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Advice on Building Army

Post by Anglobricks2296 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:57 am

Hey,

I'm new to brikwars and was wondering if anyone has advice on how to expand my army size. I already have a pre-existing backbone of cold war era/style infantry, but I am struggling with expanding. Any advice?

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by ninja_bait » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am

Anglobricks2296 wrote:Hey,

I'm new to brikwars and was wondering if anyone has advice on how to expand my army size. I already have a pre-existing backbone of cold war era/style infantry, but I am struggling with expanding. Any advice?
Are you asking just about getting more figs or like what kind of expansions to do?
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Falk » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:16 pm

Making some vehicles is always a good idea
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Zupponn » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:26 pm

Add more infantry.
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Kommander Ken » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:17 pm

You need MOAR DAKKA.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Anglobricks2296 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:19 pm

ninja_bait wrote:
Anglobricks2296 wrote:Hey,

I'm new to brikwars and was wondering if anyone has advice on how to expand my army size. I already have a pre-existing backbone of cold war era/style infantry, but I am struggling with expanding. Any advice?
Are you asking just about getting more figs or like what kind of expansions to do?
Suggestions for expansions to do.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Anglobricks2296 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:21 pm

Falk wrote:Making some vehicles is always a good idea
Yeah, thinking about an IFV/APC multi-role vehicle. I'm kinda stuck using Lego City vehicles as technicals.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Anglobricks2296 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Kommander Ken wrote:You need MOAR DAKKA.
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Itsjustaguy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Bricklink is an excellent place to pick up real cheap figs, and if you want you can custom order specific pieces to make vehicles.

So far I've bought close to 100 figs on it and weapons. Highly recommend. They even sell brickarms weapons.
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by ninja_bait » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:48 pm

Specialist teams are worth adding as well, like pyros, snipers, berserkers, etc.
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Razgriz_410 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:33 pm

Yeah, if you're going for a Cold War styled army, then you could look into specialist kit like a flamethrower tank, ATGM or automatic grenade launcher teams, and heavier kit like a tank or a SPAAG.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by motorhead fan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:49 pm

I could recommend using LDD(Lego Digital Designer) to design vehicles based off real world ones.
Then use bricklink, as many others have said, to get the parts, it seems cheaper.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by dilanski » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:20 am

Anglobricks2296 wrote:Hey,

I'm new to brikwars and was wondering if anyone has advice on how to expand my army size. I already have a pre-existing backbone of cold war era/style infantry, but I am struggling with expanding. Any advice?
If you're looking to battle, try and make as many different units of different size levels as you can. Unless you have a large stockpile of bricks, I'd recommend starting with the small vehicles before going large; a 30U" nuclear armed bomber isn't going to be much use in a game with a 20U" cap, while a 5U" armoured car is perfect.
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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Craigallot » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:12 am

Look at the rulebook and make some troops that can fit the different roles.

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Re: Advice on Building Army

Post by Anglobricks2296 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:36 pm

Thanks everyone! These are some great suggestions that I will look into.

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