Here's my list from the tournament. It was 1250pts with the matched play restrictions for 1000pts. Spoiler alert - I lost every game.
Allegiance: Kharadron OverlordsMortal Realm: ChamonSkyport: Barak-Mhornar- Additional Footnote: There's No Trading With Some PeopleAetheric Navigator- General- Trait: Opportunistic Privateers - Artefact: Aethersight Loupe Aether-Khemist Knight-Venator - Allies10 x Arkanaut Company- 1x Skypikes- 2x Light Skyhooks10 x Arkanaut Company- 1x Skypikes- 2x Aethermatic Volley Guns6 x Endrinriggers - 1x Drill Cannons- 1x Grapnel LaunchersArkanaut Frigate - Main Gun: Heavy Sky Cannon- Great Endrinworks: The Last WordGrundstok Gunhauler - Main Gun: Sky CannonTotal: 1240 / 1250Extra Command Points: 0Allies: 120 / 200Wounds: 71
Game 1: Knife to the Heart vs Skaven
It was my first ever tournament and only second ever game so I was pretty hopeless. The first guy I played ended up winning the whole tournament and I didn't really know what I was doing so I'm sure it wasn't too fun for him. He was nice though and kept apologising for destroying me. He had some Storm Fiends, piles of Plague Monks, Warp Lightning Cannon and wizard and an engineer. I kinda pushed forward and sent my Gunhauler up the flank, who managed to kill one Stormfiend before getting smashed by monks (I forgot about the frag charges). I screwed up all my ranges for everything so didn't get many shots off. Everything else kinda milled around the middle of the table except for one company who were hanging at the back by the objective. The weren't far enough back though as he managed to sneak in some gutter runners behind me. Everything died. I managed to kill one unit of monks with the Riggers. To be honest, I was more upset that my flight stand on the frigate broke as I was putting it down in deployment. Had to just use the base for the rest of the day.
Games 2: Battle for the Pass vs Legion of Nagash
This game I actually felt a lot more in control. I managed to push up one flank with the boats first turn, dump all the riggers out and shoot the Black Coach of the table, also capturing the objective. Unfortunately I didn't manage to kill his black knights and they wiped out my Riggers. I ran my Frigate away before he got smashed and eventually got him around the back to seize the rear objective. Meanwhile in the middle of the board one company held off a big unit of wolves for quite a while. Until they too died. My khemist ended up surrounded by a million zombies at the end of the game. Gunhauler died to a bunch of grave guard. The frigate got chased everywhere by the Black Knights who eventually prevailed. Meanwhile the Knight Venator sat on a hill shooting all his characters, killed his necromancer but failed to dent the Vampire. Then everything that was left died.
Game 3: Starstrike vs Nighthaunt
Another great opponent who was using Nighthaunt for the first time that day. Great game that I felt I did everything right in, unfortunately I couldn't roll a hit to save myself. Cannons never hit despite chucking khemist buff and the re-rolling ones. Companies both got wiped out by Chainrasps (sooo many attacks). Riggers had a great outing, smashing a giant hoard of chainrasps then a guardian of souls using Who Strikes First, Strikes Hardest. Despite then having my frigate, gunhauler and Venator surrounding Lady Olynder and shooting her with impunity, they did no damage. Then everything died.
(that's my frigate doing a wheelie as it wouldn't stay on the stand but I felt stink not having it on the table).
Game 4: Kill Everthing vs Stormcast - Sacrosanct
Custom scenario, get as many kill points as possible. I had no hope in this one. Tried to make it at least entertaining for my opponent but I never stood a chance. Managed to avoid a complete whitewash by destroying a unit of prosecutors with one of my company. Everything else died.
The thing I struggled with most all day was actually hurting stuff. The range on the guns all put you in threat range of everything and having to roll 4s and 4s you don't have much chance of killing whatever you need to before they are all over you. Rolling tons of dice each shooting phase for no effect is pretty disheartening. What are options for plus ones to hit? I might try out a unit of Thunders all with rifles just to get a bit better consistency. The other thing was terrible armour saves. What kind of dwarves have bad armour, can't shoot and terrible bravery? Weird. Ships died way too easily. And everything is bad in a fight, except Riggers but I need to take them up to 9.
The day was fun, if a lot more mentally draining than I expected. I love the army but it was pretty hilarious how bad they were (and how bad I was). I know I forgot a bunch of stuff. It being the first time I played someone I didn't know was interesting, though it also being the first game of Warhammer I played without a drink in my hand was not something I'm sure I'm keen on. Very different from playing at a mates place.