I picked up the game the day it got to the store, and I was in the beta, but after doing some online games, I determined that I suck. Now usually I can fix it be extreme training in skirmishes, which I had been doing, which became a problem as for some reason I can barely kill standard Orks in a 2v2 (usually I pair myself with Chaos or Eldar, as I have found that the SM AI is very bad, at least in my expereinces.
For the most part, I play Space Marines, with the occasional Chaos and Eldar, I despise Orks. Anywho. Usually I would just play till I got better but the thing is my friend plays, and is rather good eldar, without the SC. Ok, well he uses it, but does not abuse it. Sure he ain't the best guy out there but he is good.
What I am asking for is help. Here is my general strategy. Sometimes I don't follow it because I am forgetful, or resources demand other actions.
Start Servitor starts Chapel Barracks.
HQ builds in this order: Scout/Servitor/scout
Usually I play the one 4 man map that has each person on a rased plateu, Something bluff I beleive. so the two scout squads capture the two SP near the HQ on the plateu
While this is happening, 2nd Servitor starts Reactor then Armory while 1st is build LPs on the SP. (do I bother upgrading them)
Once I have the Req. I build a Tac Squad. By then both scout squads are reinforced, usually a flamer and sniper unit. They go down and capture the SP outside my base while the sniper unit covers the flamers, as this when the orks start coming.
Once the Tac squad is completed I put Heavy Bolters in thema and they cover the scouts as they take the two other SP near the start.
Usually once the SM squad is done I start on the FC.
This is when it gets hairy, I'll try to get a replay later. Is there a flaw in my early game strats? Is there some common SM mistakes that I should strive to aviod? Any hints? I probably won't get the replay till Friday, as school is annoying as ever.
BTW I have completed the missions on normal, although my preformance I thought was somewhat unnecessarily slow, I was over methodical in my attack plans, So I think that might have flawed my strats before I could make them right.