Currently on Deep Space, the person I've known and played against the longest is DMan, aka Dalton. In fact, he was the second regular opponent I ever had starting back in my third year of university. He regularly kicked my ass so hard for years that I was forced to become a better player for it. During my year long Infamous Losing Streak, Dalton and his Imperial Guard were the main architects of many a humiliation. The Infamous Losing Streak ended when I finally found a way to beat him.
We lost touch when I moved to Barrie for a couple years, and he left the hobby for a while. I'm glad he was wooed back as he is simply one of the best guys I know in this town.
All that being said, I fear him and his voodoo Warhammer playing ways. He is one of those Warhammer Savants: those that can read the rules and see the optimal way to play almost immediately. By contrast, I am one of those learn-by-getting-ass-kicked-multiple-times players. I've had decent success with Battlefleet Gothic and my chaos fleet, but Dalton presents a crafty foe unlike most others I have faced.
Today we are doing a mostly intro game to get him into the rules and some practice. Hence, I expect I will get thoroughly smashed and beaten. Sigh, its almost like a flashback.