Thanks once again to Gary and his army of volunteers and assistants for putting on an awesome event, I really had a blast! As for feedback, I think things actually went very smoothly. Everyone was pretty cool-headed despite the temperature outside (and the hall was a lot cooler than I had expected), and spirits were high from what I saw of the other games. I would have to agree about the idea of single units being able to contest/capture a single objective each as one unit of Harlequins typically held about 2-3 objectives at a time for me. At times, it felt a little cheap, and I certainly wouldn't bemoan a limit on what one unit can do. The other thing I would consider mentioning is whether a vehicle counts as moving or not in the case of first turn assaults (pretty certain it doesn't, which makes for a lot of potential pain).
Thanks must also go out to my opponents - Damian, Jason, Sean and Justin - for all being great opponents and providing me with 4 great games, with nobody giving any quarter or shying away from the battle no matter what level of carnage was inflicted. The game Sean and I played had to be the most intense 40k game I've ever played, and that we managed a final score of 7-6 Victory Points really do it justice. I've now faced off against two Stormlords, and I didn't manage to take down either of them (curses!!!!!). I had a pretty damned brutal list, and my tactic worked in every game I got to play - using my vehicles as fire beacons while encircling the enemy with Flank Marching, Careful Planning enhanced Terminators and Dreadnoughts. I certainly will be back next year, with a completely different army and multiple strategies - I'll see about not using Flank March at all for a start.
The most hilarious moment for me had to be taking down Justin's Baneblade, with the resulting explosion taking out more of my own troops than the damned tank was actually worth. It took several minutes for me to stop laughing, and a bit longer for the occasional giggle-fit to subside. Of the five superheavies I remember taking down, it was the only one to actually have the hide/nerve/guts to blow up!
At the end of the tournament, despite knowing how I'd done throughout my games, I was still honestly shocked when my name was called out. I went into Armourdale expecting middle of the pack placings, and to score better than that on pretty much all fronts really makes for a great beginning to my tournament scene return. I'm looking forward to taking Spiv's mantle of tourney 'ho' this coming year, starting with either PAGS' tourney or GPDA's 40k leg. See you on the battlefields!