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Blocking Accounts
Right. I'm still getting about 20 new followers on this Collection on a daily basis. I suspect most of these are junk or bot accounts, and have started blocking them.

If a new follower has no posts on their G+ account, or the posts appear to be nothing but reshares, I'm blocking it. Just letting everyone know.
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That is a sweet little quad walker. Unfortunately I don't have any of those 1x1 round hinge plates needed for the legs, so I can't actually brick one up. D:
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That's a really nice microscale space fleet. No idea how any of it goes together, as the image is too small. D:

Update: I found the BrickLink page! It's here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=297833
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Holy cow! O_o
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HAMMERHEAD MkXX BREAKDOWN
People were asking about instructions for the most recent version of the Hammerhead that I made. I'm not good with LDD files and can't make those fancy step-by-step instructions, but I can take breakdown pictures. Here you go. :D
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///DESIGNATION: HAMMERHEAD Mk XX VARIANT
////ROLE: TBD

////BUILD NOTES:
An attempt to build a version of the Hammerhead Mk XX in white. I didn't have that white hinge plate brick or the 2x2 trapezoid plate in white, and so had to improvise. This is the result. I rather like the back.

Name suggestions? I was thinking of something along the lines of "shiro" or "kabuto" (white and beetle in Japanese).
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Azure Lion Mercenary Squad
A 200 XP mercenary squad for Osprey Wargames Rogue Stars sci-fi skirmish game. My group is using LEGO just like for our games of Frostgrave.

We still have yet to play Rogue Stars, but the process of building a squad is pretty involved. There are no basic stat lines for models as in Frostgrave. Instead, the Traits and equipment possessed by each model possesses modify the target number for successfully performing certain actions. For example, a model needs to score a 10+ to make a successful ranged attack, and the Marksman Trait, which you can purchase multiple levels of, adds bonus to the die roll when making a ranged attack. That means you can really customize your squad, but it also means a lot of bookkeeping. As we haven't played yet, I also don't know how useful certain traits and equipment is.

The breakdown of the Azure Lion Mercenary squad is as follows:

I went with the Mercenary Theme (duh), which means I have access to all Civilian and Military equipment lists, a decent selection of Traits, and the ability to upgrade one model to a Veteran. I still haven't chosen my Tactical Discipline yet, but I'm leaning toward the one that allows me to ignore the -2 penalty when making rapid fire shooting attacks.

The four human mercenaries have the same basic profile. All have Marksman (1) and Steadfast (1) Traits. That grants them a +1 bonus to shooting attacks and a +1 bonus to Morale rolls. I want them to be good at laying down fire and not break and run. All are equipped with an Assault Rifle, a Vibroblade, and Light Combat Dress. The Assault Rifle is capable of rapid fire, allowing them to shoot twice as a single action at a -2 penalty, and looks lit it puts out decent damage. The Vibroblade seems like a pretty standard melee weapon, and Light Combat Dress provides decent protection without affecting movement. Each one comes to 35 XP.

The Sergeant (front and center) is an additional 12 XP (47 XP total), and has the Leadership (1) and Veteran Traits. That grants the squad a +1 bonus to the initiative roll at the start of the mission, and an additional +1 to morale rolls as long as people can see him. Veteran grants him a +1 bonus to action and reaction rolls.

The Medic, off to the left, is an extra 6 XP (41 XP total) and has the Medic (2) Trait. That grants a +2 bonus on First Aid checks to remove Wound Markers and revive OOA (Out Of Action) models. It cannot be used on robots however.

The Technician, to the right, is an extra 6 XP as well (41 XP total), and has the Robotech (1) and (Tech1) Traits. That grants a +1 bonus to fixing robots and making hacking rolls. Here's where the choice of Mercenary theme is a bit of a disadvantage. I can only purchase the first level of both these Traits to start with; another theme would have let me go higher.

The fourth mercenary is just a "vanilla" trooper.

The Wyvern in the back there costs 36 XP. It has the Artificial, Non-reactive, Big, and Tough (1) Traits. Artificial grants 3 points of armor everywhere and makes the model immune to things that wouldn't affect a non-living target. It is balanced by that Non-reactive Trait, granting a -1 on reaction rolls, which you have to take when making a robot. Big, while granting a +1 bonus to anyone shooting at the robot, seemed too appropriate, and Tough (1) grants a +1 bonus to resist damage. It's equipped with a built-in Heavy Blaster Rifle, which reduces its movement but can't be dropped. Offsetting that movement penalty is a Jump Pack, allowing it to spend an action to move pretty far, ignoring all intervening terrain and models. It also has Bionic Eyes and a Neurojack Array, meaning it ignores any visibility penalties when making shooting attacks and can make Tech checks to hack doors and security systems.
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////DESIGNATION: WYVERN (HAMMERHEAD Mk XX)
////ROLE: MOBILE WEAPONS PLATFORM

////NOTES:
The 'Wyvern' Hammerhead Mk XX provides mobile heavy weapon support to Azure Lion mercenary squads. Built in jump jets ensures its heavy blaster rifle will always be in position, while advanced targeting sensors ignore dust, darkness, and other visibility interferences, and a computer interface jacks allows it to hack security systems.

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An updated (and slightly blurry) version of the Hammerhead frame I originally made for Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack. It now has a weapon and jump jets. I'm particularly proud of those jump jet packs (minifig town binoculars sandwiched between some 2x2 round plates), but I wish the 1x1 round plates didn't stick out so much. Oh well.
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1/23/17
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Turns out most of those new LEGO NEXO Knights sets are out over here in Japan. Just saw a whole bunch of them in the local Toy's R Us.
Ooh! The new NEXO Knights sets coming out this year look awesome. Lots of (what look like) ice themed baddies , which will be great for Frostgrave. :D
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Ooh! The new NEXO Knights sets coming out this year look awesome. Lots of (what look like) ice themed baddies , which will be great for Frostgrave. :D
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