05 April 2014

More pictures from the BF&S tournament

This is the rest of the pictures from the By Fire & Sword tournament that took place down in Warsaw 29-30th March.

Pictures of the hall were the tables were set up in two long rows along the walls.
The terrain for the tournament was really nice, and there was a lot of extra terrain so that players could configure the tables according to whatever scenario they were playing. As you may imagine there were a lot of rivers and village terrain pieces which is necessary unless you play on "fixed tables".

This is the Wilanow palace, the tournament was held in an adjacent building on the palace grounds.

Inside the tournament hall

Demo table, painting competition entries, and sneak peak at the upcoming Deluge expansion book which promises a total of 10 scenarios (5 new) including one that was featured on the wall called the "convoy" where one side is attempting to move off the table and protect civilians and supplies while another player is attacking from the rear - it looked really fun and interesting. Also new historical divisions for the Swedes and Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth to represent more specific army types from the Swedish invasion of Poland. There was also a page with a new Transylvanian militia unit, it looked like a version of the Polish Volunteers or Levy of Nobility. Can't wait for this book to be released.
Wargamer field store, where you could buy boxed sets as well as single minaitures, and where you could also trade in your tournament currency "Ducats" for special miniatures or just to get a discount. Next to the shop on display were painted up examples of new boxed sets and blisters such as Ottoman Silahdars, Cossack skirmishers, Cossack artillery and casualties - and WIP greens of upcoming Imperial infantry.

 Each player taking part in the tournament received a By Fire & Sword mug with the faction of your choice, you also received two supply objective markers, a prisoner objective marker (will post pictures of those later when painted up), 5 ducats and artwork.

For those wondering what t he first prize was, it was this awesome looking replica of king Jan III Sobieski's bulawa, a ceremonial mace wielded by Commonwealth hetmans.

 It was a very nice and well run tournament, what surprised me was that it was "opent" to the public and throughout the two days that the tournament lasted there were quite a lot of visitors, families and older people walking around and watching the games and learning about By Fire & Sword. I have never really seen anything like this in Sweden,


  1. It wasn't Muscovite militia, it was Transylvanians ;)

  2. Looks awesome!
    I'll really have to plan a visit in my old hometown next year... :)

  3. Who is the gentleman with the period sword display?
    Does he sell the swords? Are they 'authentic'?

    1. I think he was part of a re-enactment group, They had real swords on display so people could try out holding them. Don't think he was selling anything.

  4. Wilanow in the spring, beautiful!

  5. Czesc! :) Very nice report! Nice pictures and very informative about our gamingbrothers in the south.


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