Hello, recently, I did fine in the middle of the game but when suddenly they dropped pod dreads and make me lose the battle. The problem is, it's SM mechanic that gives them huge advantage early game. I went for 2 banshee early because I know tact is weak in melee but drop pod, and banner just ruined it all. It forced me to completely fall back and have a couple of my banshee's model dead when trying to run away. I have to spend so much req to reinforce and train new squads to try hold and kite as long as possible but I won the fight then suddenly enemy team dropped pod the dreads and I lost. I delayed tier 2 so bad until my opponent got a chance to build dread but the problem is, I couldn't survive tier 1 and 2 without train more squads and upgrades. Would love to see how you guys managed to hold in tier 1 without needing to purchase many squads and upgrades. Perhaps I lack some skills and micro, yes but I did managed to hold in phase 1... but it cost me too much. I think it's time for spectre to shine to deal against early heavy armor unit.