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Robot Wars Forum Messages - Feb-June 2002

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Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Competitors: Robots that you HATE!!!!!!!!

Robert Lee Smith (Robls)

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 06:33 pm
I don't like Tornado cos it beat Chaos 2 TWICE!!!!:(

Mike Lambert Dantomkia (Grafix)

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 07:20 pm
That only means that Tornado is the better robot!

Jonathan Townshend (Jitson)

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 - 10:21 pm
Tornado is a box on wheels, I thought that was the reason it did so well?

Nathan Happe (Happe)

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 10:12 am
Ed, does Storm have more pushing power than Tornado?? If it does WOW!!!!

Robotwars Crazy (Smithrichard)

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:04 pm
Tornado Isn't a box on wheel is a great robot, better than Chaos 2.

The robots I hate are:
Sir Killalot
Chaos 2

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Ed (Stormguy)

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 02:01 pm
Storm and Tornado are pretty evenly matched - I'd be tempted to say Tornado has the edge over us slightly. At Brighton Model World we were sitting scoop to scoop, wheels spinning putting plenty of rubber on the ground, and both going nowhere.... very amusing to watch !

Have just put the event writeup of Brighton Model World up on the website - including the full body spinner vs Suicidal Tendencies video !


andy jackson (Andyjj)

Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:25 pm
tornado is a box on wheels with a big distructive blade and engine of a f1 car
what dose storm look like?

andy jackson (Andyjj)

Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:32 pm
ok its tornado with dravens beak and a weired lifter-looks good

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Competitors: Driver rankings and good Robots let down

Nathan Happe (Happe)

Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:03 am
Tornado= The driver,Andrew Marchant, and the robot have both improved thats why Tornado has been awesome and driver and robot r excelent!! :)

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: TV Shows: Wrong Judge Decisions

jonathan (Wjd20)

Wednesday, March 6, 2002 - 06:47 pm
your right there the judges are only dong there job and make it as fair as possible
but they do have wsome bad decisions like

suicidal tendincies vs wheely big cheese:(

panic attack vs stinger:(

and tornado Vs wheely big cheese:(

Nathan Happe (Happe)

Wednesday, March 6, 2002 - 07:33 pm
You ain't a fan of Tornado,are you Jonathon,well let me tell you,Tornado smashed off WBC'S wheel plate,pushing it too hell and still kept going after being thrown 5-6 feet in the air. Man,you suck Jon. Agree with me anyone that Tornado was dominating the match?

Nathan, Tornado fan.

Ed (Stormguy)

Wednesday, March 6, 2002 - 09:58 pm
Of course this assumes that the driver of Killalot knew whether Stinger was still mobile or not really doesn't it !

Am slightly intrigued as to why Tornado VS WBC was a dodgy judges result. Seem to recall Tornado sheared off an M8 bolt holding WBC's wheel on causing it to break apart and not be able to drive around the arena.


Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Competitors: ARCHIVE: Best against the House 'Bots?

Paul Hadsley (Codename_47)

Thursday, March 7, 2002 - 12:08 am
Tornado pushed shunt around VERY easily in their first battle, pity the pit wasn't quite lowered enough to fit him in, so tornado could grind and push him into matilas disk perhaps?

Razer and pussycat could put old grudges aside and lay into killalot, Chaos 2 would take care of bash, and matilda probably, and that just leaves dead metal to face Whoever from the compettiors is left and a suprise sub.....hypnodisc!

Game over!

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Competitors: Razer Caught Cheating

George Francis Chaos 2 (George)

Monday, March 11, 2002 - 03:05 pm
>And the world is not a nice place. At all.

I was always under the impression that the world is what we make it....

Ed (Stormguy)

Monday, March 11, 2002 - 09:32 pm
Very deep George


Andrew Marchant (Tornado)

Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 10:19 pm
George is right - the world is what you make it.

I never thought when I was at school that ten years later me, the slightly nerdy kid who messed around with Lego, and who was completely afraid of acting in any way shape or form, would have appeared on prime time TV... It can happen, and it started with "a cheque for ten pounds made payable to the robot wars club"...

Team Tornado

Helen J (Helenj)

Friday, March 15, 2002 - 11:45 am
Your own life may be what you make it but I'm not sure about the world. Too many variables, too many other people all making their own lives.

Andrew, I can't believe you were nerdy at school - clever, hard working, a bit serious maybe.

One of the best things about Robot Wars is that someone like you can find themselves on TV and being mobbed for autographs at live events (and, yes I have got your autograph [for my son, honest] 3 times in different places). You're actually famous (well quite famous - I assume you're not fielding many calls from "Hello" magazine) for being good at doing something that is difficult to do, something that needs intelligence and hard work.

Julie-Ann Williams Team Katerkiller (Kat3)

Friday, March 15, 2002 - 03:45 pm
Hmm, just trying to picture the Hello magazine spread at Andrew's new house. They could find it a little tricky to get the lighting right ;-)

Julie-Ann Williams
Team Katerkiller

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: TV Shows: Best demise in Series 4

Paul Hadsley (Codename_47)

Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 10:13 pm
I think the Indefatigable/tornado method is the best exit, since it definatly is an exit!

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Tip Swap: Spinning disc based robots in live events

Mario de Jongh (Maddox)

Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 07:33 am
If you want to use a diskbot at life events.
Take an example at Tornado.They remove the disk and mount a wedge so they are competetive in all circumstances.
The heavier the disk the stronger the backup wedge/weapon.

Ed (Stormguy)

Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 10:01 am
Disconnect the motor that powers the disk from the batteries and there's no problem with running at live events.

Mario is right - Tornado (and increasingly more robots) who have discs are building new weapons that they can put on in place of their disk.

To be honest, Tornado is a more effective machine with their scoop in place than their disk !


Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Robot Wars:Console Games: Game Talk: RW:ED Screens!

Cale Putnam (Arenacale)

Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 08:06 pm
New bots! New Arenas! Much better looking!

Richard Southworth (Velociraptor)

Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 06:47 am
There are more screen shots on (there's a link to them on the main page).

It appears from these that Chaos 2, Diotoir, Behemoth, Hypnodisc and Pussycat will be back, although Chaos 2 and Diotoir look a bit more like their real life counterparts. Among the new robots will be Tornado and Plunderbird 5. And there seems to be a working drop zone in the RW arena!

Robot Wars Discussion Forum: Robot Wars USA: RW:EW 2 comments

Cale Putnam (Arenacale)

Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 03:02 am
Great tag team show tonight. We finally saw Matilda's disc do serious damage to a USA bot this season. Trackzilla was shown serious disrespect with the double flipper attack. Good job Rocky and Black Widow!

Next week Tornado, Wo-Wot, Kat 3, and Razer baby!!!

Kevin Breen (Plunderus55)

Monday, June 24, 2002 - 06:13 pm
It was a truly awesome episode UK vs USA. Doesn't anyone stay up to midnight anymore? I guess I can thank my late job for that.

graham booth (Bloodyell)

Monday, June 24, 2002 - 07:32 pm
damn! tornado's anti razer cage worked!
VCR weighs about 30lbs

The plot thickens

Cale Putnam (Arenacale)

Monday, June 24, 2002 - 11:49 pm
I saw the cage on Tornado and thought, "D*** it, there goes Razer!" I personally thought Tornado dominated the fight, it at least controlled the tempo of the fight and I knew that Razer wasn't going to win. Nice try, guys. Hopefully we get a good dose of Razer and Tornado every series.

House Bot Rebellion next week! Yay!

tybaltus aka Walter Reed (Tybaltus)

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 02:00 am
I was almost sure that I would be posting this phrase after the World Championships: "Well done, Vinny. Razer dominates again! Who will be able to stop it?" But I guess Tornado kind of made that phrase irrellevant. Still Razer should have won that match. I wonder how quickly Razer would have ripped the wheels off of General Chompsalot?

Other notes from the fights: I was impressed with General Chompsalot with those clamping jaws. I was dissapointed that Wowot lost. I think Bash attacked him too soon. But in general it was fun to watch.

My 2 cents

graham booth (Bloodyell)

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 02:39 am
i thought that the razer decicion was correct but i'm willing to go with you tybaltus:)

The plot thickens

tybaltus aka Walter Reed (Tybaltus)

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 03:19 am
Well-it certainly wasnt the worst judges decision that Ive ever seen. It was a very close match. Tornado was the aggressor but damage- it went to Razer. And also I think effectiveness of weaponery would also go to Razer.

I look at it this way: Razer has a disadvantage at the start of the fight because Tornado has set itself up with an anti-Razer device. Razer got in the first REAL damage when the motor was dumped out of Tornado-as Vinny said-the judges got confused, unfortunetly, and thought it was from Razer. The housebots ganged up on Tornado but that shouldnt decide anything. Razer kept on fighting and actually breached the main body of Tornado and started to pierce into it. This is a major accomplishment on Razors part. The reason why it was a close match in my mind, and the reason why Tornado is worthy of the win was because it kept on fighting and pushing throughout all of this.

So, in conclusion: I wasnt surprised that it was a very close decision. I wasnt surprised that it was a split decision. However I was surprised that Razer didnt win that close decision. If I were a judge in that fight and had to divide 15 points among the 2 robots, I would pick Razer to win, 9-6 maybe 8-7.

My 2 cents

Vincent Blood (Vinnyblood)

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 07:09 pm
We managed to get the main body of Tornado as the frame was bending inwards through impacts - as it was they had built it to the maximum dimensions allowed in the rules. We were also suffering from using an old battery which lost power 3 minutes into the fight. This affected the pushing power of Razer so much that all we could do was keep on biting as they pushed. We came out virtually unscathed apart from one nick on the wings from their disc before we chewed it up.

All credit to Tornado for good, creative thinking. They gave us their broken weapon motor as a souvenir (which Simon sold to a fan for £5! :-).

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