Colette's Factions Directory

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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby RedRover » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:04 am

Beautiful. Love the designs!
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Silverdream » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:17 am

Damn son, these are really excellent. You really captured Warhead's essence with these, while using your own original ideas and building style.

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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby TheVengefulOne » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:07 am

Dammit Colette, I literally finished that damn book yesterday and know you're giving me flashbacks.  :fist:

Great work on everything though!
Blunt the swords and bend the figs!
Shred the paper and burn the briks!
Chip the molds and crack the plates!
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Duerer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:24 am

I like the Immortal vehicle shaping but please give them some sort of accent colour (maybe white but preferably orange). Looking at an all black block can be quite irritating at times.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Silent-sigfig » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:31 am

Very sexy. I like the red ring motif a lot.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Tzan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:02 am

lawyorks  :D
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Colette » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:09 pm

United Systems Alliance

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Freedom* and demockracy** for all***.
*Except when we need to catch Al-Kind-Of and OASIS terrorists.
**Except the president doesn't need a majority to win and congressional districts are drawn with etch-a-sketches.
***Except dappers, explosionists, peaches, aliens, and gurls.


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The United Systems Alliance prides itself on being the most free, equal, demockratic, rich, advanced, influential, and powerful nation in the BrikVerse*. Additionally, the USA can tout the highest Gross Domestic Product in the Nehellenium Galaxy**, and also by far and away the highest incidence of non-military mass shootings (a point of pride among more traditional minifigs favoring a return to violence and khaos).
*despite Space Canada being freer, the Unified Republik of Poland being more tolerant, the United Klingdom being more demockratic, Trattoria being richer per capita, the Time-Traveling Super Jews being more advanced, the Space Mafia having more influence over international politics, Assyria having a bigger army and Praetoria having a bigger navy.
**only by nominal GDP, not by GDP with purchasing power parity.

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President Dolan Trump is the "elected" leader of the United Systems Alliance and supposedly the rest of the free galaxy. He repeatedly promised to make Emeria pay for and build a space wall as well as to make the USA great again, and otherwise has almost no idea what he wants to do. He will also declare war on any nation whose leaders dare say he has small hands.

The Secret Service is tasked with the important duty of protecting the USA President with their lives, no matter who he is.

As a further safeguard in case the Secret Service isn't enough, Dolan Trump has also taken out assassination/impeachment insurance in the form of Vice President Mike "fabulous conversion thesnuggly" Pence.

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USA super-soldier Captain Murica serves as an inspirational role model and war hero to the troops, wielding a shield enchanted with PATRIOTISM and riding a motorcycle into battle.

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Standard USA troops led by a Red Beret. The USA hasn't levied a draft in several decades, resulting in a military force filled entirely with the most hardcore, diehard 'Murican patriot volunteers.

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A USA recon drone being controlled by a soldier. Lightly armed with a small machine gun, its main purpose is to scout out enemy positions.

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A USA hardsuit, for wielding big weapons and lifting objects too heavy for infantrymen. This design was mostly taken from Silent-sigfig.

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The USA Attaché mech is a complement to the existing Emancipator platforms, designed for infantry support and anti-vehicle roles.

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Its guns can rotate up and down to switch between infantry and aircraft. It also mounts missiles as additional armament.

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The Attaché also has a grappling hook (as opposed to a slash harken, because the USA military is not full of weebs), for pulling down statues of dictators and other purposes.

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It also has a pair of jump-jets in the backs of its legs, for short hops across impassable terrain.

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The USA Commissioner hover-tank was originally built several G.R.'s ago during the B'lack Obama administration to address concerns over dwindling tread supplies and to provide a more modern alternative to the classic Diplomat-class tanks. Although it never did end up replacing the Diplomat, the latter receiving several upgrades instead, several Commissioners are still around within the USA armed forces.

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The rear, with a hatch to the interior. Clips on the rear of the turret allow for interchangeable modules, such as an antenna or a missile pod.

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The turret can seat minifigs, who can man the mounted machine guns. The main gun can also move up and down, but IRL it's really fragile so I usually don't.

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View of the hover engines underneath the armor skirt.

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The USA Counsellor transport helicopter is designed to deploy and extract troops from the battlefield.

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Side view.

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The front and cockpit. Armament is light with only two machine guns, so usually an airstrike is called in to soften the landing zone first.

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The interior has room to seat 5 standard USA troops.

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The dual tiltrotors can swivel and move around for enhanced maneuverability and allow the Counsellor to turn on a dime.

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The F-61 Demarché-class fighter-bomber is one of the biggest and heaviest fighters in the USA. These big boys are usually called in during airstrikes and can level good portions of cities in a bombing run.

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A closer view of the cockpit with the pilot.

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The Demarche mounts big engines to maintain an amazing speed for its size, both in atmosphere and in space.

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It carries an impressive array of missiles and guns, including size-4 Peacekeeper missiles and several strafing guns that wouldn't be out of place on a tank.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby BFenix » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:50 pm

Really dig the high-tek hover-stuff feeling on the immortal vehicles.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby TastySkippy123 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:04 am

Those immortals are my favourite immortal shard army I have ever seen!  :tiger:
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Colette » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:12 pm

M-Throne Empire

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Whatever greater good the M-Throne Empire mysteriously pursues, its intergalactic army might be practically speaking the greatest "good" the BrikVerse has ever seen.

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Once an extragalactic curiosity, small detachments of M-Throne troops are now an increasingly common sight throughout the Nehellenium Galaxy, for better or worse.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Colette » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:46 pm

Police State of Venice

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Somehow this police state was the birthplace of the BrikVerse's largest crime organization.

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Although overshadowed by the Space Mafia, people often forget that the nation of Venice and its military forces are a galactic superpower in its own right.

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Venetian military infantry are also police...but really, what's the difference to them? Their gas masks also conveniently hide their faces from protestors and their cellphone cameras, while their handcuffs let them detain any enemies they don't kill first.

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Duke Marco may have a fabulous taste in fashion and colors, but he can still cut you in half with his pike and his skill with it.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Colette » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:48 pm

VoL

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As the rest of the galaxy slowly traded in their armor for suits, their weapons for money, and their wars for diplomacy, the VoL nevertheless persisted.

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The VoL are among the few pure warrior cultures left in the BrikVerse, a fact in which they take great pride. Viewing the rest of the galaxy as having betrayed their true minifig roots, the VoL continue to raid and pillage their neighbors as they have for hundreds if not thousands of G.R.'s. A largely decentralized faction with little notion of diplomacy or economy, most of the major developed superpowers choose to ignore them, except for occasionally condemning their raids at AN meetings that the VoL almost never attend.

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Each VoL warrior fights with the strength of 10 minifigs, a fact they credit to their harsh upbringing, emphasis on martial skill, and training since birth. These particular warriors wear the sigil of their king, a scorpion.

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King Sigmund, the leader of this particular band of VoL, is said to be a little mad owing to his past as a berserker prince. He relishes the feel of cutting his enemies open with his OTCs and bare hands so much that he relegated ranged weapons to robot arms on his armor.
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby sahasrahla » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:50 pm

these are all awesome. i want to put together a vol force, i think they're my favorite space race
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:38 pm

Great lore writing. It adds a nice perspective to brikversian events
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Re: Colette's Factions Directory

Postby Captain-Camper » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:05 pm

The little cockpit details are great inside the USA fighter
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