Tactics and Tips for Neopts Biscuit Brigade

Biscuit Brigade: Hagan’s Last Stand is a new game that was released on Neopets on the 4th of January 2008. The aim of the game is to defend your cookies from the mechanical armies that march forward to steal them. You can construct towers, blocks and decoys to aid your defence out of the parts scavenged from defeated mechanical enemies. There are twenty waves of enemies that you must defend your cookies against.
Towers are the only thing you can construct to damage the oncoming army. A tower costs 2 parts to create, but must then be upgraded to do damage, slow enemies etc. You can also upgrade your towers by making them taller, increasing their range.

Decoys are fake cookies which are supposed to distract the army, but I haven’t seen any effect from them and don’t build them.

Blocks are just like walls. They hold the enemy back for a few seconds or encourage them to go around.

Each construction also has a gravel icon, which you can use to dismantle it and salvage its parts.

To win the game, or earn enough points to get the maximum 1000NP per play, you will need to destroy all of the enemies that approach your cookies. To do this effectively you will need to use different types of towers and place them strategically to make the most of them.

The army marches from the top left corner of the screen (where they start) to the bottom right, where your cookies are. To get the most use out of your towers you should place them along the path that the army will take.

There are 14 types of towers that you can construct by upgrading existing towers. You can upgrade each tower’s attack up to three times. You can also go backwards if you make a mistake or would like to change your tower.

Ball: This option is available at the first tower upgrade. It does a little damage.

Slingshot: This option is available after upgrading to the ball. It does more damage and is more accurate than the ball.

Poison: This upgrade is available after building a slingshot. It does a little damage but damage continues to be dealt over time, so it best placed near the top left of the map where the armies first appear.

Crossbow: This upgrade is available after building the slingshot. It is fast, accurate and does the most damage.

Cannon: This upgrade is available after building the ball, and does some damage through multiple enemies.

Gravel Attack: This upgrade is available after building the cannon. It spreads its damage over a wider area, but is short range.

Explosive: This upgrade is available after building the cannon. It does damage when it explodes at the end of its path.

Bag: The bag is available at the first tower upgrade. It slows an enemy. Slowing enemies can be useful if they are poisoned, in an area where they can be targeted by many damaging towers or if you are attempting to group them together.

Sludge: This upgrade is available after building the bag thrower. It slows down multiple enemies.

Oil Slick: This upgrade is available after building the bag thrower. Is causes multiple enemies to slip if they step in it.

Net: The net is available after building the sludge thrower. It greatly slows one enemy.

Windmill: The windmill is available after building the sludge thrower. It slows enemies within an area.

Paint: This upgrade is available after building the oil slick. It blinds an enemy so they cannot see where they are going.

Water: This upgrade is available after building the oil slick. It makes an enemy weaker and slower.

Tips:

Slowing enemies can cause them to bunch up, which is an ideal target for towers which can damage more than one enemy: cannon, gravel attack and explosives.

Do not focus your defence in one area. Spread your towers across the entire path the army takes.

Maximise your coverage of the map by taking note of your tower’s range.