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Risk Revenge

Battle #1 Summary

Team Selection
The teams for the first battle were chosen by choosing Steve Tyng and Chris Wacker as commanders, then randomly dividing all battle assets between the resulting teams as follows:

Tyng Terrifics
Steve (Cromwell), Joe (Hetzer), Rick (StuG), Frank (Tiger), Kurt (Navarone)

Wacker Wild Ones
Chris (T34), Tony (PzIV), Paul (KV1), John (Comet), Will (SU100), Marty (Flak88), Max (UN)
A standard battle scenario was chosen, with both sides having unlimited reincarnations, with no reincarnation time penalty. Prior to the beginning of the battle, the marker in Rick's StuG failed and was unable to be fixed in time for the battle to begin. Therefore, Paul and his KV-1 were moved from one team to the other to balance the sides.

Vegas Alliance
After traveling over 2,000 miles to attend the battle, Kurt was itching to throw some serious paint at anything that came near the Navarone Gun. He quickly learned how the manual control box worked and got comfortable with the process of loading ammo, locking onto the target and firing away. During the first battle, Kurt was able to put a couple of hits on combat vehicles to aid in their destruction. More importantly, he destroyed the UN Supply vehicle twice with some long range gunnery. Although Kurt came to the battlefield in a cheerful mood, after participating in his first battle you couldn't wipe the smile off his face.

Speed Kills
With both the Cromwell and T34 running EV Warriors @ 24v with an RS80D speed controller, there was no doubt that they would meet repeatedly on the battlefield, especially given that both Steve and Chris like to attack. As soon as the battle begin, both tanks started to look for each other and it wasn't too long before they found each other. On this day, the Cromwell seemed to have the upper hand, with the T34 being destroyed 2.5 times by the Cromell and the Cromwell destroyed once by the T34. In both cases, the fastest tanks on each side were also the most destroyed as well!!

Army of One
During the first battle, it seemed like John's Comet was always out by itself on the battlefield. For various reasons, his teammates were quite often in homebase being repaired, re-armed or re-incarnated. During one of those periods, the Tiger took the opportunity to sneak back behind the Wacker home base and wait in the tall grass. With the Comet facing down the KV-1, Frank rolled the Tiger out of its hiding place towards the stern of the Comet. Realizing his problem, the Comet turned to evade the tag team like he had done a couple times already during the battle. This time, however, the T34 came to help the Comet and they soon had the Tiger in a bad place, with the Comet heading straight toward it and the T34 quickly moving into a flanking position. With low battery power, the Tiger was unable to move out of danger and the T34 soon closed in behind the Tiger. With a couple bursts of the T34's marker it was soon over ... but not for the Tiger. Rather, the T34's magazine was empty and the tide quickly turned for the Comet. Once again, the Comet was on it's own, caught between the Tiger, the KV-1 and his own home base. With the T34 racing into home base to re-supply, the Comet was unable to drive into home base itself in order to avoid destruction. Frank thanked his lucky stars while John wondered when, if ever, his teammates would lend him a hand.

Soprano Style
In past battles, the operators of the fixed artillery seemed to have all the fun, shooting relentlessly at anything that moved on the battlefield. Indeed, even when artillery targets (in the form of infantry soldiers) were introduced, the big guns were still heard more often than not. All that ended during this battle, for both sides.

At the beginning of the battle for Tyng Terrifics, Steve and Joe raced off to engage the enemy tanks, while Frank and Paul set out on a deliberate and cold-hearted mission: to assassinate all of the soldiers guarding Marty's dangerous Flak-88. In past battles, Marty's fixed artillery piece caused both Paul and Frank plenty of problems ... today all debts would be repaid in full. Moving straight towards the Flak-88 from different directions, the Tiger and KV-1 pulled within 10 feet of the soldiers and started their systematic termination. With no tank support, the Flak-88 could do little to defend itself and it eventually fell.

It took a while before Marty could hire a support vehicle to successfully haul men and supplies back to the forward base to make it operational again. Once re-established, Marty set to work harassing the other supply lines. The Tiger and KV-1 were dispatched again to "terminate with extreme prejudice" and the gun was silenced once more. Between the two of them, Paul and Frank assassinated 9 infantrymen, thereby destroying the Flak88 a total of three times.

On the other side of the field, literally, the elder Pittelli, John conducted his own vendetta against Kurt and the Navarone Gun. While Paul and Frank were busy whacking Marty's men, John was busy whacking Kurt's men. John single-handedly took out 8 of Kurt's men, with Will helping out with a single hit, to destroy the Navarone Gun a total of three times as well.

On The Field Training
About halfway through the battle it became evident that Tyng Terrifics were going to carry the day. So, always the professor, Joe Sommer switched sides with his Hetzer to give Rob and Max a chance at operating it during the battle. As soon as the Hetzer controls were placed in his hands, Rob raced across the field looking for trouble. He soon found it in the form of Tyng's Cromwell and Frank's Tiger, both enjoying the chance to pounce on the rookie commander. Rob did a good job pressing the attack, but he eventually took too many hits and had to return to home base for reincarnation. Similarly, Max tore off across the field with the Hetzer, this time meeting up with the Tiger and the KV-1. Max's mission was to clear the way so that Joe could return Marty's men to the forward base so that he could make the Flak88 operational again. Max tried his best, but the experienced hit men wouldn't give up their turf and Max was dispatched back to home base as well.

Offical Scores for Risk Revenge Battle #1
Team Asset Operator Hits
Tyng Terrifics T001 Frank Pittelli 4 14 0 0 0 0 1,000 3,500 0.778
  T010 Joe Sommer 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 0 0.000
  T018 Paul Pittelli 8 15 0 0 0 0 2,000 3,750 0.652
  T040 Steve Tyng 8 21 0 0 0 0 2,000 5,250 0.724
  SV005 Rick Schultz 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 4,500 1.000
  FA003 Desert One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
TOTAL 23 50 18 0 0 0 5,750 17,000 0.747
Wacker Wild Ones T005 Chris Wacker 18 9 0 0 0 0 4,500 2,250 0.333
  T010 Max Snyder 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 0 0.000
  T010 Rob Snyder 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 0 0.000
  T012 Tony Tyree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  T026 Will Montgomery 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 1.000
  T039 John Pittelli 8 17 0 0 0 0 2,000 4,250 0.680
  SV004 Joe Sommer 3 0 0 0 0 0 750 0 0.000
  SV004 Max Snyder 11 0 3 0 0 0 2,750 750 0.214
  FA004 Marty Hayes 9 3 0 0 0 0 2,250 750 0.250
TOTAL 55 32 3 0 0 0 13,750 8,750 0.389

Asset Type Net Points
SV005 M520 Goer 4,500
T040 A27M Cromwell MkVI 3,250
T001 PzKpfw VI-I Tiger 2,500
T039 Comet 2,250
T018 KV-1 1,750
T026 SU-100 750
FA003 16-inch Shore Battery 0
T012 SdKfz 166 Brummbar 0
FA004 Flak 88 -1,500
T010 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer -2,250
T005 T-34-85 -2,250
SV004 U.N. Peacekeeper -2,750
Operator Net Points
Rick Schultz 4,500
Steve Tyng 3,250
Frank Pittelli 2,500
John Pittelli 2,250
Paul Pittelli 1,750
Will Montgomery 750
Desert One 0
Tony Tyree 0
Rob Snyder -750
Joe Sommer -1,500
Marty Hayes -1,500
Chris Wacker -2,250
Max Snyder -2,750