I'm using the Kommando Nob and just a week ago I was great in the beta. Regularly taking on equally skilled high ranking players and winning with good micro and use of a variety of units.
Now, I'm dying, getting completely wasted (by people ranked 10 higher than me too, nice fix on the matchmaking relic) in head to head.
I use the Kommando Nob.
So far, my staple units of sluggas just aren't cutting it. Early on I do pretty well, using all the tier 1 units to good effect, except stormboys, I don't need them as much since I have a Kommando for disruption.
But, as soon as tier 2 rolls around it's game over. I lose all momentum, my core units like sluggas when supported and fighting enemies point for points get slaughtered in 3 seconds to Assault Space Marines and Tyrannid Warriors + gaunts.
So far that's the common theme. With assault marines, they just seem to level up really fast, quickly putting their health way beyond my ability to kill them or drive them off quickly. They do a lot of damage quickly to sluggas.
With Nids, it's cappy cappy all over the map. I fight them off tier 1, then out come warriors and I love everything. My 3 sluggas get looked at by Adrenal Gland warrior + 2 hormigaunt squads and they turn into green/pink mist.
Stikkbommaz don't help as much since players easily dodge them.
At tier 2, nobs don't seem to help. The nob itself is more survivable, but the rest of the squad dies just as quickly as before.
I just can't do enough damage quickly to those specific units to make a difference, especially once they hit tier 2.
Any suggestions for the transition up to tier 2? Or to get a better foothold in tier 1?