Played a very fun, albeit tense, game today versus Pavonis. The deployment was pitched and the scenario was capture and control. I was given first turn and chose the table side I wanted. All the BA assault squads were deep striking in, so I puffed out and made it very difficult to deep strike in anywhere good.
I was able to lure some of the assault squads away with kroot in woods, but they didn't last long. I was gonna skootch up and out to the right with my main force but 1 squad of blood angels came in and stopped me from sweeping up, even after 90% of my army shot at them, they were still alive and able to charge next turn to take out a crisis team.
I think I should not have deployed by my objective so that he would have had to choose to come down by me, or by my objective.
I should have infiltrated with kroot.
I wish my firewarrior squad had not come in on turn 2.
Other than that I thought the dice were pretty fair with some good and some bad on both sides.
Any other hints on what to do versus 55 FNP assault marines? Even if my suits had been fireknives I would not have had enough plasma shots to stop the red tide. I thought he had a really good list, especially with the current meta being mostly mech.