Now, I'm sure the upcoming patch will be toning these down a bit, but right now, how are people handling flamers?
I just had a 2v2 versus two flamer SM and predictably, got pushed back early on. I basically didn't even try and fight (as Eldar) save the odd harass with DA and DR. Macha coming out is handy (I think I'd be even more screwed with scorpions) but I basically made sure I didn't spend any power and got a Falcon out asap.
What could I do? Dire Avenger grenades to disrupt but the flamer just seems to deal DPS so fast that the grenade delay will just cost me too much. Dark reapers aren't an option, and I assume banshees will perform horrendously.
Now, while these guys took map control from us they didn't manage to take our gen, which I think a good SM would have done. So I'm not even sure if a falcon would rescue the game (even with their power expenditure, it's not THAT hard to take a gen and at least hit T2 and get a couple of anti vehicle squads out in time, but I suppose that relies on them anticipating it).
For SM I suppose your own flamers or a quick landspeeder would achieve the same.
What are you guys doing to successfully counter flamers?