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T-shirt for Championships in Wilanów

T-shirt for Championships in Wilanów

Special T-shirt designed for 4th International "By Fire and Sword" Championships in Wilanów.

Championships will be really international: so far we have players from USA, UK, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany and of course Poland.


"By Fire and Sword" Team















Rules of the Painting Contest held at the 4th International "By Fire and Sword Championships" in Wilanów. 2nd-3rd of April 2016

Rules of the Painting Contest held at the 4th International "By Fire and Sword Championships" in Wilanów. 2nd-3rd of April 2016

I. Admission

a) Every participant may enter only one work in each category
b) Participants may enter only their own works. Entering group works or on behalf of somebody else is not allowed.
c) Only fully painted works can be entered.
d) Only Wargamer figures can be entered.
e) Own sculpts and conversions of Wargamer figures can be entered.
f) There are 2 categories:

1) Command base

2) Unit:
- an infantry unit – 6 bases
- a cavalry unit – 2 or 3 bases
- dragoons - 2 bases on foot and 2 mounted bases

g) Only elements that after possible removal of a base/diorama can be a legal element of a By Fire and Sword game may be entered. It means that even if you prepare special diorama/base for models enetered categories 1 and 2 we will look at command base/units only ignoring rest of elements
h) The work is entered by leaving it during the event at Referee's table
i) After the contest the works can be collected at the end of Championship, after awards ceremony. 
j) The works are entered at your own risk.
k) Entering a work means the acceptance of the rules and statement that the applicant is the author of the entered work.
l) Wargamer reserves the right to photograph the works and to using the photographs of entered works while naming their author.

II. Disqualification of entries

a) Entering a work violating the rules will result in disqualification of all entries of the given participant.
b) Entering someone else’s work or a group work will result in disqualification of all entries of the given participant.
c) Disqualification can also take place after the contest results have been announced, if at a later date it turns out that the work was in violation of the rules.
d) The disqualified participant looses the right to the prize won by violation of the rules and agrees to return the prize.
e) Disqualification may result in change of places, prizes and awards granted.

III. Assessment of works

a) Audience award - every guest of Championships could vote for one work
b) Award in each category: The works will be judged by the jurors, who will check modeling and painting correctness, historical accuracy and especially the general impression made by the entry will be judged.
c) special award for the best work according historical correctness

c) The general impression will be judged by the audience in a voting throughout the whole event. Every participant will have only one vote to give (granting 1 point).
d) Historical assessment will be made by the jury in a 1 to 10 point scale.
ho will especially check it in terms of historical accuracy.

IV. Prizes


"By Fire and Sword" Team


Tournament in Jacksonville, FL 12/12/16

Tournament in Jacksonville, FL 12/12/16

We invite all fans of the 17th century battles to enjoy a mini tournament: "Spring battles on the border" – Borderlands 2016.

The tournament will be held March 12 at 1 PM at:

Comics and Games
10230-11 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Terms of the tournament will be placed on the forum


Those interested in buying products from the our webstore www.byfireandsword.com will be able to pick up their ordered before the tournament and save on shipping cost.

We hope to see you there!

By Fire and Sword Team


Tactica 2016: reminder

Tactica 2016: reminder

During this weekend (27th-28th of February) we will be attending Tactica wargaming convention in Hamburg and we will bring "Armies of By Fire and Sword. Volume I" with ourselves! We'll bring also as many miniatures and terrains as we can :)

Please remember about our special deal or Tactica participants: "Buy 6 set of your choice and get the cheapest one just for 1 euro". It's also valid in our webstore for orders with pick up at Tactica. Please only have in mind to place your orders no later then on Wednesday morning.
See you at Tactica!
By Fire and Sword" Team


"Armies of By Fire and Sword. Volume I" and new sets ready for preorder

"Armies of By Fire and Sword. Volume I" and new sets ready for preorder

It will be a long post with a lot of information, so please read it carefully especially if you are our KS backers from the „Deluge” campaing with rank „Knecht” or higher or you will be attending Tactica 2016 convention in Hamburg or BFaS Championships in Warsaw

We're proudly announce that „Armies of  by Fire and Sword. Volume I” are ready for preorder! We'll start sending your orders from 1st of March.




We'll also have few new releases


Full-strength skirmish "Turkish garrison of Raszków in 1674" which rules can be found in "Armies of By Fire and Sword". This force allows you to use janissaries at Skirmish level and also contains a special miniature of Jusuf Pasha - commander of this skirmish force. Set will be produced in limited quantity and will be available only in Wargamer's stores and during conventions we'll visit.

Two long expected regimental sets:

Imperial Infantry Regiment



Muscovite field dragoon regiment


and caltrops




Please also remenber abour our releases from the previous month:


Cossack Wagon Train


Swedish Skirmish set


Brandenburgian High Command


Azabs with polearms


Cossak Camp master (we still have some of them)



„Deluge” KS backers and „Armies of By Fire and Sword”


As we have promised long time ago our KS backers from the „Deluge” campaign with rank Knecht or higher can buy Armies with massive 50% discount! To use this special deal plese enter your KS nickname in remarks during placing your order. Please don't pay until our online store's crew modify your order! You may buy one book with this discount unless you are backers with „Set for 2 commanders” reward – then you may buy two books obviously.


KS Backers from USA and CANADA

You may preorder books from our American store


Tomasz from our American store will e-mail all our backers from USA and Canada and will send you special code for our American webstore.



As we'll receive limited number of books before main delivery it's possible to preorder „Armies” and new sets and pick up them during Tactica 2016 wargaming convention in Hamburg (27th-28th of February). Our special deal for Tactica will apply with one exception: books bought by our KS backers with 50% discount are excluded from our special deal during Tactica. To pick up your order please choose „collect in person” as an option of delivery and enter „TACTICA 2016” in remarks if you order 5 or less sets  or „TACTICA 2016 SPECIAL DEAL” if you order at least 6 sets.

BFaS Championships in Warsaw

If you are registered participant of BFaS Championships in Warsaw mark „Championships” in remarks while placing an order. We'll send your order in first wave.


By Fire and Sword Team


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