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R/C Tank Combat

Corporate Takeover

Battle #3 Summary


In the first ever R/C tank soccer match, both sides would compete on a make-shift soccer field, with a full-size soccer ball. The objective of the game would be to push the ball across the field through a pair of cones representing the goal. Opposing tanks were not allowed to run into another vehicle, but they were allowed to "block" the ball carrier by sitting in their path, thereby requiring them to dribble around them. Of course, tanks could also shoot and destroy the tanks on the other team to force them to go to the sidelines for an immediate re-incarnation. Finally, tanks could shoot the ball itself, at which point ball possession would shift from one side to the other.

Play-by-Play Commentary
by John Pittelli

In the afternoon, possibly due to heatstroke, a scenario unlike any other was chosen. That's right faithful readers, R/C Tank Soccer. For the intial sortie the teams were as follows.

GBFC (Glen Burnie Football Club)
Will's SU, John's Comet and Steve's Cromwell

Penn United
Joe's Hetzer, Doug's Tiger, and Kurt's Brummbar.

Frank's Tiger had lost a claw during the morning event and he was the referee, scorekeeper and rules generator.

Before the kickoff, Doug's Tiger developed a hair ball, network problem, no signal. So Will was sold to Penn United. That left a friendly little game of 3 on 2. But Steve and I believed the 2 plucky Brits would have no trouble with Russian and German members of Penn United.

Rules for the first ever game were:

  1. Shooting the ball was like a tackle and turned possession of the ball over to your team.
  2. Ball was pushed by the tanks, dribbling.
  3. Disable the opponents ,legal hits ,no yellow card
  4. Push the ball through the cones. Goooooooooooooooaaaaaaaallllll.

Steve was our striker and I was the fullback, as can be seen in this video footage (GBFC First Goal).

With the lightning quick score by GBFC another rule was added to make it more interesting. Each member of the team must touch the ball before you could score.

Doug's Tiger had it's cramp successfully massaged away by the Penn United trainer and returned to the pitch. Will was now back with GBFC, which was only fair since Will does reside in Glen Burnie. With the sides even and the addition of the 3 touch rule it looked to be an interesting match. Here's the highlight of the score that put GBFC up 2-Nil for good. Notice the bludgeon like footwork as the Comet makes it's way to the ball. Will and Steve had already touched it and the way was clear. Using the only trick at my disposal, you can see where I ran up over the ball and squirted a sideways pass to myself.

Hope you like the video of the second goal (GBFC Second Goal).

Offical Scores for Corporate Takeover Battle #3
Team Asset Operator Hits
GBFC T012 Desert One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  T026 Will Montgomery 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1,500 1.000
  T039 John Pittelli 16 17 0 0 0 1,000 4,000 5,250 0.568
  T040 Steve Tyng 12 7 0 0 0 1,000 3,000 2,750 0.478
TOTAL 28 30 0 0 0 2,000 7,000 9,500 0.576
Penn United T010 Joe Sommer 18 13 0 0 0 0 4,500 3,250 0.419
  T012 Desert One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1,000 0 0.000
  T026 Will Montgomery 4 9 0 0 0 0 1,000 2,250 0.692
  T058 Doug Conn 4 6 0 0 0 0 1,000 1,500 0.600
TOTAL 30 28 0 0 0 0 7,500 7,000 0.483

Asset Type Net Points
T026 SU-100 2,750
T039 Comet 1,250
T058 PzKpfw VI-I Tiger 500
T040 A27M Cromwell MkVI -250
T012 SdKfz 166 Brummbar -1,000
T010 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer -1,250
Operator Net Points
Will Montgomery 2,750
John Pittelli 1,250
Doug Conn 500
Steve Tyng -250
Desert One -1,000
Joe Sommer -1,250