|Speed: 8||Speed: 4|
|Traction: 7||Traction: 2|
|Torque: 4||Torque: 1|
|Weapon: 0||Weapon: 16|
|Armour: 11 (+2 plow)||Armour: 7|
|Config: full armor plow||Config: N/A|
If HH box-rushes
Spin up and turn parallel-ish to the wall, then at a slight angle. My spinup time is quick and I will attempt to catch a corner right off the bat. Here's the bit in the rules about corner damage:
Now, that's the 3 flat surface damage PLUS 2, which amounts to 5 damage, which is significantHitting a corner will result in the other robot getting spun away, and will do damage as if the weapon to armor disparity were two points larger than flat surface damage.
If HH doesn't box-rush
Last time, HH faked a box-rush. I will spin up and advance towards the center of the arena. Remember, our starting squares are in the corners of this arena and it will take longer for HH to traverse that, despite his speed. I will do my 'angle to the side/parallel' strat, but upon first sign of HH slowing down, I will approach him directly. I'm counting on him rushing me again, but that's when I'll just swing back around and 'turn tail'. Once he is just about to catch me, swing around with my weapon's momentum and catch that nice, juicy corner. HH will go spinning away, as will I. I'll reduce the power to the weapon briefly to regain control, then angle away from HH: utilizing sharp turns to throw him off. also, Laz stating that I will take '3-5' seconds to recover...no, it's more like 3 seconds being the norm (Tombstone recovers pretty damn quickly).
Remember, despite -2 control ratio, I'm 2WD and can still turn on a dime (and can easily turn off of HH's plow if he does initially try to scoop me up for a wall slam). HH can't predict which way that I turn *every* time (referencing his 'S-turn when she hooks off the plow'). I will catch him in a non head-on angle and that's another opportunity for a sweet corner shot.
Basically, I'm on a hair trigger, reaction-wise. Get in and do the damage before the last minute of the fight where I could start to suffer some weapon motor fatigue. But, never back down, remain aggressive until that fight clock hits 3:00. Yes, I fully expect that this will go the distance.
With that, I could get winded and go to the 500 word max, but there's no need here.
Best of luck, Laz. Honored to be fighting HH for the HW championship. May it be an epic battle!