It's absolutely effective! I'll be sure to steer clear of a similar set up in the future, based on the feedback provided. Again, I'm sorry Skirmish 3 is just short.
In the past, when we've made changes, teams are equally upset for simply changing the rule-set. This shows me that we can't expect all teams to regularly check these, or the tournament pages, for updates. Lord_Farquad and I ultimately felt it's best to leave Skirmish 3 as is.