Unfortunately, I won't be winning the tournament. I took a loss in game one against a Grey Knights player, simply because the game went to turn 7. I had perfectly positioned myself for the win on turn 5 and turn 6 (and would have solidly won had it), but the dice were not in my favor this game. My tactics could not overcome the fickle dice gods. But that is Warhammer 40k for you. He played as well as he could with his list (LR-spam GK) and put himself in a position to take advantage of the turn 7 where he got some nice rolls to snatch the win from me. So a good, very close, win for him.
Second game was against a Deathwing Dark Angels player. This was a list I feared going in, especially considering the mission objectives (again, will get into them later). However, he had some didn't make key die rolls in critical moments. When he needed to make a save, wound, or a penetration roll, he missed it. Otherwise, he rolled pretty average. Unfortunately for him, my average rolling was more than enough to tear his list to pieces. He definitely got visibly frustrated, but he was cool about it the whole time, even pointing out a couple rules things to me that I missed out on (that's what happens when you move away from competitive players!). He conceded at the end of turn 5, because the game would have gone on to a turn 6. Which would have probably resulted in him being tabled. Was ironic that he had mentioned not wishing poor rolling on anyone before the game. Kind of jinxed himself. Very cool guy though.
The third game was against Timmah from Equinox Hobbies. He is more notably known as being a contributing author on YTTH. Took a loss here. Timmah is a solid player, probably one of the best I've faced in a long ass time. Which didn't help that the mission goals favored his army completely. He had the almost had the win by just deploying on the board. Provided he had half-way decent rolling, there was no way he'd lose. It was a completely kill point based game (all three objectives), but with modified parameters. Needless to say, because I have very few troops (1 KP each...dedicated transports provide zero KP) and lots of Fast Attack, Heavy Support, and Elites (2 KP each)...there was no way I could win. His army was completely Troops. If it was normal KP, I'd have had a chance. I kept up until turn four, which had us tied at 6 KP each...but after my turn produced very little, his rolling picked up exponentially and produced a huge turn of shooting, knocking out pretty much everything in my list. He took a solid win in this KP mission.
So I went 1-2 Day One. A little disappointed with that, was hoping for a 2-1. My tournament goal was 3-2 because I'm out of practice, so hopefully I can manage to pull out a couple wins today. Looks like Game Four's mission objectives are actually "normal" so I should have a decent chance. See ya'll soon! :D