So I've been playing for a little while, and have often learned the hard way what NOT to do. When I remember, I write them down in my phone. This is what I have so far; hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.
Don't Shunt into Gas Clouds (Disorder)
Stay 10" away from the Rear-arc of mine-laying units
Smalls are very vulnerable to Mines and Nukes
Predict where enemy units will go, and move accordingly
Smalls are early game Torpedo bait, so either bring a lot, Reserve what you have, or provide SRS coverage
Shields exponentially grow in effectiveness
When possible, move units to fire PD at SRS before they activate, so you can shoot them again when they activate
Move Carriers early to launch Tokens, but last after Tokens Launched
Don't approach within 4 inches of a Planetoid (and table edge) when facing Gravity weapons
Use torpedoes to kill off damaged small ships
Always assume you'll be pulled into a Gravity Well
Try to hide in Terrain when you FSD Escape; even Asteroids!
Always deploy along the board edge, and only Flank from Reserve; all but Gunships should avoid the board center.
Use two mine-laying units together to saturate the board with Mines
Shunt Escape ASAP (Strike hard, Strike fast, GTFO!)
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014