Go get yerself some stronghold smackdown love! That's where all the cool level design is in the game.
Funny thing about that Russ. I played again today and beat the IG
stronghold. Mass amounts of krootoxen will do wonders. That's the thing - I might've not felt it in the original game since that had a storyline feel to it, but the game as a whole does seem like a mapped version of starcraft. Maybe it's just that I play Tau and the research trees are easier than marine/eldar, but it seems you can just go for plain massed krootoxen/kroot or skyray/firewarrior/suits. I dont' even bother with the broadsides since in any starcraft-like game the less you have to interact with the unit (meaning no special abilities), the better they are.