Saw this on Reddit, thought other's here might be interested.
A few things I noticed:
- When he calls out that the shield has stopped rendering, it's actually dropped from the generator being destroyed, so there isn't any exploiting going on here
- The SL is extremely cautious about engaging enemy armour in unfavourable terrain
- The SL is even more cautious when AV infantry get involved. The moment enemy infantry start engaging armour he gets his guys out of there ASAP. Very good call, IMO.
- The armour squad readily gives a LOT of ground in an effort to string out the enemy and force them through multiple chokepoints. Really good use of terrain.
- Laying down tank mines during the retreat is a really nice trick
- The magrider formation is pretty badly disrupted when lightnings or harassers charged right through them. In this case the pilots had the discipline to keep facing forward and let other tanks/secondary gunners deal with the problem, but a less disciplined group could easily have gotten tangled up and facing the wrong way in response if they'd turned the main guns to follow. Disadvantage of the forward mounted main cannon, and a reason, I suppose, that mags might be even more dependent on secondary gunners than we are.
- They got punished a LOT harder for overextending than I think we do, but had a lot more freedom of maneuver. Another asymmetrical aspect of the tanks... we can fight toe-to-toe and pop a shield if we goof up, but they have a lot more flexibility. Certainly we've been on the receiving end of Mags in strange places.