2012 Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game Polish National Champion
“Chaos is the only true answer.”
Who is Michal Miszczuk?
Michal Miszczuk rose above more than eighty other participants to win the Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game Polish National Championship in 2012, the year in which the Polish National Champion first earned the right to represent Poland at the inaugural FFG World Championship Weekend in Roseville, MN.
Michal’s unorthodox deck construction for the Polish National Championship featured two copies of most of his cards, rather than the traditional three copies, meaning he had fewer chances of drawing any one given card, but also meaning that his deck had more different answers to the challenges he faced.
In His Own Words:
I was born in 1990 and am a student at Wroclaw University of Economy. I live and play Warhammer: Invasion in this most beautiful Polish city. My hobbies beside LCGs are Formula 1, sports, travel, and reading books. My favorite authors include Martin, Pratchett, and Sapkowski. I'm a kind of positive and optimistic guy, especially when spending time with my girlfriend, Justyna, and my family or friends. My other passion is Polish history – and history in general. That’s why I follow news from the whole world.
In the future, my dream is to defend my Polish national title.
On His Favorite Factions:
My two favorite factions are Chaos and the Empire. Because of the current restrictions, it’s impossible to play Empire at a high level, so I choose mostly Chaos. These factions give me the greatest tactical opportunities and are really original. They have strong fantasy themes. Also, “fluff” is important! The Warhammer Empire is somehow connected with Europe and Poland (Kislev), and I see myself as a patriot. So it’s a pleasure for me to play with cards like Winged Riders of Kislev (The Imperial Throne, 108). Chaos with its creatures, beasts, and daemons is also original, and I like the mechanic of its cards.
On the 2012 Polish National Championship Finals:
The final of the Polish National Championship was between me and ALAN, who was playing High Elves. Winning the match was a very tough task because of his Drain Magic (The Silent Forge, 48) and High Elf’s Disdain (Assault on Ulthuan, 21) and the possibility that he could rebuild the whole game out of nowhere thanks to Gathering the Winds (Rising Dawn, 10). I wasn’t really stressed, but only because of the really big mental support given to me by my girlfriend, Justyna, and the players from Wroclaw: Przemo, Darker, Jaszczur, Arczi.
The game of Chaos versus High Elves was pretty exciting, and the key to victory was, of course, to control my opponent. At the beginning, I didn’t want to allow him to draw too many cards, and if that didn’t work, I wouldn’t let him have the six resources he needed for his legend. Well-played Plague Bombs (The Chaos Moon, 34) and Branded by Khorne (The Eclipse of Hope, 93) won that battle.