Game 3 my opponent was on call and had to leave, so I got to watch TorkaThor get beaten by Nick's skorne (who would end up winning the overall qualifier... even though he didn't have a wooden avatar!)
Game 4 was a rematch of the space city con pvlad player, although this time he dropped conquest for another gun carriage and beast.
He used his feat to stuff beast into the uhlans who were hiding behind a wall; I tried to clear him off with markov, but didn't get the crit knockdown.
Uhlans that were out of beast's reach went and killed one GC, the nyss annoyed the other who would eventually get taken out by drago.
He was able to clear my infantry out pretty well, by the time I used my feat, one uhlan was pointing the wrong way to get to beast, so the other had to go kill valachev and threaten vlad. I had an opportunity to get a CP since behemoth was out, but a single feated uhlan plus a backstabbing kayazy wasnt going to be enough to get beast, and I didn't want to commit vlad.
He switched up to BoK at an appropriate time to reduce the effectiveness of the (non-feated) uhlan and eliminator who got in on him. He still tried to hand me the game when he charged beast into eVlad and failed to kill him (I personally would have S&P instead of BoK at that point, imprinted and rolled 4 dice to hit). behemoth stood still to finish drago. Instead of blocking a charge lane, a mech went over to try and heal beast, and he bumped behemoth over in the process; I said no way, you moved behemoth, there was a clear charge lane from eVlad to pVlad.
I already had martial paragon up from the previous turn, I had 8 focus because of beast's attacks, I was at evlad hulk out level2.
Charged pvlad, had 4 chances to roll an 11 on 4 dice, didn't get it.
He tried yet again to give me the game by moving pvlad up into his non-reach melee range, I hit him with the defensive strike since i'm still rolling 3 even out of activation and his BoK wasn't up. I ask him how much damage I need to roll to kill him, he says 6. Rolled a 4 and a 1.
Clearly there were things I could have done better earlier in the match (split the uhlans up more, go all out for vlad instead of messing with his heavies at all, make sure he was actually in the killbox turn 2)... but at some point, the dice just say no.