BRIKWARS is the plastic-brick tabletop wargame that throws the peaceful worlds of construction toys into wanton chaos and destruction!

Bring and build your own armies, vehicles, and monsters in an all-out war for construction toy glory, with a robust system to incorporate whatever you create. If you can build it, you can bring it to battle in BRIKWARS!
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Mike - August 8, 2006 - Brick Links, Brick Wargames
Sound the square raid sirens - Vikings are pillaging the chessboard!
When it comes to pillaging chessboards, Vikings are way better than a bunch of pastel-colored footie-pajamas-wearing crossbowmen.

Looks like LEGO is going for army-builder sets in a big way this year, likely related to the surprise success of last year’s Knights’ Kingdom chess set even despite the replacement of the white team with the somewhat less-inspiring color of Barbie blue.

The medieval lines this year have already shown unabashed nods to the army-builder crowds, with the Knights’ Kingdom “Battle at the Pass” set and the Vikings even more up-front “Army of Vikings,” which is good news for BrikWars fans. But they’ve just also announced the upcoming show-stopper of army-builder sets: this year’s chess set is Vikings themed, and this time they decided to go with both sides being awesome instead of just the one.

LEGO Vikings Chess Set
LEGO Army of Vikings with Heavy Artillery Wagon
LEGO Battle at the Pass
What all the fashionable knights are wearing
Check out some great work with custom graphics on Fryslayer’s cloaks and banners.

A couple of guys on the Classic-Castle forums have started posting their battle reports comic-book style. Sibley’s using the standard BrikWars rules, while Fryslayer uses a homebrew variant geared to the more serious wargamer entitled, appropriately enough, Fryslayer’s Medieval War Gaming System.

Fryslayer’s battle galleries
Sibley’s battle
Fryslayer’s Medieval War Gaming System, posted to the Classic-Castle forums
Mike - August 6, 2006 - Brick Links, Brick Wargames
Get away from her you bricks!
This hungry alien will be happy to welcome you to Illusionary Craft.

I haven’t had a lot of time to post lately, so a bunch of links have been piling up in my slush file. Today I was checking out one of them, a freshly-released brick wargame entitled “BATTLE!”

BATTLE! is a pretty straightforward medieval-army game, with a little more realism than most of the other brick games in the genre. I was interested to see that the game is part of a larger site called Illusionary Craft, with LEGO models, battle photos, and an attached blog covering not only questions about the game but also part customizing and reviews of LEGO sets.

The site looks like it’s pretty new, but even in the early stages of development it’s still worth a visit.

Illusionary Craft