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Battle #3 Summary

by Vern Dernberger

Battle Preparation

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)

Battle Report

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:

  • The T001 track repair worked well, allowing the Tiger to be operated aggressively the entire battle, as shown in the record five kills that it sustained (ouch).

  • Both Paul and John clearly liked the mobility and reliability provided their new Pz IIs, occupying the top two positions on the Net Points lists. All systems were fully operational and the opposing team felt the result.

  • The oldest tanks on the field: T001, T010 and T026 all took heavy damage. Is it time for their owners to build new vehicles?

Offical Scores for Negotiations Battle #3
Team Asset Operator Hits
Friendly Fire T010 Joe Sommer 15 6 0 0 0 1,250 3,750 2,750 0.423
  T026 Will Montgomery 16 15 0 0 0 1,250 4,000 5,000 0.556
  T040 Steve Tyng 8 6 0 0 0 1,250 2,000 2,750 0.579
  T081 Mike Mangus 8 1 0 0 0 1,250 2,000 1,500 0.429
TOTAL 47 28 0 0 0 5,000 11,750 12,000 0.505
Totally MAG T001 Frank Pittelli 20 17 0 0 0 1,250 5,000 5,500 0.524
  T039 Marty Hayes 0 1 0 0 0 1,250 0 1,500 1.000
  T077 Paul Pittelli 4 13 0 0 0 1,250 1,000 4,500 0.818
  T079 John Pittelli 4 16 0 0 0 1,250 1,000 5,250 0.840
TOTAL 28 47 0 0 0 5,000 7,000 16,750 0.705

Asset Type Net Points
T079 Panzer II 4,250
T077 Panzer II 3,500
T039 Comet 1,500
T026 SU-100 1,000
T040 A27M Cromwell MkVI 750
T001 PzKpfw VI-I Tiger 500
T081 Strv 103 -500
T010 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer -1,000
Operator Net Points
John Pittelli 4,250
Paul Pittelli 3,500
Marty Hayes 1,500
Will Montgomery 1,000
Steve Tyng 750
Frank Pittelli 500
Mike Mangus -500
Joe Sommer -1,000