R/C Tank Combat

Past News

August 14-15, 2010
The latest flare of unrest in the UK took place in a picturesque town where a strange breed of fighting machines roamed the country-side. The battle has come to be called "Burton Upon Trent, Otto's Freedom Fighters" or "BUT,OFF" for short. See Burton upon Trent for battle reports, photos and video.

May 29, 2010
R/C Tank Combat has long been dominated by battlers of the male persuasion, but that Glass Ceiling was shattered on this day when two women joined the fray and laid waste to any vehicle that dared to cross their paths. They weren't just sending lots of pink paint down-range, they were shooting at anything that moved and hitting enough things to make everyone take notice. See Glass Ceiling for battle reports, photos and video.

May 8-9, 2010
Albert Tacklebottom has been sent by the Funky Tank Foundry Managing Director to Surrey to find the "chosen one". The "one" who will bring everlasting hope ... the hope of many more years of war in the UK. See War In The Woods II for battle reports, photos and video.

April 17, 2010
The FTF has had to suffer a most disastrous event. Once proud foundry workers are now forced to lower their heads and admit defeat as the new HQ has been shown to be far less secure than once belived. Three opportunist tank commanders (two complete newbies) saw their chance to strike at the mighty Funky Foundry and succeeded beyond their dreams. Read about the battle details and view photos at Anarchy In The UK.

September 5-6, 2009
Unfortunate Eric is on the run from the authorities and becomes trapped in the woods of Surry. Forces on both sides rally to once again defend what they believe to be the truth. Read about the battle details and view gun camera video footage at War In The Woods.

July 11-12, 2009
Opposing forces throughout Great Britian converged on Chelmsford to contest who would control the remnants of the British Empire. Read all the battle details, including first-hand letters from the front, at Summer Skirmish.

May 2, 2009
The titanic corporate struggle on May 2 resulted in a virtual stalemate between two business giants, Maryland-based Tri-Pact Global Industries, LLC (TPGI) and Pennsylvania-based YomamaDyne Technologies, Inc. (YT). Unable to secure sufficient financing to buy-out YT at that time, TPGI issued a PDQ RFI to help determine the ROI needed to secure the proper APR. With those results in hand, TPGI decided to go back to the negotiating battlefield for a second round of "discussions". This time, however, TPGI was be assisted by outside counsel from the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe, who also represents the Vegas Alliance, an affiliate of TPGI with a shady history. See Corporate Takeover for battle reports, photographs and video.

October 19, 2008
After the Chelmsford Conflict, there was little we could do. We were short of supplies, and more importantly, firepower. A dire situation for most of us. And then the order came to start withdrawing. Forces were spread thinly and we needed to regroup. We started retreating, towards the South-West at first, but we met resistance time and time again. It was now the start of September, and the leaves were beginning to turn. All that we knew was that before too long, we would be back out there, battling against the King's Own Regiment, fighting for freedom. See October Revolution for battle reports, video and photos.

October 4, 2008
In a world confused by the fog of economic turmoil, a few intrepid tankers go behind enemy lines to steal gold from a heavily defended casino. Read all about the exploits of those zany tanks that fire, of all things, paint. An all-star cast. Full of action and suspense. See Gettysburg 2008 for all the details.

July 27, 2008
With rising fuel prices, and no sign of stopping, the public are angry. In a desperate attempt to cut their prices Enter the King's Own Regiment (KOR) - a rapidly growing extremist party, whose radical policies appealed to the masses, causing governmental concern. One of the towns divided by the conflict was Chelmsford, in the heart of the Essex countryside, where several loyalists were in the process of restoring an old, battle-scarred Challenger 2 to former glory. Technicians were mustered and a major restoration process began. Several days later, the government attacked the KOR to the north of Chelmsford. See Chelmsford Conflict for more details.

June 7, 2008
Representing an ultra-militant faction within the Green Coalition, the Maryland Attack Group (MAG) declared war on the Pennsylvania Urban Fighting Force (PUFF) for "crimes against the environment stemming from a complete disregard for nature and the world we live in" in the town of Greensburg. This titanic struggle between good and evil took place on June 7th on a small farm in Jessup Maryland. Little did anyone know that the heat would be the only true winner. See Green War for more details.

February 9, 2008
In anticipation of a larger Northern European conflict expected in May 2008, a couple of veteran members met on a goat farm to battle their tanks for the first time on Feb 9, 2008. They learned a lot about what it takes to keep tanks battling and also how much fun can be had even with technical problems. No goats were harmed during the event. See Low Lands Border Conflict for more details.

December 30, 2007
The first official European tank battle pitted three English gentlemen against each other in the soggy countryside on Dec 30, 2007. Despite some mechanical failures, vehicles were destroyed, mission points were earned and fun was had by all. See 1st Battle of Britain for more details.

December 26, 2007
The first un-official European battle was waged on Dec 26, 2007 in a junkyard between two light tanks. Although the tanks don't qualify under the construction rules to be officially designated, they definitely portray the spirit of the hobby and provide just as much fun. See 1st Greek Battle for more details.

October 6, 2007
Anvilus Machine Works has announced that it will providing Marlow & Son with a new supply vehicle leasing agreement to replace the aging M520 Goer provided by Tri-Pact Trucking. The local teamsters union and the shady Pittelli family have threatened to make trouble, possibly resulting in an all out conflict on October 6, 2007 in St. Charles, Maryland. See Teamster Turmoil for more details.

June 9-10, 2007
The R/C Tank Combat world was almost split in two by the possibility of a bloody civil war in the Maryland area. Although some details were sketchy, a large faction of battlers met to overthrow the current regime on June 9-10 in Waldorf, Maryland. See The Uprising for all the results.

April 28, 2007
The Maryland Attack Group participated in Robot Fest 2007 at the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland on April 28, 2007. Over 600 spectators attended with an interest in robots and remote control vehicles of all kinds. It was a great day and we met with a number of potential recruits. See Robot Fest Photos for photos of the day's activities.

April 22, 2007
The Netherlands Tankers held Tank Expo TNT 2007 on April 22, 2007 to bring together tankers in northern Europe. They had lots of fun, lots of friendship and they made plans for the first European battle. See Tank Expo TNT 2007 for photos.

Oct 28-29, 2006
As summer ends and the leaves begin to fall what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with an all out war!!! On October 28-29, the Maryland Attack Group hosted Fall Brawl 2006 in St. Charles, Maryland pitting wily veterans against an ever increasing group of crafty rookies, in some of the closest and most destructive battles fought to date. See Fall Brawl 2006 for battle summaries, war stories, photos and video.

Summer, 2006
Our tanks attract a lot of attention on and off the battlefield, and have even made their way onto the stage. See Thesbian Tanker for the glitter and details.

June 17, 2006
Members of the Maryland Attack Group grew increasingly concerned that Mr. Tyng may have been subjected to various mind altering substances during his visit to The Netherlands. To that end, the Maryland Attack Group hosted an "intervention" for Mr. Tyng, held on Saturday, June 17th, in St. Charles, Maryland. The intervention drew together over a dozen close friends skilled in various techniques of "paint therapy". See The Intervention for battle details, lessons learned, photos and videos.

May 20, 2006
Playing a board game might be fun, especially if you can conquer the world, but battling on a real battlefield is so much more fun. Paintballs fly and a record number of tanks show up for the first battle of the season in Maryland. See Risk Revenge for all the details and battle photos.

March 4, 2006
The annual Tank Expo was held in Annapolis, Maryland on March 4, 2006 to exchange information about new technologies and demonstrate new vehicles and systems. See Tank Expo 2006 for details, photos and video clips.

October 30, 2005
The Maryland Attack Group is the most powerful R/C tank combat group in the world, but that doesn't mean they don't have their own internal problems. What started as an annual financial meeting/retreat soon became a heated battle over how corporate funds should be used. After the dust (and paint) had settled, a new era of financial responsibility would begin. See Invasion of Smallville for all the details.

September 17, 2005
As the world's sole R/C Tank Combat super-power, the Maryland Attack Group has pursued a relentless quest for "peace through superior fire-power". But, many industry experts believe that a difference of direction within the MAG leadership could lead to a major conflict within the group, possibly even a civil war. See 1st Monkton Crusade for all the details, including war stories, photos and videos of the event.

June 11, 2005
The Maryland Attack Group hosted a battle on Saturday, June 11th at the Essex Skypark to welcome the Pittelli Clan back to their hometown. But the other battlers made sure they wouldn't soon forget the Essex Homecoming Battle.

March 19-20, 2005
The AAF Tank Museum in Danville, Virginia asked us to demonstrate our unique capabilities at their Spring Military Extravaganza on March 19-20, 2005. An obstacle course and firing range was set up to allow spectators and battlers to compete for prizes, along with a static display of various tanks, armored cars, support vehicles and artillery pieces. See Danville Museum Spring 2005 for all the details.

October 30, 2004
One of the pioneers of the hobby will be taking a sabaticcal next year to cruise the canals of Europe (yep, he'll be riding a slow boat to France!!) In order to send him off in style, the Maryland Attack Group hosted a one day battle in St. Charles, Maryland on October 30, 2004. See Bon Voyage Battle for all the details.

September 13, 2004
In an effort to bring freedom to the people of upstate New York, the Maryland Attack Group sent a large, heavily armed force to the region as part of Operation Coxsackie Freedom. They were opposed by members of Al Quesy, radical academic insurgents determined to strike fear into the local population in order to undermine their fledgling democracy. See Operation Coxsackie Freedom for battle details, photos and videos.

June 13, 2004
As the result of increased threats from Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Maryland Attack Group announced that it would pursue military actions in the form of pre-emptive strikes to safeguard "The Land of Pleasant Living". The result was the largest R/C tank combat battle held to date, pitting advanced combat systems and veteran battlers against each other. See Maryland Massacre for battle details, photos and videos.

May 23, 2004
After an extensive investigation of the diabolical plans of the Maryland Attack Group to conquer, both economically and militarily, the R/C Tank Combat world, this reporter has uncovered startling information that could shake this fledgling hobby to its very core. Revealed here for the first time, hard evidence now shows that there is far more to the Tyng/Tri-Pact/Sommer story than could ever be imagined. See Sommer Revealed for all of the details.

April 27, 2004
In a stunning undercover assignment, Vern Dernberger was able to not only intercept the secret battle plans for the Maryland Attack Group, but also to capture video of their secret field trials and state-of-the-art electronics. See MAG Battle Plans for all of the details, including videos and pictures.

March 20, 2004
As the result of increased threats from Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Maryland Attack Group announced that it is considering military actions in the form of pre-emptive strikes on June 12-13 to safeguard "The Land of Pleasant Living". See Maryland Massacre for more details.

February 14, 2004
The venerable Tiger-1, the first vehicle built in the R/C Tank Combat hobby, underwent a major drive system repair. See Aging Tiger for details and photos.

February 7, 2004
A previously unknown group of technical experts in the desert outside of Las Vegas could become the most feared R/C Tank Combat organization in the West, with a little help from the Tri-Pact/Tyng financial juggernaut. See Vegas Alliance for all the details, including exclusive photos of their secret projects.

October 25-26, 2003
Two powerhouses of the R/C Tank Combat world battled it out for dominance of the hobby. Did the Tyng Regime's advanced technology rule the day or did Tri-Pact's numerical and economic superiority triumph again? See Battle In The Badlands for battle details, photos and videos, as well as some valuable lessons learned.

June 28-29, 2003
The First Annual Tyng Invitational was held in St. Charles, Maryland on a nearly perfect battlefield. The long-awaited meeting would pit the advanced technology of the Tyng Regime against the numerically superior Tri-Pact forces in The Battle For Middle Maryland. See First Tyng Invitational for battle details, diagrams and photographs.

June 25, 2003
Tri-Pact launched a daring attack directly at the head of the Tyng Regime in an attempt to "cut off the head of the snake". Some experts believe that they might have succeeded in ending the war before it even began. See Is The War Over? for a detailed report and award-winning photographs.

April 1, 2003
As war approaches, two armies prepare to conduct an R/C land battle that few have ever experienced. However, the build-up to the war is anything but even. See Tyng Regime Falters for all of the details.

February 8, 2003
The Tri-Pact Institute of Technology hosted the first annual Technical Information Exchange in Annapolis, Maryland. Representatives from technology up-starts Tyng Laboratories and Anvilus Plastic Works attended, but they probably weren't prepared for what happened. Read all the details in Tyng/Sommer Breakup?

August 31, 2002
Some Ohio residents are still upset over the loss of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore. Read Ohio R/C Militia Unveils New Weapon to see how far they might go to remedy the situation and read Maryland Escalates Arms Race to see Maryland's response.

November 10, 2001
The first R/C Tank Combat shots have been fired and we're happy to report that the ground war is well underway. See The First Battle to read how the battle was waged and how well the systems worked.

January 1, 2001
As the new millenium begins, so does the R/C Tank Combat hobby. See Let The Battle Begin for details.