Last weekend on April 3rd the annual Impact Wargaming event was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As well as a sizable collection of demo tables and miniature traders, there were tournaments for X-Wing and Dystopian Wars. Naturally, a couple of my friends and myself were champing at the bit to play Dystopian Wars in a competitive setting. Out of eight participants two were players who Stephan (NaH2PO4_aq on the official Dystopian Wars forums) and myself have only recently introduced to the game. Two other forum members were present as well, though I’m not sure whether or not I’m allowed to name them due to privacy issues (if that changes, expect this post to be updated).
The tournament consisted of two rounds in which two scenarios with lists of 1000 pts would be played. In lieu of deciding the victor by Victory Points, the scenarios laid out ways for the players to score Tournament Points instead. However, for every 300 VP in losses you would lose one Tournament Point (TP from here on out) from your scored TP total for this match. A player could not score less than 0 TP in a match. In addition to the TP laid out in the scenario you could select a hidden secondary objective. If you would achieve that objective during the match, you’d get an additional 2 Tournament Points. At the end of the day a maximum score of 20 Tournament Points could theoretically be achieved.
Full disclosure: I’ve tried to Photoshop out most irrelevant clutter (books, dice) on the pictures. Some pieces were too finicky to replace without compromising the image and some clutter/visual artefacts may remain.
A full list of army lists can be found here.