I dont know if anyone will read this but nobody answered me in the "other" forum after a year.
Basically im level 53 with SM, after playing a lot of matches, I still totally suck. I still dont know how to approach. I like IG and have a good win rate of 82-34 with it. Its very straightforward with all of its heavy counters. Need disruption for antisupression? Catatchans. In fact they also have a powerful melee attack. Need antivehicle? Stormtoopers? Need to tie in melee? Ogryns (love them). Dont know what to buy? Ogryns or manticore are good to go. Even chimera is a good choice but i dont like these kinds of strategies.
However with SM im lost... They dont have a strong antisomething. All are weak counters. The only think that is somehow strong is the tactical squad but the problem here is that you have to CHOOSE, plasma or rockets? If you go plasma you will be good against infantry/heavy, but the moment hey pull out a vehicle you are fucked. If you go rocket vehicles arent a threat but regular infantry is. The problem here is that... These two are ok, but the rest? How can I counter two or three squads of chaos tzeench marines? Assault squad... They tie in melee but they also almost die trying. Or how to counter khorne CSM? Two or three squads. Maybe a suppression team... But then chaos lord rush in, tie it in melee and there we go again...
Every time i build a dreadnought he dies... BUt besides it i dont know what to build. Razor seems weak and very susceptible to get tied in melee, the support troops i mean. A librarian is a huge bullseye saying "SHOOT HERE". Gets focus fired... And also I get a bit confused using him, casting the spell, targeting, etc. About the plasma cannon, i dont really see its utility. Maybe against noobs... Or for defending, so its not useful.
I suppose i should use librarian with assault termies, the ones that always get killed when i summon them... But if i dont summon them, what should i do?
One more thing... The tier 1. What here? I have read something about "dual tacs", like if you should only buy 2 squads. But i usually build 3 squads, 2 tacs, one assault, ebcause if i dont, the enemy obliterates me.
This all is for team battle. things may change from 1v1, but the basic strategy is what i dont get...