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The terror of Blokbots!

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:02 pm
by Nitewatchman
One of the players in our little Brikwars chapter in Arkansas lacks the amount of minifigs necessary to field a proper army so, instead of minifigs, he fields "Blokbots". There are two varieties: Those constructed with 2x1 bricks, and those constructed with 2x2 bricks.

This person has a lot of both of those kinds of bricks.

So, where we thought we were giving this fellow a weak, but numerous army, we ended up finding out that the Blockbots are scary and nearly impossible to defeat when in large numbers. Why, you ask?

Normal units can barely last a turn or two against a couple squads of blockbots. They're like the Replicators from Star Gate...they just keep coming.

And so, without further adieu, I present to you my latest sketch...

The Terror of Blokbots!

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As you can see, the 2x2 variety are melee units, while the 2x1 variety are ranged units. They're both very scary, especially in large numbers.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:21 pm
by tahthing
i like the idea of this sort of army, next time im in a lego shop ill go to the pick a brick and design a small unit and then fill a bag/pot with as many of the nessary pieces as possible.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:25 pm
by birdman
this is actually a good idea. my next army is going to be like that. good drawing, too.
also...
stargate rocks!

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:45 pm
by Nitewatchman
Yeah, this fellow Brikwarrior of mine, who goes by the name of David, has a lot of them.

I tried to supply him with enough proper squad plates, but as many as I have...

There still weren't enough. My forces were OBLITERATED by his Blokbots.

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:53 am
by pesgores
Yah that's a wonderful idea...I gotta take it into mind.

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:02 am
by Moronstudios
Nice art, what stats do you give the blockbots?

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:18 pm
by Nitewatchman
1d6 armor, 5" of move, and 1d8 close combat attack(No ranged) for the 2x2's.

1d4 armor, 5" of move, and 1d6 ranged attack for the 1x2's.

Also, If Blokbots attack any squad and the Blokbots kill at least three units in the squad, the squad suffers from "Blokbot Terror" and, as long as they are fighting Blokbots, they suffer a -1 penalty to all rolls.

They might seem a bit underpowered in some instances, but you have to realize...David has over a hundred Blokbots in total, and when in squads, the ranged ones can take down just about anything. They're very, very scary units.

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:19 am
by Elmagnifico
Take a picture next time he fields these dudes.

PS Awesome idea-Blokbots vs. the Brikviets.

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:02 pm
by Nitewatchman
If I had had m camera with me sunday night, I would have.

He put the over-100 force on the field, plus a few vehicles and other things.

The initial wave was repelled, but only because they were smaller squads. After that....well, my army, along with Max's gingerpantz army, was destroyed. Completely and utterly destroyed. There's just too many of the dang things!

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:42 am
by RJ
i've gotta do a battle on this

Im gonna have it as the blockbots vs the minifigures

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:16 pm
by Doc Savage
I would have to say that my favorite battle involving blokbots was when Nitewatchman's ninja squad charged into the mass of blokbots. Them ninjas ain't exactly dasies -- they held their own. For a time.  :twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:50 pm
by Ross_Varn
JEBAS. Decrease the Blokbots' armor! I mean, come on- swarms are fun, but only when both sides have them. When it gets that bad, the only thing left to do is use the swarm rules, by which I mean that there are so many of these things they get decreased armor.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:58 pm
by Nitewatchman
Ross_Varn wrote:JEBAS. Decrease the Blokbots' armor! I mean, come on- swarms are fun, but only when both sides have them. When it gets that bad, the only thing left to do is use the swarm rules, by which I mean that there are so many of these things they get decreased armor.


We've been tweaking the stats every other battle. It's gotten pretty reasonable since the first time David used them.

They're still insane, though.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:56 pm
by briknerd7
lol I need to be playing against him sometime because I can probably actually match his numbers with my droids

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:20 am
by Doc Savage
Uh, briknerd7, I believe we've played that game before, and desperately need to do it again. It ended in the nearly complete destruction of both sides -- a battle fought in the true brikwars spirit.