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R/C Tank Combat

October Revolution

Battle #1 Summary

Report by Neil Rochford
The beginning of the battle went well for the Leopard with everything in working order. Set aside remembering to press `play` on the gun cam, and all was going to plan. T051 took a few hits (nothing serious) whilst approaching the enemy, then killed the first FA006 solder (then pressed `play` on the gun cam) and then went on to kill the second of ChrisÂ’ artillery crew.

T055 was taking care of the Valentine that had now ran out of paint and was waiting to be supplied from the Jeep. By the time the Jeep (under escort from the Hetzer) came to help FA006 it was too late. FA006 was intended to be supplied with paint but had no solders to receive such a cargo, SV012 now had to run the gauntlet to reach Pete now holding on with just a one man crew. The Leopard had been in the battle for all of 10 minutes and was now long over due a break down, and right on cue she shed a track, blew a fuse and, as I discovered later, snapped the drive axle pins that I bodged up just before the last battle. T051 was a sitting duck, already sporting three hits. If the Valentine managed to be re-supplied before Phil or I killed the last man before running out of paint, then the Leopard would face its first defeat (unthinkable at the hands of Pete).

It was team mate Phil who saved the Leopard's spotty skin this time, dispatching the final Valentine solder. After considerable confusion and fighting continuing on for quite some time the sortie was pronounced `won` on the side of the KOR (What else ?)

Report by Chris Malton
I realised what we were up against. The King's Own Regiment were short in numbers, but nonetheless still very powerful. Setting up position behind the town wall, there was a small shiver of excitement, but also one of fear. The Government forces didn't fare too well in the first of the sorties. This, I can only attribute to a a somewhat slacking supply driver (Fair enough, he was trying to score as well...). The first sortie passed relatively slowly, with limited hits as everyone gradually got their eye back in. And then the timer ran out. The points clearly added up in favour of the Kings Own Regiment, and certain members of their team were overjoyed to see their tank actually working as well as it was. That was not going to last.

Report by James Murdey
This sortie kicked off with the speed reading of the rules; as a newbie, arriving late to our battle was probably not the best thing to do. The battle commenced with me making a wretched mistake. Being in control of T027, I had a turret-less tank, this meant that while helping Jason (SV012) supply Chris (FA006), I ended up obtaining the three necessary hits to kill me off from Phil and Neil (T055 and T051). This, combined with the cease fire, quote myself "Wasting my firing time", meant that I got off to a bad start with -750 points on the board.

The scoring for the first battle was as follows:

Offical Scores for October Revolution Battle #1
Team Asset Operator Hits
Government Forces T027 James Murdey 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 0 0.000
  T073 Pete Arundel 2 0 0 0 0 0 500 0 0.000
  SV012 Jason Pompeus 1 0 2 0 0 0 250 500 0.667
  FA006 Chris Malton 2 0 0 0 0 0 500 0 0.000
TOTAL 8 0 2 0 0 0 2,000 500 0.200
Kings Own Regiment T051 Neil Rochford 0 4 0 0 0 500 0 1,500 1.000
  T055 Phil Palmer 0 4 0 0 0 500 0 1,500 1.000
TOTAL 0 8 0 0 0 1,000 0 3,000 1.000

Asset Type Net Points
T051 Leopard 1,500
T055 Locust M22 1,500
SV012 Willy Jeep 250
FA006 Challenger 2 -500
T073 Valentine XI -500
T027 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer -750
Operator Net Points
Neil Rochford 1,500
Phil Palmer 1,500
Jason Pompeus 250
Chris Malton -500
Pete Arundel -500
James Murdey -750