FW: ENTROPIC DEGENERATION!
One of the most defensive robots in the Worst Swordsman stable, Entropic Degeneration is the team's entry into the "this competition needs more sawbots" field and an attempt at doing something weirdly successful rather than just, y'know... weird. Instead of being yet another spinner or brick, it instead sports a multi-weapon setup that combines powerful crushing jaws and an overhead saw. While it has low speed, it also has mobile armour courtesy of the crusher and is brilliant at counter-attacking; this is a machine designed to hit the opponent somewhere where it doesn't have an armour bonus. It was actually designed before I Dance Crabcore, Motherfucker showed up and cleaned house in CBC3, but since this bot isn't nearly as nicely rendered it probably won't do nearly as well. =]
Team Worst Swordsman's very first death... axe? Wait, that's a spinner, isn't it? Appearances can be deceptive. Ilwoon is an African-themed 2WD sword-bot whose weapon design is inspired by the team's superheavyweight axe/spinner wombo-combo Labrys. Inside the bot is a heavy drum with a great big clutch on it; application of the clutch simultaneously frees the driven gear at the other end of the chain drive, causing the sword to complete a full anticlockwise revolution and, by sheer happenstance, twat the absolute fuckery out of whatever's in front of it. Once the weapon has completed a full revolution or had its motion impeded by the unlucky recipient of its tender mercies, the clutch disengages (to prevent the whole thing burning out) and the weapon's weight allows it to pull down into the rest position shown in the pictures above. When it's returned to the rest position, the driven gear is locked in place and the weapon is ready to hit something again. There are probably easier ways of making an axebot work, but there aren't many stupider ways, and if there's one thing Team Worst Swordsman likes, it's doing something deeply stupid for no real reason whatsoever. =]
Looking to continue its winning form from CBC 3, Dragonfist rampages back into the arena to try and make a return to the playoffs after its last effort was stymied by an idiot triangle and the existence of ramps. It's the same bot it's always been - a viciously powerful undercutting shell spinner with the added Super Fun Time Power of extended range courtesy of the now-infamous chain flails that have spelled doom for anything that isn't a dedicated brick, and quite a few things that actually are. Okay, so its 4WD drivetrain has all the get up and go of an arthritic butterfly carrying very heavy shopping compared to the No Fun Triangles in the division cough cough Hati cough, but it can drive just fine and it works okay. Could this be the time when Dragonfist goes all the way? Well, maybe. Depends on whether it gets a group full of bricks again. Yes I am still mad. Deal with it. =]
HW: TABOR MARK 4: FANT4STIC T4B-FOUR!
The old girl just keeps getting better and better. Tabor's back, and now I'm pretty sure we've FINALLY fixed the Square Wave Syndrome from which she's suffered all her life. The chassis has been comprehensively reworked, as has her side skirts; the astute among you may have noticed a certain roundness to her bodywork of late. Gurl's got curves. She's also had her lifter setup reworked, with the scoops now shock-mounted on the arms of the lifter, letting them better absorb hits from opponents; the scoops themselves have also been made anew to better fit this brave new world that has such Tabors in't. With a scoop for every conceivable occasion and a long-awaited solution to her slight falling-over problem, the grand dame of Team Worst Swordsman is here to improve upon her CBC 3 performance and attempt not just an appearance, but a full-on playoff run. We're behind her all the way. We've even taken LifeAlert off Speed Dial, that's how confident we are. =]
the number's still saved on all the team phones though, we're not mental.