Hold McGuffin Bridge

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Hold McGuffin Bridge

Postby chrisbare » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:50 pm

This is a report of my first BrikWars battle. We used a modified version of the QuickWars where each minifig's armor and weapon determined the die type to roll. This worked out really well, fast to play, but enough variation to make it interesting. My write up of the rules are here:
http://bareflix.com/brikwars/cbc.html

We had 3 players, two of which started early and did most of the building. The scenario had a castle at each end and a bridge in the middle. The third player had to defend the bridge from both sides while the attackers goal was to steal the treasure chest from the center of the bridge. We also added a building side quest that added a lot of fun. The parts for two small hand carts where scattered on each side of the bridge. If you collected them and built the cart, a single minifig could use it to move the treasure, otherwise you would need to minifigs to move it.


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Overview of the battlefield from the north


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Battlefield viewed from the south, note a few spare legos on the counter in the background


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The bridge prior to troop deployment


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Dark horde forces ready to storm forth


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Bridge defenders are in position


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The Dark Horde hero attempts to dive for cover and fails badly, leaving him wide open to the bowman in the gatehouse (note the bowman is holding a walkie talkie because we ran out of bows)


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Toby hiding in the reeds, blissfully unaware that behind him a comrade bleeds out into the rushing water of the river


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The bridge defenders' Hero falls early at the hands of the Red Egyptians' hero. The killing blow was so mighty that the dead hero's beard was knocked clean off!


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Another defender falls, his spine ripped from his body!


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Err? What was that? Lars looks over his shoulder to see 4 of the Dark Horde have crashed through the south gate, while the Red Pharaoh menaces them from the north. In the bottom right lies the corpse of the Dark Horde hero whose death was so shameful that it didn't even warrant a photo.


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Lars and Olaf grab the treasure and make a run for it while Sven shoots over his shoulder at the Horde with his walkie talkie, er, I mean bow.


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The Bridge Defenders' greatest fighter, surrounded by the corpses of many Red Egyptians


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The battle rages on with many troops from both sides falling. The Red Pharaoh is lost just as his lone remaining trooper tows the wagon he built toward the treasure chest. Lars and Sven are dead, leaving the chest apparently unguarded, but wait! Bud and Toby, who spent most of the battle hiding in the reeds have grabbed the biggest weapons they can find and come swooping down on the bedraggled attackers.


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The day is saved! Bud and Toby return the chest to the middle of the bridge and wonder what to do next since everyone else is dead. Sadly they eventually kill each other in a duel as they cannot agree on who gets which of the abandoned castles. Such is the way of the minifig.

More and larger pics can be found in my gallery:
http://bareflix.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=11532
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Postby Bragallot » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:57 pm

I think your battlefield's great, it really inspired me. When I saw it I was expecting far more troops though and got a bit dissapointed, also because the castles didn't come into play. However your fight was good enough, my high expectations were the problem rather than anything else :wink:
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Postby Ross_Varn » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:59 pm

Very cool battlefield. I need a ton more grey bricks so I can do stuff like this...

The battle was kinda undermanned, but the coolness of it made up for that. Is it just me or are bridge battles more popular lately?
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Postby Zahru II » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:17 pm

Excellent battlefield, I'm planning to focus on scenery, and this is quite inspiring. Also nice battle.
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Postby BFenix » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:40 pm

awesome battlefield dude, a bigger army and some vehicles would make it even more interesting :D
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Postby Warhead » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Very nice, the battlefields immense, love the river and bridge. The Forrest Men always remind me of Robin Hood Men in Tights. Iunno! :D
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Postby Bragallot » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:02 am

We're men / We're men in tights / We roam around the forest looking for fights!

Tbh that movie wasn't half as funny as I wanted it to be though.
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Postby Warhead » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:44 pm

True but the idea was sound enough I guess.

@chrisbare: With this quality of scenery when are you posting up a forum battle so we can wreck it?
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Postby Bragallot » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:58 pm

Warhead wrote:True but the idea was sound enough I guess.

@chrisbare: With this quality of scenery when are you posting up a forum battle so we can wreck it?


DIBS! :lol:

@ Warhead yeah it was pretty enjoyable still, but my expectations usually get the better of me despite the fact I'm the kind of person for who the glass is always half empty :?
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Postby Pvt Expendable » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:47 am

nice job on the layout,...

keep em comming
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Postby playwell » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:21 pm

Looks verry cool makes me wana bould my own.
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Postby trebnos1 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:19 pm

It's been said before, but awesome battlefield. Just... wow.
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Postby Cpt. Zipps » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:18 pm

This is the best n00b battle I've ever seen. Photography isn't perfect but great for first time, battlefield is great, armies are coherent, fantastic.
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