ok I seem to be hitting some kind of impasse. I'm just not getting much better, and I am loosing many games early on. While I am not loosing most of my games, in many of the games I do win, I loose my hero early on and get in tons of trouble. Pretty much all are to SM. This is often due to the FC stun, and the fact that the other side seems to have better BOs.
recently, I played a game which kind of highlights some of the problems I'm having. So I mucked my BO, but not too bad, and I had a unit of chaos warriors with 2 flamers and 2 units of cultists with 3 nade launchers each, and a CL.
I was attacked by my SM opponent with two full units of SM, a FC, and a unit of scouts. I have no idea how he got all that out quickly. So I think "ok, he has more marines, but his morale will break quick." One of his unit's morale broke quickly. but his FC owned my Chaos Lord after stunning him. Then, of course, I lost pretty quickly since his FC, which had most of its health left, launched into my CSM unit.
I saved the replay... if someone who's really good (like a 6-star beta player) could take a look and give me some advice...
The FC stun really is a hassle. Messes me up when I'm playing Eldar too, since my seer dies, but its less bad as the eldar since my guardians, which are quite a bit better than cultists, can fire on the FC while my reapers and banshees keep his marines busy.
Another problem I have is that I dont know when to start building LPs... I cant seem to balance getting out CSMs and getting LPs for economic strength.