clan comprises from three to ten robots of the same weight
class built to Fighting
Robot Association rules. A clan can
have more than one weight class. So you can have newly established
clans with just three robots of the same class all the way
to large well established clans which may have thirty robots
of different classes.
EG: Small clan :- 3 feathers, Large clan :- 6 ants, 9 feathers,
5 middles and 10 heavies.
fails, teams get lost and robots which were fine the night
before decide to burst into smoke the day of an event. Although
you can enter an event with only three robots you really need
to arrive ready to fight with the best line up you can. The
maximum number of robots that can be allowed to attend an
event is five for each weight class per clan. Arriving
with four or five robots per weight class also gives you some
redundancy after the first battle.
clan is generally put together to gain local support, pool
parts/expertise, or if the teams have compatible speed controllers
motors etc or just enjoy similar levels of alcohol abuse.
A clan is formed by a clan leader who will invite other
robot teams to join the clan. The position of leader will
come up for reelection every year and be decided on the basis
of one vote per robot team. In the event of a tied vote the
result will be determined by single robot combat. This is
the only time that robots of the same clan may fight each
other. For each event that the clan attend the clan leader
will nominate a clan captain who will take all decisions
concerning the clan at that event.
Initially clans will be limited to five robots of each weight
class. This is a short term measure and will only last until
we have established a decent number of clans. In the UK I
think twelve English clans three Welsh clans and one Scottish
clan is enough to give us a decent start. Once this is achived
then clans may expand to a maximum of ten robots per weight
class and new clans may form. I hope our friends in Europe
and the USA form clans in a similar way. Larger clans are
expected to activly encourage the build of new robots.
These new teams are considered as barbarians who are allied
to the clan. Clan names should reflect the location of the
first leader of the clan. This is so that supporters and roboteers
can choose a local clan. I will be forming the Cornish Tinners.
It is the clan captains job to decide which robots will attend
an event. They will call for volunteers and choose from the
robots who have come forward. If there are not enough volunteers
the captain will ask the clan leader to exile some of the
robots who have not volunteered so that they can recruit
new members from barbarian robots.
All clan robots will appear in commen strip with a clan
logo and sponser logos if they have them. The colours are
to be publicly posted so that newer clans can pick something
that is not already in use. Any pattern may be used, strips,
diamonds, yellow panels with black edges, spots or even spotty
fur. The use of solid yellow or yellow and white stripes is
not available. This may be used as a penalty for clans who
have shown cowerdice. Black with narrow gold stipes are the
colours of my clan the Cornish Tinners. Black and white stripes
are reserved for refbots if we get round to using them. Only
clan robots can wear clan colours, barbarians whether
allied to a clan or not can not.
All robots should spend time and prove themselves in single
combat before joining a clan. Competing in single combat
is the best way to gain experience of fighting against other
robots. Barbarians also need to find and fix any problems,
it doesn't matter how carfully you test or practise with a
robot, combat will find the weak points. The robot/s not chosen
for combat in a clan battle can fight in single combat against
barbarians or robots from other clans. Clan robots may
not fight against each other unless it is for position within
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