What? Uberdark has tactics to discuss? The sky is falling and Rionnay must have stopped using his Dr. Pepper can. (inside joke)
So I was reading on BOLS the latest article here. http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2011/03/spacecurves-tactics-class-flame.html Talking about flame deflection, a very good article considering I had this happen to me months ago, and have since tried to master it. A comment struck me about how its a "Richard" move. So I thought about some of the Richard moves I have done. One in particular is one of my personal favorites. I only use this in a game when I go first, because it CAN hurt you immensely.
The tactic: During deployment, set all your vehicles up so the side armor is facing the field. This basically leaves you open for a crap ton of attacks to side armor yes, but here is the little trick. During your turn, you may pivot your vehicles, effectively giving them (depending on size) a good extra three to four inches before movement.
the downside: PRAY TO THE GODS YOU DONT LOSE INITIATIVE.
so not much more to it than that.