Soft reserve: MW
LW: HOBART 2: FEAR NAUGHT
Speed: 7 | Traction: 4 (+1=5) | Torque: 1 | Weapon: 14 | Armour: 4 (+2 spinnaaaaaaaaaah) | Removable hinged forks
In ROBOT2, Hobart was something of a surprise package, garnering multiple wins with its fast-paced, hyper-aggressive style and honest-to-God vertical fucking flails. For CBC3, Team Worst Swordsman has elected to turn things up to eleven. Now getting in on that Black Dog vibe, Hobart 2: Fear Naught has had a comprehensive redesign of its track setup, allowing it to be invertible (though there's definitely still a srimech in there somewhere, I promise) and have a higher top speed. The machine also retains its unique attitude to flails; instead of using them like a conventional spinnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, Hobart spins them the "wrong" way and uses them as something analogous to a really fast electric axe. The chain flex that's a problem with using a flail as a conventional spinner thus magically becomes an advantage. With a much improved drivetrain and a hugely powerful weapon, Hobart 2 really does Fear Naught. Except other robots, because it's armoured with Dairylea slices and hope. =]
Speed: 3 | Traction: 1 | Torque: 1 | Weapon: 16 | Armour: 9 | FBS
With revisions to the internals making it a lot more reliable, Dragonfist is back and better than ever! Team Worst Swordsman's sole previous playoff hopeful is returning with its weird combination of horizontal flails and shell spinning. The weaponry now hits quite a lot harder, and we were able to skimp a bit on armour to get the shell up and running at full damage capacity. With the power turned up, Dragonfist is here to show people once again that flail meta is best meta. =]
HW: TABOR MARK 3: SOMEHOW THERE'S A THIRD ONE
Top down. Please note that the scoop isn't flush with the ground in this shot, and is instead at about a thirty-degree angle. When it is, there's plenty of room for the turret to turn without the scoop getting snagged on anything.
The meme will never die.
Type 1 Meme-Sized Plough; shot here to demonstrate ground clearance, hence why the side skirts are missing.
Type 2 Anti-Rambot Wedge, the anti-monstertrucking spikes of which actually contain some very small Egyptians.
Type 3a/b Anti-HS ABR Plough. 3a is a plain wedge, 3b is the one with the teeth
Type 4 Omni-Directional Assault Spatula. Modelling the googly eyes took me quite a lot longer than I'm willing to admit.
Speed: 6 | Traction: 4 | Torque: 3 | Weapon: 7 (5 turret / 5 lifter) | Armour: 10 (+2 lifter) | Actuated Wedge
She's back, baby. Tabor Mark 3 is a very different beast from the falling-over-trons of competitions past. She's now sporting a much longer wheelbase, hinged side skirts, shock-mounting for the arms as well as on the interchangeable scoops, a completely rebuilt turret (complete with branding and a pretty sick logo), and a snazzy new paint job. All things being equal, the old girl should now be able to lift much more effectively and without pitching forward all the time, which I hear helps. With powerful drive and defensive prowess, it might finally be Tabor's time to shine. Do your worst.
Speed: 6 | Traction: 8 (-2=6) | Torque: 1 | Weapon: 5 | Armour: 10 | FBS
KEGATRON, and yes you do have to spell it like that, is a full-body drum that asks the question: "What if HUGE, but considerably more stupid?". Built from whatever happened to be lying around the shed, including a beer barrel for the weapon, Team Worst Swordsman have honed their machine into something very, very tough. Deceptively quick off the mark and easy to pilot for something as vast and spinny as it is, KEGATRON's looking to score some attritional victories with its high-torque full-body drum while the team works on rebuilding and redesigning their other extant superheavyweight.