Borys - sprawca LP

Back to the roots. How did it all begin?

Idea for this competition sprouted inside Borys’ Romanko head for many years before the first edition took place. The idea was to create a competition testing a full range of shooting skills, terrain navigating skills, ability to work in teams of two – while carrying heavy equipment, backpacks and firearms. And so it all began, in 2016, on a military compound in Strzepcz, Poland – the first edition of Light Infantry, with a total of 12 competitors

Sadly, we had to wait three years for the next edition to take place. Lack of a suitable shooting range made it impossible to do. Since 2019, the competition has taken place on a shooting range called “Podwórze Koguta” (Rooster’s Yard) in a very small village called Zielnowo in Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Light Infantry? What’s this?

Light Infantry is a shooting competition with elements of navigation. There are three formulas (divisions): Light – 24 hours, Lighter – 15 hours and Lightest – 8 hours. The goal of all formulas is to capture as many waypoints (navigation points) deployed in tough terrain around the shooting range as possible, and to appear on given shooting windows and shoot as many stages as possible. Given formulas have a different amount of waypoints and shooting windows.

Just as mentioned, depending on the chosen formula, competitors have more waypoints and time windows for shooting, or less. The exact numbers are as follows:
Light Infantry:
  • 25 stages on the first day,
  • 6 stages on the second day,
  • 6 time windows for shooting stages,
  • 6 time slots for track shooting,
  • 30 waypoints in total,
  • obligatory mortar-carry task,
Lighter Infantry:
  • 22 stages in the span of 15 hours,
  • 4 time windows for shooting stages,
  • 20 waypoints in total,
  • obligatory mortar-carry task,
Light Infantry:
  • 15 stages in the span of 8 hours,
  • 2 time windows for shooting stages,
  • 15 waypoints in total.

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