BTW I got around this by exploding the whole EAR, not just the WAR.
Note that in order for this to work, I had to remove the file
I can't see any reason for it, but after doing that, everything deployed fine and in the correct order.
That lead me to the next problem, which is the WAR not deploying when touching web.xml. Working on that now.
jboss-service.xmlto use the