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Battle #4 Summary

Arundel's Bundles

In the first team "Plus 10":

  • Iain Gaskell was in charge of the Leopard (T051), AGAIN !!
  • Phil Palmer stayed in the big Marder III (T078), And still wouldn't come out.

On the other team, called "Trigger Happy Bros":

  • Neil Rochford was in charge of the Marder III (T068)
  • Pete Arundel was in charge of the Locust (T055) and briefly the new Morris truck thingy (SV018)

The last battle of the summer was recorded by the lovely Miss Andrew and also saw the return of the delightful and popular Mr Arundel, Mr Arundel missed the first few battles as he was busy working the motorways of Britain as a modern day Knight of the highway (or a glorified traffic warden, specially trained and trusted with a selection of electrical screwdrivers in a clear plastic case). The rest of the UK tankers manage to find work associates to cover for them on this particular Saturday morning enabling themselves to attend this historic event. Sadly this is not always possible for Mr Arundel as only he can perform the very important work allocated to him from MI5 (just off the M6), due to him being so very important.

Soon into the battle it was obvious that the tanks were considerably out matched and so an additional rule of counting to 10 before firing the next shot became necessary to all artillery commanders. This rule gave the tanks a reasonable fighting chance as previously each tank commander wasn't even reaching a position where he could shoot before succumbing to the murderous crossfire.

At a later point in the battle Pete sent T055 within a few feet of T078 in desperation for a final kill on the crew. I stayed back far enough to provide covering fire but couldn't resist a few pop shots at the crew members myself. It wasn't long before the covering fire became quite literally that as T055 was covered in green paint from an overzealous team mate. Personally I thought I kept quite cool as I took the following abuse on the chin.

Mr Arundel then brought his new Morris truck thingy into the battle (SV018). This new marvel of miniature engineering was trotting around the battle site when Iain Gaskell landed a shot on its front grill. Mr Arundle soon bundled his machine off to more safer ground and could be seen exhabishining his "bundle of joy" to the passing locals. Luckily a narrow escape of police involvement was avoided for the second time that day as nobody could quite see the point.

Offical Scores for OlympIain Battle #4
Team Asset Operator Hits
Plus 10 T051 Iain Gaskell 8 13 0 0 0 0 2,000 3,250 0.619
  T078 Phil Palmer 6 6 0 0 0 0 1,500 1,500 0.500
TOTAL 14 19 0 0 0 0 3,500 4,750 0.576
Trigger Happy Bros T055 Peter Arundel 4 2 0 0 0 0 1,000 500 0.333
  T068 Neil Rochford 14 12 0 0 0 0 3,500 3,000 0.462
  SV018 Peter Arundel 1 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0.000
TOTAL 19 14 0 0 0 0 4,750 3,500 0.424

Asset Type Net Points
T051 Leopard 1,250
T078 Marder III Ausf N 0
SV018 Morris CDSW -250
T055 Locust M22 -500
T068 Marder III Ausf N -500
Operator Net Points
Iain Gaskell 1,250
Phil Palmer 0
Neil Rochford -500
Peter Arundel -750