Warsaw Open: 22-23.11.2014, Poland

So, Warsaw Open came and went. This weekend we had 37 players competing in 6 missions over two days.

Part of our gaming "hall"

Part of our gaming “hall”

First and foremost, I’d like to thank all our sponsors, thanks to which we were able to shower our participants with prizes. One of the sponsors, Zen Terrain, also furnished a table with their terrain.

Our sponsors included:

Corvus Belli (http://www.corvusbelli.com)
Wargamer (http://www.wargamer.pl)
Zen Terrain (http://www.zenterrain.com)
Dragon Forge Studios (http://www.dragonforge.com/)
Kromlech (http://www.kromlech.eu/)
Spartan Games (http://www.spartangames.co.uk/)
Customeeple (http://www.customeeple.com)
Micro Art Studio (http://www.microartstudio.com)

who, according to my estimates, provided prize support totaling over 3,000 PLN. For those unfamiliar with our national currency (Poland did not adopt the Euro yet) that’s really a lot of money.

Prize Support

Prize Support

We had players from all the major Infinity locales in Poland – Gdańsk, Chełmża, Wrocław, Opole Lubelskie, Kraków and of course, Warsaw, although my local players were not in the majority. We had one international player- Luca Canazza from Italy, who was invited for the tournament by one of our players– Sathuli. I had the feeling Luca liked it. Or, he was afraid to say he didn’t being surrounded only by my compatriots 🙂

Zippy (Left), our local Shasvastii player with Luca (Right)

Zippy (Left), our local Shasvastii player with Luca (Right)

The event itself was part of a larger event organised by our local club. The idea in the beginning was to only do an Infinity tournament, but in the end we gathered around 150 players from 3 different systems – Warmachine, Hobbit and Infinity, to compete in the Team Championship of Poland, Individual Championship of Poland and Warsaw Open respectively.


Yggdrasil? – definitely not Infinity

We played ITS, and the missions played included:

Antennae Field
Quadrant Control
Seize the Antennae

in that order. With such mission placement, we tried minimizing the possibility of a “Submarinero” attack, that is, a player getting to the top while having avoided playing against the “strong” players. We achieved that goal, mostly.

The extracurricular activities included, among other things:
– an Infinity trivia contest, based on what I saw in Vigo (thanks, guys!)

Trivia starts!

Trivia starts!

Morat Prison Break, thanks to thirteenpixels. The players died because they took too long, but the mission itself was a lot of fun

Morat Prison Break

Morat Prison Break

– board games
– and, last but not least, a trip to our local geek bar.

Here are the standings, with the amount of Points gained, the city the person was from and their faction:

Nick City OPs Army
Łysy Chełmża 49 Steel Phalanx
Sathuli Warszawa 42 NeoTerra
Vertor Warszawa 41 Corregidor
Rejnhard Opole Lub. 39 HaqqIslam
Paweł Szymonek Wrocław 37 Military Orders
Piotrek P Warszawa 36 Ariadna
VanTroff Wrocław 36 Nomads
JaWe Warszawa 35 Combined Army
Costi Warszawa 32 HaqqIslam
Darek_CTR Chełmża 32 Qapu Khalqi
Timi Warszawa 31 Corregidor
Zippy Warszawa 31 Combined Army
Garran Chełmża 31 Yu Jing
Venator Warszawa 31 Nomads
Ghost Rumia 30 NeoTerra
Piksel Opole Lub. 30 HaqqIslam
Voltest Opole Lub. 29 Combined Army
Luca Canazza – Coach Italia 28 Yu Jing
Orris Warszawa 28 Corregidor
Silverhand Warszawa 28 Military Orders
Kisiel Warszawa 26 Hassassin Bahram
Pierzasty Otwock 25 Combined Army
SirKristoff Wrocław 24 Qapu Khalqi
Michał z Wrocławia Wrocław 23 Nippon
Deverus Otwock 23 Nippon
Eciq Chełmża 23 Military Orders
Qbel Toruń 22 Nomads
EdelUr Rumia 20 Combined Army
Sambor Wrocław 20 Combined Army
dżejendes Warszawa 20 Qapu Khalqi
Mysza Warszawa 19 ISS
Tomasz Jeznach – Idio Wrocław 19 Tohaa
Kascer Kraków 18 Yu Jing
Ducker – Jakub Michalak Warszawa 17 Combined Army
Hansolo Gdańsk 15 Caledonia
Artiss Gdańsk 13 Corregidor
Filon Opole Lub. 8 NeoTerra

I pushed for playing Infinity “The Spanish way” that is, we made the games last only 1 hour and 30 minutes and we tried to put less scenery elements on the table that many of our players were accustomed to. So far, my feedback has been widely positive.

A "Spanish" table

A “Spanish” table

I’m very happy that we manage to continuously host events that are among the biggest in the world. Just a month ago, 40 people competed in Team Polish Open in Łódź. Poland is a great country to visit and it’s cheap, too! If you are looking for some European Infinity, Poland is definitely the way to go.

Me (left) and Trikk, our Point counting Bot (Right)

Me (left) and Trikk, our Point counting Bot (Right)

Patrycjusz 'Alkasyn' Piechowski

Warcor for Warsaw, Poland. Plays Haqqislam, USARF and Tohaa. Enjoys S-F books and board games. Owner of https://roamingwarcor.wordpress.com/ blog about Infinity locales in Central and Eastern Europe

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7 Responses

  1. SamboR says:

    Not YuJing – Combined Army.

  2. Patrycjusz 'Alkasyn' Piechowski says:

    I’ll correct it, don’t you worry 😛 For some players I had to get the armies off the top of my head, sorry about that.

  3. Dozer says:

    Now I have another reason to visit Polland. That looks brilliant fun – congrats.

  4. Darek_CTR says:

    The tournament was wery well organised and the games I’ve played were very pleasant. I had the opportunity to learn a lot and will sure aim for a higher spot in the leaderboard in the next event.

  5. Pipboy says:

    That winner!!! 49 points almost perfect, dang!

  6. Patrycjusz 'Alkasyn' Piechowski says:

    It was 6 games, Feliciano 🙂 So he’s missing 11 points. Still, a great score!

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