I was just listening to the most recent Tangential with Tsung Tsu podcast wherein they discuss understanding matchups. And while I'll fully admit there are an absolute ton of factions and armies that I've never seen, and models with whose rules I'm unfamiliar, I feel that there's more nuance to "understanding a match-up" than simply knowing the enemy models' rules.
Is it simply about understanding that they've got recursion and you don't have RFP, or knowing that you have mass stealth and they only have a single true-sight model that you'll want to snipe out ASAP? Or is there more to it than just this?
what u usually do at list seleccion is look at their lists and u are liek oh crap because u dont know what either list does so teh best thing to do is to palay mydas and strum and dang so ur oppenentwont kno what ur armies do either and u can trick dem into dropping teh wrong list!!