TM: Jan, prije 4 godine si bio najbolji na Singles dijelu turnira, ekipa Slovenije je na kraju bila peta što je veliki uspjeh.
Što se u međuvremenu dogodilo? I dalje ideš na ETC, i dalje si odličan…?
Moja pogreška. Jan je na turniru (ETC 2012) skupio 27 bodova što je bilo dovoljno da dijeli prvo mjesto po pojedinačnom uspjehu. Ovo nema veze sa Singles dijelom turnira.
Jan: For the first FoW ETC in Poland the best team member at ESC was Tevž. If I recall correctly he was third.
I have only managed to get the most points during the team event.
Nothing really changed in the meantime, I still love the game and play with as much enthusiasm as I did at that time.
TM: Napiši mi nešto o svojoj listi. Da budem iskren, zaboravio sam što si vodio. Da li i dalje igraš sa Fincima?
Zašto si tako dobar? Da li je to radi dobrog poznavanja pravila i liste koju vodiš? Da li je to zbog sreće sa kockicama ili nečeg trećeg?
Jan: I have played with Finnish infantry like I have done for every ETC so far. They have for sure the top 3 infantry in EW but really suffer from the lack of a decent tank support. I really like to play with other armies as well but ETC is when everyone needs to put out their best and so the Finns are just always the best choice.
After last year's ETC I have decided to play anything else but infantry because I got a bit bored but as I haven't had any chance to play FoW this year (I have played 6 games in the whole year before ETC) Tevž and I decided it is better to stick with something I remember how to play.
That is why the ESC win was completely unexpected. I remember how terribly bad I was playing in Pivka tournament and was just hoping I am not going to do lots of regretable mistakes. Lots of things came together in the end, right opponents in the right scenarios and most importantly a roll-off to determine the attacker in a defensive battle versus Soviet infantry went my way. I think this year I have had a lot more luck than brains.
TM: Usporedi ETC u Poljskoj, pa dva u Srbiji i sada ovaj u Češkoj. Gdje ti je bilo najljepše igrati? Mislim na organizaciju, terene, protivnike, pivo…?
Jan: Serbia managed to organize by far the best FoW event ever, the only downside was the terrain. That was by far the best in Poland. Czech Republic was struggling on all lines. It was especially depressing to wait in line for 10 minutes to get a beer which was then served by a topless guy...
TM: Koliko partija FoW-a odigraš godišnje? Ideš li na puno turnira, trošiš li dosta vremena proučavajući nove knjige i liste? Opterećuješ li se time ili samo dođeš, odigraš i pobjediš?
Jan: I have played exactly 6 games (1 tournament and two friendly games) after last year's and this year's ETC. Before moving away I on average played a game every 2 weeks.
TM: Znam da si trenutno na godišnjem odmoru u HR što znači da imaš vremena za intervju. Možeš li dati savjet početnicima?
Da li za početak igrati sa tenkovskom ili pješadijskom listom? Na što treba paziti?
Jan: The only thing to watch out and avoid is playing the game in a routine way. Strange ideas quite often work in my opinion but.
Which type to choose depends on your play style. You learn the most if you choose the one that doesn't suit you :)
TM: Što tebe više brine u igri, protivnik ili njegova lista? Navodno je bilo svađe između timova Poljske i SAD-a na ovogodišnjem ETC-u.
Jan: I wouldn't yet like to comment on this. All I can say is that the information about Polish team cheating was quite misleading...
TM: Priča se da postoji mogućnost da su kockice namještene. Ima li čega u tome? Koristiš li uvijek iste kockice ili svaka lista ima svoje?
Da dođeš na neki turnir i organizator svima da po komplet novih kockica, da li bi tebi to bio problem?
Jan: I tend to keep the same dice the entire time and I believe that players don't use loaded die but I wouldn't mind to use the dice provided by an organizer if that was the case.