I only just got around to reading this match, but the Glaxx/Reavers being used through board clears was really cool, and something I hadn’t seen before. This was a really fun match to read through: lots of drama, lots of maxbands, lots of weenies. And @rathyAro won with Appel Stomp! I never see that, either!
I agree with your assessment on the two big mistakes (lack of Assimilate or Jurisdiction for Assimilate, not boosting Gargoyle). I think if you had caught those ahead of time it would have been even more interesting to read through!
For Gargoyle in particular, you can even have the Gargoyle revert to stone first, then have the Vandy doom-death trigger (since they’re both upkeep triggers); “dying” will exhaust the Gargoyle, effectively disabling it, but it’ll still be around a couple turns later. (:
I’m looking forward to spectating future matches!