Got a few questions for you. How do you deal with IG? To give you some background to what happened to me tonight and why I'm asking here's our lists.
SP power weapon
5 5 man RAS power weapon, meltagun, RB w/ las/plas hk missles
5 man RAS power weapon meltagun rhino
3 baal preds w/ heavy bolters hk missle
2 preds las spons hk missles
command squad with astropath/master of the fleet chimera
4 veteran squads 2 with all 3 meltas 2 with 3 plasmas I don't remember if they had power weapons because I didn't get anywhere near them.
2 autocannon weapon squads
2 infantry squads with las weapon teams
1 deathstrike missle launcher
He didn't tailor his list to fight me specifically. He's a guy that's been teaching me how to improve my game to tourney level(along with your help too) and recently just got the army to the point he could play it. He won first turn and I didn't think to reserve my army. Even turtling around my libby rhino for SoS half my tanks were stunned/shaken and 1 pred was wrecked. It was all downhill from their. I'll admit I've never rolled so poorly in my life but it was unreal how much fire was coming down on me. I only wrecked 2 tanks and took 1 gun off a vendetta and he nearly tabled me. I think I had 4 marines left and no tanks.
Should I reserved even though he's running the astropath if he wins first turn? Is there some other tactic I could have used. I his my razor chassis behind my baals to get 3+ covers on them but at the beginning of turn 2 I knew turtling wasn't going to work and tried to push out and press him a bit but I was denied in all regards. There were 3 paths across the board(we played with about 7-10 terrain pieces), 1 he blocked with 2 chimera squads 1 melta 1 plas and the other 2 were like driving through hell via LC.
How do you beat ultra competitive mech IG? Even had I been rolling better I don't think I could have won that game.