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May 27th, 2012 - The President's Speech

President's Speech
The Riot Squad prepares to crack down on the protest.
The President of Noxar is making a speech to the nation regarding the progress of their space exploration program. There is a peaceful crowd at the event, but just down the street an angry mob is forming. Riot cops are deployed and the military is watching, but aside from the president, there is a powerful object inside the building behind him. Naturally, a number of other parties have come to crash the speech and steal it, which will quickly plunge this political event into complete chaos after just a few dice rolls.

BrickSyd hosts this battle, but linked below are some other recent forum battles worth reading.
- Natalya
The President's Speech by BrickSyd
Mission No. X by Bragallot
Shattered Empire by Zahru II
April 9th, 2012 - Election 2012

Election 2012
Stephen Colbert introduces the candidates.
It's 2012 and the Republican Presidential Primary is in full swing. Stephen Colbert has invited the four main candidates to have a debate during the Colbert Report. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich all have come to the debate in order to show America why they ought to be voted for. However, this late in the primary season things are desperate. Mitt wants to close the contest soon so he can focus on Obama, Newt's floundering campaign is deeply in debt, Santorum sees his hopes dimming fast, and Ron Paul's cult-like followers grow weary of Ron suffering loss after loss. There is only one solution... they must eliminate the competition.

Silent-sigfig runs this forum battle to determine the Republican Presidential nominee for 2012.
- Natalya
Election 2012 -- The Politician Primary
November 25th, 2011 - Zombie (Zulu) Dawn

Brittanian inaccuracy at its best.
Over two years ago, at the end of the 2009th Galactik Revolution, war was beginning. Some Assyrians had stolen a computer core from a secret Peach base underneath the surface of some god-forsaken Brittanian outpost. They were on their way back to the space port to return to their ship when the Zombie Apocalypse broke out. Faster than you can blink, approximately 500 minifigures would swarm the spaceport and fight to the death for the Computer Core, glory, and ossum. Guest appearances by Stubby, Brikthulu, and Manly Santa.
- Natalya
Warhead's ZZD Top Thread
November 10th, 2011 - "Halloween Hellhunt" Battle Reports

Next time bring a co-pilot
The Dark Horde's elephant shirks its howdah duty
Judging has concluded on the second annual Halloween Hellhunt battle report contest, and Killer Karetsu's "The Battle at Brikpass" has come out on top. The forces of both Count Shinypants and Dark Lord Krag Hag had the poor luck to be traveling through the Brikpass on the same day, and slaughter inevitably ensued.

Battles were judged by a team of five judges for a potential five points based on five categories: Gameplay, Photography, Violence, Writing, and Overall Appeal. These were combined, through mysterious Halloween math, to add up to a maximum potential score of 16. How does that work? Not even the judges know for sure.
- Mike
Halloween Hellhunt - Annual Battle Report Contest
Killer Karetsu's "The Battle at Brikpass" - 14 points
mgb519's "Ambush Valley" - 13 points
Zahru II's "The Dig" - 13 points
AlphaFalcon541's "Last Stand on Raider Valley" - 12 points
Falk's "Operation: Beachhead" - 12 points
BrickSyd's "The Happy Ending Treason" - 12 points
Jodokast's "Battle of Champions II" - 9 points
Sjosten's "Desert Strike" - 8 points
August 31st, 2011 - Weapons of War

Super Hover Death Tank
Tigershark SHDT by fredde
Here we have some more excellent creations by our forum members. The featured picture is the Tigershark Super Hover Death Tank by fredde. Designed to compete with the super tanks that have been floating around the board since December, fredde decided to best everyone by making a hover tank instead of a normal one. Armed to the teeth, (literally) this tank is built to destroy. Check out links to some other cool stuff below. J+B designed some neat heavy troopers using the Explorien helmet, and Siceron and Coral made functioning minifig-scale compound-bows.
- Natalya
Tigershark by fredde
Heavy Troopers by James+Burgundy
Compound Bow Archers by Siercon and Coral
April 26th, 2011 - The Art of Death

Skeiðbrimir Light Attack Frigate
Everyone loves to see the epic destruction that can be wrought upon their cities and towns of plastic building bricks, but you have to remember that the cooler your creations are, the cooler they will look when destroyed. That's why many members of the BrikWars forum like to dedicate hours of their day to building the most intricate and detailed vehicles, mecha, and buildings so that when it comes time for battle the ruined creations strewn about the field will be eye-catching and beautiful even when destroyed. For this post I have linked some of the more awesome creations that have been put up recently.
- Natalya
Skeiðbrimir by tunasailor
Spacecraft Galaxy by BrickSyd
SAF-32 Falcon by RoC77
April 18th, 2011 - Death in Philidelphia

Death in Philidelphia
The Horror Corps line up at the edge of the field.
Every week for the past month or so, Rev. Sylvanus is playing BrikWars with some friends down at Redcap's Corner game shop in Philidelphia. On April 30th there will be a tournament, so if you live in the area you should check it out. This weekend's battle was a grudge match between Rev's OOF and dirtycajun's Horror Corps. They're fighting over a mysterious pod that crash-landed in a pond at the centre of the field. Who will win? Check the links below for this battle report and others.
- Natalya
April 16th Brikwar: @ Philly / Grudge Match
April 9 Brikwar: Mini-rep @ Philly
March 28 Brikwar: @ Philly
December 17th, 2010 - DSM Civil War

Deadly Space Man Civil War
A white DSM blasts the head off of a blue Futuron invader.
ForlornCreature posted an awesome battle report of a fight between the infamous Deadly Space Men and their sworn enemies, the Futuron. The Futuron trick the DSM into allowing them to land near their gas mining operation, but getting to the field doesn't make you win the fight automatically. Read Forlorn's first battle report to find out who will prevail.
- Natalya
DSM Civil War!
December 16th, 2010 - Thieves gonna thieve

eBaum's: internet rapists
Stabbing you in the face since 2001
Hi everybody! Remember that video I was telling you about in the previous post? The "Lego Black Ops" one?

Within the same day, eBaum's had already stolen it, slapped their logo on it, and started collecting ad revenue for it. Which is to be expected, that's what they do. What pisses me off is that in the couple days since then, people have been sending me links to it as if it were the original content, which it isn't, obviously.

I usually figure that that site has been around long enough that people know better than to pass around eBaum's links, but some of you are pretty new to the internet and don't know about those guys yet. So for those of you not clued in: DON'T USE EBAUM'S. Don't visit it, don't link to it, don't put up with other people who do.

Their sole reason to exist is to steal original content from guys like me, pretend it's theirs, and make money off it. That's their whole business model. Every time you visit a page on their site, and every time you send someone else there, you're giving them ad revenue for their stolen work. And they're assholes besides.
- Mike
eBaum explained in a cautionary animation
eBaum explained on Wikipedia
December 13th, 2010 - Block Ops

Just saw a stop-motion video by Keshen8 that's not to be missed - it runs like a highlight reel for BrickArms weaponry (though I think I spot at least a couple of Brickforge pieces in there as well - am I wrong?).

I try to update the linkbox on the right every now and then with new custom-weapons shops that catch my eye, but I really only get a tiny fraction of what's out there, and there are a couple of sites that are much more dedicated and do a much better job.

Most of the customs news I follow these days comes from the Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog and the FireStar Toys reseller site. These will give you a much better idea of the full range of minifig options available, and I figure this is as good an excuse as any to pass along some links.
- Mike
Keshen8's channel on YouTube
BrickArms custom molded weapons and custom minifigures
BrickForge custom minifigure accessories
The Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog
FireStar Toys
December 7th, 2010 - BrikWars BrikWiki

BrikWars BrikWiki
The BrikWiki: Like a Library of Death
It has been around for a while, but it has never made it into the newsfeed. I'm talking about the BrikWiki -- BrikWars' wiki where you can learn about Triangleism, Orange Transparent, or the horrific events which took place at Hospital 555. Below I've linked some of the better-written pages. Go have a look:
- Natalya
Orange Transparent Chainsaw
Hospital 555
Stat Card List
November 23rd, 2010 - Galaxy at War

The Peach Massacre of G.R. 2010
Tuefish's Vol destroy an Assyrian tank in the Peach Massacre of G.R. 2010.
2010 has been a year of battle and conflict for space factions. The Immortals have prompted an arms race among many of the star empires and sparked huge clashes between them. Notably, the long awaited Round 2 of the Peach Massacre of G.R. 2010 is finally being uploaded to the forums, so check it out as 200+ minifigs from three different star empires face off in an epic free for all to the death.
- Natalya
Peach Massacre Round Two on the BrikWars forums
G.R. 2010 Overview on the BrikWiki
April 2nd, 2010 - Niklas Jansson's LEGO Project

Ladies of Spaceman, 1979
Counterparts to the Deadly Spaceman: Spacefemme Fatales?
There are some truly epic battles going on in the forums right now, so rather than posting links to any of those, I'm going to leave it to you to find them and send you to go look at this other thing instead.

Swedish freelance artist and Diglett fan Niklas Jansson has posted a massive pile of concept sketches and thoughts to his Android Arts site about redesigning classic LEGO Space themes. There's a whole lot of material to plow through, but look towards the bottom half of the page for highlights like a massive OTC tunneler for Ice Planet, some Zaku-styled Blacktrons, and of course the sexy Space Babes.

Android Arts: The LEGO Project
Prometheus Spawning Grounds
Niklas's art blog
December 21st, 2009 - Re-stealing the Battle Report List

Don't mess with the Deadly Spaceman
Apollyon's armory guards irritate a Deadly Spaceman, with easily predictable results
Speaking of battle reports from 2009, Arkbrik's taken the trouble to collect links to a couple dozen of them, and has posted them to the forum in one big Battle Report List.

Arkbrik's "Re-stealing the Battle Report List" on the BrikWars Forums
December 17th, 2009 - Copenhagen Climate Conference

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
Why was Copenhagen selected for a meeting of world leaders? Easy access to Billund, experts say
There have been plenty of awesome battle reports coming in over the last couple of months that I've been too lazy to post, but there was no way I could let this one pass without comment. It's the first one I've seen to put Obama and his well-known superpowers to use in combat, to truly stupendous effect. This is a moment that will shape history.

The pictures aren't the best quality, but from start to epic conclusion this is truly a battle not to be missed.

Arkbrik's Copenhagen Climate Conference
Dan Lacey, Painter of Pancakes
March 27th, 2009 - SkyNet discovers BrikWars

You don't want to make the ducklings unhappy!
"Engaging in imaginative play helps my development!"
As all experienced BrikWars players know, playing with Lego, combined with learning that rules are made to be changed, leads directly and inevitably to massive psychotic explosions of violence. Surprising no one, this is the combination of factors that lead SkyNet to destroy humanity, as shown on tonight's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

As much as I hate to promote anything on the Fox network, I felt that this one had to be shared.

YouTube: "TSCC 2.20 To The Lighthouse Preview" clip shows Lego's role in the downfall of humanity
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
December 14th, 2008 - January Tournament at Loki's Games in Portland, Oregon

Nemo20k announces an upcoming tournament in January at Loki's Games in Portland, OR:

Loki's Games announces their first BrikWars Tournament in Portland, Oregon to be held on January 21, 2009 starting at 5pm.

All Players must pre-register, and must have an approved army list ready *before* Jan 21. We will be hosting army list workshops on Dec 10th, 2008 and Jan 7th, 2009 from 4pm until 8pm.

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Nemo20k's tournament announcement on the BrikWars forums
December 14th, 2008 - Combat Serials

Poor tactical positioning
On Death War Day 2, Natalya maneuvers her Assyrian cruiser to place the Czech fighter inside the barrel of the main cannon, right before hitting the fire button.
December seems to be the month for daily-update combat serials, starting with Reasonably Clever doing a QuikWars version of their annual LEGO Advent Calendar feature. It's the Town Calendar versus the Castle Calendar, fighting to the death while both attempt to free the imprisoned Santa Claus from evil Martians.

Pesgores followed up a little bit later with "Superproject Codename: Persogoras," a play-by-forum battle between the Rebels (played by Moronstudios), the Empire (OneEye589), the Pirates (Bonn-o-Tron), and the Droids (IVhorseman).

Last but not least, Natalya followed suit with the Death War Project, making up for its later start with some of the best BrikWars action photography to date. The combined-forces battle sets the Assyrian Star Empire (pesgores and Natalya), the Czech Republic (Moronstudios and AmmoMan), the Space Ninjas (Theblackdog), the Space Pirates (Rody), and the Gludavian Raiders (Niflheim) in deadly combat from clashing ground forces up to the mighty Assyrian space cruiser.

Reasonably Clever's 2008 Advent Challenge: Castle vs. City
Pesgores's Superproject codename "Persogoras" on the BrikWars forums
NatalyaAF's Death War Project on the BrikWars forums
December 6th, 2008 - DaCheez's Firefly-Themed Battle

Hull breaches really suck
In space, no one can hear your squad get sucked out a hull breach
Mercenaries, Alliance, and Reavers, oh my! DaCheez spent more photos on his troops messing with the space station's environmental controls than on what were reportedly some heavy firefights, but watching squads get crushed by artificial gravity and sucked out airlocks is pretty entertaining nonetheless.

DaCheez's Firefly-Themed Battle thread on the BrikWars forums
DaCheez's Firefly-Themed Battle gallery on BrickShelf
December 4th, 2008 - BrickArms remains awesome

White head scarf = terrorist?
Fox and the Daily Sun are against toy badguys
BrickArms just got slammed with some sensationalist nonsense by the British tabloid The Daily Sun, and the story went on to get picked up by Fox News. Leaving aside the discussion about what it says about Fox News that they happily use the soaraway Sun as a reliable news source, this serves to remind me that I'm way behind in taking about new BrickArms products released in the last couple of months. Which is a shame, because they're awesome.

(Before you read either article, if you're not aware already, BrickArms doesn't produce "al Qaeda terrorist" minifigs. Duh.)

Naturally, all this media attention has accomplished is flooding BrickArms with more orders than they can process. So feel free to run over there and check out the great new stuff, then weep in agony because you can't order any of it anymore. Thanks a lot, Fox News!

BrickArms custom-molded weapons
"Osama Bin Lego" on the Daily Sun (warning: contains misrepresentation and fabrication)
"Lego-Style Islamic Terrorist Figurine Sparks Outrage" on Fox News (warning: Fox News)
Badger announces new BrickArms items on the BrikWars forums
Badger shows off new BrickArms prototypes from BrickCon on the BrikWars forums
Badger shows off new BrickArms sci-fi shooter prototypes on the BrikWars forums

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