Battlebots 2019

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ajprice

Original Poster:

16,514 posts

142 months

Thursday 19th September
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FourWheelDrift said:
Have I missed something
Last weeks 'Win and you're in' fights to get into the bottom 8 of the last 16?

hairykrishna

11,005 posts

149 months

Friday 20th September
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Blacksmith somehow scraped into the 'win and you're in' fights then won via a slightly iffy judges decision. I suspect Witch Doctor will eat them alive.

Tombstone/Quantum is probably the match I'm most looking forward to. They should all be great fights though.

AlexS

1,334 posts

178 months

Saturday 21st September
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Episode 15 is up.

Definitely some good match ups, but then, all the robots in the last 16 are there on merit.

Baron Greenback

4,099 posts

96 months

Saturday 21st September
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Good fights, didnt agree with the Huge result but hard one to point!

Some Gump

11,075 posts

132 months

Saturday 21st September
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Aye I can't see how huge lost that. Huge might be a bit pants but when the offence is "lift them up a bit" then erm... what?

3 points damage - well they have to go to huge because the "lift them up a bit" isn't damage and they didn't get a single hit with primary weapon.
2 points aggression - both only went forwards, IMO a score draw. If anything err on Huge because the other bot wasn't actually being aggressive, sitting under Huge all the time was a purely defensive strategy.
2 points control - fair enough this goes 100% against huge.

IMO it's in part because it's telly and all of huge's fights are a bit pants so they've got to go!

Hosenbugler

1,690 posts

48 months

Wednesday 25th September
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AlexS said:
Episode 15 is up.

Definitely some good match ups, but then, all the robots in the last 16 are there on merit.
The thing that puzzles me though, is that Minotaur are in the last 16, I thought they lost in the Desperado bout, didn't the other Brazilian bot win that fight?
Must say though, that some of those fights are absolutely epic, really does make Robotwars look very tame. Very much looking forward to the final.

ajprice

Original Poster:

16,514 posts

142 months

Thursday 26th September
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Last 8 line up for this weekend.


Hosenbugler

1,690 posts

48 months

Thursday 26th September
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Who do you reckon for the semi's? I'll go Sawblaze v Death Roll and Tombstone V Biteforce , who'll win out of the semi's, for the final? Very difficult to call, but I somehow have a feeling that DeathRoll is destined for great things. Well, maybe biggrin


Some Gump

11,075 posts

132 months

Thursday 26th September
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Bite force,witch doctor, tombstone,deathroll.

That's my guess!

Baron Greenback

4,099 posts

96 months

Thursday 26th September
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https://youtu.be/QCqxOzKNFks
Wow Japanese bot fighting is great it wish they would slow down!

defblade

5,299 posts

159 months

Thursday 26th September
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Some Gump said:
Bite force,witch doctor, tombstone,deathroll.

That's my guess!
I'd swap Deathroll for Minotaur so long as they're in full back-to-their-old-self mode.

Bite Force vs Witch Doctor could go either way, but it's still hard not to see Tombstone ending up on top once all the bits land.

FourWheelDrift

78,034 posts

230 months

Thursday 26th September
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Death Roll or maybe even Biteforce could break Tombstone's weapon.

defblade

5,299 posts

159 months

Friday 27th September
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FourWheelDrift said:
Death Roll or maybe even Biteforce could break Tombstone's weapon.
Oh, I know it's possible, and I have seen it happen... but if I was actually putting money down on a straight win/lose, then it's Tombstone every time for me.

RogerDodger

1,398 posts

40 months

Friday 27th September
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defblade said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Death Roll or maybe even Biteforce could break Tombstone's weapon.
Oh, I know it's possible, and I have seen it happen... but if I was actually putting money down on a straight win/lose, then it's Tombstone every time for me.
Me too.

I do however love how deathroll looks with the comedy Aussie strong arm and Croc Dundee knife :-)

FourWheelDrift

78,034 posts

230 months

Saturday 28th September
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Baron Greenback

4,099 posts

96 months

Saturday 28th September
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^^ta! just watch BBC final on bbc2 thing morning! good end fight.

defblade

5,299 posts

159 months

Saturday 28th September
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Lost my money then rofl

Great last show smile

ChocolateFrog

5,949 posts

119 months

Sunday 29th September
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That was a great episode.

Can't believe a UK broadcaster hasn't picked it up when you consider how much crap is on TV these days.

joefraser

689 posts

57 months

Sunday 29th September
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I really want to buy the season, digitally or blu ray but cant find a reliable way to do it.

Great final, inevitable result!

ajprice

Original Poster:

16,514 posts

142 months

Monday 30th September
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Great fights all the way through the final, but once it got to the final the result seemed nailed on.

So (winner spoiler inside...) How do you beat a robot like Biteforce?