Now i know the Title is rather not normal il say, since 1v1 really depend on the Situation either you get eldars that Spam rangers or an orc that just goes imba on the boys 300 REQ for a melee Squad + waagh tier 1 is really really strong.
Now i found a way of countering the Rangers once you kill their rangers they mostly DC, but found nothing vs orks.
Now, i play alot of 1v1 and only roll 2v2 or 3v3 to level up late game elites such as the paladin or solaria the big ones that you know of.
in 1v1 against almost every Race i roll,
- Tactical marines x2 (at least one of them with flamers)
- I build the Arsenal (so i can unlock the early flamers wich are very good to counter eldar spam early on, since i dont want to step on anyone but all they do is spam.
- Sometimes i run with Sniper scouts or Normal scouts depends really they are actually really good with the Blind grenade but hard to micro since if they get caught they are dead.
+Jonah(its a must really,becuse since the release of the game eldar get striking scorpions and deathwatch get destroyed by them)
+Gabriel(dont think i need to explain)
+And currently im just using elites that give a doctrine that doesnt need them to be deployed, since its 1v1 the games are either really fast or just take way to long, but for you play solaria or something else will take alot of time.
Thats my start Build.
Then i see how the game is going and i mostly stick to that, since we no longer have Terminators for the Late game most of the time thats enough and ASM + some Dregs are good enough if considered not doing any Whirldwinds or Landspeeders becuse people say they are good but i cant imagine what they mean, i used landspeeders in a 1v1 3 times and even used the Lone wolf Doctrine that makes them stronger when fighting alone but to no good.
Since Tankbustas and even god ++heresy redacted++ rangers hurt the landspeeder alot.
And in general the only Vehicles i build are the Dregs becuse For the Emperor ofc, and sometimes Predators becuse they have really High damage but are made of dog ++heresy redacted++.
This was just a small idea of what i do most of the times and would apreciate ur tactics for 1v1, since i do not encounter many sms playing 1v1.
In general my Opinion is SM feel really wierd in Dawn of war 3, loved them in dow1 loved them even more in dow2 with my Hairgel fist killing all those vehicles and really cant sort my feelings out in Dow3.