I participated in my first tournament today. 3 games, 2.5 hours each. Interesting missions...none were the standard ones. The guys at the game store had worked to come up with some unique missions to give the day a theme.
First was a planet strike mission where armies were just getting to the planet. All Heavy Support was in reserve...that really messed up some lists people had. Second was a mysterious objectives mission with the middle as an exploding ancient piece of technology. Last was a planet evacuation with a meteor shower of large blasts on the board. Fun stuff.
I did not do that great, but I had a ton of fun and learned a bit too. I think the list I ended up bringing was a bit too weak. Gives me ideas for next time. And I have an idea of what to expect next time too.