pMadrak during his feat turn functions in a very similar fashion to Mulg under Doomshaper's control: Madrak/Hero/Skaldi can chew their way through an army to get at that sweet, tasty, squishy centre in the middle. Of course we'll have to see how the army fairs against a denial caster, but pMadrak is proving to be a lot of fun. My army list is somewhat less than optimal (damn you Fennblades!) at the moment, but I'm hoping to sort that out with copious use of PG points. What I'd like to do is have the Champion Hero do all the blitzing, but I've been using him to deal with problems around my flanks. Unfortunately it's all very time consuming, so I'm unsure about using pMadrak as one of my lists - Grim Angus and Calandra offer better options in tournament play.
I've been hearing a lot about tournament tactics lately and offered a large amount of Sage Advice (hmm, maybe I should write a column under that name...) on the subject. I get to observe a lot of tournament games and I see a lot of the same mistakes happen over and over again.
High DEF Models
Every army has them or can make them high DEF with spells - Khador is especially infamous for this. Have some way to deal with fast DEF 14+ models - it could be Chain Lightning, it could be MAT 9 Kriel Warriors. If you can't cope with these models, your army is going to get pinned down and out manoeuvred.
Denial style casters dominate the tournament scene. If you get caught outside scenario zones by a denial feat, it will often cost you the game. Don't think to yourself "Next turn I'll charge that thingy with X Y Z."; consider instead what will happen when you don't get to take your turn at all. Play each game with the thought that at some point you will lose a turn, don't be surprised by this or gnash your teeth that your carefully arranged charge has been denied, it was never going to happen in the first place.
For the love of all that is holy, TRY to get either entire units or use solos to capture flags and zones. If you look up and games are being finished, then it's probably time to rush into the scenario zones with your entire units. Many games have been lost because one grunt in a unit wasn't in the zone when tiebreakers are being counted. Many scenario points have been missed because there are no models in base to base contact with a flag. Crowding large units around a flag is generally nigh-impossible (ever tried to get 15 Kriel Warriors around a flag?) so bring along a solo or two just in case.