Hello. So, 6th came out and gave Vendetta's a much needed boost...
The Vendetta used to be a seriously undercosted unit, that you couldn't blame people for using as it's a very pretty model, but it could be killed like any skimmer.
Now it got;
+ the ability to fire all weapons when moving over 6" (by a healthy margin)
+ Free 5+ cover save, or + 4+ cover if it wants it
+ When flying, can only be hit on a 6s
+ When flying, invunerable to close combat
+ If flying doesn't work out, just switch back to hovering
+ AP2 on lascannons got better at killing vehicles
+ Come in from reserves on a 3+ in turn two
+ It's targets get worse cover saves then before
That's a big juicy list. A drawback it has is that mech might become less common, so lascannons will sometimes have to shoot infantry, t4(5) models can't be instakilled, and t5+ models with FNP will keep their 5+ FNP save.
But how to deal with this, and flyers in general? The reason I pick out the Vendetta is that it can fairly easily take out any Skyfire platform you might have, especially as it usually comes in numbers and is easily the most undercosted of all flyers.
I know a general answer isn't available, as different armies have different solutions. But perhaps someone knows something incredibly smart to make me feel less bad about having to face even more of these things (allies...). I want to love 6th, but stuff like this holds me back...
(for fairness sake: Among my armies I also have one guard army with two vendettas, so I too tasteth the cheeseth. But fight fire with fire is not the route I prefer)