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Battle #3 Summaryby Vern Dernberger
The Sunday morning battle would see the arrival of Marty "The Legend" Hayes and his mighty Comet (recently purchased from John). Even before battling his PzII for the first time, John knew that "Abomination I" would perform well, so he sold T039 to Marty. Marty added his own receiver and speed controls and had the Comet working nicely. Unfortunately, Marty was also working Steve's Cromwell at the same time, because they were using the same frequency. It was decided that they would alternate turns during the morning battle and that Marty would swap out radios during lunch to eliminate the frequency conflict.
Doug's friends Zack and Ryan went home on Saturday, and Doug wasn't feeling well in the morning, so the number of participants was reduced to four-on-four, which still provides plenty of action. No artillery, no support vehicles ... a pure tank-on-tank conflict. Teams were randomly selected and it was decided that a "Defend The Town" scenario would be used for the 3rd battle.
The "Totally MAG" team consisted of the following attendees:
Frank Pittelli (T001), Marty Hayes (T039), Paul Pittelli (T077), John Pittelli (T079)
The "Friendly Fire" team consisted of the following attendees:
Joe Sommer (T010), Will Montgomery (T026), Steve Tyng (T040), Mike Mangus (T081)
Editor's Note: Need additional details from battlers who attended the battle.
The Defend-The-Town scenario always leads to intense battles, with lots of tanks focused on a small area. As the scores show, there were a lot of tanks destroyed on both sides as tanks charged in and around the village trying to unseat the defenders. The scores also reveal some other interesting facts:
Offical Scores for Negotiations Battle #3