- Round 1: vs. Lovell's Necrons: massacre (Dark Angels), full battle points
- Round 2: vs. Jesse's Imperial Guard: major victory (Imperial Guard), 1 battle point
- Round 3: vs. Jonathan's Eldar: Massacre (Eldar), no battle points
The most surprising result of the day, however, is that I am forced to admit that I'm competitive. I don't mean that I have any particular sort of competency - although I can hang with the members of our club, which is good enough for me. What I mean is, it turns out that I care about winning games after all, at least in a tournament environment. As Lovell's triple monolith threat touched down at the end of the first game, I felt that familiar knees-locked-posture set in, and although our game was perfectly friendly, I think I may have actually grit my teeth when my Imperial Guard opponent started putting down ordnance templates.
Turns out this stuff is serious business after all.
Another lesson of the day: deployment is king. All three of the games were won and lost on deployment, either mine or my opponent's. I'm sure this is aggravated by the extreme immobility of my Deathwing army, so it's even more important to devise a solid battle plan and stick with it.