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Postby nimane9 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:55 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm just starting out on the game, and I was wondering what is the recommended amount of points, or how to start an army. I have two ideas for an army in mind, which are Leprechauns or Aztecs. All feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Starting Off

Postby IVhorseman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:34 am

The recommended amount of points for a Brikwars battle is Infinite, but a nice little 50CP army is alright if you're determined to meet a guideline of an army.

An Idea is plenty - just give your aztecs or leprechauns things to shoot or stab dudes with and you're done. Vehicles are nice, but not a necessity.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Silverdream » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:36 pm

I would say there's alot more creativity in Leprachauns. You could arm them with pipe bombs, beer and shillelaghs.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Zupponn » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:23 pm

Not too many people actually use the CP system on here from what I've seen. Personally I go by how many minifigs an army has. I like 8-12 minifigs with a hero and at least one small to medium MOC in the armies that I make. Some good advice is to try and vary the weapons that you give the soldiers, because it allows you to become more creative in battle and breaks up the monotony of the army.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby nimane9 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:51 pm

For my playgroup, we've decided to use a point system, and since we don't wanna blow too much the figs we're starting off with 50 CP. I thought it would be fun to have kamikaze monkey's with dynamite on them, so I'm wondering, how should I go about this
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Whiteagle » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:47 pm

nimane9 wrote:For my playgroup, we've decided to use a point system, and since we don't wanna blow too much the figs we're starting off with 50 CP. I thought it would be fun to have kamikaze monkey's with dynamite on them, so I'm wondering, how should I go about this

Well your standard Minifig is 4 CP and that's about the cost it'd take to arm them as well, so you'd have around 6 figure depending on how you'd stat and equipped them...

...Just enough for a squad I think.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:56 am

I make all of my armies' stats with CP costs included, but I hardly ever use them. Since I love to do massive battles, I'd say CP costs for my games would run about 400-500 CP at least. More if its one of my Star Wars ones...

In truth though, I don't think it matters. If one side is considerably smaller than the other, give them a field advantage like having a base with weapon systems or something to help them fight back.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Colette » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:33 am

Hello newbie!

For a starting army I would recommend a small squad, a tank of some sorts and an aerial vehicle- that's my formula for cameo factions anyway. CP has its costs and benefits but ultimately I agree with Benjammin about the issue. When you guys grow your armies to the sizes found in these board CP will be too limiting for any epicness.

Anyway leprauchans sound awesome. We already have an Aztec army (you're still free to make one) but we don't have a space Irish republic yet.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby nimane9 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:11 pm

Alright folks!

This weekend I plan on playing around with QuikWars, with just some rag-tag team of random figs I have laying around, and I'll decide whether or not I wanna blow 15 bucks on my Leprechaun squad
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Predator » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:20 pm

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Re: Starting Off

Postby nimane9 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:34 pm

Hello all!

I have an important question, what is the best way to learn the rules?
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Colette » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:10 pm

nimane9 wrote:Hello all!

I have an important question, what is the best way to learn the rules?


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Re: Starting Off

Postby Predator » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:27 am

nimane9 wrote:Hello all!

I have an important question, what is the best way to learn the rules?

Read through all of the basic rules however damn much you feel like doing, then play a game and fudge everything you don't know. Afterwards you can look up the rules for it.
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Re: Starting Off

Postby nimane9 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:03 pm

I just played 4 games of QuikWars, and needless to say, it rocked! We only had 5-6 people each time, as it was a small field, but I think we got a decent taste of what's to come. I have another question, what's the best strategy?

EDIT: I meant minifig people XD
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Re: Starting Off

Postby Zupponn » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:46 pm

nimane9 wrote:I just played 4 games of QuikWars, and needless to say, it rocked!

Hooray!
nimane9 wrote:We only had 5-6 people each time

ONLY 5-6 people?!?!? You should be thankful to have even 1 other person!
nimane9 wrote:it was a small field

The better for CC warfare and extreme mayhem. :D
nimane9 wrote:I think we got a decent taste of what's to come.

Sounds good. Hopefully this will continue.
nimane9 wrote:I have another question, what's the best strategy?

Strategy? There's strategy in Brikwars? I always thought that we just had our dudes run at each other and go, "WAAAAAAAAAAGH!"
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