Depends what your mission was. Which battle report are you referrinhg too?
If it was your maelstrom spoils of war it would be how many vp you achieved through out the game via tactical onjectives) If your mission was eternal war and The Relic. And you tabled someone with out getting the relic than you would get VP associated to the secondary objectives. ( slay warlord ect.) In theory you could loose a game if you tabled someone too quick before you could achieve your mission.