BRIKWARS is the plastic-brick wargaming system that throws the peaceful worlds of your favorite construction toys into wanton chaos and destruction!
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Brickvention 2008: just one more reason to be jealous of Australians.
Mike - January 14, 2008 - Uncategorized

A couple of big Lego conventions are coming up for their second showings – Brickvention 2008 in Melbourne, Australia is less than two weeks away, and registration has just opened for Brickworld 2008 in Illinois in June.

As usual, Brickvention has both public and demonstration BrikWars events on the program, with prizes this year provided by Aussie Custom Decals, the official distributor of BrickArms in Australia.

Brickvention 2008 in Melbourne, Australia
BrikWars at Brickvention 2008
Aussie Custom Decals on BrickLink.com
Brickworld 2008 in Wheeling, Illinois
In the heat of battle, proper medical procedures may sometimes be compromised.
Mike - January 14, 2008 - Uncategorized

Olothontor and Kidko have found a novel use for the BrikWars forums – they organized a live feed for their Saturday battle, each posting photos and play-by-play commentary during their opponent’s turn, allowing the forum audience to watch the battle in progress and comment along the way.

The battle itself is the usual chaotic explosion-packed romp. Although sadly lacking in the obligatory catclysmic world-destroying fireball at the end, the event bodes well for similar exhibitions in the future.

Meanwhile, Moron Studios are back again – this time with a new memeber, Oppo. His inaugral Vikings vs. Skeletons battle, “Almost Agro Arena,” saw more intensive use of the Medik than any battle report to date, including a botched operation towards the end with impressive results.

The Saturday Smash Off thread on the BrikWars Forums
Almost Agro Arena on the Moron Studios site
Now in all-new PDF format!
Mike - January 6, 2008 - Uncategorized

In a surprise move, Kolja (“Flashhawk” on the forums) e-mails in with a holiday gift to BrikWars fans everywhere: he’s ripped the BW2005 rules from the HTML and converted them into easy-printing PDF format. Thanks Kolja!

BrikWars 2005 in PDF format (3.12MB)
Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader
The Dimmy Army fights true to form, using a frying pan, a buzzsaw, and an oar to retardedly damage themselves
Mike - January 4, 2008 - Uncategorized

Red Clay Studios’ debut battle breaks new ground in a number of important areas, while keeping true to the traditions of its classical predecessors. The Dimmy Army led by a Dimmy Mage has been witnessed before in the Battle for Nagateppo, but never used with such power and Dimmy precision, bringing about the Classik BrikWars Ending in perfectly executed form.

This report also marks the first sighting of what will inevitably become BrikWars tradition – the use of peach-colored minifigs for menial slave labor and subsequent execution. It’s institutionalized racism at its finest!

Armageddon on the Red Clay Studios site
Two of nature's most dangerous weapons.
Mike - January 1, 2008 - Uncategorized

Happy 2008 everybody! To celebrate, here are some optimistic new minifig desktops to welcome the incoming year.

The joyful little fellow in “Moving Target” could not be more pleased to see everybody, and the “Valkyrie” is our own Nike of Samothrace (except better armed). She’s happy to offend parents with cartoon anatomy rather than gratuitous violence, making her one of the least crude images on the site.

Is it really proper to use skulls to mark the death of a skeleton?
Mike - December 30, 2007 - Uncategorized

Continuing to make a name for themselves as BrikWars’ fastest-rising war heroes, Moron Studios chalk up yet another battle – this time with Medix!

As always, prepare yourself for photo-edited masterpieces of MS-Paint exposition, as Vikings battle Skeletons, and… more Vikings, eventually.

Mash with Medix on the Moron Studios site
Prepare for skullduggery on the BrikWars battle forum!
Mike - December 25, 2007 - Uncategorized

I’ve been getting some e-mails lately wondering why there haven’t been any updates to the Movable Type feed lately; the answer is that the Movable Type software and I have had irreconcilable differences. But fear not! I’ve been busily moving the newsfeed over to LiveJournal instead, and for those of you who can read this, it must be working right. Updating and editing the newsposts will now be much, much easier, and furthermore, you can now see where all the newsposts of the last six months went.

Hopefully this means that it’ll be easier for everyone to participate in the comment threads. While Movable Type relied on a cryptic and byzantine login system that baffled even the most dedicated webfan, a quick look at any random LiveJournal shows that LJ is easy and intuitive enough for even the most retarded semi-pubescent drama-whore.

Whether you consider that to be good news or bad, if the comment threads don’t thrill you I’ve also installed some shiny brand-new discussion forums to back them up, fulfilling a decade-long dream of mine which in the past I had always been too lazy to do anything about. As I type this announcement, the forums are still in their first couple dozen users and couple hundred posts, so there’s still time to get in towards the beginning if not actually on the ground floor. Merry Christmas everybody!

The BrikWars battle forum
The BrikWars newsfeed on LiveJournal.com
The BrikWars News RSS feed
Because you missed it in June, the post about Almighty Benny’s “Last Man Standing”
Heavy troopers chop off their own heads in a fit of pent-up rage.
Mike - December 9, 2007 - Uncategorized

The Moron Studios brothers are back again, with a new battle outside their main Brikinville storyline. This time it’s two armies facing off to destroy each others’ Magic Jewel, in a tiny rubble-strewn battlefield on which any fortifications must be built from scratch in the heat of action.

The MS-Paint style arrows and special effects completely make this battle report, more so than any other to date.

Addendum: Although Moron Studios has also created a YouTube version of this battle, I recommend you watch their YouTube video “Didn’t See That Coming” instead, as I believe that it’s the perfect encapsulation of the BrikWars spirit.

Battle For Some Magic Jewels on Moron Studios’ “Others” Page
Moron Studios BrikWars
“Didn’t See That Coming” on YouTube
Increased ability means increased gore.
Mike - December 4, 2007 - Uncategorized

Never ones to rest on their laurels, NELUG is back again with new innovations for battle. In an otherwise standard clash among medieval ruins, they’ve introduced a system to allow units to increase in power as they gain attack experience, and incorporated a further twist on their communally-built modular battlefields.

From Shaun’s article on NELUG.org:

“Six small squads of medieval troops fought amongst crumbling ruins and landowner homes for dominance of the region. Lizardmen battled Ninjas, Knights skirmished against Highwaymen, and Barbarians took up arms against the Strange Men who embrace scorpions as their sea-wives. Advantage on the field of battle shifted with the winds, but in the end the day was carried by our newly-anointed evil Reptilian Overlords.”

Shaun Sullivan’s article on NELUG.org
Shaun’s BrickShelf gallery
Space Marine versus Deadly SpaceMan - who would win? And who would have more fun in the process?
Mike - November 29, 2007 - Uncategorized

Roys over at The Download Munkey draws an interesting parallel between the BrikWars painting and Kev Walker’s “Last Stand” art for WH40K. Man I sure hope that our version came first.

“War With Mini-Figs” on The Download Munkey