in The Wastes or in Dragon's Maze. Fortifying your position is in The Wastes start, which is indeed too difficult to win. Well, the campaign progresses as time passes, regardless of you winning or loosing battles, so you will still get a (prologue) ending, if not the best one.
If I remember correctly, if you win Fortify your position mission, you just disable the constant daemon attacks every day, with no other consequences to the story. Until we revise the difficulty of this mission, I suggest you just ignore it.