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'''The General''' was a Welsh robot which competed in the [[Robot Wars: The Third Wars/Robotic Soccer|Football Tournament]] of [[Series 3]]. It weighed 79kg, and was armed with a static scoop for weaponry. It reached the final after beating [[Spectre]], but lost to fellow Welsh robot [[Evil Weevil]] on a [[judges]]' decision. The team also entered with [[Spartacus (Lightweight)|Spartacus]] in the lightweight competition of [[Series 2]] and had planned to enter [[Hazzard]] into Series 3's Lightweight Competition, but this competition was cancelled due to a behind the scenes accident.
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'''The General''' was a Welsh robot which competed in the [[Robot Wars: The Third Wars/Robotic Soccer|Soccer Tournament]] of [[Series 3]], and later the main competition of the [[Robot Wars (2016 series)|2016 series]]. It reached the Robotic Soccer final after beating [[Spectre]], but lost to fellow Welsh robot [[Evil Weevil]] on a [[Judges]]' decision.
   
For [[Series 4]], the team had added a larger blade and claw at the front of The General, and placed a toy cannon on top for decoration. However, they failed to qualify.
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The team also entered with [[Spartacus (Lightweight)|Spartacus]] in the lightweight competition of [[Series 2]] and had planned to enter [[Hazzard]] into Series 3's Lightweight Competition, but this competition was cancelled due to a behind the scenes accident.
 
In 2016, The General made a surprise return to ''Robot Wars''. Now powered by a lead acid 24V battery, the robot is a 2-wheel drive rammer, equipped with two huge spinning discs. The robot is armed in 2.5mm aliminium, although the team are more concerned about their exposed wheels.
 
   
 
Before building robots, team member Haydn James originally built tractors for his own farm, with The General being built in the milking parlour.
 
Before building robots, team member Haydn James originally built tractors for his own farm, with The General being built in the milking parlour.
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==Versions of The General==
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===The General (Series 3)===
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[[File:Genlarge.jpg|130px|thumb|left|The General, top view]]
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[[File:The general.JPG|thumb|The General in the arena.]]
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It weighed 79kg, and was armed with a static scoop for weaponry. The robot was [[Invertible Robots|invertible]], driven by four huge wheels, to fit with the robot's army theme. Although its lack of a weapon provides some disadvantages, its pushing power was theoretically among the strongest in the Third Wars. The General brandished the Welsh flag to represent the team's home country.
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===The General (2016)===
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[[File:The General with Team.jpg|thumb|The General with its team]]
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In 2016, The General made a surprise return to ''Robot Wars''. Now powered by a lead acid 24V battery, the robot is a 2-wheel drive rammer, equipped with two huge spinning discs, spinning at 500rpm. The robot is armed in 2.5mm aluminium, although the team were more concerned about their exposed tyres, which [[Jonathan Pearce]] agreed with.
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==Qualification==
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[[File:Thegeneral2.jpg|thumb|The General that failed to qualify for Series 4]]
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For [[Series 4]], the team had added a larger blade and claw at the front of The General, and placed a toy cannon on top for decoration. However, it failed to qualify, despite beating their other hopeful qualifier '''Slicer''' in its battle.
   
 
==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Series 3===
 
===Series 3===
[[File:Genlarge.jpg|200px|thumb|The General, top view]]
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[[File:SpectreGeneralFootball.jpg|thumb|left|The General dribbles the ball]]
 
In its first match against [[Spectre]], The General managed to get to the ball, but its scoop didn't help it very much to begin with. Spectre came in and spun around a few times and with [[Matilda]], kept taking the ball away from the The General. However The General managed to regain control and attempt to shoot. It was blocked, but then the ball went in off the rebound from Matilda.
 
In its first match against [[Spectre]], The General managed to get to the ball, but its scoop didn't help it very much to begin with. Spectre came in and spun around a few times and with [[Matilda]], kept taking the ball away from the The General. However The General managed to regain control and attempt to shoot. It was blocked, but then the ball went in off the rebound from Matilda.
[[File:The general.JPG|thumb|left|The General in the arena.]]
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[[File:Gnasher Out.png|thumb|The General in the final]]
In the final, The General went up against [[Evil Weevil]], [[Velocirippa]] and [[Gnasher]]. The General was slightly too slow to get to the ball. However it finally managed to tackle Matilda and gain the ball, but lost it soon afterwards to Gnasher. The General then appeared to break down, as its batteries ran out of charge. It came back to life towards the end, but it was too little, too late and the judges' decision went against it, going in favour of Evil Weevil.
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In the final, The General went up against [[Evil Weevil]], [[Velocirippa]] and [[Gnasher]]. The General was slightly too slow to get to the ball. However it finally managed to tackle Matilda and gain the ball, but lost it soon afterwards to Gnasher. The General then appeared to break down, as its batteries ran out of charge. It came back to life towards the end, but it was too little, too late and the Judges' decision went against it, going in favour of Evil Weevil.
   
 
===2016 Series===
 
===2016 Series===
 
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[[File:The General with Team.jpg|thumb|The General with its team]]
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[[File:Behemoth flips the general.jpg|thumb|left|The General is flipped by Behemoth]]
 
The General competed in Episode 1 fighting [[Carbide]], [[Behemoth]] and [[Bonk]] in its first round melee. The team flew the Welsh flag as they entered the arena. At the start of the battle, The General's discs clashed with Behemoth's scoop, sending sparks flying, and The General was flipped over in response. The General's exposed wheels sustained a blow from Carbide.
 
The General competed in Episode 1 fighting [[Carbide]], [[Behemoth]] and [[Bonk]] in its first round melee. The team flew the Welsh flag as they entered the arena. At the start of the battle, The General's discs clashed with Behemoth's scoop, sending sparks flying, and The General was flipped over in response. The General's exposed wheels sustained a blow from Carbide.
   
 
{{quote|Tyres in Robot Wars, no no no no no! Not a good idea!|Jonathan Pearce, on The General's exposed tyres}}
 
{{quote|Tyres in Robot Wars, no no no no no! Not a good idea!|Jonathan Pearce, on The General's exposed tyres}}
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[[File:CarbideTheGeneralwheel.jpg|thumb|The General loses a tyre to Carbide]]
 
The General fled, damaged by Carbide, but clashed with Behemoth's scoop to create more sparks, while Behemoth flipped itself over, missing The General, although Carbide launched another attack. The General attacked the side of Behemoth with its discs, and then went to attack Bonk, but this left The General unassuming of a back attack from Carbide. Hit at full strength, one of The General's tyres was ripped away, and rolled across the arena. An immobile General hobbled onto the flame pit, and sustained another blow from Carbide, which knocked The General out cold, eliminating it from the competition.
 
The General fled, damaged by Carbide, but clashed with Behemoth's scoop to create more sparks, while Behemoth flipped itself over, missing The General, although Carbide launched another attack. The General attacked the side of Behemoth with its discs, and then went to attack Bonk, but this left The General unassuming of a back attack from Carbide. Hit at full strength, one of The General's tyres was ripped away, and rolled across the arena. An immobile General hobbled onto the flame pit, and sustained another blow from Carbide, which knocked The General out cold, eliminating it from the competition.
   
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==Series Record==
 
==Series Record==
[[File:Thegeneral2.jpg|thumb|The General that failed to qualify for Series 4]]
 
 
*Series 1: Did not enter
 
*Series 1: Did not enter
 
*Series 2: Lightweight Championship with [[Spartacus (Lightweight)|Spartacus]]
 
*Series 2: Lightweight Championship with [[Spartacus (Lightweight)|Spartacus]]

Revision as of 18:09, August 26, 2016

The General was a Welsh robot which competed in the Soccer Tournament of Series 3, and later the main competition of the 2016 series. It reached the Robotic Soccer final after beating Spectre, but lost to fellow Welsh robot Evil Weevil on a Judges' decision.

The team also entered with Spartacus in the lightweight competition of Series 2 and had planned to enter Hazzard into Series 3's Lightweight Competition, but this competition was cancelled due to a behind the scenes accident.

Before building robots, team member Haydn James originally built tractors for his own farm, with The General being built in the milking parlour.

Versions of The General

The General (Series 3)

Genlarge

The General, top view

The general

The General in the arena.

It weighed 79kg, and was armed with a static scoop for weaponry. The robot was invertible, driven by four huge wheels, to fit with the robot's army theme. Although its lack of a weapon provides some disadvantages, its pushing power was theoretically among the strongest in the Third Wars. The General brandished the Welsh flag to represent the team's home country.

The General (2016)

The General with Team

The General with its team

In 2016, The General made a surprise return to Robot Wars. Now powered by a lead acid 24V battery, the robot is a 2-wheel drive rammer, equipped with two huge spinning discs, spinning at 500rpm. The robot is armed in 2.5mm aluminium, although the team were more concerned about their exposed tyres, which Jonathan Pearce agreed with.

Qualification

Thegeneral2

The General that failed to qualify for Series 4

For Series 4, the team had added a larger blade and claw at the front of The General, and placed a toy cannon on top for decoration. However, it failed to qualify, despite beating their other hopeful qualifier Slicer in its battle.

Robot History

Series 3

SpectreGeneralFootball

The General dribbles the ball

In its first match against Spectre, The General managed to get to the ball, but its scoop didn't help it very much to begin with. Spectre came in and spun around a few times and with Matilda, kept taking the ball away from the The General. However The General managed to regain control and attempt to shoot. It was blocked, but then the ball went in off the rebound from Matilda.

Gnasher Out

The General in the final

In the final, The General went up against Evil Weevil, Velocirippa and Gnasher. The General was slightly too slow to get to the ball. However it finally managed to tackle Matilda and gain the ball, but lost it soon afterwards to Gnasher. The General then appeared to break down, as its batteries ran out of charge. It came back to life towards the end, but it was too little, too late and the Judges' decision went against it, going in favour of Evil Weevil.

2016 Series

Behemoth flips the general

The General is flipped by Behemoth

The General competed in Episode 1 fighting Carbide, Behemoth and Bonk in its first round melee. The team flew the Welsh flag as they entered the arena. At the start of the battle, The General's discs clashed with Behemoth's scoop, sending sparks flying, and The General was flipped over in response. The General's exposed wheels sustained a blow from Carbide.

"Tyres in Robot Wars, no no no no no! Not a good idea!"
— Jonathan Pearce, on The General's exposed tyres
CarbideTheGeneralwheel

The General loses a tyre to Carbide

The General fled, damaged by Carbide, but clashed with Behemoth's scoop to create more sparks, while Behemoth flipped itself over, missing The General, although Carbide launched another attack. The General attacked the side of Behemoth with its discs, and then went to attack Bonk, but this left The General unassuming of a back attack from Carbide. Hit at full strength, one of The General's tyres was ripped away, and rolled across the arena. An immobile General hobbled onto the flame pit, and sustained another blow from Carbide, which knocked The General out cold, eliminating it from the competition.

Results

THE GENERAL - RESULTS
Robotic Soccer
Finalist
Preliminary vs. Spectre Won
Grand Final vs. Evil Weevil, Gnasher, Velocirippa Lost
THE GENERAL - RESULTS
2016 Series
2016 Series - UK Championship
Round 1
Episode 1, Group Battle vs. Carbide, Behemoth & Bonk Eliminated

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Trivia

  • With a 17 year gap, The General holds the record for the longest time between its Robot Wars debut and its first appearance in the main competition.

Series Record

  • Series 1: Did not enter
  • Series 2: Lightweight Championship with Spartacus
  • Series 3: Robotic Soccer only, and entered with Hazzard (event cancelled)
  • Series 4: Failed to qualify and also Failed to qualify with Slicer
  • Series 5-7: Did not enter
  • 2016 Series: Heat, Round 1

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