Capture the Flag

Share your tales of battle and mayhem

Moderators: Killer Karetsu, Moronstudios

What do you think of capture-the-flag for BrikWars?

It's fun!
27
87%
Anything other than death and destruction is for sissies!
4
13%
 
Total votes : 31

Capture the Flag

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:17 pm

I had a battle yesterday with my friend Thad. He brought along his troops that he modeled after the classes from Team Fortress 2, with their associated powers. He also suggested that we try capture the flag rather than bloody massacre. And so it began . . .

Image
Due to bright fluorescent lights, my shaky hand, and a cheap camera, some of these didn't turn out well. My flag is on top of the fire station. Most of my men are inside vehicles, but it was easier to put them off to the side.

Image
Tank, APC, IFV, Speeder. Mountains in the background.

Image
Terrain, neutral animals, and the infamous crane.

Image
Thad has a lava moat in front of his base.

Image
Thad's large tracked platform.

Image
Thad's base, with his flag.

Image
Swamp T-Rex.

Image
Thad draws first blood, or rather oil, by blasting a hole in the wall and killing two of my robots. But they were peach-headed, so not a real loss.

Image
The offending oversized weapon. Thad's snowmobile decides the best way to my flag is via an alley behind the buildings.

Image
I sent in my Y-Wing to blast the gun off of Thad's platform. It fired three rockets, which all missed spectacularly, destroying the crane and a construction truck in the corner. I sent in my E-Wing next, which shot it right off with damage to spare.
Last edited by Pwnerade on Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:23 pm

Image
Said extra damage was applied to Thad's mini-copter.

Image
One of the wonders of BrikWars is the generalized rules. It makes things much simpler. But it also means that a Y-Wing can be shot down by a biplane, thus ending it's short and ineffective career.

Image
The snowmobile tried to ambush my vehicles, but failed.

Image
The gun atop Thad's base used its manual fire to attack me, but to no effect.

Image
Here we see the wreckage of the crane. There will be no shenanigans with it this game. The armored truck moves into the intersection, while my tank shoots at Thad's platform, but misses.

Image
My hero uses a heroic feat and his rocket bike to kick the pilot out of a biplane. He leaves a bloody streak on the ground, and the uncontrolled plane careens into the sunset.

Image
The snowmobile gets destroyed, and more of my infantry take positions in a building after they unload from the APC.

Image
The APC fired at the armored truck with the gatling gun, but missed. The tank's machineguns shot at the remaining biplane with equal lameness.

Image
The motorcycle bashes in the implied wall.

Image
My E-Wing swoops in for another attack.
Last edited by Pwnerade on Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:29 pm

Image
Success! Thad's peach-speeder is obliterated.

Image
All of my men have unloaded and most of them are inside, as Thad's motorcycles makes it's way down the alley.

Image
The base gun shot at my E-Wing, but missed again.

Image
The biplane decided to shoot the main gun off of my tank.

Image
Success! Now it's a heavily-armored machiengun platform.

Image
My IFV responds to Thad's moves with lots of dakka. Which means lots of dice.

Image
No more armored truck!

Image
My speeder made its way over the wreckage into the alley, and blew up the motorcycle. The driver makes a flying leap onto the roof to avoid death.

Image
My hero shot the cop. After that I kept forgetting to use him, since he was behind my APC.

Image
The Engineer hijacks a truck and rams my speeder before I have a chance to use its powerful missiles.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:35 pm

Image
I wanted my IFV to attack the gun atop Thad's base, but I had to get on top of the now-abandoned platform to get in range. Those tires can take on anything!

Image
And the gun is no more.

Image
Not only did the biker survive his vehicle's destruction, he survived a hail of gunfire form my soldiers on the roof.

Image
Well, for a turn. The Engineer gets killed, too.

Image
Demoman bites it, too.

Image
My IFV fired it's missile at a clump of infantry, but missed, of course. Also, my APC got it's weapon shot off.

Image
I was able to ram and destroy a vehicle with my now unarmed, large vehicle. But Thad struck back, nearly destroying it, and setting it on fire.

Image
The people who were supposed to get fragged with a missile.

Image
My tank gets back at the biplane by shooting it out of the sky. Yay hinge pieces!

Image
Thad sends out his racecar.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:40 pm

Image
Thad send his Scout to try to nab my flag, but my robots ran upstairs and got him with their knives. Thad kept picking up his dead guys, so a bloody smear is all that remains.

Image
My E-Wing destroys another vehicle.

Image
The Soldier goes down.

Image
My infantry shoot at some of Thad's forces down below, and the rest keep moving.

Image
Thad reminds me that I have a hero by running him over.

Image
Thad decides to put someone back at the controls of the tank and ram my APC, destroying it.

Image
Another glorious dice-pile from my heavily-armed vehicles.

Image
Spy dies next. Gordon Freeman is driving the tank, and is very hard to hit, apparently.

Image
My E-Wing shot it's missile at the Pyro's jeep. I rolled a one for damage, so I decided it was a dud and left it in the vehicle.

Image
At this point Thad had fully realized the power of ramming and destroyed my IFV.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:46 pm

Image
Pepper goes on the attack.

Image
A commando is killed, and the Medic revives the Soldier.

Image
My tank moves in to provide infantry support.

Image
An ominous sight. The Soldier can't see it and is unfazed. So he blew away three of my men with a rocket.

Image
Pepper and the Medic get gunned down.

Image
The tank got rammed next, and was destroyed. Oh no! Ramming seems to do a lot of damage.

Image
But it doesn't stop there. Thad rams a hole in the wall of the building and sets it on fire. But then he rammed it again.

Image
OH SHI-

Image
The racecar sped right past my men, clearly on the way to steal my flag.

Image
My men struggled to get out of the burning and collapsing building. Luckily, the fire went out, and it crushed the offending car, so there won't be any more damage, with a little luck.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:50 pm

Image
The racecar gets the flag! Don't ask me how. The driver doesn't seen to have arms or legs.

Image
It was too fast for my men or aircraft to hit.

Image
My men decided to head it off my attacking the base, but their advance was halted by base operator firing the spearguns. The base operator and the racecar were the only men left on his team.

Image
One more turn and it's over! My E-Wing shot off one of the spearguns, however.

Image
The other speargun got one of my commandos.

Image
Thad wins! The flag was taken to his base. Which had enemies approaching, and was defended by two men with one speargun.

Image
An overview of the carnage, except for what Thad had already picked up.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby Jbgarrison » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:23 pm

Outstanding battle report; very entertaining! :o
Hoboman wrote:I forgot for a moment what forum I was on like Bonn-o-Tron.

Jeffrey Boyd Garrison
Spokane, Washington, USA
TROLOLO
Jbgarrison
Cannon Fodder
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:31 am
Location: Spokane, Washington

Postby Atomsk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:28 pm

I loved the swamp in the corner with the t-rex, and the biplane that showed up mid-game.
User avatar
Atomsk
Cannon Fodder
 
Posts: 353
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:30 pm

Postby Hoboman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:47 pm

I love some of the vehicles in this battle. Some great stuff.

I admit the bi-plane was fun and I was sorry to se it go down. :D
Read the Forum Code & check out The Wiki

"What do you mean I lost another battle?"
User avatar
Hoboman
My Little Pony
 
Posts: 1765
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:31 am
Location: Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:52 pm

The biplane took forever to shoot down. It proved to be the most aggravating member of Thad's team, until he stole the flag with the racecar. The planes were around the whole game, I just didn't always take pictures of them. I let the aircraft have unlimited movement, due to their speed and maneuverability. They just got placed anywhere I wanted each turn. It worked out.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Postby aoffan23 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:46 pm

Awesome report, I like the mix of out-of-the-box stuff and MOCs, especially the E-wing, that's a really nice looking fighter.

This indeed looked like a really fun match, and the race car at the end must have been a bitch to get. The driver's face at the end is epic though. :lol:
Tzan wrote:
Quantumsurfer wrote:I generally agree with Tzan
Warhead wrote:I agree with QuantumSmurfer.



I agree with Warhead.
User avatar
aoffan23
Pooplord
 
Posts: 3184
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:41 pm
Location: America's conjoined twin.

Postby Zahru II » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:51 am

This was gorgeous.
User avatar
Zahru II
balls just have this nasty tendency to wear out over time
 
Posts: 4172
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:22 am
Location: Hüngäry

Postby Killer Karetsu » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:50 am

For me in a capture the flag -game less vehicles would be better.

But much of destruction-that's GOOD
Image
NO!THERE ARE NO POLAR BEARS IN FINLAND!!!
User avatar
Killer Karetsu
Mega Blok
 
Posts: 1371
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:31 am
Location: Finland...boxing with polar bears :)

Postby Pwnerade » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:55 am

My general strategy was 'kill all of Thad's guys so I can get the flag."

Also, I discovered that we were doing the charges and collisions all wrong.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1585
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Next

Return to Reports From the Field

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest