RoboWars Returns – 15/01/2023 – Day 2
With minimal damage taken on the first day, the battery was topped up, all the fasteners were checked over and it was go time.
Fight 3: Zenghiaro
First fight of the exhibition matches against Zenghiaro. This time The Verdict got to show off what it could do. It pushed Zenghiaro around, rammed it up the wall, hammered it, got flipped over and had to self right (completely untested!!!) and continued to give them them a tour of all the walls.
Towards the end the weapon was a little lazy on the hits, but I assume that was the controller getting on the thermal limits.
Result: Win by Judges Decision
Watch the fight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptN-_YCyVCU
Fight 4: Zapper
Next exhibition match was against Zapper, another full fat featherweight, but with the weapon slowed down to the speed limits for sportsmen.
This would either go well or bad.
The first clash went in my favor with Zapper bouncing up onto The Verdict.
The next the drum hit bounced me back, the next few dances I was able to push it from the side and then jammed the front into the drum, trapped it against the wall, then pound it with the hammer like it owed me money.
More dancing and then I trapped it against the wall again, 10+ hits and Zapper stopped moving, with the whole top plate caved in.
Result: Win by KO.
Watch the fight here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytW84sRQSE4
The damage done to Zapper, the top lid was pounded into oblivion, jamming down onto a drive motor.
Fight 5 – The Verdict VS Gigablue VS Raptor VS Clunk.
While giving the grand finalists as much time as possible to get ready for their match, we through in 3-4 bots per round and sent it.
No story here, just watch the video!
What a hoot! Shortly after we sat down and watched the finals where a very close fight between Citizen Flips and Saw & Order lead to a new champion.
SAW & ORDER!
With the event completed, it was pack up time, then to hit up a bar for food and booze, then talk shit with all the other builders till we couldn’t stand.
Next time, we talk about what when well and what could have been done better!
PS: The Legnum did this 1800km trip without any issue.