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R/C Tank Combat
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.
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.
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:
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