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Brikwars Unit Histories

Postby Olothontor » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:56 pm

These aren't meant so much for an actual game, although I could do that. These are more what you get when I get bored on Saturnalia day, build some stuff out of the sets i got, wrote up brief histories for them, and decided to share them with my loving Brikwars community. YES, PICTURES OF ALL OF THESE ARE COMING. And please excuse any typos in there, those are my bad.


The Bio-Titan - The Bio-Tian was the first cross-bred genetic experiment successfuly made by Minifigurines Corp (known to most as "MiniCorp"). It comprises of the leftover parts from multiple T-rexs, a mutated shark from the HAZMAT lab, some spare dragon wings, and some scrap molecular gunnery. It was bred for war, and became a crucial resource for wiping out all other competing corporations. Unfortunately for the genetics crew, it was bred all too well. After its creation, it destroyed a good 2/3 of the MiniCorp building. Gaining much fame form this incident, it went on in later years to mercenaries, and became the driving force behind the mass invasion of the Galacticus Maximus HQ and the overthrow of the Galacticus Caesar.

The HK-46 WAT (Walking Armored Tank) - This large, armored tank is about two minifigs high, and carries a large, foot-long tail appendage. This tail device has many different attachments, and many more are constantly being made. Because of this, it finds uses all over the place, for many kinds of things. The Laser and Sword attachments make it an excellent war machine, while its broom and platform attachments make it good for cleaning and household maintenance.

The "cult's Eye" Iridian Warship and her crew - The cult's Eye has become one of the most infamous raider ships in the galaxy. The high speed engines allow it to go extremely fast, and it's sleek design allows for the build up of speed and provides a low retreat and attack profile. In addition, it's black coat of paint has the advantage of being fused with cuttelfish entrails; thus allowing it to blend very nicely with the vast space. Her crew, however, is even more onfamous than the ship itself. Brave enough to take on an entire Galacticus Maximus star fleet and survive, taking a large amount of iridium (a well sought after commodity in most places) with them, bold enough to fly through The Grinder, the massive asteroid belt at the edge of the Floraniss galaxy and survive. The stories could go on forever. This fool-hardy crew is captained by none other than Bilgus Flim. Bilgus isn't your average captain, though; oh no, he's a space ghost that lives with the ship. The rest of the crew tok over the ship, but Bilgus wouldn't let them have it completely. They vowed to serve Bilgus for as long as he remained with the ship. The mechanic is reffered to as "Bloaty", as he refuses to eat anything but pork related food products. The ace pilot, imaginatively namede "Ace", flys the ship straight and true. The medic, known to all as "Weavel" for his nosey manner, can cure just about any disease as long as he has the right equipment. The weapons specialist doesn't allow them to call him anything other than Brutus, and the poor cabin boy who did once call him "Strongbad" was shot several times in the face with an ion cannon, spaced, and then blown into utter annihilation with the ships forward railguns. The crew called him by his normal name from then on like Bonn-o-Tron. These and the rest of the crew have surved Bilgus faithfully.

The BG78 "Vortex" - This is a rare exception to the droid shipd of todays time; this one requires over fifty different droid cells to power the entire thing. It is a warship, after all. This makes it a rather poor choice against another warship, as the damage it would sustain in that fight would take many years to repair fully. Against small craft and during landing raids, these see a lot of action. The cargo hold can keep as much as a hundred minifigs, their weapons and armor, any supplies they might need, and a couple thousand gun drones. The onboard flight computer could power a super computer equivalent to Deep Thought (look it up, those of you that don't know). The forward guns alone could take down about half of a Galacticus Maximus fleet in a few blows.
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Postby Olothontor » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:35 pm

Alright, all right. Here are some of the pictures. These do not include pictures of the WAT, just to let you know. It's after Saturnalia, so I wanted to show off what I built from the sets I got. I'll get more up soon. Merry Saturnalia!

This is a shot of the Brutus and Bilgus, Captain and co-captain of the "cult's Eye"
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Another shot of the duo.
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This is a profile of the entire crew on thei squad plate.
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A frontal shot of the crew...
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This is a view of the sensors array and the viewport of the "cult's Eye"
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A profile of the "cult's Eye"...
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A full view of the raider's ship, the "cult's Eye".
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A profile image of the Bio-Titan.
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A picture of the Bio-Titans main weapons platform, located on it's back...
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Don't let him bite you!
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A full top view of the Bio-Titan
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This was just what I made from the leftovers of a set that I used to make my own thing.
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Another shot of the "Tuliper"
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Yet another...
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This is a missile dropship. It is deployed, then it drops down to the planets surface, lands, and then the two separate missile droid chips located on it's wings activate and blow everything within a couple miles away, clearing the way for any troops coming in.
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A couple more shots of the dropship...
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Well, what do you all think?
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Postby Rayhawk » Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:41 pm

I love the T-Rex heads on that bio-titan!

And I bet I know which Lego set you got for Saturnalia! Here's some trivia for you - if you take a look at the box cover, three guesses as to who painted that Mars background.
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Postby DarkWolf » Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:57 pm

This is a stab in the dark here, but....... Mike Rayhawk? And that would explain the awesomeness of the Lego Mars Mission series. I've only gotten the Eagle Base and the MT-101 mining thing, and right now the parts from both of them are being used to build new fighter/bomber/gunships (which I'm basing off the Warhawk fighter/bomber/gunship from the game Warhawk(Seriously, it's kickass))
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Postby Olothontor » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:05 am

Wow, you're good. Of course, that mining set uses some pretty obscure pieces (like those quarter circle pieces and the joint wing-things), so I suppose it wouldn't be all that hard to guess....

Yeah, I know, they're really crappy pictures. The lighting in my apartment is awful, so I can't get a good focus with my Moms digital.
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Postby Carda » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:31 pm

A lot of digital cameras have a setting you can switch on when you're trying to get up-close shots of smaller objects. That really came in handy once I got started on my webcomic project... which I should probably get back to work on at some point...
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Postby DarkWolf » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:40 pm

Huh? Didn't know that. Of course, as soon as I saw your post I went to the camera I'm using and couldn't find said mode. Either it's not there, or I'm an idiot (most likely the latter)
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Postby The Lizard King » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:35 am

Pics are kinda blurry but they look pretty cool!
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:53 am

Yeah, like I said, my apartments lighting is the crappiest EVAR, but we deal. I just need a photo room with a sunlight and a card table, I'll be good. In fact, that's part of my future gaming room (yes, I'm planning my house now). The Wall Of Brik, full of my Brikwars and Mecha Hub stuff, another wall dedicated to my D&D library, yet another dedicated to the best Fantasy novels ever, and the final wall will have all my Warhammer stuff. In the center of the room will be a large table that I can use for all of the above ( this includes gaming, building, filming, reading, staring, etc). It probably won't work out exactly like that, but it's a good goal.
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Postby DarkWolf » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:09 pm

My problem isn't bad lighting, it's the fact that I can't figure out how to get the camera to take detailed photos of minifigs at close range. Hell, my 'studio' is the downstairs kitchen (which no-one uses) with the overhead lights on, it's frakking nine at night, and I'm using old pillowcases to provide a black backdrop. Now if only the camera was able to take the detailed pictures....
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:18 pm

Well, aspiring teenagers never have the money to do anything effective, but that's what Saturnalia and Birthdays are for. Along with your begging for LEGOs, throw in that you would really like to have a better camera. Works for me most of the time :) .
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Postby DarkWolf » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:21 pm

That would've worked, except that I asked for an Xbox 360 (Halo 3 and Mass Effect included) and that pretty much ate the entire electronics bill for this holiday. I might get lucky for my birthday, execpt that my b-day is on November 10 :/ Well, I've got cash saved up, I might be able to get a good camera at some point.
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 pm

Good man, saving money like that... I never could do that. As soon as I see something I want that costs the amount of money I have that I want, I buy it. And when I have no money, I usually save up for one thing. Just one.
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Postby Carda » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 pm

My recommendation for a digital would be the Canon PowerShot A530. Got one as a wedding present from a friend and it is the best camera I've ever used. There's still a bunch of settings and functions I don't even know how to operate yet. XD But it has that Extreme Closeup feature I mentioned, which is very nice for getting crisp detail shots.
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Postby Olothontor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:33 pm

Canon Powershot A530. Dually noted and logged. I'll keep that in mind the next time I have a hundred dollars to spend all in one go.
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