For the US heavyweight, see Spartacus.
"Spartacus in all his glory (yes those teeth can bite) after his one and only fight / mêlée with Damacles, Rosebud, Shadow Fiend and Slippery Strana on August 20th 1998. If you missed it - don't worry - so did everyone else!"
— From the team's website

Spartacus was a lightweight robot from Team General that was entered into Series 2 of Robot Wars. It competed exclusively in the Lightweight Championship, but lost its only battle to Slippery Strana on a judges' decision.

Spartacus was succeeded by Hazzard, which the team had planned to enter the Lightweight Championship in Series 3. However, the championship was cancelled due to a behind-the-scenes accident, although Team General still competed in the Robotic Soccer side competition and later Series 8 with their heavyweight, The General.


Spartacus lw above

Spartacus from above

Spartacus was a bronze two-wheeled robot with a rear wedge and armed with a set of cutting pincers resembling those used by Sir Killalot. Its drive wheels were hollow, so the team filled them with cement to bring the robot up to the weight limit.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 2Edit

In the Lightweight Championship melee, Spartacus fought Slippery Strana, Damacles, Rosebud, Shadow Fiend and a sixth unidentified robot.


Spartacus (far right) attacks Shadow Fiend

Very little of this battle was televised, but what is known is that the House Robots set upon the competitor robots for most of the match. Spartacus did, however, use its claw on Slippery Strana during the match, damaging its armour. The battle eventually went to a Judges' decision, with Spartacus and its opponents still mobile at the end of the battle. While the decision was being made, the competitor robots were asked to display their mobility, with Slippery Strana showing the most movement out of the six. This ensured Spartacus's loss to Slippery Strana in the battle, and the Lightweight Championship.


Series 2
Lightweight Championship
Lightweight Championship vs. Slippery Strana, Damacles, Rosebud, Shadow Fiend, Unknown Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Inside spartacus

Spartacus with its body opened, showing its internals

Series Spartacus Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Lightweight Championship
The Third Wars Robotic Soccer with The General
Lightweight Championship with Hazzard (event cancelled)
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify with The General and Slicer
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Entered with The General
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
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