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R/C Tank Combat

October Revolution

Battle #2 Summary

Report by Neil Rochford
Without yet realising the damage sustained, T051 hobbled into battle again. Full of intention to do the same trick as last time she eventually (after taking 3 hits) found safety in front of the castle wall out of the firing line. Chris landed a shot right under the Leopard's turret, a one in a million shot that was now providing excellent lubrication to my friction rotate drive wheel. Without a reliable rotate, nor proper power to drive, I had no choice but to stay put and hope that some one manages to drift into my line of fire. I hadn't waited long before a Jeep came a-calling, a few quick bangs and SV012 was heading back to base, proving an injured Leopard can still bite. Eventually the unmistakable sound of T027 could be heard from behind, one shot up the parsons nose brought the end of the Leopards unblemished record - the total newcomer James had the killing hit.

After reincarnation T051 was in a bad way, barely able to even reach the battle zone. After a very lucky shot landing on the Jeep the Leopard could do no more. The only way off the field was to die. So I called out the situation to the enemy who came rushing in hell-bent on glory. The Leopard was finished off by long range shots from the Valentine. That was defeat No 2 and ended the involvement for T051 in this part of the battle.

T055 on it own could not defeat the government forces and the tanks of the KOR lost sortie II. A turning point was beginning to be felt in the whole Essex campaign.

Report by Chris Malton
The reign of terror of T051 was not quite over yet, but with a little adjustment to my FA006 elevation (rendering the elevate channel useless), I found a sweet spot that somehow landed a shot between the Leopard's turret and hull, and thus on the "friction drive" rotate system. Friction drive was no more, and it appeared that Neil's Leopard was pretty much out of it. With limited manoeuvrability, and a turret that didn't rotate, there was little that could be done. T027, driven by newcomer James, dispatched the Leopard in one last shot. By this stage Phil and T055 were struggling to keep the artillery at bay, and with a little help from team-mates Pete and James, the Locust was dispatched twice in relatively quick succession.

T051 limped back onto the battlefield, and did not get very far before I landed one shot, followed by James landing another perfectly positioned shot, and then Pete finishing off the hard work at long range. Time ticked away, and when it finally ran out, the Government forces were declared winners. Everyone needed a small break to undo any damage and fix a few things. I only had to change batteries once in the whole day, which was a surprise to me.

Report by James Murdey
This round got off to a great start, giving chase to Phil (T055), forcing a slight retreat and gaining 250 points in the process, and then with Chris (FA006) getting a critical hit on Neil (under the turret rotate). My Ambush tactic worked spectacularly, gaining myself 1000 points for the scoreboard. However, I should not have re-filled my paintballs with 2 minutes to go......

The scoring for the battle was as follows:

Offical Scores for October Revolution Battle #2
Team Asset Operator Hits
Government Forces T027 James Murdey 0 5 0 0 0 250 0 1,500 1.000
  T073 Pete Arundel 0 4 0 0 0 250 0 1,250 1.000
  SV012 Jason Pompeus 2 0 6 0 0 250 500 1,750 0.778
  FA006 Chris Malton 0 3 0 0 0 250 0 1,000 1.000
TOTAL 2 12 6 0 0 1,000 500 5,500 0.917
Kings Own Regiment T051 Neil Rochford 8 2 0 0 0 0 2,000 500 0.200
  T055 Phil Palmer 4 0 0 0 0 0 1,000 0 0.000
TOTAL 12 2 0 0 0 0 3,000 500 0.143

Asset Type Net Points
T027 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer 1,500
T073 Valentine XI 1,250
SV012 Willy Jeep 1,250
FA006 Challenger 2 1,000
T055 Locust M22 -1,000
T051 Leopard -1,500
Operator Net Points
James Murdey 1,500
Pete Arundel 1,250
Jason Pompeus 1,250
Chris Malton 1,000
Phil Palmer -1,000
Neil Rochford -1,500